{Myles + Zann} Cuckoo Trattoria and Pizzeria | Vancouver Island Wedding Photographer

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Myles and Zann. Zann and Myles. Oh man where do I even start with these two incredible people. Maybe I'll just use their words, and then you'll know how awesome they are too. When talking about the style of the wedding they said, "We're going for eclectic formal. We've been inspired by our experience as servers and entertainers, as well as the desire to create something memorable. All weddings are memorable, but this one really smells like us." They weren't kidding! I wasn't prepared for the level of DIY awesomeness that filled their day. From Zann's handmade dress to the incredible drinking horns for the bridal party, to the rings on their fingers this day was filled with thought and care that shouted "THIS IS US."

They chose the incredible Cuckoo Trattoria and Pizzeria located in the famous world-wide Coombs Old Country Market in Coombs, BC for their wedding venue on Vancouver Island. Tucked back behind the goats on the roof market and other quirky little places lies the Pizzeria, a beautiful tribute to Italian architecture and filled with the aromas of Italy. The food, one of the main reasons they choose this venue, was really really really amazing. Really. And the architecture complimented all the details Myles + Zann wanted to bring in, from  the unique feather pen centerpieces down to the hand drawn table animals.

With families gathered from both sides, they said their "I do's" under a beautiful vine laden arbour with goats poking their heads through the fence to see what was up. Myles cried, I cried, the family cried. It was straight up beautiful. These two love each other like nothing else. One piece of advice that they gave me, was "Don't be afraid to be honest: the earlier you share your scary feelings, the better you can tackle them together." They are honest, open and flat out just themselves. In the wise words of a friend, "Myles and Zann don't go with the grain, they also don't do against the grain. They make their own grain."

And honestly, truer words have not been spoken.

Venue: Cuckoo Trattoria and Pizzeria
Catering: Venue
Officiant: Barbara Densmore (also ceremony planning and vows assistance)
Wedding Dress: Handmade by Zann
Bridesmaids Dresses: Handmade
Groom's Attire: Shrine of Hollywood
Transportation: Smith's Transportation
Ceramics: Nanaimo Ceramic Arts Studio


 Bride getting in to her handmade dress during bridal prep  Cuckoo Trattoria and Pizzeria Wedding Photographer Vancouver Island Coombs, BC Goats on the Roof Market. Eclectic Formal quirky DIY artistic wedding full of handmade details and laughter. #fun #candid #storytelling #storytellingphotographer #bride #groom #weddinginspo #realwedding #horns #handmade #DIYwedding #DIYinspo #handmaderings #nobouquet #outdoor #pizzeria 
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 Bride ring details getting ready Cuckoo Trattoria and Pizzeria Wedding Photographer Vancouver Island Coombs, BC Goats on the Roof Market. Eclectic Formal quirky DIY artistic wedding full of handmade details and laughter. #fun #candid #storytelling #storytellingphotographer #bride #groom #weddinginspo #realwedding #horns #handmade #DIYwedding #DIYinspo #handmaderings #nobouquet #outdoor #pizzeria
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