A friend told me the word "honeymoon" comes from a time when newlyweds would spend a whole month (or moon cycle) together on their honeymoon.
Is this true? If so, we really should make that a standard again!
Welcome to our honeymoon in beautiful and romantic Victoria!
Victoria is on Vancouver Island, which is on the west coast of Canada, and it's the capital of the province, British Columbia.
We thought Victoria would be the perfect blend of both of our styles. Its rugged Pacific northwest coast appeals to my husband, and the romance and European influence captures my heart.
There's so much to do and see in this beautiful city. Victoria is famous for its gardens, and in the summer, the streets are adorned with hanging flower baskets.
We visited the famous Butchart Gardens.
After exploring the gardens, we had a gourmet picnic dinner and watched the fireworks together. The forest backdrop made the firework show especially unique.
We took a horse carriage ride (something I've been wanting to do for a long time!), and we learned about Victoria's history.
We had tea time at the famous (and VERY pricey!) Empress Hotel. (But it was worth it. :-)
We went whale watching and saw orcas while the sun was setting.
And after all the work and time spent planning a wedding, I made sure we had time to just relax and enjoy each other's company. Our hotel upgraded us to a fancy suite on our last day. The room was amazing and we had the best view of the Inner Harbour!
(The Union Club of British Columbia...we loved our hotel!)
I hope you enjoyed a peek into our honeymoon. I think we should take another honeymoon next year...and the year after that...until we get our full moon cycle of honeymoons. ;-)