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True Love. True Luxury. Presenting a collection of real-life luxe weddings filled with inspiration.

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Lauren & Eliot PHOTOG R A PHY BY

Blush Wedding Photography by Kristy & Ken

Lauren wore a trumpet gown by Lazaro, Aquazzura shoes from HOLT RENFREW, David

Yurman earrings as her “something new,” and her grandmother’s diamond bracelet as her “something old.” Eliot wore Klein Epstein & Parker formalwear and a pair of custom-engraved Louis Vuitton cufflinks.

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Invitations were sourced from MINTED.

A Glam Garden Wedding

Hairstyling provided by CABELLO SALON and makeup application services provided by NADIA ALBANO STYLE INC.

L The bridesmaids wore light blue dresses in different styles by Alfred Sung and Dessy Collection. The groomsmen wore formalwear from INDOCHINO.

FLOWERZ designed the bride’s

oversized bouquet of fresh white blooms and trailing greenery.

auren Hemer and Eliot Raibl met on a cold winter’s day in March 2009. Lauren was attending the University of Victoria at the time, and Eliot was playing hockey in BC. A friend of Eliot’s invited him to a party in Victoria one weekend. Little did he know that the person throwing the party would be his future wife, Lauren. Though Eliot knew no one at the party except his friend Jeff, Lauren kindly offered him a drink and they got to talking. Along the way, they discovered that they had actually attended many birthday parties together as toddlers. Before leaving, they exchanged numbers and continued to text for a few weeks, before Eliot finally asked Lauren out on a date. Flash forward to spring break 2017. Eliot knew he was ready to take the next step, and so he whisked Lauren off to Whistler, BC, which he thought would be the perfect place to propose, as it was where he first told Lauren that he loved her. He planned a romantic sleigh ride up Whistler Mountain that finally arrived at a hilltop. It was here, surrounded by fluffy snow and picturesque mountains, that he popped the question. Lauren and Eliot tied the knot on August 11, 2018 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Aly Armstrong of ALY ARMSTRONG EVENT PLANNING & DESIGN provided full event planning and design assistance. “We interviewed several wedding planners but found Aly to be the most aligned with our vision. She was very attentive and has outstanding taste; we loved everything she suggested and she has the kindest heart,” shares Lauren. All rings were designed by Naseem Verjee, a family jeweller.

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Lauren and Eliot’s glam outdoor ceremony was held at VANDUSEN BOTANICAL GARDEN. Here, FLOWERZ and KONCEPT EVENT DESIGN created

a posh garden party setup consisting of boxwood hedges on sleek white planters and natural arrangements of greenery and white florals in urns

A pair of boxwood spheres

of varying heights.

with white waterfall orchids were placed at the start and end of the aisle. Guests sat in clear Grace chairs from KONCEPT EVENT DESIGN that

were arranged in a semi-circle beneath a marquee tent provided by APEX TENTS.

“The pinnacle of planning the wedding was walking down the aisle at the ceremony and walking through the doors at the reception. Seeing our vision come to life and having all of our most important people in the same room was the most incredible and humbling experience of our lives.” - E L I O T

Table numbers and menus from MINTED.

Indoor lounge furniture provided by the reception venue, ROCKY MOUNTAINEER STATION.

In lieu of place cards, personalized marble coasters with silver calligraphy by EMILY CUTHBERT DESIGNS served as guest favors. Personalized cocktail napkins

were sourced from WEDDINGSTAR. RAILTOWN CATERING prepared all food for the day, including canapés during the cocktail hour and a three-course meal for the reception.

Boarding pass escort cards were designed by ALY ARMSTRONG EVENT PLANNING & DESIGN and hung with ribbon on a gold room divider from THE CROSS DECOR & DESIGN. Instead of table numbers, signage listed a station

number and a city. The couple had a special connection to several of the cities listed, including San Diego, Rochester, and Vancouver, all of which they had lived in previously. “We’ve had the unique opportunity to have a relationship that has spanned three cities and two countries and throughout the years, we have created close friendships with people that have become family. We wanted everyone to feel the connection and love that both Eliot and I have for one another and for everyone important in our lives,” shares Lauren.

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Above the head table hung a statement chandelier from FLOWERZ made entirely of white wisteria and vines. Tables, glassware, and flatware from A&B PARTYTIME RENTALS LTD.

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Rigging of the floral installations above the head table and dance floor was provided by INNOVATION LIGHTING. KONCEPT EVENT DESIGN provided the

chairs, charger plates, boxwood wall, and outdoor lounge furniture.

All Aboard

The couple chose a rather unique venue for their reception: a train station! ROCKY MOUNTAINEER STATION was completely transformed into a glam-meets-contemporary floral wonderland for the occasion. Three different spaces were created within the train station, thanks to the use of sheer white draping from KONCEPT EVENT DESIGN. First, the cocktail reception took place on the train platform and featured a bar and lounge area with furniture from KONCEPT EVENT DESIGN. Second, a dining area covered from top to bottom with fresh flowers was set up indoors. Last but not least was the dancing area, which featured the dance floor and another cocktail lounge complete with arcade games and a band.

On the train-platform-turned-cocktail-lounge, guests were greeted by a statement boxwood wall from KONCEPT EVENT DESIGN that bore the couple’s monogram in bold white letters. Inside the dining area, FLOWERZ created ethereal floral installations. Tables were covered in white linens from UPRIGHT DECOR SIGNATURE EVENTS INC. and surrounded by clear Grace chairs from KONCEPT EVENT DESIGN for a clean, all-white aesthetic. The floor plan was uniquely created with different sized tables from A&B PARTYTIME RENTALS LTD., each with their own centrepiece design. The bride’s favourite design detail of the day was the life-size cherry blossom trees that were custom created by FLOWERZ for the event and placed throughout the venue.

Wall monogram was designed by ALY ARMSTRONG EVENT PLANNING & DESIGN

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End Notes

“Although we had been dating for close to nine years, planning our wedding symbolized the real beginning of the union between both of our families. Weddings are a lot of work, but the teamwork between both mothers and Aly made it very enjoyable.” - L A U R E N

RAILTOWN CATERING, founded by the groom’s uncle, created a custom three-course menu for the reception, which even included family-style French fries (the bride’s favourite). Later into the evening, guests indulged in a mixture of TIM HORTONS donuts, DOMINO’S pizza, and DAIRY QUEEN blizzards. The bride’s mother is an exceptional baker and so she offered to prepare the wedding cake herself. The final touch to the two-tier confection came in the form of fresh hydrangea from FLOWERZ. Another floral showstopper from FLOWERZ hung above the dance floor. Similar to the installation suspended above the head table, this arrangement was dripping in white wisteria, greenery, and crystals. It was here that Lauren and Eliot had their first dance, as SIDE ONE performed in the background. Arcade games, including a double throw basketball game and a “duck hunt” game, were set up in the dancing area, ensuring guests had fun until the wee hours of the morning. Cinematography was provided by KYLA HABAZIN. The newlyweds currently reside in Vancouver, where Lauren is a senior recruiter in human resources and Eliot is a business development manager.

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Pedram wore a Canali tuxedo with Cartier cufflinks and an Audemars Piguet watch.

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Entryway draping, pillars, candles, Louis chairs, sweetheart sofa, and aisle runner from ÉCLAT DECOR INC. A string trio from MUSICAL OCCASIONS performed throughout the ceremony.

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couple’s invitations, which were held inside custom white boxes tied with silver ribbon. Each invite included a photo of the couple and a poem written in Farsi, as well as a silver swirl motif, a pattern used

egah and Pedram initially met at the University of British Columbia and later through their families who were family friends. The pair were married on July 28, 2018 in Vancouver, British Columbia and commissioned Jenny De Jong and Soha Lavin of COUNTDOWN EVENTS PLANNING & DESIGN to provide full event planning services. The day’s events were held at the JW MARRIOTT PARQ VANCOUVER. First up was the ceremony featuring a traditional Persian sofreh designed by COUNTDOWN EVENTS PLANNING & DESIGN and constructed by MOHANI EVENT DESIGN. TALA FLORIST provided all floral for the wedding, which included cascading white orchids on pillars along the aisle, as well as a row of orchid arrangements behind the sofreh on a custom-made plexi arch that spanned 25 feet in length. The arch was designed to perfectly complement the architectural design of the venue. Florals and candles on the sofreh were arranged in the shape of a swirl to mimic the invitation design. Family was an important part of the celebration, and so all items on the sofreh, with the exception of the flowers and candles, were provided by the groom’s sister. In addition, the groom’s adorable nephews were carried down the aisle, holding a sign from LOVE BY PHOEBE that read, “Uncle Pedi Here Comes Your Bride.” According to Pedram, “Having my gorgeous bride beside me for the ceremony was the most memorable part, and having my two nephews be part of the wedding was a very touching moment for me as well.”

throughout the wedding decor.

Pegah wore a gown by Galia Lahav.

All rings were designed by Pedram, who then had them commissioned by a jeweller.

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Silver Surprises

The reception was also held at the JW MARRIOTT PARQ VANCOUVER. The ballroom was filled with a showstopping floral design by TALA FLORIST, ranging from balls of orchids and calla lilies on tall silver stands to organic floral chandeliers suspended from the ceiling. Floating candles from TALA FLORIST and MOHANI EVENT DESIGN lined the front of a white stage where the head table was located. A large silver shelf-like structure held hundreds of candles and flowers and created a focal point for the room. Family tables were surrounded by white Vogue chairs from MOHANI EVENT DESIGN and ÉCLAT DECOR INC. that had black and white images of the couple, produced and installed by INSTYLE FLOOR WRAPS, on the backs of each. This was one of many elements that the groom surprised the bride with. “We had numerous designs which I kept a surprise for her. The best part of wedding planning was her reaction when she walked into the ballroom, seeing the result of all my efforts,” recalls Pedram.

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Dendrobium orchid chandelier “bursts” were suspended from the ceiling.

Custom silver structure behind the head table built by TALA FLORIST. Head table chairs provided by MOHANI EVENT DESIGN.

Guest tables were custom-made by ÉCLAT DECOR INC. and MOHANI EVENT DESIGN. The silver-rimmed Washington chairs were provided by MOHANI EVENT DESIGN and the silver Milano chairs were provided by ÉCLAT DECOR INC. Both vendors also provided the crystal candleholders and silver leaf charger plates. Glass charger plates supplied by ÉCLAT DECOR INC. Flatware and white salt and pepper shakers were rented from A&B PARTYTIME RENTALS LTD.

All day-of stationery was designed by LOVE BY PHOEBE,

including the seating chart, custom napkins with the couple’s monogram, and the flower table numbers. The bride and groom had special plexi mirrored place card “frames” for their place settings from SHOP TINEKE.

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The white dance floor featuring the swirl motif and the couple’s silver monogram was designed by LOVE BY PHOEBE and produced by INSTYLE FLOOR WRAPS. The first dance was

captured by LIFE STUDIOS INC., who provided cinematography services.

A lounge area was located beside the dance floor and featured furniture from ÉCLAT DECOR INC.

End Notes

JW MARRIOTT PARQ VANCOUVER provided their catering services, which included canapés at the cocktail reception, signature cocktails (Snow Bunny and Negroni), a dinner buffet, and a late-night gourmet taco station. Entertainment was provided by DJ Ali Fard and live band KAMRAN & HOOMAN, who were one final surprise, flown in for the occasion. “The band is a very famous Persian band and was a surprise to all of the guests and the bride,” shares planner Jenny De Jong. The newlyweds enjoyed a honeymoon in the Bahamas this past November. Pegah and Pedram currently reside in West Vancouver.

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The six-tier cake with an extra layer of floating orchids in the middle was prepared by LE GATEAU BAKE SHOP. Cake table

linen was provided by ÉCLAT DECOR INC.

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Alex wore a Tom Ford tuxedo purchased from HARRY ROSEN.

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All rings, including the bride’s showstopping 8.04-carat engagement ring, were purchased at BIRKS.

Sarah opted for a classic white bouquet with white orchids and peonies. All floral for the day was provided by FLOWERZ. The bridesmaids wore dusty pink dresses purchased at NORDSTROM. The groomsmen wore grey formalwear from HARRY ROSEN.

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igh school sweethearts Sarah Ren and Alex Zhang met in Grade 10, while attending the same secondary school in Vancouver. Sarah sat behind Alex in class and the first time they spoke was to discuss social studies homework. Many years later, Alex proposed while Sarah and her family were visiting his hometown of Suzhou, China. The celebration took place on May 21, 2018 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Brynn Belisle of DREAMGROUP WEDDINGS + EVENTS provided full-service planning from day one. In lieu of printed invitations, the pair opted for a non-traditional method of inviting guests via WeChat and Facebook. Sarah and Alex said “I do” in a simple ceremony at ST. ANDREW’S-WESLEY UNITED CHURCH. The theme of the wedding was “Chinese Valentine,” which was perfectly reflected in the day’s floral and decor. Three bold, red floral arrangements from FLOWERZ on gold stands supplied by KONCEPT EVENT DESIGN flanked the altar, while two sculpted arrangements were placed at the aisle entrance. A string quintet from MUSICAL OCCASIONS performed. A horse-drawn carriage from STANLEY PARK HORSE-DRAWN TOURS transported the bride and groom to the rose garden in Stanley Park for their photo session.

Sarah looked every bit the princess, wearing a long-sleeved ball gown by Mikael D, Christian Louboutin heels, and a tiara from TIFFANYS PRO MAKEUP & LASH DESIGN.

