A Fairytale Hatley Castle Wedding

What bride doesn’t want a fairytale wedding? For those wanting this dream to come true, a Hatley Castle wedding is the perfect solution. I was fortunate to be invited by Lance and Malissa to photograph their nuptials in 2019. While I am typically a Vancouver wedding photographer, I was ecstatic about the opportunity to make the trip over to Vancouver Island for the beautiful ceremony. 

If you are unfamiliar with Hatley Castle, weddings are a prominent part of their tradition. The castle itself is a regal Edwardian estate sitting amidst 565 ocean front acres on southern Vancouver Island. The castle has beautiful stonework and intricately manicured gardens, making it a dream for wedding photos. 
Lucky couples who book the venue for their wedding receive use of the entire first floor, terrace, lawn, croquet garden, and Italian garden, providing plenty of space for guests. Lance and Malissa provided an exquisite experience for their friends and family to celebrate their nuptials with a large Cinderella themed wedding, truly encapsulated their story tale courtship. 

The ceremony itself was one of the most beautiful I have witnessed in my career. And the grounds provided so many options for photos that truly highlighted their love for one another. The castle’s stone façade and lush gardens made a majestic setting while the couple was a joy to work with. We shot most of their formal photos at the castle along with some shots in front of the parliament building in downtown Victoria. 

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After they tied the knot, Lance and Malissa headed to Bear Mountain Resort, just 20 short minutes from the castle. Here, they treated their guests to a fantastic reception where they danced the night away. Their Hatley Castle wedding was truly a celebration their loved ones will remember for a long time and the perfect beginning to their life together. 

As a Vancouver photographer, I am lucky to be a short distance from some of the most impressive sights in British Columbia. While I don’t live in Windsor, I relish any opportunity to travel to the island and help couples capture their most precious moments. Being entrusted to shoot Lance and Malissa’s Cinderella style Hatley Castle wedding is a moment I’ll remember for a long time. 

Here are a few more images from their Hatley Castle Wedding

Hatley Castle – https://hatleypark.ca/hatley-park-weddings

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