{design palette} Fashion & Design Inspiration: Beauty on Pender Island!

Photography: Vivid Photography | From the Spring/Summer 2015 issue of The Wedding Ring VANCOUVER ISLAND Magazine

It’s not every day that the Wedding Ring and friends have the honor to visit one of the nearby Islands and in this case we were very excited to be visiting Poets Cove Resort & Spa on Pender Island. The experience began with the beautiful ferry ride over to the Island – the weather cooperated by being simply perfect!

Fern, of The Bride’s Closet, arrived with several gown options which were so lovely we decided to use them all. We were particularly taken with the capped sleeves on one of the gowns and it ended up being on the cover shot for the September 2014 issue of The Wedding Ring Vancouver Island. We also loved the Ivanka Trump shoes on loan from Hudson’s Bay downtown Victoria. And the lovely hospitality which allowed the whole team to stay overnight at Poet’s Cove Resort.

The Salon J team arrived and made our models over while Neil and Adam of Vivid Photography scouted all around the resort to find their shots. Chintz and Company generously offered all of the floral and table settings that went into our Moroccan themed tableau upon which the wine sparkled in the sunshine.

A special shot was taken at the very end of the day – we all waited patiently for the sun to nearly set after setting up a romantic tableau at the end of one of the docks. It turned out perfectly though we admit the sight of Adam leaning right out into the water with his cameras gave us all a bit of a shock! Thankfully everyone stayed dry and this shoot ended with an iconic shot…

Venue: Poets Cove Resort and Spa (review & features in The Ring)
Floral Design, Décor & Purse: Chintz & Company
Gowns and Accessories: The Bride’s Closet (review)
Hair and Make-up: Salon J Hair Studios
Shoes: Hudson’s Bay by Ivanka Trump (review)
Menswear: Outlooks for Men (review)
Wine: Sea Star Vineyards
Cake: Ooh La La Cupcakes (review)