LOCATION: Canada

The Sweetest Greenhouse Wedding You've Ever Seen at Starling Lane Vineyard
Jordan Willner
REPORT
No. 26936
VENUE:
Starling Lane Winery
LOCATION:
Victoria
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Greenhouse / Glasshouse
Modern Woodsy
Forest
REPORTER: Jordan Willner

The enchanting Starling Lane Vineyard, in Victoria, British Columbia is more than just a “wino’s” dream, it is a fairytale venue for occasions and celebrations of all kinds. Dating back to the early 19th century, the old-world charm and elegance of this fascinating site is still strongly felt and can be seen in the preserved buildings, unique vistas, and antique wine barrels. It's not hard to understand why this spot is considered to be one of Victoria’s most sought after venues.

Upon hearing about a glam wedding that took place on these fabulous grounds, we sat down with husband and wife photography team, Shari + Mike, who gave us the inside scoop on the stylish wedding they shot. Everything was literal perfection. From the bride and groom to the immaculate floral designs and antique layout, it is clear to us that everyone involved in making this day so special succeeded... and then some! Read on to check out all the deets!

 

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Birthday Bucket List of The Week: Throw a Storm Watching Party
Jake Kilroy
REPORT
No. 26853
VENUE:
Wickaninnish Inn
LOCATION:
Tofino, British Columbia
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Beach / Lake / Waterfront Location
Birthday Bucket List: Stormy Sea Watching Party
Windswept Waves and Jagged Coastline
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy

There’s a serene lightness to watching a bad storm. It reminds you how good you have it, to be able to keep shelter and watch the world tremble. Here in the northwestern wilderness, though, this isn’t just some cloudy day or rainy night that talks you out of running errands or meeting up with friends. It’s well beyond that, instead a fantastical barrage of tempestuous water thrashing the rocky coast of Canada.

An onslaught of gale force winds, giant swells, and lashing waves relentlessly barge and blitz the rugged west coast of Vancouver Island—and then, thanks to the Wickaninnish Inn, there’s you, bundled up and beholding the fierce nature of...well, nature.

 

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Brunch Bucket List of the Week: Native Tongues Taqueria
Cortnie Fausner
REPORT
No. 26852
VENUE:
Brunch Bucket LIst: Native Tongues Taqueria
LOCATION:
Calgary, Canada
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Restaurant
Rustic Cantina Cibes
Cantina in Calgary
REPORTER: Cortnie Fausner

One of our personal FLAVORite cuisines is Mexican. Being San Diego natives and so very close to the border, you could say that we are corn tortilla aficionados and spicy salsa lovers from way back. But the heart of the matter is that we’re just spoiled. Crispy rolled tacos, bountiful smoked meat burritos, fresh and spicy guacamole and homemade chips… all day, errrrrryday if we want. And we do. As we’ve been raised on veritable mother’s masa, we really aren’t quite sure who wouldn't want to munch on superb Mexican flavors any time of the day. But if you live in snowy Canada, maybe said tacos aren’t as readily available. until now.

This week’s #BrunchBucketList goes to a corn-tortilla-making cantina so good it’ll make you cry in Calgary, Canada where every day is Taco Tuesday. Ole!  

 

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Perfect Penmanship at the Pipe Shop
Cortnie Fausner
REPORT
No. 26768
VENUE:
The Pipe Shop
LOCATION:
North Vancouver, British Columbia
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Workshop
Cool Classroom
Industrial Elegance on the Waterfront
REPORTER: Cortnie Fausner

We have to disclose our love for Laura before we even begin gushing about her spectacular workshops! As some of you may know, we were once event planners prior to our foray into The Venue Report world. She has penned many spectacular invitations, menus and signs for us, including many pieces at our founders wedding!  To say we are fans of Laura Hooper Calligraphy is the understatement of the century. She is truly a ninja-like-genius with pen and ink and who doesn't want to learn from a master right?   

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Killer Skylines & A Lovely Love Story
Sarah Nickerson
REPORT
No. 17752
VENUE:
North Arm Farm
LOCATION:
Pemberton, BC
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Field / Forest / Orchard
Lace, love & lux nature
Towering mountains & tree tops
REPORTER: Sarah Nickerson
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