Victoria Wedding Video | Ashley and Derek | Hatley Castle and Hotel Grand Pacific Wedding, Victoria, BC

July 27, 2019

We often recommend to couples that they take a moment in the evening on their wedding day to go out for some sunset portraits. It’s a great opportunity to get some awesome shots of the two of you, but we think it’s also a great chance to step away from the wedding for a moment and just have a moment to yourselves, to enjoy a peaceful chance to catch up, to celebrate the fact that the ceremony and most of the formalities are over, and to spend a moment just enjoying the day.

These sunset sessions are normally pretty magical, but with Derek and Ashley the sunset session was over-the-top amazing. We walked down from the Hotel Grand Pacific into the inner harbour to find a gorgeous sunset and a harp player right there on the causeway. Derek and Ashley danced together as the sun went down and the harpist played, and I did my best to preserve the most perfect moment in time.

I have to say, though, what made that moment of calm and quiet extra special was that when we all went back into the hotel ballroom, the live band (OK Charlie) started up and an EPIC dance party began and continued from the rest of the night. The energy was incredible, especially after such a peaceful and serene moment, and we definitely didn’t want to leave at the end of the night. Derek and Ashley, thank you for such a wonderful day filled with love, laughter, harps, bands, and your beautiful dog Bintang.

Videographer: Paper Heart Films

Photographer: Veronique Gagnon

Coordinator: Brittany Sagal Event Design

Reception Location: Hotel Grand Pacific

Ceremony Location: Hatley Castle

Suits: Indochino

Dress: Calla Blanche

Make up: Jen Clarke

Hair: Kimberly Lewis, Vibe Hair Studio

Band: OK Charlie

Live music at ceremony: Groom's uncles

Caterer: Hotel Grand Pacific

Florist: Brown’s the Florist

Officiant: Michael Denton