Photographers and attention to detail specialists:
Photos by Tash: www.facebook.com/https://Tasha Knight Photography and Design
Natasha Knight is one of the Islands hidden gems. Not a super “exposed” advertiser (See what I did there hahahaha) she is subtly one of the most under appreciated and talented photographers on the Island. Her portfolio shows her talents at editing but what I can say from working a number of events with Tash is her attention to detail is amazing and she takes charge of moments to ensure “that shot” is achieved. You can hear the trademark line “the thing is” or “Tash laugh” through out the day as she gets your entire crew involved in the wedding day festivities and her creative side takes over. Tasha = fun & great pictures!!!!
Nicole Durkan Photography: nicoledurkanphotography.com
I have done some fun weddings with Nikki, and she is a lot of laughs. Her style is unique and she is a lot of fun. A great local small business I encourage you to check out her site and her shots 🙂 One great thing about Nicole is she prices every event as unique, which allows her to look at all the facets of your needs then determine a price that is tailored to your budget as opposed to “package prices” that are pre-set.
Laura Bryant : coastlinelivingphotography.com
A total “Islander” and “Sookie” so you know your getting those kick butt rustic yet trendy snap shots you’re crazing! Another “Jill of all trades” as they also handle photo booth duties as well the traditional way with props, dress up gear and actual photos!!! With multiple packages offered I am sure Laura has one that suits your needs!!! Laura is now even a photo/vieo double threat as she is offering videography as well along with everything else. A total doll and a fun guest to have at your wedding let alone vendor hahahaha
Brady Jenkins : Jenkins Photography | Weddings | Vancouver Island https://www.jenkinsphotography.ca
DJ’s & Sound Specialists … If I am unavailable of course
DJ Clinton : capitalcitydjs.ca
Clinton is one of Vancouver Islands most talented DJ’s without a doubt. With many years DJ’ing in clubs in Greater Victoria, DJing events with Celebrities as the opener, there isn’t much he hasn’t done. The best thing about Clinton’s talents is he is an awesome all around guy, and in this industry that is important because if there is something someone at your event forgot to do…..Clinton is the type to step up and add that to his list of things no questions asked. It is always a pleasure for me to hear how happy brides are with the service , and they often shoot me a message thanking me for referring them to Clinton. That says enough about the guy. AND….. if you crave that DJ that will mix club style at your wedding…there isn’t anyone better this side of Guetta, Skrillex or Tiesto!!! (Man I made his expectations high didn’t I? lol)
DJ Glenn Lewis : https://www.lsdj.ca/
A life long music aficionado, besides being a stellar DJ Glenn plays and studies multiple instruments. Away from the wedding scene Glenn is a department manager at Long and McQuade, where of all things…………..HE’S IN CHARGE OF DJ AND EVENT RENTALS!!! What this means is no matter what need/want your heart desires for your big day (mic for officiant, multiple wireless mic, certain lighting or effects) Glenn can make sure you have it covered!!! Glenn has amazing customer service skills and follows up with clients, assuring no one is ever left high and dry. Clinton and Glenn are always the DJs I refer my overflow clients too as I know they are in excellent hands and are going to call me after their event and say “Thank you PTK, that guy you sent me to was awesome!!!”
Photo Booth Services…Get your guests engaged in the big day!!!
Mr. Booth Photo Booth Services: mrboothvictoria.com
Where to start with this guy lol Greg has made photo booth’s and the evolution of the industry in photo booth’s his world. Always having the latest cutting edge gear, the coolest software, and ability to make custom backdrops unique to your own event, Greg has put Mr.Booth in a league of its own. He really gets the guests active and laughing by engaging himself into the action, even dressing himself up like a wrestling champion monkey in drag to make the pics even that much more epic. Ask about our “Dream Team” entertainment package where you save $100 off each of our packages when you book us together.
Day or coordinators….The directors who run the show and make it perfect
Emma McCormick & Dakota Bateman: The Good Party: Creative Event Planning https://thegoodparty.ca
Kimberly Solecki : Borrowed & Blue Events https://www.borrowedandblueevents.ca/
Kim is one of my favorite “Day Of” / Wedding & Event Planners to work with. She is a energizer bunny who is meticulous with the details……..things you and your guests will appreciate. One of the attributes that stands out when I have watched Kim work in the past is her “take charge” attitude, she isn’t afraid to make sure venues give you what you’re paying for and keep any stresses off the bride and groom. Respected in the industry by her peers, you cannot go wrong booking with this lady if you want a stress free, and beautiful organized day. Kim is also not afraid to go full on lady Rambo and ensure the proverbial “whip is cracked” if there is hiccups at your venue or vendors aren’t playing nice………….but hey, no blood on your hands hahahaha
Sandra Long : Decorate Victoria http://www.decoratevictoria.com/
Sandra and her team are legendary on the Island wedding scene. Innovators of the imagination!!! I have seen living walls, amazing greenery, enchanted table decorations……and that was just one wedding! (And I have done many wedding with Sandy). Their arsenal of available decorations housed in over 10,000 square feet of warehouse makes bringing pretty much any vision to reality. Consummate professionals and highly respected in the industry, Sandra weddings are always spectacular and breath taking. For me, she is just kinda like that really cool awesome mom you wish you had 😉 And if you need balloons? Sandra and Ian are the balloon dream team for the YYJ! They have the most unique selection and create amazing masterpieces if your event needs lift off.
Eva Satchell : Beauty Bride http://www.beautybride.ca/
Eva is the sparkplug of wedding planners!! This firecracker is always on top of her game and her game happens to be….making your wedding day go smoothly and well and above your expectations. Eva has an eye for the little things and leaves no stone left unturned in regards to your decor, anything and everything that may catch some guests eye or get in a photo will be taken care of. Organization wise….Eva and her clip board will ensure everything goes smoothly at your venue and she is a popular choice among vendors as well all find her energy infectious and her clear cut game plans for a perfect wedding day are easy to follow as well as generally just an all around good time and team effort.
Tammy Hann : https://www.bluelilyevents.com/
Meticulous. Tammy is going to double check everything, every T is going to be crossed and every i will be dotted………………….in wedding terms your napkins will be creased perfectly, your backdrop will be level, and everything will run swimmingly. Tammy is very experienced and knows the Islands top venues inside and out, she is actually the in house event planner for Birds Eye Cove as well, so you know if you get married there its going to be nothing less than stellar!!! (Of course that also means if you work with Tammy at other venues they will be stellar (ish) too hahahaha
Nicole Hilhorst : Details Planning and Event Design – Victoria https://www.detailsbc.com