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Romantic Surprise Penthouse Proposal

You know how we feel about surprise proposals, and today we’re kicking off a week long worth of romance with the ultimate ask. Surrounded by 20 (literally) love-filled balloons Daniel asked Kim about forever and the results are beyond sweet. Just Because Vancouver was the visionary behind the scenes and Kim James Photography captured it all to share and we’ve got it waiting for you in THE VAULT!

From Just Because VancouverWhen Daniel reached out to us to plan his proposal, we knew immediately that his over-the-top affection for Kim had to be matched in his surprise engagement. There is no better place than the 48th floor of an $18 million penthouse at Hotel Georgia’s Private Residences. Surrounded by 20 abundantly love-filled Big Love Balls, Daniel stood in the middle of this breathtaking 6,800sqft canvas with sweeping panoramic views. While Kim was obliviously being glammed up for her fake “photo-shoot” in another room, a bouquet of flowers, champagne and hors d’oeuvres were waiting for her on the most romantic balcony in Canada. Daniel wanted something breathtaking – and breathtaking is what he received.

From the Bride-to-be…Late July, my agent Grace had sent me an e-mail confirmation for an upcoming jewelry catalog booking that would be for the brand Olive and Piper, and was set to take place on Wednesday August 12th. The evening before, I packed so many different dresses for the shoot and planned to bring a big 5 pound watermelon for a church picnic after.

On arrival at the Private Residences at Georgia Hotel, I was lead to a room where hair and make-up would take place. I saw signs on the door saying “Make-Up & Hair” and “Photoshoot in Progress”. I was thinking the shoot was set up very professionally! Even more surprising, was when one of my all time favourite make-up artists greeted me, Annie. We both ‘had no idea’ we would be working on this ‘shoot’ together.

When we finally finished, I opened the doors to where the shoot was being held, and noticed massive white blow-up balls that said “love” in bold black letters on them. I stood there, confused. Out of nowhere, my boyfriend showed up from behind one of the Big Love Balls.

Feeling overwhelmed, I saw the most genuine and nervous smile, happy, teary eyes and as he spoke, I heard words filled with so much love. I could barely hear what he was saying, but I knew what was happening. He got down on one knee and I can only pray I said “YES!”. He really got me! What a surprise!

The unbelievable plan was explained to me, how I was ‘punked’ and how the entire shoot was a set up through Just Because Vancouver, a wedding proposal planning company. I was told how it was Daniel receiving my wardrobe photos and selecting the dress I would wear that day. I learned Daniel had went to ask my parents for their blessing the day after I went on my most recent work trip to Singapore. I could not of dreamed of a better surprise engagement. This marks my most treasured and best day alive yet.

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Photography: Kim James Photography | Cinematography: Farawayland Studios | Floral Design: Flower Factory | Jewelry: Cavalier Jewellers | Hair + Makeup: ACMakeup | Groom's Attire: Indochino | Venue: Private Residences At Hotel Georgia | Champagne + Hors D'oeuvres: Hawksworth Restaurant | Decor + Styling: Big Love Ball | Groom's Hair: Barber & Co. | Modeling Agency: Luxe Models | Modeling Job: Olive & Piper | Proposal Planner: Just Because Vancouver

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Peaches + Cream Wedding Inspiration

How excited are we to see the perfect peachy pretty courtesy of Ooh La La Designs in THE VAULT? SO excited. That’s right, it’s the perfect pairing of lush florals and fabulous inspiration and thanks to Krista Fox Photography we’ve got it all to share below!

From Ooh La La DesignsShot by the amazing Krista of Krista Fox Photography at one of the most gorgeous venues in Ontario, this lush and colorful inspiration shoot styled with the perfect details of lace, fine china and crystal, gold foil stationery, exquisite cakes and a handcrafted floral crown, is rustic luxe at its best. Although blush and neutrals make us all swoon, stylist Sunny of Lux Events Co wanted to step away from classic and go with really bold and colorful pretty. The makeup and hair is perfect for an early summer celebration, the mismatched chairs adds whimsy and the retro VW Beatle…well that goes without saying.

