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A Seaside Wedding in Parksville, British Columbia

  |   By Rachel Cravit

A seaside wedding bursting with colour was the order of the day for Mary and Michael, an outdoorsy couple who derived inspiration from their phenomenal locale. Festooned in nautical decor, the seaside wedding featured fuss-free reception tables adorned with seashells and driftwood; starfish printed on napkins and escort cards and even a beach-themed wedding cake topped with miniature Adirondack chairs. Guests at the seaside wedding were also treated to bowls of M&M's, a tribute to Mary's adorable proposal using the same candy which bore their common first initial. Both contemporary and organic, the seaside wedding was swathed in shades of blue, purple and pink. Mary's rugged bouquet of creamy roses, electric blue hydrangea and purple lisianthus could have been plucked from a salty-aired garden nestled along the Pacific, while the bridesmaids' fuschia nosegays left their pastel contemporaries in the dust. Following the seaside wedding, Mary and Michael honeymooned in Haida Gwaii, a remote group of islands just south of Alaska, before finally returning to shore.

Mary McDougall and Michael Mioska, July 23, 2011, Parksville, British Columbia. Photography courtesy of Fetching Image Photography (www.gofetching.com). Vendors Ceremony and reception location: Quality Resort Bayside Dress: Private Label by G from Craigslist Groom's tux: Banana Republic Bridal party attire: Narcissist Design Co. Hair: Madelaine Griffin ([email protected]) Makeup: Madelaine Griffin ([email protected]) Music: Summit Sound Cake: Made by maid of honour Caterer: Quality Resort Bayside Favours: Donations to the British Columbia Professional Fire Fighters' Burn Fund Flowers: Blossoms 'N Such Stationery: Homemade by the bride and groom

See all of the photos from this seaside wedding here.

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This article was originally published on Sep 21, 2012
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