Victoria Wedding Video | Chelsea and Michael | Gardens at HCP Wedding, Victoria, BC

October 11, 2019

I have a special place in my heart for high school sweethearts and for band nerds, because Bryan and I were both of those things. And we aren’t the only ones!! Chelsea and Michael had a wonderful wedding that celebrated the life they’ve built together as a couple that started in the band room at school. Was it love at first sight? Maybe not, but their strong foundation has built them into an incredible couple whose wedding day really was a recognition not just of a new chapter in life, but in a life already created together.

We say we have a documentary, fly-on-the-wall style that’s more like filming the Office than it is like filming a blockbuster movie, but sometimes it’s difficult to pinpoint exactly what that means or what it looks like. But, the beginning of this film, with Chelsea and her bridesmaids telling the story of how she and Michael met while in the limo on the way to the ceremony, is a great example of what a documentary approach looks like. We’re capturing a candid moment as it happens; the camera moves and bumps with the car and the light isn’t perfect, but the moment is. Keeping our gear to a minimum, being subtle and off-the-cuff with our filming, and making ourselves into part of the group allows us to capture those kinds of moments, and we just LOVE when it works out like this one did!

May I also say that, although you wouldn’t know it from the footage, this wedding was in October! It was a beautiful day and the sun had that warm and deep glow that it gets in fall, and the Gardens and HCP are always magical at any time of the year. But, we’re very fortunate to live here in Victoria, because a wedding in October can be just as warm and nice as a wedding in June. You need a rain plan for any day of the year here in Victoria, but you can also get lucky with sunshine any day as well.

Videographer: Paper Heart Films

Venue: Gardens at HCP

Photographer: Darcy Pollock

Marriage Commissioner: Eugene Rubin

Florist: Botanica and Bloom

Makeup Artist: Jillian Collis

Hair Stylist: Marlee Clark at Willow Hair Salon

Caterer: 1550s Restaurant

Bar: Twist of Fate Cocktails


Transportation: LA Limo

Wedding Cake: M and M Sweet Treats