We’re closing off the week with a day that was so entirely full of love captured by Wonderlust Photography. Marnie and Laila both wanted to be by the water on their wedding day, so the Brock House in Vancouver was the perfect spot for their vintage inspired wedding, with its waterfront view.
Marnie shares some of her thoughts of the day:
“Because Laila grew up on the beautiful beaches of the Sunshine Coast in BC and I lived in San Francisco for over 10 years before moving to Vancouver, it was important to us to get married near the water. We were both inspired by the gorgeous beach and mountain views at the Brock House. Additionally, we wanted a vintage feel to our wedding s other fact that the Brock House is an authentic Tudor replica heritage mansion, fit nicely into our waterfront, vintage wedding theme.
Our original inspiration was Baz Luhrman’s The Great Gatsby and so peacock feathers, picure frames, vintage suitcases, decorative hat boxes and bird cages were arranged on and around the cards and gifts tables. Heart and Butterfly shaped table confetti made from vintage newsprint were sprinkled on the guest tables and around the floral centerpieces. All of these details as well as personalized gift sets for the children ensured that everyone (young and old) had plenty to look at and do throughout the evening. The wedding’s signature decorative pieces were a vintage typewriter and an original, 18th century, rebound book that served as the space for guests to sign and send messages to the two brides. The other signature pieces of the day included Laila’s ink Fluevog shoes that complimented the deep pink dresses of our gorgeous bridesmaids and the cream linen and cocoa vested suits of our best men.
Our ceremony under the chuppah honoured my Jewish heritage and rituals. It was so special having both Laila’s family (including her 12 and 17 year old sons) and my family involved in the ceremony and honouring us with their blessings for a happy life together. Although everyone was moved by the ceremony itself, the pink and green martinis and open bar on the lawn (accompanied by a string quartet) were the perfect interlude between the more formal aspects of the celebration and the reception. The sunset that day was unbelievable. Not only the brides were snapping portraits in front of the mountains and in the golden glow of the early evening!
Our reception, held under the lovely, garden tent, was filled with laughs, music, good food and drinks, heartfelt speeches and lots of love. Laila and I walked/danced into the reception with “I’m Coming Out” by Diana Ross bellowing from the speakers. Our head table backed onto a gorgeous view and then glowing lanterns that hung from the trees and lined a romantic stroll down to the beach. From the outdoor ceremony overlooking the scenic Jericho beach and Pacific Ocean, to cocktail hour and passed hors d’oeuvres on the garden as dusk was casting a pink hue across the horizon, and a full dinner under the garden tent on the terrace, it was a truly magical evening. It was the happiest day of my life!”
Photography: Wonderlust Photography | Venue: The Brockhouse | Wedding planner: Cristie at Umbrella Events | Chuppah set up: Rose’s Chair & Décor | Wedding Cake: Sweet Thea | Florist: Budget Blooms | Hair & Makeup: Maude Salon : Ceremony Music: Musical Occasions | DJ: Loom Sound Crafts | Rabbi: Rabbi Dina Hassid-Mercy | Transportation: Big City Limousine
I know as of late I’ve been sharing a lot of gold & pink weddings, but truth be told, I can’t help it. The lovely combination is entirely on trend utterly beautiful in every way possible. So of course, I’m excited to share today’s wedding captured by Purple Tree Photography. Stephanie and Jeffery, along with the help of Ksenia from Affairy Events created a luxurious event with gold, ornate vases and goblets filled with soft pink and fushia florals. Bridesmaids wore pink floor-length dresses and the Stephanie wore a gorgeous jeweled hair piece to match her glittered shoes.
Svetla of Purple Tree Photography shares details from the day:
Stephanie and Jeff prepared letters for each other and no one could hold their tears when Stephanie was reading Jeff’s note in the morning, it was a truly touching moment. Groom and his groomsmen arrived to the hotel where Stephanie and all the girls were getting ready, it was the first time when Jeff saw his future wife, wearing red traditional dress. Jeffery and Stephanie’s big day was filled with laughter and joy from the very beginning. Then we moved to Adamson Estates for the formal photos and we did another “reveal” with Stephanie wearing gorgeous white western gown. This location was perfect as it served as a perfect diverse background for everything we wanted! Followed by a big ceremony and a fun reception at Mississauga Convention Centre it was the wedding everyone will remember for a long time. Caprice Design & Decor did a magnificent job as always, providing couple with amazing bouquets, flower arrangements and centre pieces.
Photography: Purple Tree Photography | Ceremony and Wedding Venue: Mississauga Convention Centre | Photos Location: Adamson Estates | Dress: David’s Bridal | Bridesmaids dresses: Vera Wang Collection | Wedding Planner: Ksenia from Affairy Events | Flowers: Caprice Design & Decor | Make up: Fancy Face & Patrick Rahme | Shoes: Kate Spade | Sweets and Cake: Sweet Philosophy | Invitations: Precious Invitations
Claire and Dale, both Vancouverites, always wanted a destination wedding and decided Kelowna would be the perfect location, close enough for family and friends, yet a beautiful and new location to be experienced. Claire, an interior designer, brought her romantic inspired wedding to life with the help of Tyler of Defining Decor absolutely transforming the Harvest Golf Club like never before. Inspired by golds and pink, the long reception tables were covered in boxed pink and white centerpieces and flanked by gold chiavari chairs. A touch of glamour was also present, as mirrored pillars were used in the ceremony with hanging crystals on the arbor, along with jeweled bands were wrapped around the column vases. Photography is by Jades Photography. Enjoy!
Photography: Jades Photography
Interior Design: Arden Interiors
Cake: Cakes by Kathie
Co-ordinator: Agatha Soros
Reception Decor & Florals: Defining Decor
Makeup – Julie May Romas
Hair: Charlotte McGregor
MOH & Bridesmaids Dresses: H&M
Groom’s suit – custom – Seville
Wedding dress: Mori Lee Blu from Bridal Gallery
Venues: Ceremony & Reception - The Harvest Golf Club
First Look: St. Hubertus Winery
Ending off the week with a beautiful Vancouver wedding held at the Brockhouse Restaurant. Captured by Jamie Delaine Photography, Helen and Samuel’s wedding is entirely detail filled with hand stitched blankets as gifts for guests and custom watercolor stationery. Bridesmaids wore soft pink dresses and centerpieces were a mix of ivory, white and pink.
Photography: Jamie Delaine Photography
Venue: Brockhouse Restaurant
Dress Designer: Lillen Collection
Dress Store: Bisou Bridal
Groom’s Suit: Brooks Brother
Shoes: Johnston & Murphy
Florist: Garden Party Flowers
Band: Sons of Granville
Cake Designer: Seona Park