If you’re an outdoorsy type of bride, you’re definitely going to want to pay attention to this beauty sent into us by the wedding planning and design gurus of Lé Soirées Weddings & Events. The drop dead gorgeous surroundings along with the fresh and clean color palette of green, white and yellow make for some pretty, pretty photo ops for Vasia Photography who clearly took full advantage! See even more here.

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From LéLé of Lé Soirées Weddings & EventsThis was my favorite wedding of 2011 because it features the beautiful natural elements of British Columbia, my home.  The bride, Lara, is a school teacher and the groom, Trevor, is a geologist. When they first started dating, Trevor was away for months at time doing field work. To keep in touch, he would write Lara a letter every day, then mail her the stack of love letters every week. When they told me this story, my heart melted, so we decided to incorporate this love letter theme into their wedding stationery design. I created a personalized “stamp” for the couple, and this went on everything from their invitations and programs to their wedding favors. Elements of nature were also important to Lara and Trevor, as they love to camp and hike together. To highlight these elements in their decor, we used a lot of birch wood, moss, and succulents in their florals. We also gave each guest their own little succulent to take home with a gift tag that read: “love grows.”

From the bride… Upon first meeting LéLé, my then-future husband and I described the vision we were seeking. We knew what we wanted, but we did not know how to bring it together ourselves. We thought at the time that
LéLé knew what we were describing, and on the wedding day she proved that not only she did understand exactly what we were looking for, but she could achieve more than either of us could have ever dreamed in making our wedding a reality. Our wedding was the wedding of a lifetime. It was everything we could have hoped for and more. The decor was stylish and modern with some vintage appeals, uniquely west coast in its overall scheme. Every last detail was precisely cared for. Our wedding day was the most fun either of us have ever had, and we are constantly wishing to re-live it!

LéLé and her team ensured that we were well cared for and spoiled on our wedding day with every little detail. LéLé made sure that the day ran smoothly, but was poised, professional, and friendly in all of her interactions. We have been at other weddings where the planner seems to take over and not really care for the couple’s or family’s desires. LéLé did not do this, and instead she made herself known personally to all of our most important guests and ensured that they too were enjoying the festivities. Overall, I cannot really thank LéLé enough for all she did in helping to make our wedding dreams a reality. People were quick to remark that our wedding was the “best they had ever been to,” and we are sure that we will be hearing such welcomed praise for many years to come.

Wedding Photography: Vasia of Vasia Photography / Wedding Planning, Decor + Stationery:  LéLé Chan of Lé Soirées Weddings & Events / Reception Venue: Westwood Plateau in Coquitlam, British Columbia / Flowers: Gloria Cheung of Flower Factory / Bride’s Makeup: Charrisse Mae Makeup Artistry / Wedding Cinematography + Same-Day Edit: Capture the Moment Media / Dress: Galina Signature Collection via David’s Bridal / Veil: Alice Hart via Frocks Modern Bridesmaids / Flower Belt: David’s Bridal (Satin Sash in “Mocha” with a Second Veil Attached) / Necklace: Borrowed from a Bridesmaid / Earrings + Bracelet: Jenny’s Pearls / Shoes: Aldo / Bridesmaid’s Dresses: David’s Bridal / Cake: BC Cakes

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