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A Feminine “Game of Thrones” Inspired Wedding

I’ll be honest – Game of Thrones isn’t necessarily where I’d imagine most couples find their wedding inspiration. But for this bride and groom, incorporating their favorite show on the big day was a no-brainer. With very soft, subtle Game of Thrones nods, they personalized the pretty and Myrtle et Olive designed florals so worthy of your Pinterest boards. Dive into the gallery by Vasia Photography right over here.

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This wedding was a very unique combination of themes with lots of colorful feminine garden inspired elements paired with the couple’s love of Game of Thrones! The couple got married outdoors with a backdrop of Deer Lake and an incredible floral arch created by Myrtle et Olive. A hawk was set to deliver their vows but he had other ideas, distracted by a group of birds in a nearby tree, although the bride and groom had an opportunity to pose with him later! The reception was tented with lots of romantic details, lush florals and subtle Game of Thrones hints in the seating chart and table names, hand lettered by Written Word Calligraphy.

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Photography: Vasia Photography | Videography: Michael Jacobsen | Wedding Coordination: Kiri Mcleod - Dreamgroup | Floral Design: Myrtle et Olive | Cupcakes: Le Gateau Bakeshop | Calligraphy: Written Word Calligraphy | Venue: Hart House | Cocktail Music: Ladybird Quartet | Decor: Art of the Party | Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab | Hawk: Radical Raptors Falconry Centre

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Grab the Tissues… This Wedding Story Will Melt Your Heart.

I can’t quite sum up the beauty of this day in a few short lines—thankfully the incredible event planning team at French Kiss Events did so sweetly below. But if I can say just one thing, it is that love really does conquer all. This gorgeous duo proves it with their story of perseverance and strength. The Nickersons were there to capture every moment of their magical day, and they did so, oh-so-beautifully.

From French Kiss EventsThe wedding of Mica & Nate was so incredible, I don’t even know where to begin. Mica & Nate, a couple located in California, first reached out to me in the Fall of 2015. They had been together almost 10 years, and were looking to plan their dream wedding. These two had already been through so much together after meeting in College, and shared with me the journey that they had been on since Mica had been diagnosed with cancer. After having to cancel their wedding in San Francisco due to her health, they decided to start the planning fresh, and looked to Canada. Neither of them had been to Canada before, and decided that it was the perfect spot to start their journey together. Somewhere new and a place that they could make new memories surrounded by their close friends and family. I instantly knew that we would have so much fun together, as their love for each other and desire to host an incredible celebration that fused both their families, was right up my alley!

We set out on finding a place that felt right at home for Nate (from Tennessee) but also suited Mica’s city taste. Whistler was the perfect location to host their wedding week, and the stunning backdrop of North Arm Farm was the instant winner! Dinner in the field surrounded by jaw dropping mountains….does it get any better than that? The design process was amazing, and they put so much trust into all their vendors. Our incredible team pulled out all the stops to make their vision and day come together seamlessly!

About half way through the planning, Mica’s cancer returned. Everyone pulled together to take the planning pressure off of her, and it was amazing to witness how much love and support they have in their lives. She spent the months leading up to the wedding going through treatments, and in the end, was able to truly enjoy their wedding day as all Brides do!

The wedding itself was the most wonderful day! Rain clouds threatened, but held off (thank goodness!) and every detail was executed perfectly. The driftwood arbour, custom made by Verbena Floral Design, was the showpiece, and the dinner in the fields was what dreams are made of. The farm to table meal, created by The Collective Kitchen, was filled with fresh produce from the neighbouring farms, and guests couldn’t stop gushing over how delicious everything was.

And I can honestly say that I have never witnessed love like I did on that day. There wasn’t a dry eye between the guests and vendors, and the joy and happiness that surrounded the couple was infectious. Clearly everyone that attended the wedding love Mica & Nate, and that kind of love really makes you realize what this is all about. It may sound cheesy, but as I look through these beautiful photos by The Nickersons and see the emotions pour out, I can’t help but be transported back to this incredible day.

