Italian-Inspired Styled Shoot at Villa Marco Polo | Victoria BC Wedding Photographer

Last spring, I hired Jen Steele Photography to make a short promotional video for my photography business. Together, Jen and I talked about the elements we'd like to feature in the video, and decided to plan a styled shoot to best capture them. I knew I wanted to plan something that was gorgeous and insanely beautiful, and we decided that a 1950s-inspired Italian elopement wedding would fit this description.

The Villa Marco Polo Inn is a luxury bed and breakfast tucked away in the elegant Rockland neighborhood of Victoria with a classic Italiante garden that evokes images of Tuscany and Umbria. It was the perfect option in keeping with the theme and style of the shoot. I was inspired by the classic glamour of the 1950s and incorporated some key items into the shoot to reflect the period - a birdcage veil, lace gloves, winged eyeliner, and horn-rimmed glasses to name a few.

The stationary, with it's gorgeous floral print and beautiful script, the naked cake with floral accents, and the flowers in a soft colour palate with pops of the Pantone colour of 2015, Masala, invoked a feeling of classic elegance with a modern twist. The beautiful blush wedding dress with beaded bodice, the short white reception dress, as well as the navy blue suit and tan shoes, all had a lovely vintage feel. A beautiful lace arbour provided the perfect backdrop for the ceremony, and vintage chairs and china complemented the table setting. A red Vespa scooter whisked the couple away after the reception before they collapsed with a glass of prosecco after their big day.

I LOVE weddings, and I'd truly love to help document yours.  I have bookings available for 2016 and 2017.  Call me at 778-677-2789 or email me at to book your complimentary consultation and chat about what you have in mind for your big day.  

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This was truly a group effort.  I couldn't have done it without the support of these amazing local wedding professionals.  Check them out too.  They're the best!  

- Photography: Spark & Whimsy Photography -
- Videography: Jen Steele Photography -
- Assistant: Geoff Robson/Lensflare Photography -
- Venue: Villa Marco Polo Inn -
- Dress: Blush Bridal Boutique -
- Menswear: Outlooks for Men -
- Hair and Makeup: Sharon Rai Hair and Makeup Artistry -
- Flowers: Platinum Floral Designs -
- Decor and Tablescape: Designer Weddings -
- Stationary: Tuktu Paper Co. -
- Models: Anika and Arlen from Coultish Management -
- Cake: Ruth & Dean Baked Goods -
- Glasses: Goo Goo Goggles -