The Butchart Chronicles : November 17, 2015

Wedding Season at The Butchart Gardens

photos in Japanese Gardenphoto courtesy of Deanna McCollum Photography

There is something magically romantic about a stroll through The Butchart Gardens at any time of year.  And while the rest of Victoria puts their gardens to bed for the winter and we hunker down waiting for winter rains to fade so we can comfortably get back outside, The Butchart Gardens creates a verdant respite from the dreary landscape outside its gates - The Spring Prelude Indoor Garden. And, some pretty romantic moments happen here.
Did you know The Butchart Gardens does weddings? They do! If you have planned a wedding in winter, the Spring Prelude indoor garden is a great choice for your big day. From January 15- March 31 each year, they offer different ceremony, reception and photography packages in the Spring Prelude. That time of year is also when most marriage proposals take place. Imagine proposing to your sweetheart surrounded by white orchids in front of pillars or saying “I Do” under the pergola with magnolias and rhododendrons blooming all around you. The picturesque backdrop is unforgettable.

Spring Prelude The Butchart Gardensphoto courtesy of Deanna McCollum Photography
As a photographer, I’ve had the privilege of capturing some of life’s most romantic moments in this colourful and creative space. Weddings and proposals are remarkable here.  It makes for a stunning and unique backdrop for photos. On top of that, it’s warm and dry. Of course, the rest of The Gardens is also open for your wedding and engagement photos for those who brave the rain and cold outside.  The staff will do their best to keep the happy couple and the photographer dry with complimentary umbrellas they carry for you, first class service on your wedding day. The Gardens are a beautiful space and well worth considering for your most meaningful day.

Wedding proposal in the Japanese Gardenphoto courtesy of Deanna McCollum Photography

Blog post by: Deanna McCollum, Deanna McCollum Photography