These two are the strongest people that I know, and I consider myself truly blessed to have gotten to know them and to have been a part of their wedding. We have stayed in touch since the wedding and I love hearing their positive updates, and know that they will have a long and healthy marriage.

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Photography: The Nickersons | Event Design: French Kiss Events | Event Planning: French Kiss Events | Floral Design: Verbena Floral Design | Wedding Dress: Truvelle | Cake: The Flour Pot | Invitations: La Happy | Catering: The Collective Kitchen | Hair & Makeup: Denise Elliot | DJ: Pemberton DJ | Ceremony & Reception: NORTH ARM FARMS PEMBERTON | Furniture Rentals: Bash Specialty | Musician: Trish Jamieson

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Cozy, Candlelit Lodge Wedding

Ally and Christian’s wedding on the shore of Nita Lake is the very reason I love fall affairs so very much. Anchored in a rich moody color palette with a cozy lodge setting and a candlelit dinner, it’s a perfect ode to the autumn season with romantic touches from vendors like Maurelle Calligraphy. Go see all the pretty that awaits in the gallery from Melia Lucida.

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From the Bride…I never grew up believing that there was a perfect partner out there waiting for me. But, after my second date with Christian, looking into his eyes, it felt as if we had always known each other. A week, and three more dates later, and we were inseparable. Since then, a little over five years from our first date, we have only been apart for a handful of days. And, the fact that it pains me to remember each and every one of those days, shows me that there is in fact a perfect partner and that I had found him.

After a classically inspired engagement at the stunning Rosewood Hotel Georgia, I started planning our big “rustic-elegance” themed wedding day. The most important factor, however, was that I did not want a prolonged engagement. But, even I did not realize how short our engagement was going to be until I fell in love with the location, and learned that their only availability was less than five months away. And, since Christian and I were budget-conscious, and were taking on our wedding planning to cut costs, it was quite the task we gave ourselves!

After far too many three-hour roundtrip drives to the venue, and a number of long and stressful decision-filled days, with the help of our amazing vendors, our vision came together. The day was rustic and romantic, yet elegant and timeless. Even the weather cooperated just long enough for our outdoor ceremony, and our photo session. The wooden vineyard chairs and log-rounds, aged-gold touches throughout, and textured linens and menus, all tied together by incredible florals that were heavy on greenery, and featured hints of blush, and a Protea to honor my South African heritage, made for a seamless and magical day! And, as the staff at the Lodge later recounted to us, the venue was completely transformed!

On the big day, my bridesmaids and I got ready on-site in the stunning Rainforest Suite at the venue, while Christian and his groomsmen got shaves in a suite at the other end of the Lodge. While the day flew by, I will never forget sharing our first dance on the patio, overlooking the lake, while a light mist started to come down. And, just as we were sharing a kiss, my husband’s family surprised me with a breathtaking fireworks display that rounded out what was the most amazing day of my life, and was the perfect start to our lives together!

Christian and I are taking a few months to enjoy our newlywed life, and then we will be heading off on our honeymoon to Rome and the Amalfi Coast of Italy!

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Photography: Melia Lucida, Photographer​ | Design: Taffete Designs | Styling: Gumboot Glam | Floral Design: Celsia Florist | Cake: Ganache Patisserie | Catering: Nita Lake Lodge | Makeup: Jasmine Hoffman | Hair: Jasmine Hoffman | Calligraphy: Maurelle Calligraphy | DJ: Like You Just Don’t Care | Groom's Attire: Ermeneglildo Zegna | Groomsmen's Attire: Indochino | Venue: Nita Lake Lodge | Bride's Earrings: Nordstrom | Bride's Necklace: Minichiello Jewellers | Bridesmaids' Jewelry: Olive + Piper | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: David's Bridal | Bride’s Shoes: Louboutin | Day-Of Coordination + Decor: Celebrate Events | Decor: Taffete Designs | Décor: Bespoke Decor | Event Rentals: Event Rental Works | Fireworks: Whistler Fireworks | Groom's Hair: Kurt Hoffman | Hair Accessories: The Borrowed Collection | Invitations + Wedding Website: Minted | Reception Music: Musos Entertaiment | Wedding Dress + Veil: Manuel Mendoza

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