Bride and groom's first dance

Comox Valley Wedding at Kitty Coleman Woodland Gardens

Ina and Tim's Comox Valley Wedding Day

Bride and groom's first dance

Today I’m sharing some of my favourite photos from Ina and Tim’s Comox Valley wedding. First, I have to share a little more about their incredible venue, Kitty Coleman Woodland Gardens. This wedding was my first time photographing the Gardens. Originally, Ina and Tim had booked a different venue but after it closed down, they had to pivot and find a new location. Enter: Kitty Coleman Woodland Gardens. This was such a great spot because it’s quiet and private, and gorgeous! There are many different spots you could use for a ceremony and/or reception. Of course, there was no shortage of beautiful photo backdrops.

The ceremonies

The day began with a nod to tradition as the bride and groom, surrounded by their closest family members, gathered for a Chinese tea ceremony. This ritual is a symbol of respect and gratitude, as the newlyweds served tea to their elders. In return, the couple receives blessings and well-wishes.

Following the tea ceremony, and a quick outfit change for the bride, the celebration transitioned into the heart of the woodland gardens for the main event—a forest ceremony that was nothing short of magical. Surrounded by towering trees, twinkling lights, and their family and friends, Ina and Tim exchanged vows in a setting straight from a fairytale.

The portraits

One thing to know about Ina and Tim is that they are absolute GOOFBALLS. They brought so much silliness and joy into every photo. There was no shortage of laughs on this day. 

Their venue was the perfect location for a Comox Valley wedding. There are acres of forest and gardens to use. Additionally, it’s a short walk or drive down the road to Kitty Coleman Provincial Park beach. We used the beach as our evening portrait location, and lucked out with the most incredible misty lighting. 

The party

Following some heartfelt speeches, Ina and Tim hit the dance floor and the party began! They had set the venue up so that the dinner and speeches took place under a tent (we are on Vancouver Island after all, and you never know if it’ll rain), but the dancefloor was outside under the stars. With the towering trees of Kitty Coleman Woodland Gardens gently lit by a million string lights, it was a setting that showcases the natural beauty of the Comox Valley and I hope to be back soon!

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