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Julia Park 

I don’t usually write here, but these are the words of the bride and I wanted to include the story and vision behind their day. Because I believe that your wedding should be a representation of who you are as a couple and those guys have done it oh so well.
Scroll away, and I hope it inspires you to personalize your day in a unique way!

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“For our wedding, we really wanted something that truly represented us. We wanted the day to feel casual and comfortable and full of love with great food for ourselves and our guests. We both love being surrounded by our family and friends but don’t feel comfortable being the centre of attention so keeping it small was ideal. We also had people coming from far away and wanted to be able to truly spent quality time with each and everyone of them. We both love the outdoors (Brian is from the west coast and we camp/hike all the time – in fact just came back from a 3day trail hike in BC and then Tofino) and we are definitely foodies so when we stumbled upon Big Crow we knew it would be perfect – had that outdoor woodsy feeling and amazing food, plus we’ve had some pretty memorable date nights there!
Decor wise, we wanted it to be laid back/comfortable romantic and definitely nothing too formal or stuffy. The venue did a lot of it for us. All the intrinsic wood elements and backyard barbecue touches were perfect for that casual feel. The real star to us though was the flowers, which really gave it that beautiful romantic feel.  We adore flowers/plants. Our house is full of plants and Brian does a pretty good job of constantly surprising me with fresh flowers. We are long term customers of our florists (crown flora). We love everything they do and Brian knows that when he needs to get me a bouquet, to get them from there (bday, anniversary, just because). We always knew we wanted crown flora to do our wedding even before we had anything else planned. What they actually did that day was all them! We love their work and essentially gave them free reign to do what they wanted with the space.
A favorite moment for us was the ceremony itself. The way the venue was set up meant that everyone was standing around casually in a semi-circle around us and we could see everyone. Add that to hearing each other’s personalized vows, we both could not have been more surrounded by love. My face hurt I was smiling so much!
Looking back – the day was absolutely perfect for us and there isn’t a single thing we would change.
We got to marry each other in a comfortable casual setting surrounded by our closest family and friends. The venue looked amazingly  outdoorsy romantic and inviting. The food was amazing and excessive. And we had time to not only enjoy each others company but to actually sit down with each of our guests to catch up.

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Stay tuned for Part 2 of this Emerald Lake Lodge wedding Inspiration

Photos are taken at Luminous workshop

Styling: Well Styled Life

Film Lab:  Photovision

Caligraphy: Plum Calligraphy

Makeup and Hair The Pretty Haus

Venue: Emerald Lake Lodge

 

September 27, 2016

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Victoria and Stephen’s day was all about soft romantic colours and effortless style. Their garden-inspired bouquets from Flower 597 were the perfect for their outdoor ceremony, while soft blooms in their centrepieces accented the tables (put together by the bride’s aunt). Complementing the venue’s old world elegance, we included gold vintage elements at the receiving table. To add an extra personal touch to the day, each table number featured a city that the couple had visited together, and a little dog trinket sprayed in gold let guests know of the donation that was made in lieu of favours to the humane society.

 

The team

Planning: Rebecca Chan Weddings 

Wedding cake:   Cakelaine

Makeup:  A Glow by Joan

 

 

 

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