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Intimate Wedding at Starling Lane Winery

With a palette of pretty pastels, the creative geniuses at Platinum Floral Design set the scene for an intimate wedding at Starling Lane Winery. The couple wanted a vintage feel with some personal touches, so the DIY welcome sign, table numbers, and escort cards were the perfect additions to the affair. Click here for even more from Blue Bottle Photography.

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From The Bride…We wanted our wedding to be warm, personal and most of all fun. We had an intimate guest list of very close friends and family. We wanted to be able to enjoy all of the people that were there. We live in Vancouver but both of our families live on Vancouver Island so we decided to have the wedding in Victoria. We really wanted a vintage feel to the wedding and wanted to be out doors, and when we looked at Starling Lane Winery we thought it was perfect. The feel of it was exactly what we were looking for. I had no specific colour palette in mind. I just wanted a lovely mix of pastels and Platinum Floral Designs took it from there. The flowers were gorgeous. I had some friends comment that it was the prettiest wedding that they had been to. Tammy from Blue Lily did a wonderful job in setting up the reception and ceremony along with my florist.

A few special touches to the wedding were the local guitar player we had for the ceremony and cocktails. We hired Brad Prevederos, from Victoria to play acoustic guitar for the ceremony and back ground music for after the ceremony. After the ceremony we had lemonade, sandwiches and cookies as well as wine tasting for the guests. We also had home made caramel corn from my aunt to snack on. As we wanted a small wedding my nine year old niece was my maid of honour, and my 6 year old niece the flower girl. My 3 year old nephew was the ring bearer. My husband’s dad was his best man. To add to the vintage feel, my husband made a corn hole game for guests and kids to play, we also had croquet and some other games.

At the reception we had a “coca-cola” toast to thank our guests instead of a champagne toast as Justin doesn’t drink but loves Coke. So everyone was given a small glass coke bottle to toast with. We also built our own smores station out of a planter that we stained to give it a vintage feel. We also had as a candy bar, which included macaroon’s from Bon Macaroon in Victoria. The smores and macaroons were a huge hit with the guests.

We had some very special people help us with personal touches as well. One of my best friends is a very talented baker and cake decorator so she made our cake for us, which turned out beautiful. My dad is a painter, so we asked him to create our guest book for us. He painted a tree for us to use as our guest book and have guest stamp a thumb print and sign their name.

I made the ring box from a wooden box that I picked up at the dollar store. I stained it with the same stain that we used for the Smore’s station. I made the table numbers myself with wine corks and hand painted the numbers on card stock. The welcome sign that we used at the ceremony was an old mirror from my parent’s basement that I painted and turned into a chalk board. My sister used some old fencing to make a sign that read “Nelson 9-15-13” with a heart painted on it. I found a vintage window pane and hand painted escort cards to hang from it for guests to find their table number. We also rented vintage books from Victoria Vintage China to use as part of the table scaped floral arrangements that my amazing florist set up for us.

My dress and sash were from the amazing ladies at The White Peony in Victoria. My head band and earrings were also from The White Peony. My shoes were from Davids Bridal. I had them dyed blue for a pop of colour. My husband’s suit was purchased at Moore’s

Our wedding day went off with out a hitch. It turned out absolutely wonderful. It was everything we wanted it to be. It was warm, relaxed, intimate and cheerful, but most of all, we had fun.

Photography: Blue Bottle Photography | Event Planning: Blue Lily Event Planning | Floral Design: Platinum Floral Designs | Reception Venue: The Muse Winery | Hair: Conscious Hair By Elena | Ceremony Music: Brad Prevederos | Brides Attire: The White Peony | Catering : Stone Street Cafe | Make Up Artist: Melanie Baird Makeup Artistry | Reception Music: Island DJ Services | Treats : Bon Macaroon Patisserie | Vintage Book Rentals: Vintage China Rentals | Winery: Starling Lane Winery

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When the bride is a wedding and fashion blogger, you can pretty much bet that her big day will be absolute gorgeousness. With help from Classic Creations Floral Design, the orchard wedding was sunny, soft and of course sparkled. Tara Whittaker Photography beautifully captured all the swoon-worthy details and they’re all waiting for you to enjoy in the gallery.

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From The Bride… As a part-time wedding and fashion blogger I’m completely obsessed with all of the little details that pull a gorgeous wedding together. We wanted something that was classy and modern, with a fun twist. I’m a fashion intern at the Glitter Guide, so naturally I’m attracted to sparkle! When I saw the sequin tablecloths in a SMP wedding last year I knew that we had to have them. They were the starting point for our décor, and everything else was based around them. Our ceremony and photos took place at a stunning family estate. My Dad built a beautiful wooden arbour, which was draped with flowers and paired with a breathtaking view of two of the Okanagan’s signature blue lakes, making for a picture-perfect backdrop. It ’s hard to choose just a few favourite moments from the day, but a definite highlight was our “first look”. Derek and I chose to have a private moment to allow our photographer to capture our reactions when we saw each other for the first time. My Great Gatsby-inspired Maggie Sottero gown blew Derek away and I couldn’t believe how handsome he looked in his Vera Wang tux! As you can see our photographer couldn’t have done a better job capturing the subtle vintage style we wanted in our photos.It was a day right out of a fairytale and we wouldn’t have changed a thing!

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Whimsical meets Rustic Garden Wedding in Canada

These Canadian “I Do’s” are exactly what we picture a beautiful outdoor wedding to be. Full of garden games and flower filled tablescapes with a dash of gold; it has the feel of a garden party that meets somewhere in-between rustic and whimsical. Take a peak at the full gallery for even more crafted by Fiorire Custom Florals and photographed by Melissa Gidney.

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From Melissa GidneyIt was the perfect summer day for this beautiful outdoor wedding in Harisson Mills. The bride looked radiant in her exquisite flower crown, and dress. The color palette for the day was gray (for them men’s suits), blush (for the bridesmaid dresses), with light pinks, oranges, touches of yellow and accents of gold, creating one of my favorite bouquets to date. The reception was tented with lots of small lights and candles, with a desert table piled with cupcakes and cakes. Everyone’s gift to take home? Homemade cookies, the groom’s favorite.

Photography: Melissa Gidney | Floral Design: Fiorire Custom Florals | Wedding Dress: The Bridal Gallery | Cake: Michaela Kuzma | Stationary: DIY By Bride | Shoes: Kate Spade | Jewelry: Kate Spade | Bridesmaids Dresses: Bill Levkoff | Hair: Emily Cheng | Groom's Attire: Indochino | Decor/Rentals: DeLovely Creative | Makeup: Suzanna Chun Beauty | Music: Side One | Photography - Assistance: Monashee | Wedding Venue: Rowena's Inn On The River

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