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Melanie + Andrew’s Springtime Wedding






Planning By Aurora Krenus | Photography by Life Studios

Reflecting the feeling of springtime, Melanie + Andrew’s wedding was full of elegant romance and soft pastels. Taking place at the Capilano Golf and Country Club, the wedding truly emulated the feeling of Spring on the coast, with pink and white blooms, grey Bridesmaid’s dresses, and even a quick afternoon rain shower that made for some dramatic yet cozy ‘under-the-umbrella’ photos!

Before the ceremony, Melanie, Andrew, and the Wedding Party, got ready at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel in Vancouver. During the time everyone got ready for the wedding, the couple gave each member of their wedding party a small gift, such as delicate silver bracelets with an infinity symbol for the Bridesmaids. In addition to the gifts to their wedding party, the couple also exchanged gifts with handwritten notes that brought happy tears to their eyes (and to mine!).

The ceremony was held inside at the Capilano Golf and Country Club in the Guinness Room. A white aisle runner led to the altar that was set at a large bay window and decorated with two full floral arrangements of pink and cream roses set upon clear vases and white plinths by Niche Event Stylists. Instead of a more traditional aisle marker, the couple chose to have floral garlands set on each of the white wooden chairs that lined the aisle. As guests entered, a string quartet from Musical Occasions played.

After the cocktail hour, guests were welcomed into the Stanley Thompson Room where they would take their seats for the dinner. Tables were dressed in gorgeous soft grey satin linen and each had a dramatic centrepiece of roses and hydrangea set on clear glass vase. Each place setting was complete with a clear glass charger plate with gold beading around the edge, a white napkin with a menu and a single pale pink garden rose tucked into it, silverware, and glassware. To add a little more elegance and sparkle, we chose gold chivari chairs, gold tealight candle holders, and added decadent filigree touches to the table numbers and menu cards. The head table was rectangular and faced the guest tables. It had a backdrop of pink and white chiffon drapery, gorgeous ‘loaf’ flower arrangements, and clear glass vases with floating candles. Set next to the head table was a small table with an incredible three-tier cake by A. Elizabeth Cakes complete with white peonies, pink roses, pearl-like detailing, and an embellished gold cake stand.

After enjoying a three-course meal that was interspersed with speeches from the family and wedding party, Andrew was surprised with a custom Lambeau Stadium Cake made by A. Elizabeth Cakes as he was a huge Green Bay Packers fan. After this, the couple cut the tiered wedding cake to Jack Johnson’s song, ‘Better Together,’ and the dessert station was opened. DJ Aimee Hawker brought guests onto the dance floor and guests enjoyed themselves late into the evening leaving with custom cookies from Short and Sweet Bakery.



A Black Tie Wedding for Our Very Own, Aurora

Wedding Photography by Lucida
It is a very special day when your bride is not only one of your dearest friends, but also a wedding planner you look up to and admire. Just a little over a year ago I had the immense pleasure and privilege of executing the wedding of our
own wedding planner,  Aurora.  Aurora spent countless hours planning her elegant, timeless, black-tie wedding and I think the result was not only perfection but also an epic party! It was an incredibly emotional day for all of us to watch her married the man of her dreams and to see her have her own time to be a bride. I felt so lucky to be trusted with her detailed plans and be by her side throughout the day. I was a bit of a teary mess as I sent her down the aisle. I have so much love and respect for her. Aurora is not only a talented, caring planner, but a wonderful, thoughtful person through
and through. There was so much love surrounding these two as they celebrated their love story, it was truly an inspiration to see. We wish Aurora and Joshua so much love in their marriage.

Images below can also be found on their Wedluxe feature HERE and in print on newsstands now.


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WEDDING PLANNING • Aurora Buchanan of Alicia Keats Weddings + Events Inc.,
WEDDING DAY MANAGEMENT • Alicia Keats of Alicia Keats Weddings + Events Inc.,
VENUE AND CATERING • The Vancouver Club,
STATIONERY • Love by Phoebe,
FLORAL DESIGN • Garden Party Flowers,
GOWN • Allure “Romance”, purchased from The Bridal Centre,
ACCESSORIES • Blush Bridal & Special Occasions (Bolero and Veil), BHLDN (Clutch),
JEWELLERY • Maison Birks (Pearl Earrings), Jennifer Behr from The Borrowed Collection (Hairpin),
SHOES • Nine West, Michael Kors,
FORMAL WEAR • Ike Behar from The Tux Store,
HAIR • Ramzie Mach,
MAKEUP • Emily Cheng Makeup,
CAKE DESIGN • Anna Elizabeth Cakes,
ENTERTAINMENT • Musical Occasions (Ceremony), DJ Hunt (Reception),
ADDITIONAL RENTALS • Spruce Collective (Vintage Furniture), Delovely Creative (Table Sign Stands)A&B Partytime Rentals (Chairs),
VIDEO/CINEMATOGRAPHY • Vincent + Theo Studios,
FAVORS •Photobooth Vancouver, Krispy Kreme,
TRANSPORTATION • Pacific Harmony Limousines