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Roses Are Red The dramatic reception, brought to life through over-the-top crimson florals and twinkling gold decor, was held at the FAIRMONT HOTEL VANCOUVER. As guests stepped off the elevator, they were greeted by burgundy velvet draping and a lush rose wall with the couple’s monogram in gold from KONCEPT EVENT DESIGN. (The floral wall provided the ultimate backdrop for photos later in the evening.) Meanwhile, the Pacific Ballroom was filled with extravagant floral arrangements from FLOWERZ in keeping with the Chinese Valentineinspired theme. Roses strung through chandeliers, a lavish floral stage, an intimate head table for the bride and groom, and a decadent dessert table, all set the stage for an evening full of entertainment and celebration. Red floral wallpaper was installed behind the dessert table for a major statement. The same rose motif was also used on the dance floor, table numbers, menus, and escort cards, all of which were designed and produced by KONCEPT EVENT DESIGN. Red uplighting, also from KONCEPT EVENT DESIGN, was used around the ballroom to convey the love that the bride and groom felt for each other. The head table was draped in burgundy velvet linen and embellished with gold charger plates and satin napkins held by gold tassel rings. The couple sat in gold King chairs, while guests sat in gold Chiavari chairs. Family chairs also had burgundy chiffon fabric draping through the back.

All day-of stationery, including the mirrored seating chart, was designed and produced by KONCEPT EVENT DESIGN.

Entertainers from INNER RING CIRCUS served cupcakes and champagne to guests. A screen and LCD projector that was used for the bride and groom’s slideshow and games throughout the evening were provided by PSAV.

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FAIRMONT HOTEL VANCOUVER provided

their catering services, which included a four-course plated meal consisting of foraged mushroom tarts, Pemberton beet salad, a choice of Angus beef tenderloin or spaghetti and meatballs, and blueberry opera torte.

“We wanted a dramatic wedding that we would remember forever.� - A L E X

Tables, chairs, linens, charger plates, candelabras, chandeliers, candleholders, napkin rings, draping, dance floor, flower walls, and lighting were provided by KONCEPT EVENT DESIGN.

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provided the beautiful burgundy floral dance floor.

LIFE STUDIOS INC. provided their

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Guests were treated to Chinese dance and ballroom dance performances, provided by COLOURS OF DANCE ACADEMY and BOOGALOO ACADEMY, respectively.

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Dessert lovers were in heaven thanks to the decadent sweets table featuring a white and gold six-tier wedding cake and an abundance of other ornate confections, ranging from macarons and cupcakes to cookies and cake pops. All desserts were prepared by MOMO CHEN CAKES and were adorned with red and gold accents to match the floral and decor in the ballroom. The cake sat atop a gold tablecloth from KONCEPT EVENT DESIGN and was surrounded by fresh red blooms from FLOWERZ at the base. The burgundy floral dance floor from KONCEPT EVENT DESIGN was situated in front of the custom stage that was covered in red fabric and featured a faux flower wall flanked by gold draping. Throughout the evening, a slew of performers took the stage, including six professional ballroom dancers from BOOGALOO ACADEMY and twenty-six Chinese dancers from COLOURS OF DANCE ACADEMY. “The guests were truly wowed by the performances and cheered exuberantly when it was over,” recalls planner Brynn Belisle. The newlyweds currently reside in Vancouver, where Sarah is self-employed and Alex is a property manager.

For the reception, Sarah changed into a gold gown from Mikael D.

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Petra & Marc

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Hairstyling and makeup application services provided by NADIA ALBANO STYLE INC.

Marc wore formalwear by Tom Ford, as well as Christian Louboutin shoes, a Rolex watch, a Cartier Love bracelet from Petra, a pearl and gold leaf lapel pin from DAVIE & CHIYO that

matched the bride’s hair accessories, and a Tom Ford tie.

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Petra’s custom engagement ring was purchased at LUGARO JEWELLERS and held great

significance to both the bride and the groom. Marc had spent almost an entire year looking for a diamond that had “67” in the carat weight, as 67 was his former racing number. He also wanted it to be a Forevermark diamond due to the play on words with his name and because it signifies that Marc is forever Petra’s. Finally, the diamond was mined on Marc’s mother’s birthday (April 28), so he instantly knew that this was the diamond for his wife-to-be.

An Al Fresco Wedding Petra’s sleek and sexy Berta gown from BLUSH BRIDAL was a modern rendition of

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Marc surprised Petra on their wedding day with a pair of Forevermark diamond stud earrings from LUGARO JEWELLERS

and a yellow gold Cartier Love bracelet.

etra and Marc De Vellis met over twelve years ago at work. After Marc’s racing career had come to an end, he opened DOLCE 67, a motorsportsthemed café, where Petra was later hired to work as a barista. “Our connection was instant and our friendship grew quickly,” remembers the bride. After a few months, Marc finally built up the courage to ask Petra out on a date to WHITE SPOT (a De Vellis family favourite), however, much to his disappointment, she declined. Refusing to give up, Marc, who was in charge of the shift assignments, began scheduling more shifts with Petra, which according to the bride, “unofficially turned into date nights.” After a few more attempts to take Petra out on a real date, he pulled out the big guns. On Thanksgiving morning in 2006, he messaged Petra and asked her to go for a ride in his Corvette Z06. Petra couldn’t resist and before she knew it, they were on the road to Stanley Park, where they enjoyed hot chocolate and french fries on their first official date. Eleven years later, the couple was visiting Petra’s family in Croatia, and as had become customary when visiting Dubrovnik, they headed to the beach after dark, dipped their toes in the sea, and began talking over a bottle of champagne. To Petra, nothing was out of the ordinary—little did she know that Marc was planning to pop the question. As they were sitting on the beach, they could hear music playing from a wedding happening nearby (“seems very fitting when we look back now,” notes Petra). When Lionel Richie’s “All Night Long (All Night)” began playing in the background, Marc knew it was go time. He stood up and pulled two coins from his pocket, both from 1990 (Petra’s birth year). He then asked Petra to close her eyes and make a wish, and as she closed them, he dropped to one knee, surprising his fiancée-to-be with the sweetest beach proposal. The couple was wed on July 21, 2018 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Jenny De Jong of COUNTDOWN EVENTS PLANNING & DESIGN provided full event planning and design services. “We knew from the moment we met Jenny that we were in good hands. Their attention to detail, overall experience, and guidance in choosing vendors helped bring our wedding vision to life,” shares Petra. Petra and Marc tied the knot in a traditional Catholic ceremony at ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI PARISH, which was also where Marc was baptized and where his grandparents, parents, and aunts were all married. Music played a major role, with Marc and his parents walking down the aisle to The Godfather theme song and Petra and her father walking down the aisle to “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran.

her mother’s wedding dress, which also featured long sleeves.

The bridesmaids wore white gowns from LULUS with gold leaf sashes and hairpins from DAVIE & CHIYO.

The groomsmen wore black Ermenegildo Zegna formalwear. Marc’s sister acted as his “best wo-man” and her dress was the same as the bridesmaid dresses, except in black. As a special gift, the groom gave his sister a gold David Yurman bracelet with diamonds to mark the occasion.

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Seating chart calligraphy by MAURELLE CALLIGRAPHY & DESIGN.

White tables were provided by ÉCLAT DECOR INC. and MOHANI EVENT DESIGN. All chairs provided by ÉCLAT DECOR INC. Tableware

provided by WINSTONS TABLE CURATION. Lighting and AV provided

by ESONIC PRODUCTION SERVICES.

HAWKSWORTH CATERING provided their catering

Love is in the Air

services, which included passed hors d’oeuvres during cocktail hour and a customized six-course dinner

Taking inspiration from their European roots (Marc’s family is from Italy and Petra’s family is from Croatia), the couple, along with COUNTDOWN EVENTS PLANNING & DESIGN,

planned an outdoor, al fresco reception dinner. Held at a private residence in Coquitlam, the design was a seamless combination of modern and rustic Tuscan elements. A colour palette of white and gold was utilized on the dinner tables, which were embellished with low floral groupings in crystal vases from ÉCLAT DECOR INC. and white glass vases from THE FLOWER FACTORY, who provided all floral for the day. “We wanted a very high-end look but in an al fresco setting and wanted it to tie into the beauty of nature,” shares planner Jenny De Jong. To strike the perfect balance, they used stark white florals and decor, complemented by soft, loose greenery. Gold-rimmed chairs from ÉCLAT DECOR INC. and gold tableware from WINSTONS TABLE CURATION provided a touch of glamour. Place settings also consisted of a white and gold menu designed by the bride through MINTED and a gold-painted olive branch picked by Petra’s father from a family tree in Croatia. 62

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As a special treat for the groom, a scotch and cigar bar was set up on a mirrored table from ÉCLAT DECOR INC. and covered in crystal decanters with some of Marc’s favourite scotches and an array of hand-selected cigars. Bar signage, including scotch bottle tags, was designed by the bride in collaboration with MAURELLE CALLIGRAPHY & DESIGN. Beside the scotch and cigar bar was a lounge with dark grey furniture from LOUNGEWORKS EVENT RENTALS. “The lounge had a more ‘masculine’ feel, which was a great contrast

to the rest of the wedding,” says Jenny De Jong.

“Since we both have European roots, Marc’s family being from Italy and mine from Croatia, we wanted an outdoor, al fresco dining event.” -PETRA

End Notes

The St. Honoré-inspired wedding “cake” was made up of Italian cream puffs and prepared by FORTUNA BAKERY.

As self-proclaimed foodies, food was very important to the couple and so they hired HAWKSWORTH CATERING to provide their catering services. This included a customized six-course meal prepared by Chef David Hawksworth, who cooked for guests and announced each course during dinner, creating a “chef’s table” feeling. Dinner included individuallyplated antipasti, watermelon feta salad, gnocchi in a traditional red sauce, herb-roasted black cod, roasted bone-in veal, and buttermilk panna cotta. Italian soda was also served tableside as a palate cleanser between the third and fourth courses. To cap off the evening, a late-night pizza bar (that even included a pizza oven) from HAWKSWORTH CATERING was open to guests. The couple also worked with their sommelier to suggest wine pairings with each course, in order to make it a true tasting-style dinner. The non-traditional wedding cake was made of Italian cream puffs and prepared by FORTUNA BAKERY. “This isn’t a typical wedding cake, but it is one of Petra’s favourites! For every birthday or special event, this cake is a staple,” shares Marc. As part of the evening fun, a black and white photo booth was provided by BUTTER WEDDINGS PHOTO & CINEMA. Photos taken in the booth were printed, framed, and given to guests as a memento of the day. Petra and Marc’s epic two-part honeymoon took them to Hawaii in September for some rest and relaxation, and then to Italy in October, where they enjoyed two weeks in Tuscany, Rome, and the Amalfi Coast. They even met BLUSH WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY BY KRISTY & KEN in Italy for a special honeymoon photo shoot!

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Lana Del Rey’s ‘Video Games’ LIFE STUDIOS INC.

provided their cinematography services.

playing in the background, it was as if time was standing still,” recalls the bride.

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Mozhde & Behnam PHOTOG R A PHY BY

Hong Photography and Cinema Inc.

Mozhde wore a Zuhair Murad gown and veil from BLUSH BRIDAL with Alaïa

heels from HOLT RENFREW, an Elsa

Corsi headpiece from JEWELIETTE, and jewellery purchased in Iran. Hairstyling provided by Mahyar Khoda and makeup application services provided by ARTISTRY BY V.

Behnam wore Tom Ford formalwear from HARRY ROSEN, alongside Christian Louboutin shoes from HOLT RENFREW.

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A simple bouquet of white peonies tied with a silk ribbon to match the bride’s dress was designed by TALA FLORIST.

Wedding in White

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ozhde Maleksabet and Behnam Ahadi met through family and had their first date on March 4, 2017. Just over one year later, Behnam surprised Mozhde by popping the question while the two were sailing in the middle of the ocean. The couple was wed on July 13, 2018 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Soha Lavin of COUNTDOWN EVENTS PLANNING & DESIGN provided full-service event planning and design. Mozhde and Behnam tied the knot in a traditional Persian ceremony at the FAIRMONT HOTEL VANCOUVER. The all-white setting was designed with hundreds of orchids and roses from TALA FLORIST and a runway-esque aisle that led to a sofreh stage from ÉCLAT DECOR INC., elevated by glass vases filled with water and orchids. The result was a showstopping setup in line with the day’s “soft and classic” theme. Guests sat in white Dior chairs from ÉCLAT DECOR INC., while floating candles of varying heights and sheer draping created an intimate feel.

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The sleek white dance floor was produced and installed by INSTYLE FLOOR WRAPS.

Floral Fashion

The reception was held in the Pacific Ballroom at the FAIRMONT HOTEL VANCOUVER, where a regal, floralfilled design had guests swooning. High and low arrangements of white roses and orchids accented with just a hint of greenery were designed by TALA FLORIST and could be found on every guest table. According to planner Soha Lavin, “The floral design was fashion-forward and had a designer feel.” To create this magnificent wedding white reception, modern decor in the form of artistic white urns, clear charger plates, and clear-back Louis chairs was mixed with classical pieces, like crystal candelabras and goldrimmed Dior chairs, all from ÉCLAT DECOR INC.

The escort card table was a life-size cherry blossom tree from ÉCLAT DECOR INC. As a unique and interactive element, some of the escort cards, which were designed by FLOURISH BY COLLEEN WINTON, were hanging from the

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The white and mirrored tables, white draping, Louis and Dior chairs, silk linens, head table chandeliers, floating candles, table numbers, and clear charger plates were provided by ÉCLAT DECOR INC.

“The floor plan was oneof-a-kind and had never been done before in the ballroom.” - S O H A

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End Notes

The one-of-a-kind floor plan included the statement sweetheart table, which boasted a canopy dripping in flowers from TALA FLORIST and chandeliers from ÉCLAT DECOR INC. Soft white fabric from ÉCLAT DECOR INC. was draped along all corners of the four-post canopy, while two cherry blossom trees flanked the dreamy structure. “All of the guests loved the canopy and took photos in front of it,” remembers Soha Lavin. In addition to chandeliers, the mood was set by hundreds of flickering candles. Catering was provided by the FAIRMONT HOTEL VANCOUVER and included a custom dinner buffet featuring West Coast cuisine, Persian cuisine, and Mediterranean fusion dishes. LIFE STUDIOS INC. provided their cinematography services. The newlyweds currently reside in Vancouver, British Columbia, where Mozhde is a dentistry student and Behnam is a builder.

DJ Omid from RADIOJAVAN provided his services at the reception.

