Good morning! Today’s charming wedding is sure to get you inspired. Planned by Lé Soirées Weddings & Events and captured by Vasia Photography, this Vancouver wedding held at the rowing club is anything from ordinary. Inspired by the mid century modern colors of Mad Men, the DIY details are endless including the custom retro stationery, fabric ceremony poufs and seriously fun ribbon backdrop of varying colors. I urge you to check out the wedding obsession gallery for more images from this wedding to have a closer look at your favorite details.


Nic and I found our venue accidently one day while we were riding our bikes along Stanley Park’s seawall. We came across the Vancouver Rowing Club and thought it offered a lot of the things that we love about Vancouver. The Vancouver Rowing Club is situated along False Creek in Stanley Park and offered breath taking views of the city landscape and the park’s beautiful lush greenery. We thought it would be perfect. We could picture ourselves celebrating with our good friends and family.


At the ceremony, the ‘altar’ was flanked by painted vintage lamps that were topped with handmade fabric poufs. Genius.

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Nic and I share a love for things with a retro and vintage aesthetic. We both grew up listening to 50s and 60s music and watching old movies. My engagement ring is designed based off a modern 1950s ring we saw in a magazine. So it was only natural to infuse a retro feel to our special day. It wasn’t until we met LeLe Chan of The Goods for Le Soirees who showed us how to implement our vision through design and decor. LeLe designed the retro fun invitations, created beautiful table centre pieces, and coordinated the entire décor of the reception. The colours were inspired by the TV series, Mad Men which is known to use wonderfully rich colours. We choose a deep military green, light pink, and splashes of mustard yellow. The beautiful bridesmaids wore custom made dresses by a friend – Fran Stowe which were a deep green dress which contrasted nicely with the light pink hydrangeas they held. With a lot of great help from vendors, friends, and family we were able to achieve our vision and also enjoy the best day ever!


Photographer: Vasia Photography
Event Planner: Lé Soirées Weddings & Events
Hair Stylist: Jayna Marie Makeup + Hair
Caterer: Emelle’s Catering
Floral Designer: Celsia Florist
Reception Venue: Vancouver Rowing Club
Dress Designer: Vera Wang, Galina
Shoes: Nine West
Jewelry: Anthropologie
Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Calvin Klein
via Two Bright Lights

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Categories: British Columbia, Real Weddings11 Comments


Chance less. Very pleasant and lovely shoots, fabulous.

Soft skills training on April 04, 2012

Loving this retro inspired wedding on @wedobsession

The Gift Network (@TheGiftNetwork) on April 04, 2012

Gorgeous wedding!!

But the dress isnt by Vera Wang….the “Galina” is a David’s Bridal line.

Court on April 05, 2012

    Thanks for point that out, courtney! Fixed.

    Melissa on April 05, 2012

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Pretty Retro-Inspired Wedding at the Vancouver Rowing Club via @wedobsession

(@wedgail) (@wedgail) on April 13, 2012

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Manifique wedding love the runner on the table is any one made it for you?

Leila on September 18, 2012

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Wedding Obsession - Canadian Wedding Inspiration Blog on December 27, 2012

Loved this couple and their amazing wedding ! Thanks so much for posting it on your blog.

Lisa kem on December 30, 2012

Wow Nice wedding pics are here and i love them both because both are looking fab and awesome. Pics are showing nice catering services also.

Corporate Breakfast Catering on January 03, 2013

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