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Claire + Peter’s Gastown Wedding

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Wedding Management by Alicia Keats | Wedding Photography by John Bello

I don’t think I have ever laughed so hard as I did with these two at their wedding rehearsal. I knew it was going to be a great wedding day! I loved the vision they had for their wedding from the second Claire shared her ideas with me. They wanted their wedding to be filled with love in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Their beautiful ceremony was held at The Diamond in the heart of Gastown. The ceremony was so personal it made me tear up a few times. To start, they walked each other down the aisle which I loved. They also included part of the Supreme Court Ruling on the legalization of same-sex marriage in the United States, written by Justice Anthony Kennedy in their ceremony. Standing at the back of the room watching these two special people who love and respect each other be surrounded by their loved ones and listening to the Justice’s words, touched me to my core. His words had an even deeper meaning that afternoon as we all took a moment to reflect on the meaning of marriage and the importance of marriage equality:

“No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice and family. In forming a martial union, two people become something greater than they once were. As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves. Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions.. They asked for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right.”

The ceremony ended with passed champagne, hugs and tears of love. Shortly thereafter the guests all made their way across the street to The Portside Pub for the reception. Oysters, beer and a family style meal got the party off to a great start and before we knew it, the band came on the everyone danced into the early hours of the morning. Special thanks to Jayna Marie for her talents on hair and make up and to Flower Box for all the beautiful orange, white, and pink flowers.

With Love,

Alicia xoxo

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Wedluxe Editorial: Pride and Prejudice

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As seen in Wedluxe Magazine.

Last fall we had the honor of having our Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice shoot featured in Wedluxe Magazine and I just realized that I never shared it here, better late then never! Pride and Prejudice is one of my most favorite books (little unknown fact: it also inspired my 12th grade grad dress choice-no I will not be sharing photos!).

Set in the early 19th century in England, Pride and Prejudice is the story about how not even the strongest of pride can stand in the way of true love. I loved Elizabeth’s strong character, her passion and her determination for not marrying for any reason other than true love. Equally, I loved Mr Darcy’s silent admiration of her loyalty to her family, her intelligence and her beauty of course. This was a challenging editorial for me as I really struggled to convey the love and chemistry between Elizabeth Bennett and Mr Darcy without having a Mr Darcy in the shoot. I decided to use their love letters and the color contrast of a blushy pink and periwinkle blue to help communicate their love. Little did I know during the design process, but a few short months after our editorial was published, Pantone announced the 2016 colors of the year: Rose Quartz and Serenity. I love being ahead of the trend!

These editorials are a labor of love and creativity and they are not possible without the hard work of an incredible team. A. Elizabeth Cake’s utterly blew me away when she showed me that she had created not one, but three cakes for this shoot with love quotes from the book and a painting of the English countryside. I may have cried when I saw them. Gloria and her team at Flower Factory understood my vision and brought it to life. The details on our lovely horse’s harnesses, all floral, are breathtaking. Our horse was so patient with us and loved the camera. Please see below for the full list of talented contributors.

I hope you enjoy!

Alicia xoxo

PHOTOGRAPHY • Vasia Photography

VENUE • Cecil Green Park House and Jericho Beach

STATIONERY • Love By Phoebe

FLORAL DESIGN • The Flower Factory

CAKE AND WAX SEAL FAVOURS • A. Elizabeth Cakes

GOWNS • Romona Keveza, Monique Lhullier, Tara Keely, all from Bisou Bridal

CAPELET • Bisou Bridal

MAKEUP AND HAIR • Jayna Marie Makeup + Hair

JEWELLERY • Jeweliette

SHOES • Miu Miu from Holt Renfrew

DESSERTS • Hawksworth Restaurant Catering

RIBBON • Silk & Willow

RENTALS • Spruce Rentals, The Cross Decor & Designs, A&B Partytime Rentals, Art of the Party Design Inc., Upright Decor Rentals + Evnet Design, Alicia Keats Weddings + Events, Eclat Decor, Atkinson’s

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Silvana + Pawel’s Summer Wedding

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Wedding Planning by Alicia Keats | Wedding Photography by Lucida

We are so thrilled to be able to share Silvana and Pawel’s beautiful summer wedding with you this sunny Sunday morning. From the second I met Silvana and her family, I was dying to work with them. It was a perfect fit. We had a great group of creatives on involved in bringing the wedding vision to life starting with Ashley and the team at Bisou Bridal and Love by Phoebe who provided all of the stationary.  Just like today, the weather was perfect for Silvana + Pawel’s wedding. The ceremony was held at the Celebration Pavilion in Queen Elizabeth Park. Nadia add her magic with Silvana’s hair and makeup and Flower Factory did an outstanding job on the flowers….peonies anyone?!

The reception followed in the beautiful ballroom at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel. This is one of my favorite ballrooms, it is bright, light and the service is always outstanding. Upright Decor added some of their magic to really transform the room. The intricate details, soft colours of the floral centerpieces and the ombre macaron cake by Soirette added a delicate feel to the reception. After dinner, guests then danced the night away with SideOne Band. We hope you enjoy taking a look at Silvana and Pawel’s special day. It was such a pleasure to work with them. I wish we could do it all over again!

With Love,

Alicia xoxo

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