For dessert, guests were served a piece of wedding cake from JOCONDE PATISSERIE. The

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Laura & Frank

Hairstyling, makeup application services, and the bride’s hairpiece, worn during the reception, were provided by JEIS COCO WEDDING MAKEUP AND HAIR.

Frank wore Dolce & Gabbana formalwear from HARRY ROSEN with Christian PH O TOG RAPHY BY

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Louboutin shoes.


Shoes by Manolo Blahnik and engagement ring from PURE DIAMOND.

Laura’s bouquet included exotic flowers specially ordered from Australia.

Garden Party

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aura Zeng and Frank Ding met in the summer of 2009 through a mutual friend. Years later, Frank surprised Laura with a romantic trip to Cancun, where they stayed at NIZUC RESORT & SPA. One day, they were snorkelling near a small island when all of a sudden, Frank got down on one knee amongst the coral and pulled out a ring. “It was exactly the kind of proposal I always wanted,” recalls Laura. The couple tied the knot on July 27, 2018 in Pitt Meadows, British Columbia. CHERRY WANG INTERNATIONAL WEDDING & EVENT GROUP LIMITED provided full-service planning and design assistance. Laura and Frank exchanged personalized vows in an outdoor ceremony at SWANESET BAY RESORT & COUNTRY CLUB. The lush setting was made to look like a wild garden using lots of delphinium for a soft, whimsical aesthetic. CHERRY WANG INTERNATIONAL WEDDING & EVENT GROUP LIMITED provided all of the floral decor for the wedding, as well as the clear Chiavari chairs and draping for the ceremony arch. Off to the side, guests could relax and take photos in a bohemian lounge setup that included vintage suitcases and furniture, as well as a teepee, all of which was provided by REVAMP EVENT RENTALS.

For the pre-ceremony photo shoot, Laura wore a strapless Morilee ball gown from ISABELLE’S BRIDAL. For the ceremony, she changed into a long-sleeved Rosa Clará gown purchased at DE FLORE COUTURE.

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English Garden

The festivities continued indoors at SWANESET BAY RESORT & COUNTRY CLUB, where the reception was held.

A natural English garden vibe was created by CHERRY WANG INTERNATIONAL WEDDING & EVENT GROUP LIMITED, who also provided Chiavari chairs, table

numbers, gold flatware, and gold head table charger plates. Draping was provided by KAWANO DECOR & DESIGN. Tableware on guest tables was provided by LUXE CLUB DECOR. Gold place cards were handmade by the bride.

The garden-inspired stationery was created by CHERRY WANG INTERNATIONAL WEDDING & EVENT GROUP LIMITED.

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The ornate seven-tier wedding cake was prepared by MOO’S ART STUDIO. Catering

was provided by SWANESET BAY RESORT & COUNTRY CLUB.

During the first dance, a fog machine from CELEBRATION FIREWORKS was

used to make it appear as though the couple was dancing on a cloud.

End Notes

For the reception, the bride changed into a mermaid gown by Rosa Clará, purchased at DE FLORE COUTURE, while the groom changed into Versace formalwear from HARRY ROSEN. BEIGE WEDDINGS provided their cinematography services. ACDJ VANCOUVER provided their AV services, as well as a DJ. The newlyweds currently reside in Coquitlam, British Columbia.

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Kimia & Kaveh

Hairstyling provided by JUICE SALON AND ESTHETICS and makeup

application services provided by ATEFEH MAKEUP & HAIR.

Hedges of orchids and hydrangea from TALA FLORIST lined the aisle and

were complemented by crystal candelabras supplied by LE MARAIS DÉCOR. Clear Vogue chairs

and an 80-ft long aisle PHOTOG RAPHY BY

from LE MARAIS DÉCOR

Blush Wedding Photography

finished off the decor.

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Invitations by HADI MOSAFFA DESIGN.

The bride’s engagement ring and wedding band were purchased from LUX JEWELS. The groom’s wedding band was purchased at MOZAFARIAN JEWELRY.

Crystal Palace Kimia’s bouquet by TALA FLORIST was accented Kaveh wore Sergio Barone formalwear from DEBONAIR FORMAL WEAR.

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with Swarovski crystals to match the crystal

t was through mutual friends in October 2007 that Kimia Tajbakhsh and Kaveh Goldan first met. They dated for a few months but eventually broke it off, only to reconnect four years later. In December of 2016, Kaveh proposed while the two were on a romantic trip to Mexico. One night, Kaveh insisted that they go out for dinner to celebrate their six-year anniversary. A taxi picked them up at their resort and drove them to a secluded beachside restaurant where a candlelit table on the sand awaited them. After dinner, the couple was watching the sunset when the waiter appeared with dessert. He removed the cloche to reveal “Will You Marry Me?” written in chocolate with a beautiful ring placed in a strawberry. Kaveh got down on one knee, and the rest is history! Kimia and Kaveh said “I do” on July 28, 2018. They hired Haleh Tafteh of DETAILS BY HALEH LUXURY EVENT AND SOFREH DESIGN to plan and design their wedding. “She did an amazing job of bringing our vision to life,” says Kimia. The couple was wed in a Western-meets-Persian ceremony at the JW MARRIOTT PARQ VANCOUVER. Kimia wore a Galia Lahav gown purchased at BISOU BRIDAL with Badgley Mischka heels and a necklace, bracelet, and earrings that together totalled over 20 carats worth of diamonds from MOZAFARIAN JEWELRY. Before Kimia’s grand entrance, violinist Shirin Rashidi walked down the aisle playing “Just the Way You Are” by Bruno Mars, a song that holds special significance to their relationship. Finally, the bride entered and according to Kimia, “Kaveh and I both started to cry when we saw each other. It was a moment I’ll never forget.” When she reached the end of the aisle, the couple exchanged vows in their Canadian-style ceremony officiated by Paul Gill. Afterward, they sat at their sofreh, designed by DETAILS BY HALEH LUXURY EVENT AND SOFREH DESIGN with florals by TALA FLORIST, and proceeded with the Persian ceremony, performed by Pooyan Khorsandi. One of the most memorable moments of the Persian ceremony was when Kimia’s mother gifted her with a ring that had belonged to her late grandmother.

palace theme of the day.

The bridesmaids wore gowns from LULUS.

Kimia’s 14-ft White floor vinyl and the customized glass base of the sofreh were provided

long veil was by Galia Lahav.

by LE MARAIS DÉCOR.

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Chairs, tables, draping, candelabras, linens, charger plates, and lighting were provided by LE MARAIS DÉCOR. Rigging was provided by FREEMAN AUDIO VISUAL.

Dripping in Crystals

The goal for the reception, also held at the JW MARRIOTT PARQ VANCOUVER, was to create a crystal palace. To achieve this look, crystal was used everywhere in the design of the room, from the sweetheart table and charger plates to the candelabras and candleholders. Breathtaking floral by TALA FLORIST completed the dreamy vision. Over 25,000 Phalaenopsis orchids were sourced locally in Vancouver and from the Netherlands, while orchid leis were imported from Thailand. The most breathtaking crystal design of all was the 45-ft long by 20-ft wide ceiling installation by KONCEPT EVENT DESIGN and LE MARAIS DÉCOR. Above the dance floor hung hundreds of white satin ribbons with tear-shaped crystals from KONCEPT EVENT DESIGN affixed to the ends. This statement centrepiece was the bride’s favourite

The dance floor featured the couple’s monogram in gold and was designed and installed by INSTYLE FLOOR WRAPS.

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design detail of the day. “When I walked into the ballroom, I could not stop my tears of joy. It was such a beautiful feature and really took my breath away,” shares Kimia. For added height, a pair of 15-ft snow white cherry blossom trees were imported from New York and placed on either side of the bar. A hint of gold in the form of Washington chairs and mirrored tables added warmth to the ballroom. The other main element was the lighting. The ballroom was lit with thousands of candles and more than 50 soft sapphire uplights which enhanced the ambiance of the space. In addition, velvet draping from LE MARAIS DÉCOR lined the walls of the ballroom, creating a regal and romantic backdrop.


“When I walked into the ballroom, I could not stop my tears of joy.” - K I M I A

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A custom-made candy cart from LE MARAIS DÉCOR served

Persian sweets.

Table numbers from HADI MOSAFFA DESIGN.

End Notes

Catering was provided by the JW MARRIOTT PARQ

JW MARRIOTT PARQ VANCOUVER prepared dinner and dessert, while the seven-tier chocolate cake with fresh flowers was provided by LE GATEAU BAKE SHOP. As a wedding favor, guests were given sugar cubes from Iran that were wrapped in delicate tulle and had a gold coin glued to the bottom for good luck. The sweet takeaways were tied with personalized ribbon bearing the couple’s names and wedding date. BEAUTIFUL LIFE STUDIOS provided their cinematography services. DJ Armin and percussionist Sahel Kheshtkar performed at the reception. Thanks to their wedding service providers, Kimia and Kaveh’s crystal-themed wedding was brought to life and according to the bride, “Our theme was truly a masterpiece.” Kimia and Kaveh currently reside in Vancouver, where they both work as project coordinators.

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Rena’s ivory Berta gown with customized straps was purchased from BLUSH BRIDAL. She paired her fit

and flare gown with Christian Louboutin heels, a veil from NORDSTROM, a necklace and earrings from VAN CLEEF & ARPELS,

and two Love bracelets from CARTIER. THE LOVE TEAM MAKEUP AND HAIR provided

hairstyling and makeup application services. Paul wore a black Tom Ford tuxedo, bow tie, and pocket square purchased at HARRY ROSEN, alongside Christian Louboutin shoes from HOLT RENFREW.

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Classic white and gold

If the Shoe Fits GRANVILLE ISLAND FLORIST

designed Rena’s round bouquet of ivory, champagne, blush, and pink flowers tied with a satin ribbon.

The bride and groom gave each other matching Rolex watches from ROLEX BOUTIQUE GWC before the ceremony.

The bridesmaids wore light pink gowns from ELYSEES COLLECTION.

invitations designed by LOVE BY PHOEBE.

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lthough Rena Liu and Paul Pan’s story first began as high school friends over twelve years ago, there was always something genuine and undeniable about the way they laughed when they were together. Their instant connection explained how they quickly became close friends that would often leave for school early and go home late just so they could spend more time together. Sadly, their friendship was put on pause when Paul left to attend Simon Fraser University. While living on campus, Paul received a random text message from Rena, who was deciding whether she should keep his phone number in her contact list. It was this text which prompted a romantic relationship that began almost as quickly as they had become friends when they first met. After being inseparable for over nine years, they were finally married on May 6, 2018. Before their marriage came Paul’s epic proposal, which all hinged on the perfect engagement ring. For Paul, finding the right diamond meant that it had to have class, heritage, and unique characteristics that would make it deeply personal to Rena. The six-month search ended when CARTIER notified him that a diamond meeting his exact specifications had been found in their international inventory. The ring arrived in the nick of time, one day prior to Paul’s planned proposal. “Seeing it sparkle for the first time completely justified the stressful experience of having the diamond arrive only two hours before CARTIER’s closing time, on the exact afternoon before the proposal,” shares Paul. The next morning, the sun emerged after a week of relentless December rain, which meant that the helicopter he had booked was authorized for takeoff. Rena’s suspicions of Paul’s plan were soon confirmed as their flight reached its destination and landed on top of the inaccessible white tip of Widgeon Peak. While sinking into the snow, and with the stunning mountains as a backdrop, Paul got down on one knee and asked Rena to marry him with her parents as their witnesses. Rena yelled, “I knew it!” and accepted. Upon arriving back at the hangar, Rena was greeted by Paul’s parents who were carrying an antique suitcase containing 365 red roses that Paul had prepared. The engagement was not complete without a celebratory trip to the warm beaches of Punta Cana so that they could defrost from their minus 15-degree mountaintop experience. The wedding took place at the ROSEWOOD HOTEL GEORGIA in Vancouver, British Columbia. Alicia Keats of ALICIA KEATS WEDDINGS + EVENTS provided full-service planning and design assistance.

Collecting designer shoes is a passion of the bride’s. Rena wore six pairs on her wedding day and BLUSH WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY BY KRISTY & KEN took

the opportunity to capture her shoe collection in all its glory.

Sofa from PAST PIECES.

Engagement ring from CARTIER and wedding bands from HARRY WINSTON.

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Gold Louis chairs were provided by

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ÉCLAT DECOR INC. A string trio from MUSICAL OCCASIONS performed

throughout the ceremony.

Rena and Paul tied the knot in a civil ceremony at the ROSEWOOD HOTEL GEORGIA. “Romantic, elegant, opulent, and grand” imbued every aspect of the celebration. GRANVILLE ISLAND FLORIST and UPRIGHT DECOR SIGNATURE EVENTS INC. created a custom canopy of white draping covered in blush and cream blooms. “It was of the utmost importance for our bride to be surrounded by fresh flowers on her wedding day and this pedestal of flowers exceeded her expectations,” shares planner Alicia Keats. Oversized floral arrangements stood on clear pillars of varying heights, creating a waterfall effect at the aisle entrance, while a swoon-worthy circular installation was suspended in the centre of the room. Special moments from the ceremony included when the couple’s teacup poodles, dressed in a tuxedo and gown, were walked down the aisle. Rena and Paul signed their marriage certificate with matching Montblanc fountain pens.

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ROSEWOOD HOTEL GEORGIA ’s Spanish Ballroom was completely transformed from a romantic, lush ceremony space to an opulent reception. “Seeing our reception for the very first time was our favourite part. It was our opportunity to see the vision come to life, and the pictures really do not do the room justice when it comes to capturing the atmosphere created by all of the fresh flowers,” shares Rena. The ballroom contained over 10,000 fresh blooms, eliciting gasps from guests as they entered. Sculpted arrangements of hydrangea, roses, and orchids were placed in silver vases on guest tables, and balanced out by floating candleholders with rose petals.

