Wow, I truly have so much to say about this beautiful golf course wedding in Victoria, BC. Kayla and Dylan were the most amazing couple to work with and everything about their wedding day was perfect. Their venue was the Olympic View Golf Course in Victoria, BC. The surrounding golf course and distant greenery was the perfect backdrop for this simple and elegant wedding!
Capturing the Moments Before “I Do”
Kayla and Dylan both got ready at Bear Mountain Resort in Victoria, BC. With girls getting ready in one room and the guys getting ready down the hall in another room, it was perfect for me so that I could switch back and forth to capture some special getting ready moments. I highly recommend doing your best to both get ready at the same place so that your photographer can capture both of your final moments before saying “I do.” Trust me, you will love to be able to look back on these moments with your friends and loved ones.
The getting ready process is always such an emotional time and I truly love capturing these raw and intimate moments. While Kayla was getting ready, her mother and father couldn’t help but tear up and you could really see how proud they were of her. And on the boys side, Dylan was just hanging out with the guys and taking in these final moments before he became a husband. Dylan also shared a really sweet moment with his mom which I am glad that I caught on camera!
Special First Look Moments
Once we all arrived at the Olympic View Golf Golf Course wedding, Kayla did a first look with her dad which was one of the most special moments I have seen at a wedding. As soon Kayla’s dad sees her, he puts a hand over his heart and you could truly see how proud he was of her. It was the cutest thing ever!
And then we did the true first look with Kayla and Dylan. As soon as Dylan laid eyes on Kayla, he just started bawling his eyes out which was amazing to capture. It was a really beautiful and intimate moment where they also did a private vow reading. I really recommend a private vow ready for couples that are nervous to do it in front of family and friends. I also think it makes it more personal and special for the two of you!
Short and Sweet Ceremony
The beautiful ceremony was right on the golf course and only lasted about 5 minutes. Everyone was so happy and you could tell that they were all just ready to start the celebration. They ended the ceremony with a really big kiss which was awesome and it got everyone super hyped up for the reception!
A Must-have Picture Location at Olympic View Golf Course
There is a must have wedding photo location at Olympic View and it’s this stunning waterfall at one of the holes. We took a ton of wedding party photos here and this group was so much fun to work with. The guys lit some cigars and shotgunned a beer while the girls danced around and had some drinks. I love these photos so much because you can definitely tell that they were having fun. We also did a big champagne pop overlooking the massive view point area and it ended up being super funny because Dylan couldn’t’ get it to pop! We had music playing and everyone was just cheering on Dylan as he struggled for like a minute straight to get it open. Truly such a fun time!
A Reception to Remember
After taking photos with his wedding party, I knew that the reception was going to be super high energy which I loved. THEY DID NOT DISAPPOINT! The bridesmaids came out and did an awesome dance in the middle of the dance floor and then took tequila shots and everyone was cheering them on. Then the groomsmen came out and were tossing beers to guests and then shotgunned a beer. I think most of the beer ended up on their suits lol. Once they finished their shotgun, the DJ announced the bride and groom and everyone went wild!
I have to say, this was definitely one of the most fun weddings that I have gotten to capture. From the hilarious speeches that brought people to tears to the high energy of the groomsmen, it was a night I will never forget. What I also loved so much about this wedding was how close you could tell the wedding party all was. I mean during Kayla and Dylan’s first dance one of his groomsmen actually started crying which was one of the sweetest things I have seen.
The rest of the night was just the most fun party. Drinks were flowing and everyone was having the best time. The groomsmen were having the time of their lives so much so that they lifted Dylan up on a chair and were all just dancing around him. The local DJ was amazing and there wasn’t a song that he played that the guests didn’t love. Truly a night to remember!
Pinterest Worthy Wedding
This wedding reception looked like it was pulled straight from Pinterest. With the elegant white flowers, deep green details, and neon signs, it was a beautiful reception. The lights in this reception room are also so gorgeous and perfectly lit all of the stunning wedding details. I loved that they kept it simple but also added so many unique and personal details to the space. I am so happy I got to be apart of this dreamy golf course wedding in Victoria, BC!