We’re bidding adieu to a wonderful week of inspiration here on Style Me Pretty Canada with a sweet as can be Vancouver affair by Mathias Fast Photography that’s sure to brighten your weekend with its lovely pink hues, breathtaking setting and adorable bride and groom. Plus, when you take a peak at those uber-stunning bridesmaid dresses, believe me, you’ll be smiling all the way through Monday. So, sit back, relax and prepare to soak in every last ounce of pretty… and then have yourselves one very fabulous weekend, lovelies! Click here for even more.
From the Bride... We chose to have a long engagement so we had two years to plan our perfect wedding day. Securing our venue was the biggest factor in our planning as we were both completely in love with Cecil Green with its stunning backdrop and homage to the history of Vancouver. After the venue was secured all other details fell into place. We were both very set on having an outdoor ceremony and reception and Cecil Green’s garden and terrace granted both these wishes and thankfully we were blessed with perfect sunny weather for our late July wedding. The wedding didn’t start until 6:30 pm so we were able to enjoy the ceremony with beautiful sunshine and enjoy a breathtaking sunset during the reception.
The theme of our wedding was “romance” and we portrayed this through our choice of pastel pink and off-white accents, soft flowers and use of natural and candle lighting. I chose pastel pink BCBG bridesmaids dresses because the color fit our theme and complemented the various skin and hair tones of my bridesmaids. I absolutely adored my strapless lace overlay dress from Lisa’s Bridal – to the point where I would wear it every day if I could. I found my extended veil to be the perfect complement to my dream dress.
One of the highlights of our wedding was walking down the aisle to the sounds of a live pan flutist. The music was beautiful and truly added a touch of class to our ceremony. We didn’t want to overshadow the beauty of our venue with too many details so we took a simplistic yet thoughtful approach to our décor. Our reception took place on an outdoor terrace with sweeping views of Vancouver and the ocean. Our table arrangements varied between steel lanterns filled with thick white candles and glass vases with floating white flowers and candles. The only other décor on the terrace were a number of white tea lights placed along every ledge. For wedding favors we set up a candy bar using apothecary jars and a variety of candies in our wedding colors: pink and white. Guests were invited to scoop candy into Chinese style take-out boxes labeled with a “W” monogram. Hair and make-up artist, Ashleen Cara, did an impeccable job of making myself and my bridesmaids look our absolute best yet keeping the make-up looking natural and at a minimum. I was also extremely happy with the way she styled my hair as I didn’t want my hair too look too stiff. Overall we had a true fairy-tale wedding – one that my husband and I continue to talk about and re-live to this day.
Wedding Photography: Mathias Fast Photography / Make-up + Hair: Ashleen Cara / Wedding Dress: Lisa’s Bridal / Bride’s Shoes: Steve Madden / Wedding Venue: Cecil Green Park / Catering: Westcadia Catering