In the centre of the ballroom hung the floral chandelier from the ceremony, which emanated a warm, romantic glow throughout. One of the most unique aspects of Rena and Paul’s wedding was the signature scents they customized through JO MALONE. “It was important to us that our guests’ senses were stimulated on all levels. We went through many different companies and eventually decided on a few unique combinations from JO MALONE,” shares the bride. A different scent infused each space, from English pear and freesia to peony and blush suede. Even the restrooms had a signature fragrance (grapefruit for the men and basil and neroli for the women).

UPRIGHT DECOR SIGNATURE EVENTS INC. provided the

gold leaf charger plates, glassware, floral linens, lighting, and draping. Rigging from PSAV.

After the ceremony, guests were invited into the promenade for the cocktail reception. On the steps leading into the cocktail hour were hundreds of rose petals and candles. In the centre of the room was a white bar with a floral arrangement from GRANVILLE ISLAND FLORIST. The lounge furniture was provided by UPRIGHT DECOR SIGNATURE EVENTS INC. and the 20-ft by 8-ft seating chart with gold foil escort cards was designed by LOVE BY PHOEBE. “The seating card display was a showstopper, and guests took photos in front of it all night long,” remembers Alicia Keats.

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All day-of stationery was designed by LOVE BY PHOEBE, including place

cards, table numbers, bar signage, candy labels, welcome sign, menus, seating chart, and date night cards.

“We were told that when the reception room was revealed to guests, there was an audible gasping noise as they could not believe how quickly the ceremony room was transformed into the opulent reception.” - R E N A The head table had a floral “waterfall” from GRANVILLE ISLAND FLORIST flowing down

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placed under the canopy on a bed of blush and cream flowers. LIFE STUDIOS INC. provided their

cinematography services.

End Notes

Guests were invited to indulge in a sweets table created by UPRIGHT DECOR SIGNATURE EVENTS INC. Here, custom goody bags supplied by ALICIA KEATS WEDDINGS + EVENTS could be filled with an assortment of candy, ranging from LINDT chocolate and pink rock candy to FERRERO ROCHER chocolates and sour gummies. ROSEWOOD HOTEL GEORGIA provided all other food and beverages for the evening, including a five-course dinner and a late-night snack cart serving poutine and Japanese hot dogs. Mini potted orchids from ORIENTAL ORCHIDS LTD. served as wedding favors. According to the bride, “Our extensive floral arrangements featured orchids as one of the main flowers. We wanted our guests to be reminded of the emphasis on flowers in our wedding design, so we chose potted orchids for them to take home.” Favor tags were designed by the bride. Overall, Rena and Paul wished for a celebration that appealed to each of the five senses: opulent floral and decor for sight, custom JO MALONE scents for smell, a live trio from MUSICAL OCCASIONS for sound, a decadent cake, fivecourse dinner, and late-night snacks for taste, and finally, portraits from THE COLLECTIVE YOU for touch. “We wanted to figuratively touch our guests and show them our gratitude for their support over the years by having their photographs taken and displayed. All of these senses were prioritized in order to accomplish the task of giving our guests the most memorable experience we could,” shares Rena. After the wedding, the couple embarked on a European honeymoon that took them to Greece, France, and Turkey. They currently reside in Vancouver, where Rena is an elementary school teacher and Paul is a film producer and the owner of NAUTICAN INTERNATIONAL ENTERPRISES.

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Ruvimbo & Jordan PHOTOG RAPHY BY

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Hairstyling provided by FAYE SMITH MAKEUP & HAIR

and makeup application services provided by BEAUTY BY MINA.

Jordan donned a navy tuxedo designed by Ike Behar and purchased at DEBONAIR FORMAL WEAR.

He also wore a black Tissot watch from JOMASHOP, a custom-

made white shirt from INDOCHINO, and a bow tie,

pocket square, cufflinks, and shoes from DEBONAIR FORMAL WEAR.

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Tropical Glamour The sleek and modern invitations were designed through MINTED.

Ruvimbo’s A-line dress with crystal beading was designed by Symphony of Venus and purchased at TIFFANY’S VANCOUVER BRIDAL. She accessorized with shoes from BELLA BELLE, an ivory clutch from PRETTY BY SUSAN JEWELRY, a

vintage hair comb from ELIZABETH ROSE DESIGN, a tennis bracelet from EVER FAITH CA, and chandelier

earrings from ANGELA FASHIONS.

The bridesmaids wore ivory midi dresses from WHITE RUNWAY.

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uvimbo Mukorombindo and Jordan Johnson first laid eyes on each other at a club in Vancouver. Jordan walked right up to her and asked her to dance, and Ruvimbo accepted. She gave him her number after their dance, and the next day Jordan texted her to ask her out that very evening. Their first “official” date came one week later when Jordan took Ruvimbo to THE BOATHOUSE RESTAURANT. Dinner went so well, they decided to take a romantic stroll along English Bay, where they discussed their interests and values. “Our energy was magnetic; two total opposites from different backgrounds, nationalities, races, and traditions… a meshing of two worlds and cultures. We were polar opposites but somehow we fit perfectly,” shares the bride. Like their relationship, the proposal reflected the joining of two worlds and cultures. As a Zimbabwean woman from the Shona culture, it was important for Ruvimbo that the traditional engagement ceremony take place, which is when the groom pays his respects by presenting the bride’s family with roora (or “bride price” in English). A woman cannot have a white wedding in the Western sense before this roora ceremony has occurred, and it is up to the groom’s family to approach the bride’s family. As a result of the complexity of this cultural tradition, the couple flew to Harare, Zimbabwe in December 2016. “We celebrated our engagement with my family in Zimbabwe, and it was a beautiful day where Jordan was able to meet my entire extended family and experience my culture and people in its purest form,” says Ruvimbo. Two months after returning to Vancouver, Jordan surprised his bride-to-be with an actual engagement ring while scouting venues for their wedding (and lo and behold, the location in which he presented her with the ring was THE PERMANENT, which would eventually become their wedding venue). Jordan and Ruvimbo were married on July 28, 2018 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Sahar Sarband of MODERN MINT EVENTS INC. provided full-service event planning and design assistance.

The bride had two bouquets on her wedding day. The first was an ivory and silver brooch bouquet sourced from BROCHE BOUQUETS. The second was provided by FLOWERZ and featured white orchids trailing down the front.

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White draping on the higher floor created a clean backdrop for the decor, while black draping on the main floor added drama to the ballroom. All draping and uplights were provided by KONCEPT EVENT DESIGN.

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Ruvimbo and Jordan exchanged vows beneath a floating floral arch at THE PERMANENT. The dramatic arch created by FLOWERZ consisted of fresh roses, hydrangea, orchids, and tropical leaves painted black. Behind the altar, dozens of tall black vases held white palm fronds, creating a tropical garden behind the bride and groom. A black aisle runner from KONCEPT EVENT DESIGN and gold-rimmed black velvet Chrome chairs from MOHANI EVENT DESIGN finished off the chic decor.

“Our biggest priority was creating a fun, young, and vibrant wedding. We also wanted to highlight the joining of two different cultures.” –ru v i m b o

All day-of stationery, including place cards, seating chart, and welcome sign, was created by MAKING MEMORIES WITH STATIONERY.

For the bride, the standout decor detail was the entrance door, which was framed by a flower and palm leaf arch from FLOWERZ that perfectly evoked the theme of the wedding.

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The head table was framed by the same floating arch of tropical leaves and fresh flowers used at the ceremony. A floral runner of oversized palm fronds painted white ran down the centre of the

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dozens of clear vases holding single white roses and flickering tealights in gold votive holders.

SAVOURY CHEF

provided all catering for the day, including canapés during cocktail hour and lavish dinner and dessert buffets. The late-night pizza feast was provided by PIZZA GARDEN.

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The fun continued at THE PERMANENT, which was completely transformed for the reception. In keeping with the “upscale, black tie with a tropical twist” theme, tropical white palm leaves were again contrasted with the black and gold colour scheme. Gallery tables were draped in black velvet linens from KONCEPT EVENT DESIGN and topped with a combination of white palm fronds in cylindrical black vases and white roses in glass bud vases, giving the room both height and drama. Gold charger plates and black satin napkins from KONCEPT EVENT DESIGN completed the look.

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A lavish dessert bar was provided by SAVOURY CHEF and an ice cream bar was provided by NUVOLA GELATO. DJ Oga Rossco provided music for the ceremony and reception, while TOMASZ WAGNER provided their cinematography services. Overall, Ruvimbo and Jordan would not change a thing about their dream wedding. The newlyweds currently reside in Coquitlam, where Ruvimbo is a senior mortgage administrator and Jordan is a longshoreman.

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Jasalyn Thorne Photography Named as one of the top wedding photographers The venue contained a vault behind the head table. It was designed as a photo booth station where guests could take elegant photos on a white chaise sofa from KONCEPT EVENT DESIGN. FRANKIE AND CO covered the entire ceiling in hundreds of pearlescent Charger plates, linens, and tables were supplied

white balloons to resemble a cloud. Photos were

by KONCEPT EVENT DESIGN.

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Helena & Allen Hairstyling and makeup application services provided by KIKI XIANG HAIR & MAKEUP.

Allen wore Tom Ford formalwear from HARRY ROSEN with

Salvatore Ferragamo shoes, an Eton pocket square, Tateossian London cufflinks, and a Giorgio Armani tie.

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Helena’s off-the-shoulder ball gown was purchased in China and paired with sparkling Jimmy Choo “Cinderella” heels.

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The bridesmaids wore blush gowns from China.

FLOWERZ provided all floral for

the day, including Helena’s blush, lilac, and cream bouquet of orchids, peonies, and roses.

elena Shao and Allen Chang met through mutual friends at a small gathering in January 2012. Allen popped the question on May 20, 2015, which the bride explains is Chinese Valentine’s Day in China, due to the fact that “I love you” and May 20 are pronounced similarly in Chinese. As Allen grew up in Canada, he was not familiar with this holiday until he met Helena. She had mentioned this date to him for three years but he never bothered to celebrate with her, which is why it came as a surprise when on May 19, 2015, Allen said he had planned something special for them the next day. On May 20, Allen took Helena up Whistler Mountain and they went ATVing. Back in Vancouver later that day, they had dinner at HAWKSWORTH RESTAURANT and watched the sunset from Grouse Mountain, before he finally proposed in Queen Elizabeth Park. The wedding, planned by Kitty Tsai of WEDO WEDDINGS ETC., took place on June 3, 2018 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Helena and Allen said “I do” inside the Spanish Ballroom at the ROSEWOOD HOTEL GEORGIA. The most memorable moment for Helena was Allen’s personalized vows, which came as a complete shock to the bride. The last lines of the romantic and heartfelt vows read, “What may come, I will always be there, believing that love never dies. As I have given you my hand to hold, so I give you my life to keep.” In line with the regal, princess theme that the bride requested, the ceremony used a blush and cream colour scheme with gold accents. Oversized floral arrangements stood on marble pillars from KONCEPT EVENT DESIGN and lined the aisle, which led to a canopy of white draping from WEDO WEDDINGS ETC. Blush floor-to-ceiling draping from WEDO WEDDINGS ETC. spanned the wall behind the canopy, creating a luxurious, royal feel throughout the space. Guests sat in gold Grace chairs from KONCEPT EVENT DESIGN. The white aisle runner was provided by WEDO WEDDINGS ETC. and a trio from TIMELESS MUSIC performed throughout the ceremony. At the entrance to the ceremony was the “princess room,” designed and brought to life by WEDO WEDDINGS ETC. and FLOWERZ. Due to Helena’s wishes for a “royal fairytale wedding,” they worked together to create a special space outside the ballroom for her to take photos with guests. It featured a canopy of white draping with blush and cream florals, a sofa from LOUNGEWORKS FURNITURE RENTALS, a mixture of chandeliers and candelabras, and photos of the couple. According to planner Kitty Tsai, “it symbolized her resting and waiting room.”

For the tea ceremony, Helena wore a custom ensemble from China embroidered with phoenix and peonies, and 24-karat gold jewellery from CHOW TAI FOOK, gifted to the bride by her

mother-in-law. Her headpiece was provided by KIKI XIANG HAIR & MAKEUP.

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Royal Garden

Three panels of blush and cream draping from WEDO WEDDINGS ETC. were hung

along the wall behind the stage.

“The combination of the colours made the wedding look luxurious.” - H E L E N A

The Spanish Ballroom at the ROSEWOOD HOTEL GEORGIA was flipped for the reception. Round tables were used throughout the space, as according to Helena, this shape symbolizes the circle of love in Chinese culture. A larger round table was used for the head table, which was decorated with an abundance of soft florals from FLOWERZ for a major statement. Inspired by a royal garden, a mixture of short, medium, and tall arrangements interspersed with ornate gold candleholders decorated the surface. Meanwhile, guest tables were embellished with pastel florals on tall gold stands and lilac satin linens with a royal lace overlay from WEDO WEDDINGS ETC.

For the reception, Helena changed into an appliquéd gown by GALA by Galia Lahav, purchased at BRIDAL REFLECTIONS.

The couple visited Hawaii for their MOMO CHEN

honeymoon, where they stayed at the

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the four-tier wedding cake, as well as complementary confections for the sweet table.

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Blossoming Love

Nima wore black formalwear designed by Tessuti Marzotto and purchased from SIMONS, alongside Steve Madden shoes from NORDSTROM and cufflinks and a tie

from HUGO BOSS. Hairstyling for the groom was provided by MR. FADED EXCLUSIVE WEDDINGS.

