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Rustic Red + Green Seaside Inspiration

Celebrating Christmas outside by the sea is a foreign concept to me, but one I’d be happy to entertain. And if so, this is what I’d dream my holiday would look like. This photo shoot by Hong Photography Studio, and created by Fleur De Lis Events and Flower Factory, exudes elegance, yet feels welcoming, and I just may take some cues from this gallery when decorating my holiday table this year.


From Fleur De Lis Events… Inspired by British Columbia’s serene shorelines, Fleur de Lis Events dreamt in lace and luscious florals to produce a magical editorial featuring the beauty that is the West Coast. We drew inspiration from washed-up seashells and drift wood, and featured the tranquil Pacific Ocean as our grande backdrop.

We used mother of pearl plates (Pier 1 Imports), lace linen featuring embroidered flowers, and napkins with scallop lace details (Eclat Decor) to create a dreamy tablescape that sparkled in the pink hues of the West Coast sunset.

Colour palette is white, a touch of silver, and red (florals).

Photography: Hong Photography Studio | Gown: Blush Bridal "Juliet" By Reem Acra | Gown: Blush Bridal "Leeta" By Kelly Faetanini | Hair: Mahyar Khoda (Salong 88) | Bird Cage, Apothecary Jars And Glass Vase: Michaels | Event Planning + Styling: Fleur De Lis Events | Florals: Flower Factory | Jewelry (necklace + Bracelet): Lugaro Jewels | Lanterns & Cushions: Pier 1 Imports | Makeup: Makeup By Denise | Rentals, Decor + Linen: Eclat Decor | Tull Skirt: Beautulleful | Vancouver, BC: Whytecliff Beach

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A Nutcracker Themed Birthday

The Nutcracker is a holiday must and as a theme for a big 2nd birthday bash? Um, even better.  Megan Wappel Designs took the essence of this famous ballet and transformed it into a dream of a party for Sophie and Simona. From ice cream to holiday crafting, ballerinas and a Santa sighting, this party photographed by Mango Studios will so get you into the holiday spirit. T minus 1 day!

Megan Wappel Designs had such a great time planning this fun-filled Nutcracker birthday party for two year olds Sophie and Simona.

With children being the guests of honor, the creativity and imagination we were able to apply to the design and decor was endless. From the Nutcracker ballerinas, to the caricature artist, ornament making, Santa visits, balloon making and ice cream galore there was never a dull moment at this party!

Each of the guests left with their hands, bellies and most importantly hearts full of joy!

Photography: Mango Studios | Event Design: Megan Wappel Designs | Event Planning: Megan Wappel Designs | Ballarina Costumes: Malabar | Balloons: Pacha Balloon Creations | Cakes and Desserts: Truffle Cake and Pastry | Caricature Artist: Fogle Entertainment | Gold Plates, Red Wine Glasses and Gold Utensils: Megan Wappel Designs | Ice Cream: Ed's Real Scoop | Party Stakes: Party Stakes & Paperdolls & Co | Pink Napkins, Clear Wine Glasses and Utensils: Chairman Mills | Red Chairs: Detailz Chair Couture | Santa Chair, Desserts Tables, and Little White End Tables: Luxe Rentals | Stationery (tags, nutcrackers, signs): Megan Wappel Designs | Table Linens and Draping: Have a Seat

Rustic Summer Wedding at Quail’s Gate Winery

I’ve been going through, pinning image after image from this wedding… to my own wedding boards. From the bride’s bouquet to the stunning natural setting, I just can’t get enough. The Nickersons captured it all and my adoration for the beauty of the northwest just keeps growing. While I probably should be wrapping gifts right about now, you’ll find me here, with this gallery, for the time being.


From The Nickersons… We were so happy to celebrate with Mackenzie & Jay in British Columbia’s wine country at their “more of a dinner party” wedding. They chose to have a super intimate day with 30 of their favourite people. A ceremony perched atop a hill overlooking the lake, close friends & family, killer fashion style, dinner at a winery, wine pairings with each dinner course, and simple elegance in the decor – it was a beautiful day.

Photography: The Nickersons | Floral Design: A New Leaf | Wedding Dress: Leanne Marshall | Ceremony Venue: Sanctuary Gardens | Reception Venue: Quail's Gate Winery | Catering: Quail's Gate Winery | Hair Stylist: Euphoric Hair | