Kieran & Victoria’s Wedding – May 5th, VanDusen Botanical Gardens, Vancouver BC

We are excited to share these fantastic photos by the talented Nickersons of Kieran & Victoria’s wedding day.

When you love Star Wars, your wedding is just after May the 4th and you equally love tacos & Cinqo De Mayo, it’s really a good mix for an awesome party, your wedding guests won’t soon forget!

Kieran & Victoria had their first look in Steveston and made sure to pop by their favourite fro-yo spot (mine too, infact for my wedding, we also had our bridal party photos right here at Timothy’s in Steveston)

Kieran & Victoria had their ceremony & reception at the beautiful VanDusen Botanical Gardens. The ceremony decor was very simplistic. A circular arch decorated with greenery and flowers set the back drop and a white aisle runner and lanterns laid the path.

Victoria really likes succulents and wanted to incorporate the natural feel of the garden inside so centerpieces incorporate a succulent, guests were given potted succulent favours and loose greenery was spread along the rectangular guest tables.

Being self proclaimed Star Wars “nerds” they brought their vision to life with awesome Star Wars accents including these amazing cake by The Cake & the Giraffe and a Chewbacca piñata instead of a bouquet or garter toss.

They danced the night away, had an awesome late night taco bar and wrapped up the night with a beautiful sparkler send off capture by the talented Nickersons!

Congratulations Kieran & Victoria! We are so glad we were able to be a part of your wedding day!

Shout out of the awesome vendor team!

Vendors:
Photographers: The Nickersons
Cake: The Cake & the Giraffe
Venue: VanDusen Botanical Garden
Decor & Coordination: Glass Slipper Event Planning & Bride DIY
Catering: Austin Gourmet

Ashling & John’s Wedding – Hart House Restaurant Burnaby

Ashling & John tied the knot at the beautiful historic Hart House Restaurant in Burnaby this past July.

Ashling is a high school teacher so I knew she would be organized especially with two weeks prior to the wedding off to complete the finishing touches.

John grew up in Burnaby with a big Italian family and Ashling’s family is from Ireland in fact most of her family traveled over from Ireland for the wedding. (Including these two adorable nieces who were very excited to help her get ready) I absolutely loved Ashling’s stunning gown and all the lace detail! She looked amazing in it.

 

Ashling & John decided on a first look before the ceremony to ease their nerves. I think John was a bit surprised when he was expecting Ashling but saw this pack of geese waddling down. I love the dock for a first look location with the water, lilypads and trees as a back drop.

 

The ceremony took place on the lawn of the Hart House in Burnaby overlooking Deer Lake. For their ceremony, they chose a non-traditional processional which was so touching! Ashling walked down from the house all the way to the top of the aisle where the chairs started and then the officiant announced, “John, go get your girl” and he walked up the aisle to meet Ashling and escort her the rest of the way down.

 

These chose to do two readings as part of their ceremony. One was about dinosaurs and made me think about all those couples who surprise eachother in a T-Rex costumes so that was pretty hilarious and awesome but I really loved this one.

Extract from Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres

Love is a temporary madness, it erupts like volcanoes and then subsides. And
when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether
your root was so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should
ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not
excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion. That is
just being in love, which any fool can do. Love itself is what is left over when
being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate
accident. Those that truly love have roots that grow towards each other
underground, and when all the pretty blossoms have fallen from their
branches, they find that they are one tree and not two.

The Hart House has to be one of my favourite wedding venues in the Lower Mainland. It doesn’t take much to make this gorgeous tent with draping and chandeliers look elegant. I loved all the details Ashling added and the gorgeous garland for the tables that Mina Baxter did.

 

The reception was full of laughter, lawn games and these two dances the night way thanks to the talented Steve Music Maestro!

I loved worked with these two and especially loved when Ashling told me during the reception, “You know, John said leading up the wedding we didn’t need a wedding planner, but all day has been saying how he amazing you have been and that we couldn’t have done this without you!” (It may have helped that I kept making sure he always had a drink LOL) But in all seriousness, that is really why I LOVE my job! 

 

From the bride:

Working with Stephanie and her team at Glass Slipper Event Planning was simply the best experience! After our first meeting together, I felt confident in trusting Stephanie with our vision. In fact, her execution of everything was far better than I could ever have imagined. Her professionalism and organization were just what was needed on what would have been an otherwise hectic day. I felt absolutely no stress and would highly recommend her and her team! Thanks again

 

Thanks to an amazing team of venues who made this wedding one to remember for these two!

Vendors:

Venue: Hart House Restaurant

Photographer: Julian Fok

Officiant: Jamey McDonald of Vancouver Wedding Ceremonies

Florist: Mina Baxter – Kobe Market

DJ: Music Maestro

Make Up Artist: Rose Quartz

Hair Stylist: Sabrina Fettkind

Cake: Pure Bread

Photobooth: InstaPix Photo Booth

Will & Alex’s Wedding- July 7th, 2018

Alex, a graphic designer & Will, owner of Honest Juice, were referred to me by past clients. We met for a coffee at one of my favourite spots, Luckys Donuts and immediately hit it off. I loved all Alex’s decor ideas and as they are both business owners, it was great talking with them both about starting a business and the various challenges and things you learn about yourself through that process.

Typically when you meet a couple and they share they are getting married in a backyard you think of a field, a tent and usually out in Langley or Abbotsford where their is lots of space but Alex & Will were lucky to have Alex’s aunt & uncle offer their gorgeous backyard in South Granville to host their wedding and it was the perfect space for their day.