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Photography: Krista Fox Photography | Floral Design: Ooh La La Designs | Hair + Makeup: Fancy Face Inc. | Venue: Sagewood Farm - Port Perry - Ontario | Cake + Sweetscape : Sweet Regards Cakes | Cake Stands + Candle Holders + Drink Stand + Props : Southern Charm Vintage Rentals | Creative Producer + Director + Stylist : Sunny Kiani, Lux Events Co. | Flatware + Cutlery + Stemware: Plate Occasions | Gown + Accessories + Shoes: White Toronto | Linens: Simply Beautiful Decor | Stationery + Menus + Chocolate Wrappers : Anista Designs | VW Beattle + Harvest Table + Mismatch Chairs + Cake Table: Sagewood Farm

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Romantic Whistle Bear Golf Club Wedding

It’s easy to love a wedding like this one.  Soft and romantic, completely beautiful and filled with sooo many amazing details, it’s impossible to narrow down a favorite.  From the lush, flowing blooms crafted by Charmed Flowers to the breathtaking setting to the sweet pink hues.  Head to THE VAULT for every moment captured by Oak & Myrrh Photography, then soak in the stunning film from Maple Tree Films below.


From Oak & Myrrh Photography… Kiera and Scott met in college through a mutual friend and although they faced the challenge of long distance at times these two college sweethearts are meant to be. After eight years together, Scott popped the question with their two little pups, Lily and Lucy, by their side. When considering their wedding style they knew they wanted to have an intimate and romantic celebration, surrounded by the warmth of their family and friends. The elegant venue, Whistle Bear Golf Course, provided an intimate space in their Rose Room with exposed wood beams that added an elegant rustic feel.

They chose a palette of blush and gold because they loved the soft romantic feel of this combination, as well as the whimsical feel of a pop of colour brought out in the bouquets, by Charmed Flowers, for a bit of contrast. Having an outdoor ceremony was important for them, but living in Canada where the weather is unpredictable it was important to have a venue that had an alternative indoor location for the ceremony that was just as beautiful – Whistle Bear was the perfect venue for this! Whistle Bear also has a selection of spots on sight that are beautiful, and they made the day feel relaxed and organized through their coordination. This enhanced the wedding day experience greatly.

Having live music during the ceremony proved to be a unique and special aspect for the wedding day, as well as having Scott’s aunt help with decorating the signage and some ceremony details – enlisting the help of creative family members makes the day so much more sentimental and unique!

Kiera’s favourite moments from the day was the reveal she had with her dad before the ceremony and the special talk they were able to have before he walked her down the aisle, and the moment she saw Scott’s smiling face at the top of the aisle waiting to exchange vows to become Mr. & Mrs.

Haley, from Charmed Flowers and Gifts, created the bouquets with garden roses, ranunculus, and dahlias, accented with blooms and greens. The bouquets was a perfect mixture of a soft and romantic feel, with a pop of colour to make give it a romantic whimsical feeling.

She felt beautiful on the day of her wedding thanks to the beautiful Brittania gown by Maggie Sottero. The lace details of the dress were breathtaking, and the gold ombre made this dress beautifully unique.

The cake was a two-tiered buttercream cake, and adding the fresh floral to the cake gave it an understated beauty and complimented the desert table so well.

One piece of advice from the Bride… “Don’t stress over every little detail on your wedding day. It goes by incredibly fast, so it is important that you relax and take in as many moments as you can. Take a moment to sneak away with your love – it is the perfect teem to connect and reflect on your special day!”

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Photography: Oak & Myrrh Photography | Floral Design: Charmed Flowers | Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero | Cake: The Cake Box | Stationery: Beet & Path | Bride's Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridesmaids' Dresses: The Dessy Group | Makeup: Peace Love Lipstick - Taylor Switzer | Hair: Fresh Salon & Spa | Venue: Whistle Bear Golf Club | Bride's Jewelry: Sarah Walsh Bridal | Bridesmaids' Jewelry: Olive & Piper | Cinemetography: Maple Tree Films | Garter: Garter Girl | Linen Rentals: Jodi Leigh Designs | Pajama's: Plum Pretty Sugar | Ring Box: The Mrs. Box | Table Numbers + Signage: The Paper Walrus

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