Though, located in Sooke A Sea Of Bloom is well worth the effort! The staff when way above and beyond to help us with our tight budget. The flower arrangements were amazing and better than what any other florist could offer in our budget.
To cut on hair and make up costs we decided to go with a school. The hair turn out wonderful but the make up selection and skills of the students was limited.
Canoe is right on the water front in one the heritage buildings. It offers such a stunning back drop that we didn't even really need to decorate. The food was exquisite - Many of the guests regretted eating before hand. The staff was all friendly and efficient.
The staff was very helpful. And the store wasn't too 'over the top', the prices were reasonable. My only issue is they did not inform me of damages to my dress, or the fact it wasn't wash able or drycleanable(since i was buying off the rack it was final sale), and though they were minor I would have liked to have known about them before hand.
This woman was a complete waste of time and money. She took over TWO months to get back to me about an officiant for our ceremony (so less then a month before the actual wedding). She made us feel because we were running on a smaller budget that our wedding was less important then some of her larger clients.
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