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A White Wedding at The Vancouver Club


Wedding Planning by Alicia Keats and Kasia Wardowicz | Wedding Photography Blush Wedding Photographers

We are slowly catching up on sharing some of our weddings from the past few summers that we haven’t yet had a chance to share. We are so excited to share this one! Lucia and Vincent’s wedding took place in the summer of 2017 but it feels like it was just a year ago.

In the morning of the wedding, Lucia made her way to the Vancouver Club’s sunlit Georgian Room. There, Faye Smith and her team, were ready for Lucia’s hair and makeup. Refreshments from the Club were set out so that Lucia could relax before the ceremony. After hair and makeup, Lucia got dressed in her stunning lace strapless gown and made her way down to a vintage limo where she would make her way to St. Augustine’s Church with her father.

The church was decorated by Garden Party Flowers with tall white arrangements of white hydrangea set on clear pillars surrounded in clusters of tall clear vases with white floating candles. A long white aisle runner ended at the altar where two chairs with greenery garlands were set for Lucia and Vincent. Once all of the guests were seated, the processional began with Vincent walking down the aisle with his mother and finished with Lucia and her Father walking down to ‘Prayer’ by Andrea Bocelli.

Preceding the Catholic ceremony, guests made their way to The Vancouver Club for the cocktail hour and reception. Welcomed with trays of passed Cava guests enjoyed canapes such as Mushroom Arancini while Lucia and Vincent went off in the vintage car to get their couple portraits done.

The ballroom was set with round tables dressed in white linen and gold Chiavari chairs. Slim tall floral arrangements were used at guest tables to add height while also allowing for easy conversation around the tables, something that was important to the couple. Each place setting had a white charger plate with an elegant silver filigree detail. A white napkin was folded atop the charger along with a customized menu that had Lucia and Vincent’s monogram at the top. The monogram was also used to personalize the white dance floor, welcome sign, and cocktail napkins. Instead of a traditional head table, Lucia and Vincent decided to do a Family Table at which their parents would sit with them. The family table was set against white drapery against the far wall of the ballroom. A mirror ran the length of the table which reflected the elegant posy arrangements of white and blush roses and floating candles. The greenery garlands on the chairs at the church were moved to Lucia and Vincent’s chairs at the Vancouver Club to denote their spot at the family table.

As guests were seated in the Ballroom after the cocktail hour finished, Lucia and Vincent were introduced to Shakira’s rendition of ‘Je l’aime a mourir’ by Francis Cabrel. After the newly-weds took their seat, a three-course dinner was served complete with the VC Signature Lobster Bisque with Truffle Chantilly and Fennel Pollen. After the cake cutting, dessert was served with coffee and tea before the white curtains were pulled back to reveal Famous Players Band who would begin their set with “Your Song’ by Elton John for the first dance before getting everyone on the dance floor where they would dance away the evening!

Enjoy! Love Alicia + Kasia

An Intimate Vancouver Club Wedding

Wedding Planning: Alicia Keats | Wedding Photography: Lucida Photography

This wedding was planned long distance over different time zones and hectic travel schedules as my couple was very busy in the months leading up to their wedding. Hosted at The Vancouver Club, Karmen + Terrence’s wedding fully encapsulated the feeling of Spring. By using a palette of pink and white with touches of gold, we created an air of lightness while harnessing the sentiment of Springtime with its excitement and anticipation of something new on the horizon.

The day began with a tea ceremony which was held in the Georgian Room of the Vancouver Club. Karmen wore a stylish floor-length red Cheongsam that was embroidered with an intricate floral pattern. The tea ceremony was set up with two gold chivari chairs and three arrangements of red roses set amongst a plethora of pillar candles on the mantel of the fireplace.

After the tea ceremony, the civil ceremony commenced in the foyer of the Club. Escorted through a set of white curtains gracefully tied back, guests were seated in ‘silhouette’ chairs that lined the aisle. Setting the stage for this elegant ceremony, two dramatic cascading floral arrangements by Granville Island Florist framed where Karmen + Terrence would say ‘I Do.’

Following the ceremony, guests were moved into the Bar and Grill for cocktail hour. Set with cocktail tables with white flowing linen, arrangements of pink and white roses, and tealight candles, guests were serenaded by a string duo from Musical Occasions as they enjoyed passed canapes and martinis.

The dinner portion of the evening was held in the main ballroom of the Vancouver Club. Framed by a cream-coloured backdrop tied back with garlands of fresh flowers, the head table was set with low arrangements of simple, yet opulent, arrangements of roses. Guest were seated at round tables dressed in white linen with spectacular arrangements of roses and white orchids in tall glass vases. Hints of gold were brought in through the elaborate candle holders, gold-rimmed charger plates by Art of the Party, and ‘Louis XVI’ Chairs from Eclat Décor.  After a three-course meal and wedding cake by A Elizabeth Cakes, the guests watched a short film crafted by Vincent + Theo that showed the more intimate side of Karmen + Terrence’s special day from getting ready in the morning and the first look to the ceremony.

During dinner, the Bar and Grill was reset with lounge furniture, an air hockey table, and a photobooth. Illuminated by sparklers, the couple’s first dance kicked off the party for the rest of the evening. Overall, Karmen + Terrence’s wedding was one to remember and truly an elegant evening to celebrate becoming Mr. and Mrs.

Love Alicia

Angela + Eric’s Vancouver Club Wedding

Wedding Planning by Alicia Keats | Photography by Lucida Photography

Angela and Eric wanted an elegant wedding that was light, refreshing, filled with flowers and that radiated the feeling of their love for one another. Hosted at The Vancouver Club, the wedding seamlessly infused the classical architecture of the building with whimsical touches to create a soft and joyful atmosphere.

The ceremony, held in the University Room, set the stage for the rest of the evening. Lined playfully with white flowers, the aisle led up to the beautiful fireplace decorated with white pillar candles and a dramatic arrangement by Celsia Florist.

The dreamy atmosphere of the ceremony was brought into the Ballroom for the main reception. Greenery garlands ran the length of the long tables and were interspersed with centerpieces with white and pink flowers. We added hints of gold through candle holders, gold-rimmed charger plates, and chivari chairs. ‘Natural’ floral arrangements were used at the foot of each table and to line the bay windows making the Ballroom feel as though it was being overtaken with a fanciful garden. A.Elizabeth Cakes provided the beautiful (and yummy!) cake and Love By Phoebe created all of their stationary including a custom band for their guest favors, chocolate bars from BETA5.

Angela wore three dresses for the evening. For the ceremony, Angela wore a sleeveless white Vera Wang with a mermaid silhouette and a cathedral train, and for the reception, a beautiful red lace dress with three-quarter length sleeves that called attention to the couple’s Asian heritage and she changed into a black evening gown once dancing started.

One of my favourite things about Angela and Eric’s wedding was the late-night snack. Using their Asian culture as inspiration, the couple opted for two Cocktail Stations – one Dim Sum Station and another with a variety of Noodle Cups. In addition to this, we arranged a ‘Make-it-Yourself’ Bubble Tea Station provided by Ninja Bubble Tea. Not only was this a way to celebrate their culture and fun personalities, but the stations offered an interactive and memorable experience for their guests!

With love,

Alicia xo