Wedding Planning by Alicia Keats | Wedding Photography by Blush Photography
Featured in print and on-line in Weddingbells Magazine
Stephanie and Neil were one of the sweetest couples that I have had the pleasure of working with. Their wedding was featured in Weddingbells and was subtly inspired by the city that Neil proposed to Stephanie, Paris.
The morning of their wedding, the couple spent their time with their wedding party getting ready at The Vancouver Club. Stephanie was set up in the stunning Georgia Room with its floor to ceiling windows overlooking a bustling city street and, after hair and makeup was finished, she got dressed into her first look of the day, a stunning Galia Lahav gown with a cap detail. Neil wore a unique seafoam hued Tom Ford blazer and enjoyed a scotch with his groomsmen before the ceremony began.
The ceremony was held in the foyer of The Vancouver Club. Dramatic draping hung from the ceiling marked the altar and was decorated with delicate hanging roses. A plethora of white pillar candles set atop clear plexiglass shelves were placed aside the altar on the marble desks. Drawing inspiration from the Club’s signature chandelier made of clear glass ‘bubbles,’ Koncept Event Design hung glass bubbles with tealight candles underneath these shelves to add a fun yet sophisticated décor element to the wedding. We decided to use clear ‘ghost’ chairs to keep the soft colour palette of blush and white the focus while tying in the clear glassy elements of the bubbles.
After the ceremony, guests were moved into the ballroom where the main reception would take place. Set with a mix of circular and rectangular tables, we were able to use different centrepiece styles to allow the eye to dance all over the room to each of the carefully designed elements. Each table was dressed with a soft pink tablecloth with a slight sheen, silver filigree charger plates with white napkins and menus. The room glowed with a combination of white pillar candles, floating candles, and hanging tealights in the clear glass bubbles. The candlelight reflected and shimmered off of the silver chargers, silverware, shiny table linen, and the clear chairs. The oval head table was set in the bay window of the ballroom and was set with a luxurious table runner of white and pink flowers.
Once seated in the ballroom, guests enjoyed a three-course seasonal meal with a lavender lemon palette cleanser that had been thoughtfully selected by the couple. Speeches were sprinkled throughout the dinner and before the cake cutting, Stephanie snuck away to change into her second look – a jaw dropping white pant suit. This outfit change was a surprise to Neil and he was floored when we took him outside the ballroom to see Stephanie walk down the stairs looking absolutely stunning in this outfit. This was one of the best surprises I have got to witness! After this, Stephanie and Neil moved into the Ballroom to cut the cake, an exquisite three-tier cake from A.Elizabeth Cakes which featured sugar bubbles to mimic the glass bubbles in the décor. Guests were then moved into the Bar & Grill to celebrate and dance until the early hours of the morning.
Stephanie and Neil are one of those couples who made such a deep impression on my heart that sometimes I catch myself still planning their wedding in my head. We planned their wedding over a longer period of time and I can’t tell you how much I miss working with them. I was so lucky to work with them and be a part of their celebration. I wish them so much love and happiness in this new chapter of their love story.