In our initial consultation,  I asked them to think about some key words to describe their day they both agreed on these: informal, family-style, lots of laughter, party and I think we nailed it!

Alex also envisioned a wedding day with boho accents like Persian rugs, globe lights, open-air dance floor and lots of greenery.

On the wedding day, Alex got ready at her parent’s house not too far from where the wedding took place. Alex & her dad drove in his vintage car.

 

The ceremony took place facing the garden and a beautiful tree. As they wanted the day to be informal, we only place out 50 guest chairs and the remaining guests lined the staircase and stood around cocktail tables at the back of the aisle. The talented Zaac Pick from Musos Entertainment played as the bridal party made their way down the aisle. Alex & Will shared personal vows and lots of laughter and tears. I absolutely loved the bridesmaids simple white dresses. The gorgeous bouquets from Granville Island Florist with greenery and pops of pink and orange were the perfect accent.

Their reception took place under the tent and was long tables with burlap runners and simple arrangements which Alex and the girls made. Cocktails & Canapes served an amazing family style meal! The speeches were heart felt with lots of laughter and tears. Friends performed a few songs for Alex & Will before the dance party got started under a dance floor decked out with string lights. One of my favourite personal touches was their wedding favours, after dancing the night away, guests left with a bottle of Will’s Honest Juice “Hangover Helper”.

It was so much fun working with Alex & Will to plan their big day and I was a bit sad when the day was over having to hug them goodbye. Wishing these two all the best and lots of love, laughter and happiness always!

Words from the bride & groom:

We hired Glass Slipper Event Planning to help plan our backyard wedding in Vancouver this summer. Stephanie and her team were absolutely amazing! We were blown away by her attention to detail, thoughtful ideas and professionalism. Stephanie went above and beyond and made the wedding planning process and the wedding day go by so smoothly. She truly turned our vision into a picture-perfect day, and thanks to her, we got to have the wedding of our dreams. Stephanie herself is so nice, caring and fun to work with. We highly recommend Glass Slipper!

Vendor Team:

Planning: Glass Slipper Event Planning

Photography: Caroline Ross Photography

Florist: Suzanne Lee at Granville Island Flower Company

Ceremony & Cocktail Reception Music: Musos Entertainment

Caterer: Cocktails & Canapés Catering + Events

DJ: Man About Town Entertainment 

5 Boho Chic Inspired Wedding Ideas

Boho styled weddings seem to be becoming more and more popular in the wedding world.  Many brides are straying away from the traditional style for their wedding.  Take a look down below to get inspired if you are looking to have a boho chic wedding.

 

#1- The Ceremony Décor

Cozy, earthy and outdoorsy type ceremonies are a staple for a boho chic wedding.  These ceremony set-ups make you feel whole, natural and just serene.

Photo source: Pinterest/ Etsy 
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This ceremony decor just makes me feel some type of way.  I absolutely love it!

 

#2- Boho Inspired Desserts

Start thinking outside the box for your boho chic wedding dessert.  Neutral and earthy tones are that way to go when design your perfect dessert.

Photo: Pinterest
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#3- Boho Styled Wedding Dresses

Something very whimsical, and flowy screams bohemian chic…

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Truly some beautiful, boho dresses…

#4- Décor & Signage

There is a certain look that you will want to have for your boho wedding décor and all the signage your guests will see… take a look below for some inspo.

Photo: Pinterest

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#5- Floral Décor & Arrangements

Flowers are everything.  Bouquets, centrepieces, and so much more, the florals at your boho wedding can be arranged into something unique and beautiful.  Take a look.

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Thank-you so much for reading.  We hope you have been inspired with some new ideas from the boho chic wedding trend! 

xoxo

Our Top BC Destination Wedding Venues

Want a destination wedding but hoping to stay in BC?!  Here are our 5 favourite venues for weddings that feel like you are far from home without needing to take a plane!

 

#1. Nita Lake Lodge- Whistler BC

A boutique Whistler hotel right on the lake.  It is the perfect place for a cozy, lakeside wedding.

We love weddings up at Nita Lake Lodge whether it’s winter or summer! The venue offers beautiful outdoor and indoor options.

 

 

Photo credit: Gadbois Photography

#2. Sea to Sky Gondola– Squamish BC

Sweeping views of the Howe Sound, luscious coastal forest, and surrounding mountains.”- Sea to Sky  One of the most gorgeous places in BC to have a wedding would be here.  Last July we celebrated Lindsay and Claudio’s special day.  Just take a look at how beautiful their day was up in Squamish BC.

 

 

Photo credit: Sara Rogers Photography 

 

#3. Spirit Ridge– Osoyoos, BC

Get married in Canada’s very own desert.  With the beautiful vineyards, the mountains and Osoyoos lake surrounding the area, this will be any wine lover’s destination wedding.

 

 

 

#4. Painted Rock Estate Winery–  Penticton, BC

Terraced on a hillside overlooking the vineyards and Skaha Lake in Penticton, let the spectacular views set the tone for your wedding celebration and provide a beautiful backdrop for your photographs.”- Painted Rock

Photo source: Painted Rock Gallery 

 

#5. Hatley Castle– Victoria, BC

If you have ever wanted a fairy tale wedding, then Hatley Castle is the place to go.  It is absolutely magnificent.  Take a look…

Photo source: Hatley Castle Gallery 

 

Getaway for your wedding without actually getting away.  BC is such a beautiful and diverse province.  It would be amazing to have your wedding at any of these destinations. Thanks for reading!

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