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Sunday
Apr132014

Rustic|chic Peacock Inspired Wedding Vision

CANNOT wait to put together this rustic|chic wedding vision for A + A's August Whistler wedding at Cedarstone Estate. Scrumptious rag ceremony backdrop set deep in the woods.  Lots of jewel tones and natural elements to off set the massive evergreens.  Carnival lights to twinkle in the night for dining al fresco and dancing the night away.  And, of course, the ever necessary scotch bar for late night relaxing on the back deck...LOVE!

Thursday
Mar132014

Featured on ~ You May French Kiss the Bride

Jess + Mike's super cool flowers have been featured today on You May French Kiss the Bride!  So excited!

Gorgeous photos by Tomasz Wagner

 

Wednesday
Mar052014

Loving ~ Written Word Calligraphy + Design

As a future bride do you ever ogle over the gorgeous wedding stationary that is rampant on the Internet?  I know I do!  I sigh when I see the perfect little sign snuggled amidst the pies and cakes on a dessert table.  Or the invitation that has the most unique flair that it just makes you want to crash that wedding, as you know it's going to be the most fun ever, even if it is half way around the country!

And so, I was giddy when I came across this cute little company Written Word Calligraphy + Design while deciding which Wedding Show in Vancouver I'd check out this month (and there are a lot of them!).

It's obvious when you see the beautiful calligraphy in her portfolio, that owner Karla is in love with what she does.  Each stroke seems to flow into the next with perfect symmetry.  It makes you yearn for the day when handwriting was second nature and something to be revered.  Thank you Karla for bringing a little bit of beauty to Vancouver!  LOVE~

 

Monday
Mar032014

In Ode to March ~ Aquamarine Inspiration

Thursday
Feb272014

Ethiopian Inspired Wedding in Whistler

The one word that comes to mind when I look back at these wedding photos taken by the incomparable Anastasia Chomlack, is laughter!  So much laughter!  A wedding filled with dancing, singing, love and glorious Whistler weather!  I read a quote on Pinterest today, “Whatever is good for the Soul ~ do that”.  Well this wedding was good for my soul and every other person that was lucky enough to witness the love that was shared in so many ways on extraordinary summer day.  

Sossina and Matthew, the most gorgeous bride and groom live in Hong Kong.  Matthew's family are long time Whistler locals so they decided that Whistler was their wedding destination of choice.   If anyone has planned a destination wedding they know how difficult it is, especially when you basically work every minute of the day as these two do.   Step in Briony, mother of the groom who took the reigns and along with Bliss, started the wedding planning. This woman is fiercely loyal to her family, one of the most organized people I've ever met and has exquisite taste to boot. Plus she's tons of fun to be around!  My kind of mom! 

Needless to say (the proof is in the photos) the wedding was a raging success with 250 rollicking guests spending the day "Reid" style, enjoying Whistler and Matthews favourite après ski bar Dusty's.  This couple made it clear from the get go they wanted their guests to feel like they were at a house party and that this day was about friends and family, not just about the two of them.   So with that in mind the party started at wedding prep central (a friends estate in Whistler), the bar opened pre ceremony so guests didn't have to swelter in the summer heat, guests were asked not to bring gifts, the wedding party danced down the aisle, food stations replaced buffets and, believe it or not, there was NO assigned seating.

The design details were built around the colour of Sossina’s engagement ring, sapphire blue with nods to both Ethiopia (Sossina's home) and British Columbia.  Few could deny the love that Briony put into creating the perfect day for her new daughter in law and son.  From the custom art chalk boards to the Ethiopian flag welcoming guests into Dusty’s there wasn't a detail that was overlooked.  My favourite, the surprise ice sculptures created especially for the bride.  Our friends at Ice Décor even created a bear martini ice luge where guests were served a Beary cocktail…seriously cute!

Sossina and Matthew thank you for wearing out my smile on your wedding day.   I know your life together will be filled with the joy you so graciously shared with all of us.  HUGE HUGS Marcie...

 

Planning ~ Bliss Event + Design

Venue ~ Whistler Blackcomb, Dusty's Bar & BBQ

Photographer ~ Anastasia Photography

Flowers ~ Quince Fine Florals

DJ ~ DJ Veronica

Photobooth ~ Whistler PHOTSHACK

Hair & Makeup ~ Funky Diva Hair Design

Rentals ~ Sabre Event Rentals