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Three Weddings, One Day — Garden-inspired Pop Up Weddings at the Horticulture Centre of the Pacific

Well, we did it! With the help from our amazing wedding venue, the Gardens at the HCP in Victoria, support vendors and these amazing couples, we seamlessly pulled off three stunning, intimate wedding ceremonies that will be fondly remembered by all those involved.

The clouds emptied on us as we did rehearsals the day before, but cleared (with much appreciation) for the big day. The outdoor wedding ceremony was located on the lower lawn and overlooked the lake. The birds sang all day, softly complimenting the pauses between readings and the wiping of happy tears.

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Weddings are all about the fine details, and we were sure to honour each couple's desires to make this day uniquely theirs. Emma wanted to have her cherished Grandmothers close to her heart on this day and asked that we somehow incorporate two hand-made lockets. Florist/founder, Sarah, wrapped each locket into her bouquet and was sure to include stems of white sweet peas, her nana's favourite flowers, so she could smell their delicate fragrance throughout the ceremony.

Amanda Tarling spent time with each couple to personalize their ceremony; some shone simple while others were charmingly more complex and traditional.

There were many amazing moments through out this day — seeing each bride arrive beautiful and glowing, newly-married Chantel giving nearly-married Emma a hug as they passed each other in the courtyard, and giggling at Chantel and Kurtis' adorable little girl — but perhaps the most moving moments were when a pair of eagles appeared...flying over at all three ceremonies, as if to say, "We see you, and send you our blessing,"

Another beautiful, unique moment. We arranged for a piper to 'appear' as Emma and Aaron

took their first steps as husband and wife — her expression says it all.

After each ceremony, the newly-married couple and their guests wandered up to the courtyard where champagne and desert was enjoyed. Couples got to choose their desired cake, designed by Victoria-based Allison Shelrud Cakes, and toast their friends and family before moving onto their reception.

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With this seamless day under our belt, we are thrilled to be planning our next Pop Up Weddings for 2020! If are planning your wedding and find that it is causing you too much stress and costing you too much of your hard earned time and money, this alternative wedding ceremony option may be perfect for you!

For more information, we are happy to answer any questions! Contact us.

All photography is done by Cedar Coast Photography and Julia Marie Loglisci Photography


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