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azanin Babaeipanah and Nima Hooshmand first met at a mutual friend’s graduation party in June 2012. “It was an immediate attraction that sparked between the two of us. We were inseparable all evening, and Nima attempted to charm his way into my heart with every chance he could get,” recalls Nazanin. At the end of the night, Nima approached Nazanin’s mother, who had also attended the party, and jokingly asked for her daughter’s hand in marriage, “a sweet gesture that was of course quickly rejected,” remembers the bride. Little did they all know that six years later, Nazanin and Nima would be tying the knot surrounded by their dearest family and friends. Nima’s surprise proposal took place in Iran, their home country. Nima was staying with Nazanin’s family, and on their last night in Iran, her parents threw the couple a farewell party. Despite the festivities, Nazanin could sense that Nima was nervous but could not figure out why. Later in the evening, he asked her to dance, but this was no ordinary dance! As they began dancing, party guests formed a circle around them, when suddenly Nima got down on one knee, reached into his pocket, and pulled out a red box. “At that very moment, I couldn’t hear anyone or see anything else but him. As he uttered those words, ‘will you marry me,’ tears ran down my cheeks; I was crying and shaking and laughing all at once. I nodded yes, and well, I guess he took Beyoncé’s advice and finally put a ring on it,” jokes Nazanin. The wedding took place on June 29, 2018 in Pitt Meadows, British Columbia. Hasti Maloufi of LA VISTA EVENTS provided full event planning services, as well as design assistance. Nazanin and Nima exchanged personalized vows in an outdoor ceremony at SWANESET BAY RESORT & COUNTRY CLUB. As the owner of ALMAS SOFREH DESIGN, the bride designed the sofreh herself, combining the traditional aspects of an Iranian wedding spread with the all-white, minimalistic theme of the day. A customized stage built by MOHANI EVENT DESIGN showcased the white floral arrangements from TALA FLORIST. In addition to the fresh blooms on the sofreh, four 12-ft tall cherry blossom trees were custom-made and flown in for the wedding by MOHANI EVENT DESIGN.

The bride’s sparkly trumpet gown was custom-designed in Turkey by MIRACLE WORLD. She paired her

princess look with silver Manolo Blahnik heels, a necklace, earrings, and bracelet from SOUFI JEWELERS, and a custom veil and tiara made in Turkey, the latter of which was personally sketched and designed by the bride.

A Rolls-Royce Phantom was provided by LUXURY LIFE LIMOUSINE.

White aisle runner and the white Vogue chairs for the bride and groom were provided by MOHANI EVENT DESIGN.

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On Cloud Nine

Cherry blossom trees, chairs, tables, linens, charger plates, table numbers, candleholders, and candelabras were provided by MOHANI EVENT DESIGN. Seating

chart and place cards for VIP guests were provided by MAKING MEMORIES WITH STATIONERY.

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For the reception, the SWANESET BAY RESORT & COUNTRY CLUB’s Grand Ballroom was transformed into an all-white floral wonderland, filled with custom furniture and glistening silver accents. “The floral was designed to ensure that when guests walked in, there would be no shortage of flowers to talk about,” shares planner Hasti Maloufi. Centrepiece designs ranged from low bouquets of white flowers punctuated by orchid-wrapped crystal candelabras to oversized arrangements of roses and orchids on plexi pillars. According to the bride, “Nima and I had envisioned a clean and sleek look with a fountain of orchids and several all-white cherry blossom trees to complement the white theme.” In addition to hundreds of orchids, cherry blossom trees from MOHANI EVENT DESIGN were placed throughout the room. All of the decor inside the ballroom was custom-designed by MOHANI EVENT DESIGN to ensure everything matched the bride’s vision of an elegant, glamorous, and modern wedding. From the custom tables to the ice white silk linens and silver charger plates, all elements fit within the white and silver colour scheme of the day.


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Sheer white draping was provided by KAWANO DECOR & DESIGN. The white dance

floor, designed by MAKING MEMORIES WITH STATIONERY and installed by INSTYLE FLOOR WRAPS, featured the same monogram as the

invitation suite in silver chrome.

Instead of a traditional sweetheart table, the couple opted for a minimalistic and elegant look. Nazanin and Nima sat on silver Chrome chairs from MOHANI EVENT DESIGN, behind tiered plexi

pillars with lush, trailing orchids from TALA FLORIST. Four white cherry blossom trees, along with a row of floating candles, surrounded the couple, completing the dreamy setup.

End Notes

JOCONDE PATISSERIE prepared a stunning seven-tier cake covered in cascading sugar flowers and silver details to match the white and silver colour scheme of the day. They also created mini versions of the wedding cake for guests to take home. Per tradition, Persian pastries were served and provided by TISHIN BAKERY. The newlyweds are currently enjoying married life in Coquitlam, where Nazanin is a career advisor at Simon Fraser University and the owner of ALMAS SOFREH DESIGN, and Nima is a project manager.

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O PEN I NGNIGHTFLOWERS .COM

DANC E F LO O R DE CO R .CO M

PHOTOGRAPHY BY

David Hou Photography

Ear cuff “Leilani,” $189, and hair pins “Sakura,” $189, The Loved One, THELOVEDONE.CA.

Gown “Cindy,” Atelier Pronovias, available upon request at Bisou Bridal, BISOUBRIDAL.COM.

A ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME

DAV I DH O U.CO M

Photography Assistant: Peter Hart, David Hou Photography, davidhou.com. Production Assistants: Eliza Zatterberg, Madeleine Taylor.

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HAIR

LOCATION

Gassia Larionov BLUSH X BALM

Katie D’Souza Bridal Hair Couture by Katie

Mint Room Studios

BLUSHXBALM.COM

B RI DAL H AI RTORONTO.COM

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IN THE GARDEN Gown “Caroline,” MUSE by Berta, BERTA.COM/MUSE. Earrings

“Sabine,” $375, Ranjana Khan, RANJANAKHAN.COM.

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SUBLIME SAKURA (Both pages) Gown “Magnolia,” Galia Lahav, available upon request at Bisou Bridal, BISOUBRIDAL.COM. Earrings “Flora,” $289, The Loved One, THELOVEDONE.CA. Ring “Vittore,” $89, Swarovski, SWAROVSKI.CA.

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FIRST BLUSH Earrings “Lily,” $189, The Loved One, THELOVEDONE.CA

Gown, Kelly NG, KELLYNGCOUTURE.COM.


VICTORIANA Gown, Costarellos Bridal, COSTARELLOS.COM.

Earrings “Major,” $99, and ring “Mayfly,” $169, Swarovski, SWAROVSKI.CA.

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CHERRY BLOSSOM GIRL Gown “Mona,” Riki Dalal, RIKIDALAL.COM. Earrings

“Emma,” $325, Ranjana Khan, RANJANAKHAN.COM.

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EXQUISITE DESIGN Gown “Runa,” Narces, NARCES.COM. Earrings “Large Fan,” $275, Colette Malouf, COLETTEMALOUF.COM.

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BELLE FLEUR Earrings “Noémie,” $350, Ranjana Khan, RANJANAKHAN.COM. Ring “Angelic,” $139, Swarovski, SWAROVSKI.CA.

(Both pages) Gown “Hechizo,” Atelier Pronovias, available at Bisou Bridal, BISOUBRIDAL.COM.


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PERFECT VIEW (Both pages) Gown “Desdemona,” Riki Dalal, RIKIDALAL.COM. Earrings “Élise,” $375, Ranjana Khan, RANJANAKHAN.COM.

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Photography by

style files

GINA CHONG

BUTTER WEDDINGS PHOTO & CINEMA BUTTERWEDDINGS.CA

WATCH AND CUFFLINKS

Palladio, PALLADIOCANADA.COM

HAIR AND MAKEUP

FLORAL DESIGN

Anita Lee of Helmet Salon,

The Flower Factory,

HELMETSALON.COM

FLOWERFACTORY.CA

GOWN

CHAIRS, BLACK LINEN,

Theia, ‘Lenni,’ available at Bisou Bridal,

AND GOLD STANDS

BISOUBRIDAL.COM

Koncept Event Design, KONCEPTEVENTDESIGN.COM

JEWELLERY

Elsa Corsi, available at Jeweliette, JEWELIETTE.COM

MODERN

R O YA L S G E N E V E M C N A L LY

G LO R I A H E N R Y

BEHNAZ SHAFIEE

C A R R I E M AY H E W

DREAMGROUP WEDDINGS + EVENTS

THE FLOWER FACTORY

JOCONDE PATISSERIE

GINGER CREATIVE STATIONERY & DESIGN STUDIO

DREAMGROUP.CA

FLOWERFACTORY.CA

JOCONDE.CA

GINGERCREATIVE.CA

Concept Creator, Creative Director, Producer, Planner, Stylist, and Decor Design

Floral Design

Cake Design

Stationery Design

Shot on location at

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THE VANCOUVER CLUB, VANCOUVERCLUB.CA


SHOES

Lord’s Shoes, LORDSSHOES.CA

BOUQUET AND BOUTONNIÈRE The Flower Factory, FLOWERFACTORY.CA GOWN

Ines Di Santo, ‘Bailey,’ available at Bisou Bridal, BISOUBRIDAL.COM STATIONERY SUITE Ginger Creative Stationery & Design Studio, GINGERCREATIVE.CA VEIL

DreamGroup Couture,

DREAMGROUP.CA FORMALWEAR

Ike Behar, available at

The Tux Store, THETUXSTORE.COM

SHOES

Vangelo, available at The Tux Store, THETUXSTORE.COM

www.wed luxe.com

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HAIR AND MAKEUP

Anita Lee of Helmet Salon, HELMETSALON.COM

GOWN

Ines Di Santo, ‘Madeleine,’ available at Bisou Bridal, BISOUBRIDAL.COM

JEWELLERY

Elsa Corsi, available at Jeweliette, JEWELIETTE.COM

VEIL

Toni Federici, TONIFEDERICI.COM

FLORAL DESIGN

The Flower Factory, FLOWERFACTORY.CA

DRAPING, AISLE RUNNER, GOLD STANDS, AND CANDLEHOLDERS

Koncept Event Design, KONCEPTEVENTDESIGN.COM

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FLORAL DESIGN The Flower Factory, FLOWERFACTORY.CA CHAIRS, BLACK LINEN, GOLD STANDS, AND CANDLEHOLDERS Koncept Event Design, KONCEPTEVENTDESIGN.COM VANCOUVERLASERCUTCO.COM

TABLEWARE AND NAPKINS Pedersen’s Rentals, VANCOUVER.PEDERSENS.COM PLACE CARD AND ACRYLIC SIGN Vancouver Laser Cut Co.,

CATERING AND COCKTAIL The Vancouver Club, VANCOUVERCLUB.CA MENU Ginger Creative Stationery & Design Studio, GINGERCREATIVE.CA

www.wed luxe.com

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WATCH AND CUFFLINKS

Palladio, PALLADIOCANADA.COM

CAKE DESIGN

Joconde Patisserie, JOCONDE.CA

LINENS

Koncept Event Design, KONCEPTEVENTDESIGN.COM

GLASSWARE

Pedersen’s Rentals, VANCOUVER.PEDERSENS.COM

HAIR AND MAKEUP

Anita Lee of Helmet Salon, HELMETSALON.COM

FORMALWEAR

SHOES

GOWN

Ike Behar, available at The Tux Store,

Vangelo, available at The Tux Store,

THETUXSTORE.COM

THETUXSTORE.COM

Theia, ‘Lenni,’ available at Bisou Bridal, BISOUBRIDAL.COM

JEWELLERY

Elsa Corsi, available at Jeweliette, JEWELIETTE.COM

BOUQUET AND BOUTONNIÈRE

The Flower Factory, FLOWERFACTORY.CA

PORTRAITS

Butter Weddings Photo & Cinema BUTTERWEDDINGS.CA

CAR

Sea to Sky Exotic Car Rental, SEATOSKYEXOTIC.COM

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Weddings VANCOUVERCLUB.CA www.wed luxe.com

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HAIR AND MAKEUP

Anita Lee of Helmet Salon, HELMETSALON.COM

GOWN

Atelier Pronovias, ‘Hechizo,’ available at Kleinfeld Hudson’s Bay, KLEINFELD.CA

JEWELLERY

Chopard Boutique GWC, GLOBALWATCHCO.COM

FLORAL DESIGN

The Flower Factory, FLOWERFACTORY.CA

TABLE, CHAIRS, STEMWARE, CHARGER PLATES, CANDLES, AND CANDLEHOLDERS

Éclat Decor Inc., ECLATDECOR.COM

LINENS AND WHITE DINNER PLATES

The Cross Decor & Design, THECROSSDESIGN.COM

V IN TAG E

I N D U S

J E N N Y D E J O N G A N D S O H A L AV I N

G LO R I A H E N R Y

TA N YA M U L L E R

COUNTDOWN EVENTS PLANNING & DESIGN

THE FLOWER FACTORY

LE GATEAU BAKE SHOP

COUNTDOWNEVENTS.COM

FLOWERFACTORY.CA

LEGATEAUBAKESHOP.COM

Co-Concept Creators, Co-Creative Directors, Co-Producers, Co-Planners, Co-Stylists, and Decor Design

Floral Design

Cake and Dessert Design

Shot on location at

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THE DIAMOND, DI6MOND.COM


Photography by

ELLEN HO

HONG PHOTOGRAPHY AND CINEMA INC. HONG-PHOTOGRAPHY.COM

GOWN

Legends by Romona Keveza, ‘Lady Di,’ available at Kleinfeld Hudson’s Bay, KLEINFELD.CA

