Renae and Tareq (Sooke French Beach Wedding Photographs)

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Wowza! What a wedding these two threw! I admit, when Renae and Tareq first told me they were holding their mid-October wedding entirely outdoors at French Beach, I was skeptical. Really, the entire thing, outdoors? On the west coast where there is some of the most inclement weather on Vancouver Island? In October? Well, they had no doubts, and clearly, I shouldn’t have either. Because Renae and Tareq’s abundant love and gratitude for life, in conjunction with their aptitude for embracing inclement weather, made this one of our most enjoyed weddings ever.

The day began hot and bright while Renae was getting ready, and the sun continued to shine while her and her Maid of Honor walked the mile or so along the beach to the Ceremony venue. During the ceremony things started getting a little wet—but life became truly soaking when the Bride and Groom decided to take a dip in the stormy sea as part of their ceremony…………

Many, many candles and twinkling lights lit up the reception area and created a lovely ambiance for some romantic portraits, and truly heart-touching speeches. Thank you Tareq and Renae for sharing your truth and exposing all of our hearts to a little more light in the world.

(Emma Glover is the amazing Victoria Jeweler who made our Engagement and Wedding rings, so I recognized her enormous artistry as soon as I spotted Renae and Tareq’s rings. You can see the rings photographed on a  Passion Flower near the end of the post….)

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Catering: Little Piggy Catering

Band: Pablo Cardenas

Commissioner: Deitrich Desmarais

Hair and makeup: Erin Bradley

Rings: Emma Glover Design

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  • Tareq and Renae Lafi

    We want to give a shout out to Darshan and Alex for their touch of magic at our wedding. We have had an overwhelming response from people who have seen our photos about how brilliant and incredibly natural they are. We salute your mastery and gentle souls and for staying till the very end on our special day. Darshan and Alex you went far and beyond our expectations and this was a sentiment shared among our guests that were so impressed with your dedication. We also are amazed and always reminded of the innate human power of community and genuine love.ReplyCancel

  • Tareq and Renae Lafi

    We want to give a shout out Darshan and Alex for their touch of magic at our wedding. We have had an overwhelming response from people who have seen the photos about how brilliant and incredible they are. So Darshan and Alex we salute your mastery and gentle souls for staying with us till the very end during our special day. You went far and beyond our expectations and this sentiment was shared among our other guests that were so impressed with your dedication. We also are amazed and always reminded of the human innate power of community and genuine love. Thank-you.ReplyCancel

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