Simply Rose Photography always shares the most loveliest of weddings so it’s no surprise that today’s feature is entirely swoon-worthy. Bethany and Tim’s wedding at the Vancouver Lawn & Tennis Club is classic and elegant in a palette of blush pink, white and gold. So pretty.
Says Rose: We started the day off in Abbotsford at Bethany’s parents beautiful home and I was so happy to see that her Maggie Sottero gown was on a velvet mannequin! Her room was a such a treat to shoot her wedding details in with everything already laid out for me, which was really wonderful. The beautiful bouquets of peonies were from a local farm in Chilliwack and arranged by the bridesmaids.
The ceremony took place at Trinity Baptist Church, a beautiful traditional church on the west side of Vancouver. Bethany put her dress on in the side chapel, and some of my most favourite candids were taken during this part of the day, especially when Bethany handed the flowergirl (her niece) the basket with the petals and paper medallions with special words on them like “kind.” The filtered light in the little room was really lovely and with all the ladies packed into this tiny room, it really made for some great moments. Bethany and Tim didn’t want to do a first look but did want to “meet around the corner” for a few brief moments of connection before the ceremony began. At the recessional, the guests threw little pink paper airplanes over the couple as this symbolized how the couple met (and Bethany also works for an airline!).
We did the wedding formals at the Vancouver Art Gallery and also some with just Bethany and Tim at Granville Island, two very iconic locations. Bethany and Tim both currently live out of town but really wanted a few locations that showcase the city that they love and hope to come back to one day.
The reception was at the Vancouver Lawn and Tennis Club, which was a lovely place. The backdrop of the outdoor pool was especially summery and the palette decor of pink, white and gold was perfect. And of course all those peonies for the centrepieces created by a family friend. The meal was wonderful and the evening went along into speeches and mingling with family and friends.
Photographer: Simply Rose Photography
Dress Designer:Maggie Sottero
Hair Stylist:Rebecca Flore
Ceremony Location:Trinity Baptist Church
Event Venue:Vancouver Lawn Tennis & Badminton Club
Submitted via Two Bright Lights
Today’s featured couple Olivia & Wilson LOVE to travel, so naturally their engagement session was held at the Toronto City Airport to celebrate their shared passion. Photos are by Sandy Tam Photography.
Says Olivia: “We met in the last year of University – it was a course on business strategies, and we were placed in the same group by our professor (guess it was meant to be!). We have really opposite personalities but this helps us to complement each other in many ways. Although we both live in Toronto, our first date was actually in Hong Kong. We both love to travel and meet people around the world. On trips, we plan our own itineraries together and it’s usually to the minute so that we can maximize our time to see the outdoors. Wilson actually proposed on one of our trips as well – at the Gold Coast in Australia. We chose the hanger for our engagement shoot as it best reflects our first date, engagement and our upcoming “departure” flight in September which will mark the beginning of our life-long love journey!”
We met in the last year of University – it was a course on business strategies, and we were placed in the same group by our professor (guess it was meant to be!). We have really opposite personalities but this helps us to complement each other in many ways. Although we both live in Toronto, our first date was actually in Hong Kong. We both love to travel and meet people around the world. On trips, we plan our own itineraries together and it’s usually to the minute so that we can maximize our time to see the outdoors. Wilson actually proposed on one of our trips as well – at the Gold Coast in Australia. We chose the hanger for our engagement shoot as it best reflects our first date, engagement and our upcoming “departure” flight in September which will mark the beginning of our life-long love journey!
I can’t believe it’s already May! We’re ending off the week and starting off the month on a beautiful note. Today Aisling of Oak & Myrrh Photography shares Colleen and Ryan’s engagement that is just so lovely, thanks to a beautiful couple and some amazing light.
Henrietta and Colter wanted a wedding with natural elements, yet modern and complete with a ‘wow’ factor. So with the help of the ever-talented Evelyn of Evelyn Clark Weddings, Spruce Meadows in Calgary was transformed with a mix of orange, green and white along with natural wood and silver elements throughout. Their wedding captured by Fuller Edge Photography is entirely fresh and unexpected.
The beautiful outdoor ceremony was highlighted by a gorgeous curly willow arch at the grand staircase. For the reception, custom long wood tables and dark wood chairs were favoured over the traditional round tables. The centrepieces included hundreds of hydrangea, rose and greenery along with large orange rose blooms per table setting. Silver candelabras and plenty of candle light mixed with stunning special lighting created a lush, warm feel to the indoor reception. To emphasize the bride and groom’s seats, we used 2 chiavari chairs instead of the wood ‘Tuscan’ chairs and Evelyn Clark Weddings made custom “Mr. and Mrs.” signs as a surprise for the bride and groom.
Guests were treated to traditional African song and dance after dinner as a showcase to the bride’s African roots. A lively dance complete with colourful costume and singing by the bride’s mother got the crowd on their feet, with the bride and groom and guests joining in on the fun. It was truly a sight to behold and the energy was unbelievable! Thank goodness Fuller Edge Photography was there to capture all the details.
Planning & Design – Evelyn Clark Weddings
Venue – Spruce Meadows, Congress Hall
Catering – Great Events
Photography - Fuller Edge Photography
Hair - Madd Pretty
Stationery – Plush Invitations
Florist - Sarah Mayerson Design
Rentals – Great Events Rentals & Special Event Rentals & EGroup Canada
Cake – Swirl Cakes
Lighting – Stardust Event Group
DJ – PM Gigs
String quartet – Allegra (via PM Gigs)
Officiant – Klaus Ohlhoff