JEWELLERY

Chopard Boutique GWC, GLOBALWATCHCO.COM

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HAIR AND MAKEUP

Anita Lee of Helmet Salon, HELMETSALON.COM

GOWN

Atelier Pronovias, ‘Hechizo,’ available at Kleinfeld Hudson’s Bay, KLEINFELD.CA

JEWELLERY

Chopard Boutique GWC, GLOBALWATCHCO.COM

BOUQUET

The Flower Factory, FLOWERFACTORY.CA

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HAIR AND MAKEUP

Anita Lee of Helmet Salon, HELMETSALON.COM

GOWN

O M Design Studio, ‘Iriss,’ OM-DESIGNSTUDIO.COM

JEWELLERY

Chopard Boutique GWC, GLOBALWATCHCO.COM

FLORAL DESIGN

The Flower Factory, FLOWERFACTORY.CA

CHAIR AND GOLD STAND

Éclat Decor Inc., ECLATDECOR.COM

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INVITATION

Red Bliss Design, REDBLISS.COM

BOUTONNIÈRE

The Flower Factory, FLOWERFACTORY.CA

FLATWARE, STEMWARE, AND CHARGER PLATE

Éclat Decor Inc., ECLATDECOR.COM

CAKE DESIGN

Le Gateau Bake Shop, LEGATEAUBAKESHOP.COM

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LINENS AND WHITE PLATE

Le Gateau Bake Shop,

The Cross Decor & Design,

LEGATEAUBAKESHOP.COM

THECROSSDESIGN.COM

CRYSTALS

GREY PLATE

The Crystal Ark,

Pedersen’s Rentals,

GRANVILLEISLAND.COM/DIRECTORY/CRYSTAL-ARK

VANCOUVER.PEDERSENS.COM

Vancouver & Western Canada Edition


wedluxe glitterati style files

HAIR AND MAKEUP

Anita Lee of Helmet Salon, HELMETSALON.COM

GOWN

Pnina Tornai, ‘Style 4436,’ available at Kleinfeld Hudson’s Bay, KLEINFELD.CA

JEWELLERY

Chopard Boutique GWC, GLOBALWATCHCO.COM

FLORAL DESIGN

The Flower Factory, FLOWERFACTORY.CA

CHAIRS, STEMWARE, CANDLES, AND CANDLEHOLDERS

Éclat Decor Inc., ECLATDECOR.COM

LINENS

The Cross Decor & Design, THECROSSDESIGN.COM

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Photography by

LO R I M I L E S

SWEET PEA PHOTOGRAPHY SWEETPEAPHOTOGRAPHY.COM

HAIR AND MAKEUP

Brenda Bakker, BRENDABAKKER.COM

GOWN

Pronovias, ‘Drana,’ available at Blush Bridal, BLUSHBRIDAL.CA

JEWELLERY

Keir Fine Jewellery, KEIRFINEJEWELLERY.COM

FLORAL DESIGN, ARCH, BENCHES, BLANKETS, LANTERNS, AND CANDLES

Celebrate Events, CELEBRATEEVENTS.CA

S C A N D I N AV I A N

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“The award-winning architectural design of the Audain Art Museum, with its clean, minimalist aesthetic, was the ideal backdrop for this Nordic-influenced design.”

FLORAL DESIGN, LINENS, FRAME, CANDLES, AND CANDLESTICKS

Celebrate Events, CELEBRATEEVENTS.CA

TABLE

R OX A N N E C AV E

The Wise Co, INSTAGRAM.COM/THEWISECO

CHAIRS

Nita Lake Lodge, NITALAKELODGE.COM

TABLEWARE

Pedersen’s Rentals, VANCOUVER.PEDERSENS.COM

LO R I M I L E S

R OX A N N E C AV E

OLA SMAZYNSKI

LISA VERTEFEUILLE

SWEET PEA PHOTOGRAPHY

CELEBRATE EVENTS

FLOCK EVENT DESIGN

THE THE FLOUR POT

SWEETPEAPHOTOGRAPHY.COM

CELEBRATEEVENTS.CA

FLOCKEVENTDESIGN.COM

THEFLOURPOT.CA

Co-Producer and Cinematography

Concept Creator, Creative Director, Co-Producer, Planner, and Floral and D ecor D esign

Stylist

Cake Design

Shot on location at

AUDAIN ART MUSEUM,

AUDAINARTMUSEUM.COM

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FLORAL DESIGN AND LINENS

Celebrate Events, CELEBRATEEVENTS.CA

TABLEWARE

Pedersen’s Rentals, VANCOUVER.PEDERSENS.COM

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HAIR AND MAKEUP

Brenda Bakker, BRENDABAKKER.COM

GOWN

Livné White, ‘Gabrielle,’ available at Blush Bridal,

CAKE DESIGN

BLUSHBRIDAL.CA

The Flour Pot,

HAIRPIECE

THEFLOURPOT.CA

Davie & Chiyo,

CAKE STANDS,

available at

TRAY, AND BLANKET

Blush Bridal,

Celebrate Events,

BLUSHBRIDAL.CA

CELEBRATEEVENTS.CA

TABLEWARE Pedersen’s Rentals, VANCOUVER.PEDERSENS.COM CATERING Toque Catering, TOQUECATERING.COM GOWN (BOTTOM RIGHT) Hayley Paige, ‘Glazer,’ available at Blush Bridal, BLUSHBRIDAL.CA BOUQUET Celebrate Events, CELEBRATEEVENTS.CA

www.wed luxe.com

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FLORAL DESIGN

The Flower Factory, FLOWERFACTORY.CA

Photography by

FLATWARE AND CLOCHES

The Cross Decor & Design, THECROSSDESIGN.COM

STEMWARE

LO R I M I L E S

Fairmont Pacific Rim,

SWEET PEA PHOTOGRAPHY

FAIRMONT.COM/ PACIFIC-RIM-VANCOUVER

SWEETPEAPHOTOGRAPHY.COM

INDIVIDUAL CAKES

Soirette, SOIRETTE.COM

HOUSE OF

CLARITY N A R G E S S TA B R I Z Y- S H O K R A N I

G LO R I A H E N R Y

BEHNAZ SHAFIEE

FLEUR DE LIS EVENTS

THE FLOWER FACTORY

JOCONDE PATISSERIE

FLEURDELISEVENTS.CA

FLOWERFACTORY.CA

JOCONDE.CA

Concept Creator, Creative Director, Producer, Planner, and Decor Design

Floral Design

Cake Design

Shot on location at

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FAIRMONT PACIFIC RIM,

FAIRMONT.COM/PACIFIC-RIM-VANCOUVER


wedluxe glitterati style files

GOWN

Vera Wang, ‘Carol,’ available at Blush Bridal, BLUSHBRIDAL.CA

JEWELLERY

Minichiello Jewellers, MINICHIELLOJEWELLERS.COM

FLORAL DESIGN

The Flower Factory, FLOWERFACTORY.CA

CANDLES, CANDLEHOLDERS, URNS, CHARGER PLATES, AND PLEXI STAND

Éclat Decor Inc., ECLATDECOR.COM

www.wed luxe.com

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GOWN

Hayley Paige, ‘Markle,’ available at Blush Bridal, BLUSHBRIDAL.CA

SHOES

BOUQUET

Valentino,

The Flower Factory,

VALENTINO.COM

FLOWERFACTORY.CA

GOWN

Vera Wang, ‘Carol,’ available at Blush Bridal, BLUSHBRIDAL.CA

JEWELLERY

Minichiello Jewellers, MINICHIELLOJEWELLERS.COM

CHAIRS, TABLE, CANDLES, CANDLEHOLDERS, URNS, PLEXI BOXES, AND DRAPING

Éclat Decor Inc., ECLATDECOR.COM

FLOOR VINYL

InStyle Floor Wraps, INSTYLEFLOORWRAPS.COM

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BALLOONS AND

CLOCHES

DESSERT CART

The Happy Hera,

The Cross Decor & Design,

INSTAGRAM.COM/THEHAPPYHERA

THECROSSDESIGN.COM

CANDLES, CANDLEHOLDERS,

DESSERT DESIGN

PLEXI STANDS, AND DRAPING

Soirette,

Éclat Decor Inc.,

SOIRETTE.COM

ECLATDECOR.COM

CAKE DESIGN

Joconde Patisserie, JOCONDE.CA

CAKE DESIGN

GOWN

Joconde Patisserie,

Hayley Paige, ‘Markle,’ available at Blush Bridal,

JOCONDE.CA

BLUSHBRIDAL.CA

JEWELLERY

Minichiello Jewellers, MINICHIELLOJEWELLERS.COM

FLORAL DESIGN

The Flower Factory, FLOWERFACTORY.CA

CHANDELIER

Éclat Decor Inc., ECLATDECOR.COM

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Photography by

SAMINEH AFROUGH

BELLUXE PHOTOGRAPHY BELLUXEPHOTOGRAPHY.COM

A Z A D E H E LT E J A E I

BEAUTY BY AZADEH BEAUTYBYAZADEH.COM

Co-Concept Creator, Co-Producer, Creative Director, and Stylist

N E DA E M A M I

ÉCLAT DECOR INC. ECLATDECOR.COM

Co-Concept Creator, Co-Producer, Planner, and Decor Design

H A S S A N AG H A M O H S E N I

TALA FLORIST TALAFLORIST.COM

Floral Design

PETER FONG

GANACHE PATISSERIE GANACHEYALETOWN.COM

Cake Design

EUROPEAN

MANOR

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HAIR AND MAKEUP

Beauty By Azadeh, BEAUTYBYAZADEH.COM

GOWN

Aire Barcelona, ‘Cabala,’ AIREBARCELONA.COM

HAIRPIECE

Rosa Clará, ROSACLARA.ES

EARRINGS

Elsa Corsi, available at Jeweliette, JEWELIETTE.COM

RING

Lugaro Jewellers, LUGARO.COM

BOUQUET

Tala Florist, TALAFLORIST.COM

Shot on location at

THE UNIVERSITY WOMEN’S CLUB OF VANCOUVER AT HYCROFT,

UWCVANCOUVER.CA

www.wed luxe.com

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CAKE DESIGN

Ganache Patisserie, HAIR AND MAKEUP

Beauty By Azadeh, BEAUTYBYAZADEH.COM

GOWN

Aire Barcelona, ‘Cabala,’ AIREBARCELONA.COM

HAIRPIECE

Rosa Clará, ROSACLARA.ES

EARRINGS

Elsa Corsi, available at Jeweliette, JEWELIETTE.COM

RING AND BRACELET

Lugaro Jewellers, LUGARO.COM

FLORAL DESIGN

Tala Florist, TALAFLORIST.COM

TABLE, CHAIRS, CANDLES, CANDLEHOLDERS, TABLEWARE, AND VASES

Éclat Decor Inc. ECLATDECOR.COM

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GANACHEYALETOWN.COM


Weddinguard™ Insurance for Your Wedding Essentials Liquor Liability Insurance Included for Three 24-hour Periods Extra 24-hour Periods Available Upon Request Wedding Cancellation Expenses Honeymoon Cancellation Expenses Bridal Attire | Rings Wedding Photos and Video Wedding Presents Wedding Cake and Flowers Wedding Stationery Rented Property | Loss Deposit

Protect your Investment with

Weddinguard™ 1-800-265-8098

www.palcanada.com www.wed luxe.com

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GINA CHONG

BUTTER WEDDINGS PHOTO & CINEMA BUTTERWEDDINGS.CA

K AT E M AC H A N OVA

EVENTS BY KATE EVENTSBYKATE.CA

Co-Concept Creator, Co-Creative Director, Co-Producer, and Co-Planner

S H A M AY N E Z I N D O G A

BEAUCOUP D’AMOUR EVENTS & WEDDINGS BEAUCOUPDAMOUR.CA

Co-Concept Creator, Co-Creative Director, Co-Producer, and Co-Planner

E VA N O R I O N

FLOWERZ FLOWER-Z.COM

Floral Design

BEHNAZ SHAFIEE

JOCONDE PATISSERIE JOCONDE.CA

Cake Design

LOVE LETTER

Quill & Co., INSTAGRAM.COM/QUILLANDCO

M A I A WO N G

﨣UILL & CO. INSTAGRAM.COM/QUILLANDCO

Stationery Design

FOR MY

JULIETTE

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GOWN

CHAIRS

Rara Avis, ‘Ervin,’ available at Luxx Nova,

Loungeworks Event Rentals, LOUNGEWORKS.CA

LUXX-NOVA.COM

DISHWARE, FLATWARE, EARRINGS, BRACELET,

CANDLES, CANDLEHOLDERS,

AND HAIRPIECE

DRAPING, AND LINENS

Elsa Corsi, available at Jeweliette,

Koncept Event Design,

JEWELIETTE.COM

RINGS

Boutique Diamonds, BOUTIQUEDIAMONDS.NET

KONCEPTEVENTDESIGN.COM

STEMWARE

Bridges Restaurant, WEDDINGSATBRIDGES.COM

FLORAL DESIGN

Flowerz, FLOWER-Z.COM

SHOES

INVITATION

Gucci, available at Nordstrom,

Quill & Co., INSTAGRAM.COM/QUILLANDCO

NORDSTROM.COM

HEADPIECE

Elsa Corsi, available at Jeweliette, JEWELIETTE.COM

HAIRCOMB

Elsa Corsi, available at Jeweliette, JEWELIETTE.COM

Shot on location at

BRIDGES RESTAURANT,

WEDDINGSATBRIDGES.COM

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BOUQUET

JEWELLERY

Flowerz,

Elsa Corsi, available at Jeweliette,

FLOWER-Z.COM

JEWELIETTE.COM

GOWN

Zuhair Murad, ‘Vanna,’ available at Blush Bridal, BLUSHBRIDAL.CA

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SOFA

Loungeworks Event Rentals, LOUNGEWORKS.CA


CAKE DESIGN

Joconde Patisserie, JOCONDE.CA

FLORAL DESIGN

Flowerz, FLOWER-Z.COM

www.wed luxe.com

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Photography by

DENISE LIN

DENISE LIN PHOTOGRAPHY DENISELIN.COM

Shot on location at

THE VANCOUVER CLUB, VANCOUVERCLUB.CA

DECO

DREAMING C H E R R Y WA N G

CHERRY WANG INTERNATIONAL WEDDING & EVENT GROUP LIMITED CHERRYWANGWEDDING.COM

Concept Creator, Planner, and Floral and Decor Design

J OY YA N G

MOO’S ART STUDIO MOOSARTSTUDIO.COM

Cake Design

J O R DA N K E N T R I S

A GOOD DAY, INC. AGOODDAYINC.COM

CAKE DESIGN

Moo’s Art Studio, MOOSARTSTUDIO.COM

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Stationery Design


GOWN

HAIR AND MAKEUP

Rosa Clará, ‘Padua,’ available at De Flore Couture,

Tracy Zhu Makeup, INSTAGRAM.COM/ TRACYZHUBEAUTY

CHERRYWANGWEDDING.COM/ DE-FLORE-COUTURE

GOWN

Rosa Clará, ‘Alessia,’ available at De Flore Couture,

SHOES

Christian Louboutin, CHRISTIANLOUBOUTIN.COM

CHERRYWANGWEDDING.COM/ DE-FLORE-COUTURE

JEWELLERY

Kimberlite Diamond, KIMBERLITEDIAMOND.CA

FLORAL DESIGN

Cherry Wang International Wedding & Event Group Limited, CHERRYWANGWEDDING.COM

GOLD STANDS

Luxe Club Decor, LUXECLUBDECOR.COM

TABLE Moe’s Home, MOESHOME.CA CHAIRS Luxe Club Decor, LUXECLUBDECOR.COM TABLE NUMBER, MENUS, AND PLACE CARDS A Good Day, Inc., AGOODDAYINC.COM

TABLEWARE

Winstons Table Curation, WINSTONSEVENTS.COM

www.wed luxe.com

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J OA N N A M O S S

JOANNA MOSS PHOTOGRAPHY JOANNAMOSSPHOTOGRAPHY.COM

Co-Concept Creator and Creative Director

HAIR AND MAKEUP

Anita Lee of Helmet Salon, HELMETSALON.COM

JENNIFER SCHAFER

Pure Magnolia,

GROUSE MOUNTAIN

PUREMAGNOLIA.CA

GROUSEMOUNTAIN.COM

TOP AND SKIRT

BOUQUET

Basket Kase Creations 4 U,

Co-Concept Creator

BASKETKASECREATIONS4U.COM

JULIE RENKERS

BASKET KASE CREATIONS 4 U BASKETKASECREATIONS4U.COM

Floral Design

BLAIR HUSTING

CADEAUX BAKERY CADEAUXBAKERY.COM

Cake Design

A N I K A LO E W E N

WEDDING DESIGN BY ANIKA WEDDINGDESIGNBYANIKA.COM

Stationery Design

RUSTIC Photography by

J OA N N A M O S S

R E T R E AT

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Shot on location at

GROUSE MOUNTAIN,

GROUSEMOUNTAIN.COM


JEWELLERY

TABLE

Bekah Anne Accessories.

