Bride Alana Drescher is originally from Delta, B.C., while groom Mike Gardiner hails from Devon, Alberta. While both now live in Alberta, they decided when they married that they’d plan a small wedding on the coast. They found the perfect spot at Rockwater Secret Cove Resort on the Sunshine Coast. There, they could combine their love of the outdoors and the beach with their desire for an indoor catered reception where all their wedding guests could stay on site, since many would be travelling from out of town. Alana and Michael say they were very impressed with the service and organization at Rockwater, and the on-site coordinator was an enormous help in ensuring a great atmosphere and stress-free occasion. Everything turned out as the couple had planned — including the weather! What made their day most special, they say, was being surrounded by all of their closest friends and family. With such a small intimate group, Alana and Michael were able to spend time with everyone and simply relax and enjoy themselves. Plus, Alana’s grandfather acted as the minister for their ceremony, which added to the special feel of their day. “Our wedding day was amazing and we would not have changed a thing,” says the couple today.
Photographer: Linsey Hulls Photography | Venue & Catering: Rockwater Secret Cove Resort | Bride’s Dress: Alfred Angelo, from The Bridal House | Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal, Style F13974 in Regency | Hair & Makeup: Creekside Salon and Spa | Groom’s & Groomsmen Tuxes: Black by Vera Wang, from Moores Clothing for Men | Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas | Programs: Wedding Star | Flowers: Flower Lantern (Kathryn Vernon) | Cake: Cheeky Monkey Cakes | Jewellery: Ethos Bridal | Bride’s Wedding Ring: King’s Jewelry | Groom’s Wedding Ring: Birks