They say everything is bigger in Texas, and so Catherine and Patricio; Texas locals, escaped a large wedding in favour of a little celebration on an island in the Pacific.
The library room in the Empress Hotel set the scene, and a stellar jazz trio set the mood while Catherine and Patricio slow danced into the evening with their families.
The sun was shining, and the southern charm was working. We joked they were in the Canadian Tropics; the perfect place to elope.
And of course the biggest thank you to the most wonderful team of Victoria vendors for making the day so special.