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Happy Wife Happy Life

This classic, elegant, heartfelt union was an authentic family-focused affair with a touch of sparkle!  DreamGroup Planner Brynn Belisle was on hand to help bring all the details together.  Joining in the celebration were the couple’s 3 children making for some truly adorable moments a photographer can only dream of.  With the groom being an RCMP Officer raised in Hawaii, the wedding featured some truly authentic elements including a Mounties Honour Guard Salute as well as fresh floral leis for the couple to wear as they were introduced at the Reception. With many aunts & uncles from out of town, the groom’s RCMP family, and childhood friends in attendance there was a lot of love in the room!  Photos were beautifully captured by Beautiful Life Studios.

The Spanish Catholic ceremony, held at the beautiful St. Anthony of Padua Church, was unique with family member sponsors providing the coins, lighting the candles, and assisting with the veil & cord ceremony. The reception was held at The Arbutus Club, a Vancouver landmark since 1964, offering the perfect setting for a fun family and friend focused celebration!  The Groom, apparently a Jack of all trades, appointed his production company Fully Loaded Productions to provide a custom monogram, pipe & drape, lighting, music, a slideshow, a fog machine to add that perfect touch of romantic mist to a beautiful First Dance.

The speeches shared were very emotional leaving not a dry eye in the house.  The Bridal Party surprised the Bride & Groom with a hilarious Beyonce mash-up dance performance before the evening festivities were officially kicked into high gear with a Confetti bang and guests were invited to join in on the Electric Slide.  Overall, this wedding exuded true love, commitment, an incredible sense of humour and playfulness, and the perfect amount of pretty.

The Wonderful people that helped make this wedding come to life…

Coordinator: Brynn Belisle – DreamGroup Productions

Photographer: Beautiful Life Studios

Ceremony Venue: St. Anthony of Padua

Reception Venue: The Arbutus Club

Flowers: Niki Trading

Decor: Sandy’s Wedding Services

Makeup: Jennifer Esmeria Makeup

Hair: Chris Funk

DJ: Marc Johnson ~ DJ El Nino

Ceremony Harp: Rosanna Chiu

Wedding Cake: Le Gateau Bake Shop

Chivari Chair Rental: Salmon’s Rentals

 

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It’s LOVE Baby!

Josephine & Steffen met in Africa.  They had an intimate wedding with 60 of their closest family and friends in attendance. With guests traveling from as far as Europe and Africa it was important to the couple that they showcase the best of Vancouver.  They chose two very special and iconic venues.  DreamGroup Planner Kelsey Mackay-Smith worked with Josephine and Steffen for one year in planning this super romantic and intimate celebration of love. “When Josephine thanked me during the speeches we both started to cry!  I am really going to miss her.”

The ceremony took place next to the serene and lovely Heron Lake at Van Dusen Gardens and the weather fully cooperated!  “It was actually one of the first nice weather days of the season.” The ceremony took place under a cute white tent which provided much needed shade from the sun’s rays!  A gorgeous natural arbor was rented from Reel Silks and covered in fresh floral by the flower masters themselves at The Flower Factory.  Keeping with the romantic theme, guests were given little bags of lavender to toss on the couple upon pronouncement as husband and wife.

Bridges Restaurant on Granville Island was brought to life with beautiful and bright centerpieces featuring Josephine’s favorite flower, Peonies, which luckily became available just days before their wedding.  Peonies are often a bride’s first choice when choosing her flowers as they are so fluffy and romantic, however, they are also temperamental and seasonally affected. Mother Nature obviously approved of this union!  And thankfully the amazingly talented Kim of Maru Fine Art Photography was there to capture it all.

The head table was decorated with the garland re-purposed from the ceremony arbor.  Guest Tables were authentically named after cities that Josephine and Steffen had visited and they wrote personal descriptions for each one that the guests loved reading!  The Band Groove & Tonic was a fabulous addition to the night’s line up and they kept the guests dancing all night long!  A popular guest highlight was the oh so fun candy bar that featured the couple’s favorite candies from Germany.

 

 

The Wonderful people that helped make this wedding come to life…

Planner: Kelsey Mackay-Smith – DreamGroup Productions

Photographer: Maru Fine Art Photography

Ceremony Venue: Van Dusen Gardens

Reception Venue: Bridges Restaurant

Officiant: Karen Ell

Flowers: The Flower Factory

Decor: Reel Silks

Makeup: Save the Date Beauty

Band: Groove & Tonic

Ceremony Music: Musical Occasions

Transportation: Pacific Harmony Limousine

Ceremony Tent: Apex Tents

Wedding Cake: Cake and the Giraffe

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I love you with All My Hart House

Krystal & Nigel were meant to be. Dating since they were 16 years old they have developed such a deep understanding for each other and it really showed through in their ceremony which was short but oh so sweet!  Krystal & Nigel decided to write their own vows for each other and there wasn’t a dry eye in the room. Officiant Randy Hamm of Young, Hip & Married tied in the couple’s long history and details from their relationship into the ceremony.  DreamGroup Planner Alexa Krantz supported Krystal & Nigel in bringing together a beautiful and thoughtful wedding day celebration of two very lovely people.

After the ceremony, the couple greeted and toasted with family and friends on the lawn. You could feel the love between the couple and from family and friends the entire night.  Krystal & Nigel said that the most important thing was to celebrate the love between them and to have fun at their wedding so they chose to forgo many of the expected “wedding traditions” in order to keep the party atmosphere engaging and fun. They didn’t want to have a cake, nor did they want to toss the bouquet or garter. Krystal & Nigel wanted a stress-free, fun evening that they would remember forever.

Hart House Restaurant was the perfect setting for Krystal & Nigel’s wedding. This lush yet rustic themed affair was brought to life with gorgeous fresh blush and white florals and greenery from Celsia Florist and stylish decor by Bespoke paired beautifully with the backdrop of Deer Lake Park.  Dinner was a buffet style menu and Hart House’s culinary team did not disappoint.

Krystal & Nigel kicked off the dancing with a beautiful first dance.  DJ Pri from Girl on Wax kept the dance floor packed all night long. There was even an impromptu Karaoke version of Bohemian Rhapsody sung as a surprise by the groomsmen which delighted guests!  Enjoy a few of our favorite photos of this stunning summer celebration perfectly captured by the talented Christie Graham.

 

 

The Wonderful people that helped make this wedding come to life…

Coordinator: Alexa Krantz – DreamGroup Productions

Photographer: Christie Graham Photography

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Hart House Restaurant

Officiant: Randy – Young, Hip & Married

Flowers: Celsia Florist

Decor: Bespoke Decor

DJ: Girl on Wax – DJ Pri

Hair & Makeup: Denise Elliott

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