Woodpecker Farm Table Rentals,

BEKAH-ANNE.COM

WOODPECKERTABLES.COM

CHAIRS AND WOODEN PEDESTALS

Grouse Mountain, GROUSEMOUNTAIN.COM

STATIONERY SUITE

Wedding Design by Anika, WEDDINGDESIGNBYANIKA.COM

RING BOX

The Mrs. Box, THEMRSBOX.COM

TRINKET DISH

Nordstrom, NORDSTROM.COM

CAKE DESIGN

Cadeaux Bakery, CADEAUXBAKERY.COM

FLORAL DESIGN

Basket Kase Creations 4 U, BASKETKASECREATIONS4U.COM

CAKE STAND AND WOODEN PILLARS

Grouse Mountain, GROUSEMOUNTAIN.COM

JEWELLERY

Bekah Anne Accessories, BEKAH-ANNE.COM

LINENS AND FAVOR Joanna Moss Photography, JOANNAMOSSPHOTOGRAPHY.COM TABLEWARE Winstons Table Curation, WINSTONSEVENTS.COM MENU Wedding Design by Anika, WEDDINGDESIGNBYANIKA.COM

www.wed luxe.com

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T H E FA I R M O N T H OT E L VA N CO U V E R 900 WEST GEORGIA STREET | VANCOUVER, BC

Be part of the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver legacy as you experience Vancouver’s ideal wedding venue. With exquisite architectural details, sparkling crystal chandeliers and majestic staircase, brides-to-be have a wealth of elegant options for their special day. Whether your style is softly romantic, trend-setting modern or show-stopping elegance, celebrate your momentous day at the premier venue in town. RING 604.443.1811 EMAIL WEB

Darcy.Hagan@Fairmont.com www.fairmont.com/hotel-vancouver

FA I R M O N T PAC I F I C R I M 1038 CANADA PLACE | VANCOUVER, BC

The only address for your special day. Whether you’re planning an intimate occasion or a grand event, trust Fairmont Pacific Rim to set the stage for an unforgettable celebration. Wrapped in the spectacular beauty of Vancouver, with views of snow-topped mountains and picturesque Coal Harbour, each elegant ballroom features beautifully appointed décor and lavish service treating you and your guests to the height of luxury. RING 604.695.5451 EMAIL WEB

merina.chandra@fairmont.com www.fairmont.com/pacificrim

F O U R S E A S O N S H OT E L VA N CO U V E R 791 WEST GEORGIA STREET | VANCOUVER, BC RING

604.689.9333

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fourseasons.com/vancouver

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O & B E V E N T S A N D C AT E R I N G AT REMAI MODERN 102 SPADINA CRESCENT EAST | SASKATOON, SK

Remai Modern is a new museum located in the heart of Saskatoon at River Landing. Housed among compelling art exhibitions, Remai Modern offers a stunning collection of modern spaces that can accommodate a wide range of events. From small business meetings for eight to large seated dinners for 350, Remai Modern can host any corporate or social function. The museum is also available for a full buyout, and can accommodate 1200 guests for a standing reception. Oliver & Bonacini is proud to serve as the exclusive caterer at Remai Modern. Featuring a delicious selection of Canadian-inspired canapés, and a diverse array of plated menus and food stations, O&B brings chef-driven cuisine and inspired service to each and every event. RING 306.978.8958 EMAIL WEB

events@oliverbonacini.com oliverbonacinievents.com

PA N PAC I F I C H OT E L VA N CO U V E R 999 CANADA PLACE | VANCOUVER, BC

Create lasting memories at the Pan Pacific Vancouver. With our unsurpassed, spectacular, waterfront location, envision an exquisite, intimate, poolside celebration or magnificent Crystal Ballroom gala. Our dedicated team of professionals will guide you through to the joy and magic. Caring without compromise is our belief. RING 604.895.2489 EMAIL weddings@panpacificvancouver.com WEB panpacific.com/vancouverweddings

6400 NANCY GREENE WAY | NORTH VANCOUVER, BC

Imagine saying “I do” on a mountaintop surrounded by alpine peaks, centuries-old forest and the sight of a million dancing lights in the city far, far below. From an intimate gathering to a spectacular party of 500+, weddings at Grouse Mountain are pure magic. Happily ever after starts here. RING 604.998.4271 EMAIL WEB

weddings@grousemountain.com grousemountain.com/weddings

HUDSON 200 8 AVENUE SW | CALGARY, AB

A state-of-the-art event complex in downtown Calgary, Hudson boasts impressive design, spectacular views, incredible versatility and outstanding food and service offerings. Located on the sixth floor of an iconic heritage building, Hudson is suited with large windows that command stunning views of downtown Calgary’s historic district and invite natural light into the space. Simple and sophisticated, the open concept venue spans over 18,000 square feet, and is well-suited for both grand and intimate weddings. RING 403.351.3771

R O S E WO O D H OT E L G E O R G I A 801 WEST GEORGIA STREET | VANCOUVER, BC RING EMAIL WEB

604.682.5566

hotelgeorgia@rosewoodhotels.com rosewoodhotelgeorgia.com

S TA N L E Y PA R K PAV I L I O N 610 PIPELINE ROAD | VANCOUVER, BC

Nestled in the heart of Stanley Park adjacent to the famous Rose Gardens, Stanley Park Pavilion is Vancouver’s preeminent banquet and wedding venue. From naturally inspired garden ceremonies to elegant ballroom receptions, let Stanley Park Pavilion’s attentive service, innovative menus and experienced wedding team create forever memories. RING 604.602.3088 ext 1 EMAIL WEB

events@stanleyparkpavilion.com stanleyparkpavilion.com

T E R M I N A L C I T Y C LU B 837 WEST HASTINGS STREET | VANCOUVER, BC

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Terminal City Club, located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, is an elegantly furnished venue rich in history and tradition. Featuring two stunning and unique ballrooms with vintage chandeliers, floor to ceiling windows and a rooftop terrace with views of the harbour and North Shore mountains. RING 604.488.8605

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events@oliverbonacini.com oliverbonacinievents.com

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T H E VA N CO U V E R C LU B 915 WEST HASTINGS STREET | VANCOUVER, BC

Imagine the wedding of your dreams in Vancouver’s most timeless venue. Let the Club’s team of experts provide you and your guests with the unmatched service and attention to detail you deserve on the day you’ll remember forever. RING 604.331.7008 EMAIL WEB

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TRACY ZHU BEAUTY STUDIO 14 yrs experience Makeup & Hair TV / Film / Wedding / Event RING EMAIL WEB

778.302.2896

tracyzhuca@gmail.com tracyzhubeauty.com

AVAILABLE IN VANCOUVER

Cakes

THE CAKE & THE GIRAFFE

WESTERN CANADA

Handcrafting beautiful and delectable memories by marrying extraordinary, custom designs with unique, unforgettable flavours.

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AVAILABLE IN VANCOUVER + LOWER MAINLAND

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respective fields. We dubbed them the Glitterati because

Wedding cakes by Ganache are uniquely designed to entice all the senses and have your guests asking for more.

they each bring panache and sparkle to any celebration. Participation in WedLuxe is exclusive and by invitationonly. We encourage you to choose from these incredible artisans when planning your wedding.

RING EMAIL WEB

604.899.1098

ganache@ganacheyaletown.com ganacheyaletown.com AVAILABLE IN VANCOUVER + LOWER MAINLAND

JOCONDE PATISSERIE Artful Cake designs, Artisan sweets. Exquisite creations to make your event a lasting sweet memory.

Beauty

RING EMAIL WEB

604.339.1726

contact@joconde.ca joconde.ca

AVAILABLE IN VANCOUVER + LOWER MAINLAND

AFTERGLOW STUDIOS

LE GATEAU BAKE SHOP

Makeup and hair services for brides and special events.

Simplicity and elegance, extravagant opulence, or fun and whimsical. Custom designs that are appealing to the eye and the palate.

RING EMAIL WEB

778.995.4777

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info@theafterglow.ca theafterglow.ca

EMAIL AVAILABLE IN BC (PROVINCE WIDE)

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604.620.7975

tanya@legateaubakeshop.com legateaubakeshop.com AVAILABLE IN VANCOUVER + LOWER MAINLAND

ANITA LEE BEAUTY AND STYLE

MOO’S ART STUDIO

International leading makeup artist and hair stylist based in Vancouver. l Bridal l Fashion Editorial l Lifestyle l Boudoir l

We provide everything you need to create the perfect wedding cake and dessert table. Delight your guest by these high-spirited and creative ideas.

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778.881.5229

anita@anitalee.ca anitalee.ca

RING EMAIL AVAILABLE IN VANCOUVER + LOWER MAINLAND

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604.307.1118

moosartstudio@gmail.com AVAILABLE IN VANCOUVER + LOWER MAINLAND moosartstudio.com

BEAUTY BY AZADEH

THE UNCOMMON CAKE

Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist

Careful selection of flavours and detailed decoration ensures your cake will delight your guests and reflect your wedding’s unique style.

RING EMAIL WEB

778.866.4466

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beautybyazadeh@gmail.com beautybyazadeh.com

EMAIL AVAILABLE CANADA-WIDE

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604.760.0161

jill@theuncommoncake.com theuncommoncake.com AVAILABLE IN VANCOUVER + LOWER MAINLAND

FANCY FACE INC. Luxury is in the details. Our world-class team of hair & makeup artists specialize in providing exquisite service and glamour.

INSTAGRAM.COM/WEDLUXE RING EMAIL WEB

844.633.2629

info@fancyface.ca fancyface.ca

AVAILABLE IN VANCOUVER

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Catering

Decor & Event Rentals

BOY WITH A KNIFE

DEFINING DECOR

Rustic elegance, flawlessly executed.

Event. Design. Rentals Located in the Heart of the Okanagan.

RING EMAIL WEB

604.278.0769

catering@bwak.ca boywithaknife.ca

RING EMAIL AVAILABLE IN VANCOUVER + LOWER MAINLAND

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250.306.1643

info@definingdecor.ca definingdecor.ca

AVAILABLE IN BC (PROVINCE-WIDE)

CULINARY CAPERS CATERING & SPECIAL EVENTS

ÉCLAT DECOR INC.

Our award-winning culinary style, quality and vision make us an industry leader in producing innovative cuisine and professional service.

Éclat Decor Inc. is a leading full service event design and luxury decor rental company offering an extensive line of event decor.

RING EMAIL WEB

604.875.0123

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info@culinarycapers.com culinarycapers.com

EMAIL AVAILABLE IN BC (PROVINCE-WIDE)

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778.929.1428

info@eclatdecor.com eclatdecor.com

AVAILABLE IN VANCOUVER + LOWER MAINLAND

THE LAZY GOURMET

KAWANO DECOR & DESIGN

Since 1979, the Lazy Gourmet has been recognized as Vancouver’s favourite catering company, focusing on quality food and events, sustainability and service.

Specializing in event drapery and backdrops.

RING EMAIL WEB

604.734.2507

catering@lazygourmet.ca lazygourmet.ca

RING EMAIL AVAILABLE IN VANCOUVER + LOWER MAINLAND

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604.653.7133

contact@kawanodecordesign.com kawanodecordesign.com AVAILABLE IN VANCOUVER + LOWER MAINLAND

TOQUE CATERING

LE MARAIS DÉCOR

Toque Catering offers perfectly tailored menus to accommodate each event’s unique style and culinary needs.

Luxury Decor Rental.

RING EMAIL WEB

778.432.2460

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chef@toquecatering.com AVAILABLE IN VANCOUVER + VANCOUVER ISLAND toquecatering.com

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604.728.7504

pari@lemaraisdecor.com lemaraisdecor.com

AVAILABLE IN VANCOUVER + LOWER MAINLAND

MODERN LUXE RENTALS Modern Luxe Rentals provides modern, trendy, luxurious furniture, decor, place settings, and more that will make your event beautiful.

