Wedding Planning by Alicia Keats | Wedding Photography by Walker Studios
Hosted at the historic Brock House in Vancouver in early July, Moira and Julien’s wedding was an elegant affair that had a pinch of whimsy and a touch of extravagance. Inspired by Moria’s Indes Di Santo wedding dress with intricate roses and peonies embroidered into the lace, the stage was set for the garden inspired celebration. Vancouver holds a very special place in Moria and Julien’s heart and they felt it was the perfect place to exchange their vows. The majority of the guests traveled to Vancouver for a destination wedding on the beautiful West Coast.
When guests arrived at Brock House via shuttles from Rosewood Hotel Georgia, they were escorted to the iconic large Oak Tree where they were treated to unparalleled view of English Bay and the North Shore Mountains. With a white aisle runner lined with white rose petals, a small stage, cascading white orchid arrangements on clear pillars, and a string trio, we set the scene for Moira and Julien to say ‘I do.’
After the ceremony, guests were led into cocktail hour and greeted with a glass of sparkling wine set on a mirror that was suspended from a tree with garlands of eucalyptus. Passed canapes circulated as guests enjoyed each other’s company on the lawn playing games like cornhole or lounging on vintage velvet couches from The Collection. Moira and Julien asked their guests to write advise for their future marriage on postcards – one to be mailed each subsequent month after the wedding.
The dinner was hosted in a tent draped with sheer white fabric and sparkling lights. Chandeliers from Bespoke Décor hung from the ceiling creating a romantic atmosphere and tables were dressed in white linen and lined with chestnut chivari chairs. Each table had a plethora of vases each with a tied bouquet made up of a single type and colour of flower, from pink hydrangea and white roses to cascading white orchids.
Once dinner finished, guests enjoyed music from Man About Town and got their pictures taken by Vancouver Photobooth. After Moira and Julien had their picture taken on the beach at sunset, they rejoined the party with their first dance to ‘Never Let You Go’ by Kygo.
One of my favorite elements that we added to the wedding was instead of a guest book, we asked the guests to write a note to Moria and Julien on a custom post card and we mailed them back to our couple, one a week during their first year of marriage. This was inspired by Moria and Julien’s long distance letter writing as they began their relationship, living in two different places.
Love Alicia xo