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April 23

A DIY Rustic Wedding at Rockwater Secret Cove Resort

Today, we are so excited to be sharing one of the most rustic wedding venue locations in British Columbia! Rockwater Secret Cove Resort is a waterfront resort, located on the Sunshine Coast. It’s right on the ocean with massive rock cliffs, a forest, and rocky beaches. I

Andrea and Tyler wanted to have a DIY wedding, so Andrea and her family made all of the amazing details throughout the entire venue, from the centerpieces, to all of the signs throughout the venue. Explore rustic wedding invitations to match your big day!

 

Words from the Bride:

Rockwater is very special place for us. Tyler’s parents have a second home just minutes away, and we boat by Rockwater fairly often too.  During our first few months of dating, we stayed at Rockwater on our first trip to the Sunshine Coast, and I had thought it as a perfect wedding location.

Tyler proposed (it was a total surprise) while we were out on a nearby walk at Smugglers Cove. He had already made plans for lunch at Rockwater (knowing it was a top choice for the wedding). We were sad at first, realizing the resort had a buyout policy all summer-  which we knew wouldn’t be possible when we wanted a smaller, more intimate wedding.  However, we were so lucky- they had a Sunday exception they could make work! I made nearly every decor item by hand, with the woodwork help of my handy father and grandfather. Together, we built and painted items including: lawn games, chalkboard signs, driftwood signs, re-sized wine boxes, a photo booth with props, crates, etc. I was determined to make my dream wedding fit within the budget!

Photography Credit: Will Pursell Photography

spring flowers

green and white flowers for spring wedding

pretty smiling bride for wedding photography

cute wedding quotes for a nautical ocean wedding

ocean wedding ceremony on a dock

newly married couple on a small row boat

bride and groom on a wood bridge in forest

wedding on a lake

green and white wedding colors for tablescape

groom playing a wedding game

bride and groom feeding each other treats

dusk view of a wedding on a lake

bride and groom dancing under a chandelier

Vendors

Dress Store: Lisa’s Bridal

Shoes:Lords Shoes

Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Moores Clothing For Men

Reception Venue: Rockwater Secret Cove

Bridal Makeup: Lux Beauty

Flowers: Potted Plants, from Sunnyside Nursery (Tsawwassen, BC)

Flowers: Fresh Buds, from Claytons (Sunshine Coast)
Do you have a Real Wedding or Engagement Submission? We would LOVE to see it! Please see our submission guidelines here and we hope to hear from you!

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