Cinematography

RING EMAIL WEB

403.236.5112

luxe@modernrentals.ca luxe.modernrentals.ca

AVAILABLE IN ALBERTA (PROVINCE-WIDE)

LIFE STUDIOS INC.

MOHANI EVENT DESIGN

Life Studios Inc. is an award-winning Cinematography/Photography Studio comprised of a Team of Artists bringing their Expertise and Flair.

Reputable for Distinctive Design & Beautiful Transformations. We provide luxury décor rentals for beautiful and stylish weddings, specializing in custom design.

RING EMAIL WEB

604.568.5538

info@lifestudiosinc.com lifestudiosinc.com

RING EMAIL AVAILABLE IN BC (PROVINCE-WIDE)

WEB

778.389.2114

info@mohanieventdesign.com mohanieventdesign.com

AVAILABLE IN BC (PROVINCE-WIDE)

SPECIAL EVENT RENTALS

Destination Weddings & Travel

Special Event Rentals is western Canada’s largest & best-equipped event rental company with locations in Edmonton, Calgary, Red Deer, Banff, and Regina.

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LUXE DESTINATION WEDDINGS LUXE is the premier destination wedding consultancy, planning stress-free weddings all over the Caribbean and Mexico.

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AVAILABLE IN ALBERTA (PROVINCE WIDE)

UPRIGHT DECOR SIGNATURE EVENTS INC. We are a full service event decorating & rental company, offering a vast luxurious collection of unique rental decor. Come visit us in “Vancouver’s Largest Rental Decor Showroom.”

RING EMAIL AVAILABLE CANADA-WIDE

780.435.2211

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604.878.1955

info@uprightdecor.com uprightdecor.com

AVAILABLE IN BC + ALBERTA


VANCOUVER CHIAVARI CHAIRS

DREAMGROUP WEDDINGS + EVENTS

Gold and clear chiavari chair rentals within the lower mainland.

Award Winning Producers of Ridiculously Amazing Wedding Experiences Vancouver’s Preferred Wedding Planning Co. since 2004

RING EMAIL WEB

604.317.0772

vancouverchiavarichairs@gmail.com vancouverchiavarichairs.com

RING EMAIL

AVAILABLE IN VANCOUVER + LOWER MAINLAND

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604.537.3575

info@dreamgroup.ca dreamgroup.ca

AVAILABLE IN BC (PROVINCE-WIDE)

FILOSOPHI EVENT PLANNING & DESIGN The cure for the common wedding.

Event Planning & Design RING EMAIL WEB

604.809.3746

info@filosophi.com filosophi.com

AVAILABLE IN BC + ALBERTA

ALICIA KEATS WEDDINGS + EVENTS

FLEUR DE LIS EVENTS

We believe that catering to your individuality is the key to an extraordinary wedding.

Class, Distinction & Style Fleur de Lis Events will ensure every detail is designed and planned with the utmost attention.

RING EMAIL WEB

778.227.9974

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info@aliciakeats.com aliciakeats.com

EMAIL AVAILABLE IN BC (PROVINCE-WIDE)

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604.719.2134

info@fleurdelisevents.ca fleurdelisevents.ca

AVAILABLE IN VANCOUVER + LOWER MAINLAND

ALY ARMSTRONG EVENT PLANNING & DESIGN

JULIANNE YOUNG WEDDINGS INC

Beauty. Luxury. Love Luxury weddings & events.

Trends come & go. Style lasts forever. Award winning wedding production & design for elegant and timeless weddings throughout Western Canada & beyond.

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604.671.8437

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aly@alyarmstrongevents.com alyarmstrongevents.com

EMAIL AVAILABLE IN BC (PROVINCE-WIDE)

WEB

403.456.2439

info@julianneyoungweddings.com julianneyoungweddings.com

AVAILABLE IN CALGARY + BANFF

BOTANICA AND BLOOM

KAVITA MOHAN EVENT PLANNING

Creating Bespoke Weddings for the Wild at Heart. Botanica & Bloom is for those who admire simplicity and appreciate the art-of-gathering.

Vancouver based wedding planning company that specializes in providing endless possibilities to create the wedding you have always dreamed of.

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905.329.3219

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meagan@botanicaandbloom.com botanicaandbloom.com AVAILABLE IN VANCOUVER + VANCOUVER ISLAND

EMAIL WEB

604.726.3020

info@kavitamohan.com kavitamohan.com

AVAILABLE CANADA-WIDE

CELEBRATE EVENTS

MODERN MINT EVENTS INC.

Obsessed with the personalised details, creative design and achieving the unachievable.

Creating Events that Outlive the Day.

RING EMAIL WEB

888.905.7775

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info@celebrateevents.ca celebrateevents.ca

EMAIL AVAILABLE IN VANCOUVER + WHISTLER

CHERRY WANG LUXURY WEDDING & EVENTS Wedding Planning, Decor, Florist, Wedding Gown and Event Rental

RING EMAIL WEB

778.892.2281

info@cherrywangwedding.com cherrywangwedding.com

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info@modernmintevents.com modernmintevents.com

AVAILABLE IN BC (PROVINCE-WIDE)

WEDO WEDDINGS ETC. We are a premier wedding and event planning studio in Vancouver, BC that provides comprehensive service and valuable resources for your important life events.

RING EMAIL AVAILABLE IN VANCOUVER

604.897.7684

WEB

604.288.0330 hello@wedoweddingsetc.ca wedoweddingsetc.ca

AVAILABLE IN VANCOUVER

COUNTDOWN EVENTS PLANNING & DESIGN Class, Distinction & Elegance. CountDown Events planners will ensure that every detail of your wedding is designed and planned with passion and elevated style.

RING EMAIL WEB

Fashion

604.760.8388

weddings@countdownevents.com countdownevents.com

AVAILABLE CANADA-WIDE

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BISOU BRIDAL

Lavish event planning and Sofreh Design. Based in California and Vancouver.

Bisou Bridal is Western Canada’s premier bridal boutique, located in Vancouver, British Columbia. We carry exclusive gown collections from international bridal designers such as Galia Lahav, Reem Acra, Monique Lhuillier, Ines Di Santo, and Julie Vino.

RING EMAIL WEB

949.572.8662

hello@detailsbyhaleh.com detailsbyhaleh.com

RING EMAIL AVAILABLE IN VANCOUVER

WEB

604.696.0880

info@bisoubridal.com bisoubridal.com

AVAILABLE IN VANCOUVER

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BLUSH BRIDAL Canada’s singular full service bridal salon, providing brides with couture gowns from around the world and an exceptional bridal experience.

RING EMAIL WEB

604.336.6696 sayyes@blushbridal.ca blushbridal.ca

SUNFLOWER FLORIST We are here to make your wedding how you dreamed it would be.

RING EMAIL AVAILABLE IN VANCOUVER + LOWER MAINLAND

WEB

604.676.7677

info@sunflowerflorist.ca sunflowerflorist.ca

AVAILABLE IN VANCOUVER

DAVIDS

TALA FLORIST

With hundreds of designers to choose from, DAVIDS is your partner in style to help you find your shoes for the big day. Click or step in store to discover.

From simply elegant to extravagantly lush, we strive to make your vision of your wedding day come true.

RING EMAIL WEB

davidsfootwear.com

AVAILABLE IN TORONTO

WEB

604.434.4848

info@talaflorist.com talaflorist.com

AVAILABLE IN VANCOUVER + LOWER MAINLAND

HARRY ROSEN Harry Rosen has been dressing grooms and wedding parties for over 65 years. No matter what your vision, we have the brands and selection to ensure you look your best on the big day.

EMAIL WEB

weddingform@harryrosen.com harryrosen.com

Jewellery

AVAILABLE CANADA-WIDE

KELLY NG

BEKAH ANNE ACCESSORIES

The only Canadian luxury bridal & evening Haute Couture brand to collaborate with the House of Garrard, England’s most prestigious jeweler serving British Royal families for centuries.

Sophisticated but never fussy; bespoke adornments for the lovers of classic beauty & those who dare to be different.

RING EMAIL WEB

647.824.0520

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inquiry@kellyngcouture.com KellyNgCouture.com

EMAIL AVAILABLE IN TORONTO

WEB

250.594.8088

info@bekah-anne.com bekah-anne.com

AVAILABLE CANADA-WIDE

KLEINFELD HUDSON’S BAY

GLOBAL WATCH COMPANY

With hundreds of designer gowns, accessories, shoes and more, all your wedding wishes will come true. Book your consultation today.

Global Watch Company’s Rolex Boutique and Chopard Boutique provide the brand’s best luxury watches and jewellery to the most sophisticated connoisseur in Vancouver.

RING EMAIL WEB

416.861.4800

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kleinfeldbridal@hbc.com kleinfeldbridal.ca

EMAIL AVAILABLE IN TORONTO

WEB

604.684.6515

chopard@globalwatchco.com globalwatchco.com/chopard

AVAILABLE IN VANCOUVER

KIMBERLITE DIAMOND Fine diamond specialist since 1995 with stores worldwide.

Floral RING EMAIL WEB

604.559.9697

info@kimberlitediamond.ca kimberlitediamond.ca

AVAILABLE IN VANCOUVER

THE FLOWER FACTORY Fun. Fabulous. Original Designs.

RING EMAIL WEB

Music & Entertainment

604.871.1008

info@flowerfactory.ca flowerfactory.ca

AVAILABLE IN VANCOUVER + LOWER MAINLAND

FLOWERZ

FAMOUS PLAYERS BAND

Flowerz is a premiere floral and event design firm, offering decor rentals and full design services.

North America’s preeminent live wedding and event band. Class, elegance, style, versatility, high energy, and, most importantly, fun! 1-855-5FP-BAND

RING EMAIL WEB

604.742.1000

flowerzvancouver@gmail.com flower-z.com

RING EMAIL AVAILABLE IN BC + ALBERTA

Roa Floral and Event Design lives to create luxurious, exquisite floral events.

EMAIL WEB

604.521.5465

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Winner for Best Live Entertainment at the Canadian Wedding Industry Awards with bands in Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver and Seattle, Side One is the must-have band for your event.

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info@roadesigns.com roadesigns.com

EMAIL AVAILABLE CANADA-WIDE

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SIDE ONE ENTERTAINMENT

ROA FLORAL & EVENT DESIGNS

RING

WEB

604.725.1272

WEB

604.809.3746

info@sideone.ca sideone.ca

AVAILABLE CANADA-WIDE


Photography

Stationery

BELLUXE PHOTOGRAPHY

WEDDING DESIGN BY ANIKA

Fine-art photography with a soft and romantic approach, combined with photojournalism that creates images to last for generations to come.

A boutique-style invitation and stationery studio. We love paper, texture and colour and want you to feel the same way!

RING EMAIL WEB

604.720.1891

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hello@belluxephotography.com belluxephotography.com

EMAIL AVAILABLE IN VANCOUVER

WEB

780.915.8818

hello@weddingdesignbyanika.com weddingdesignbyanika.com

AVAILABLE IN EDMONTON

BLUSH WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY B Y K R I S T Y & K E N Kristy and Ken combine fine-art and photojournalism award-winning photography, resulting in capturing both the heart & style of their couples.

RING EMAIL WEB

Unique Services

778.552.1836

kristy@blushphotography.ca blushweddingphotography.com

AVAILABLE CANADA-WIDE

BUTTER WEDDINGS PHOTO & CINEMA

FIREDOG CREATIVE

Vancouver’s favourite wedding team. Capturing your special day with a fresh, timeless, and modern style!

A premier boutique niche Live Event Support specialists Firm. Specializing in Site Planning, Vendor Management, Logistics, Operations, Technical Production Services.

RING EMAIL WEB

604.782.6460

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info@butterweddings.ca butterweddings.ca

EMAIL AVAILABLE IN VANCOUVER + LOWER MAINLAND

WEB

647.797.3839

alan@firedogcreative.ca firedogcreative.ca

AVAILABLE CANADA-WIDE

DENISE LIN PHOTOGRAPHY

PAL INSURANCE BROKERS CANADA LTD.

Soft, dreamy and elegant. Denise’s photography is inspired by true love stories. Available for destinations.

PAL Insurance Weddinguard provides insurance for your wedding essentials, including liquor liability insurance for three 24-hour periods and much more.

RING EMAIL WEB

604.780.3868

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photography@deniselin.com AVAILABLE IN VANCOUVER + LOWER MAINLAND deniselin.com

EMAIL WEB

1.800.265.8098

weddinguard@palcanada.com palcanada.com

AVAILABLE CANADA-WIDE

HONG PHOTOGRAPHY AND CINEMA INC. Vancouver’s top boutique photography and cinematography studio l Luxurious Weddings + Travels l Vancouver . Toronto . Worldwide

RING EMAIL WEB

778.228.6256

ellenho@hong-photography.com hong-photography.com

AVAILABLE IN BC + ALBERTA

JOANNA MOSS PHOTOGRAPHY Romantic, modern, elegant. Joanna has been capturing her couples’ beautiful love stories in an authentic way for 9 years. Available worldwide.

RING EMAIL WEB

604.613.9474

hello@joannamoss.com joannamossphotography.com

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AVAILABLE IN BC (PROVINCE-WIDE)

PHOTO AND CINEMA PRODUCTIONS

Internationally Awarded Wedding Photo/Cinema Team, home based in Vancouver, BC. Servicing couples from anywhere around the world.

RING EMAIL WEB

604.809.1263

info@sowedding.ca sowedding.ca

angela@wedluxe.com / 866.464.3545 AVAILABLE CANADA-WIDE

SWEET PEA PHOTOGRAPHY Classic, elegant and timeless... Lori Miles has been photographing fabulous weddings and love stories for over a decade. Available worldwide.

RING EMAIL WEB

604.986.0204

lori@sweetpeaphotography.com sweetpeaphotography.com

AVAILABLE CANADA-WIDE

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Oscar de la Renta “Clay Multi TRO” Handbag, $2,690, oscardelarenta.com

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Vancouver & Western Canada Edition


WedLuxe Magazine Winter/Spring 2019 Vancouver, Canada ***DIGITAL EDITION***  
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