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A Stylish Skyline Celebration That Takes Love to New Heights

Ya’ll how incredibly beautiful are these captured from Christie Graham Photography?! A skyline first look? Check. A seriously STUNNING bride-to-be? You betcha. A beautiful ceremony capped off with an even more lovely reception? Why, of course. See it all for yourself in The Vault!

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From The Bride…When Alon popped the question in a carefully planned surprise New York City proposal it felt like a fairytale. Miranda knew their wedding would have a lot to compete with! When it came time to plan their wedding, there was no question that it would be black tie and a nod to another era. Keeping with their proposal anniversary, the two wed one year to the day on May 22 2016 on an overcast Sunday. The venue they chose was the perfect nod to their nostalgic theme, the classic Fairmont Hotel Vancouver in the heart of their home city, Vancouver, British Columbia. Before the ceremony, the couple chose a nearby rooftop with a contrasting industrial backdrop of their city for their first look. The groom wearing a J.Crew smoking jacket and everything else by Suit Supply. The bride in a lace Maggie Sottero gown she customized by adding long sleeves to and covering a sheer bodice, Jimmy Choo shoes, and pearl earrings. Inside their suite, the Lieutenant Governors’ suite on the top floor of the Hotel Vancouver, the bridal party took portraits and toasted champagne before the ceremony. Miranda’s neutral bouquet was a mix of mostly roses, and peonies with lush cascading greenery tied in a hand-dyed silk blush ribbon. Four Bridesmaids wore Asos lace floor length gowns in navy and carried Juliet roses in their natural bouquets.

Guests assembled in the understated ceremony room decorated with natural blooms and chiavari chairs while a violin and guitar duo played the couples favourite songs, a mix of Drake, Frank Ocean, Elvis and Michael Jackson.

A violin and guitar duo played Frank Ocean’s “Thinking about you” for the Brides’ grand entrance with her dad and step-dad escorting her down the aisle.

The ceremony was short and sweet, and non-denominational, integrating Jewish tradition with the breaking of the glass.

The couple had their first dance as man and wife to Leon Bridges, ‘Coming home’ and through the night, guests sipped on their signature cocktails, hers a lavender lemonade and his an old fashioned.

Guests were given the couples favourite candy from Sugarfina, Champagne Gummy Bears, as favours.

All white centerpieces of peonies, hydrangeas and lush greenery garlands decorated tables along with gold and navy agate accents.

The couple made their getaway with a sparkler sendoff at the end of the evening and will set off for their honeymoon for a month-long Italian getaway in July 2016.

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Photography: Christie Graham Photography | Event Planning: Luxe Events | Floral Design: Bridal Beginnings | Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero | Bridesmaids' Dresses: ASOS | Hair + Makeup: Denise Elliot | Favors: Sugarfina | Groom's Attire: J.Crew | Groom's Attire: Suit Supply | Groomsmen Attire: The Tux Store | Venue: The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver | Bride's Floral Bouquet: Garden Party Flowers | Bride's Sleeves: Joanna Delaney | Seating Chart + Welcome Signs: Buffy Weddings

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This Sailboat E-Sesh is the Definition of Glamorous

Glitter, gold and glasses of bubbly are always a welcome combo here at SMP, and when that glam package comes in the form of a stunning sailboat e-sesh from Simply Lace Photography, well… sign us up. From the beautiful bride’s crazy cool Le Chateau gown to the breathtaking cityscape that is Toronto, this is a gallery totally worth perusing. See it all in THE VAULT.

From the Bride… They say everything happens for a reason…especially when you least expect it and that is exactly what happened when Kyle and I first met. We unexpectedly met at the gym we both attended in June 2010. The first date Kyle took me on was the best date of my life and that night I fell in love with the man I was going to spend the rest of my life with!

Our proposal… It was New Years Eve, Dec. 31, 2014. We decided to have a relaxed NYE and just stay in, cook a delicious dinner and then go for a walk along my favourite trail where Kyle decided to pop the question! He took me by complete surprise…took out the most beautiful ring and my best friend asked me to be his wife. It was the best night of my life (so far)! NYE will always hold a special place in our hearts.

We are getting married next July at The Lake House in Pickering, ON. Our theme is “Nautical Glam.” We love being out on the water, so the venue just spoke to us as soon as we went and saw it! The advice I would give all newly engaged couples would be to start the planning process early! Give yourself ample time to book all the vendors you want (like an amazing photographer!), therefore you won’t get stressed and you will actually enjoy the planning process! Be realistic… know what you can afford and spend more of your budget on things you really care about. Finally, do some things yourself if you have the time… it adds such a special touch to your big day while saving some money! Most importantly, don’t forget to love each other and cherish every moment together and always remember why you are getting married in the first place!

We wanted our engagement photos to set the tone for our Nautical Glam wedding day! Bruna from Simply Lace Photography knew exactly what we wanted and we decided to do our photos on Kyle’s dad’s sailboat. Of course, the day of our engagement shoot, the winds were howling from the North and there was not a cloud in the sky… not the ideal conditions you want for engagement photos on a sailboat! However, Bruna handled everything like a pro despite never being on sailboat before! We are so lucky to have her as our photographer… our engagement photos exceeded every single one of our high expectations! We cannot wait for our big day and have Simply Lace Photography document our love story!!!!

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Photography: Simply Lace Photography | Ring: Vera Wang | Makeup: Faces by Kayla | Hair: Natures Accolade Salon and Spa | Location: Toronto, Ash Bridges Bay Yacht Club | Sequin Dress: Le Chateau

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Private Vow Renewal Under the Floral Abour

One thing I know for sure? Is that Andrew Mark Photography has a way with the lens that can totally transport you. Take Louci & Sarkis’s vow renewal as example. Because after one look in The Vault you’ll feel as if you were front row for their sweet vow renewal underneath the prettiest floral arbor ever. See it all here!

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From Andrew Mark PhotographyLouci & Sarkis renewed their vows under a stunning floral arbour with just a few of their friends their to watch. A small dinner reception took place under their favourite willow tree.

From Spunky Sapphire EventsWeddings are the beginning of new legacies and a celebration of a love story supported by generations culminating in a strong marriage. Inspired by the deep hues of summer and the heritage of a strong family, we focused on the classic style of a plantation and the unwavering love of the couple and their family. Under the arch her grandfather built and on land that has been in the family for generations, the couple renewed the vows that began their legacy: to love and care for each other and to work daily on building a marriage more beautiful than their wedding day. Heirloom china pieces lined long harvest tables for the anniversary dinner and were accented with the family’s glassware collection, modern gold flatware, and richly-hued florals dripping with greenery. Beautiful treasures of furniture dotted the landscape and provided guests places to reconnect and savor the celebration. Under a strong willow tree, husband and wife stole a moment to themselves to soak in the sight of their loved ones gathered together and to reflect on a day that will hold a place in their hearts forever.

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Photography: Andrew Mark Photography | Event Planning + Design: Spunky Sapphire Events | Floral Design: Fleurish Design Studio | Cake: The Dessert Room | Stationery: Simply Sealed | Makeup: Love Me Makeup | Hair: Kaitlin Otten | Venue: Flamborough Hills | Rentals: Simply Beautiful Decor | Rentals: Warehouse 84 | Tabletop Rentals: Plate Occasions