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!

Sullivan Handmade Christmas Market

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Arianna & Stuart’s Wedding- November 4th, 2017

I’m excited to share photos from Ariana & Stuart’s wedding taken by the talented team at Heaton Photography.
We were referred to Arianna and Stuart through past clients Stephanie and Jameson.  I first met Arianna for a coffee the summer before her wedding and we instantly hit it off. I loved & respected her “tell it how it is” personality.  Arianna and Stu had plans for a winter wedding and it was important to them to get married in a Catholic church.  They decided to have their ceremony in downtown Vancouver at the Holy Rosary Cathedral.  It was stunning!
Arianna is a teacher at Holy Cross in Surrey and she enlisted the help of her students on the day of and even had the choir perform at the ceremony.              Ariana describes herself as an old soul and utilized many items from Bespoke to bring her vintage theme to life.  From the vintage suitcases that rented, to the beautiful ballroom at the Vancouver Club and the fur shawls for her and her bridesmaids, Arianna incorporated a classic, vintage feel to her wedding day. She rented marquee letters and mercury votives and her centrepieces were vintage books with flowers and greenery.  The beautiful ballroom at the Vancouver Club was the perfect venue to enhance this theme.
 Arianna’s décor had burgundy accents and lots of greenery.  Her cascading bouquet done by family friend Debbie Tortora was gorgeous.  Even Arianna’s shoes were burgundy to match her theme.
One of my favourite personal touches she incorporated to her day was her favours.  We placed white milked vases with carnations on this gorgeous mirrored table whose favourite flowers were carnations.
 Congratulations again to Ariana & Stuart and special thanks to all the amazing vendors who helped make their day one to remember!
Vendors:
Photography/ Videography: Heaton Photography
Limousine: Ritz Limousine
Ceremony Location: Holy Rosary Cathedral
Florist: Debbie Tortora, Flowers By Debbie
Ceremony Music: Holy Cross Choir

10 Questions to Ask Your Wedding Photographer

So you’re ready to book your photographer and you have a few on your mind.  It is so important to get to know the photographer you want to book before you book them.  Down below are some questions we think you should ask so you can get to know who is going to be working with you on your big day.

 

  • How long have you been in business?
  • How many weddings have you photographed?
  • What are your wedding packages and pricing?
  • Can we see your online portfolio and also see full galleries of weddings you havephotographed?
  • Will you have an assistant at the wedding?
  • What kind of venues and locations are your favorites for photography?
  • Do you include an engagement session with the wedding package?
  • How many photos can I expect to receive after the wedding?
  • What type of equipment do you use?
  • Will you have a backup camera if yours fails?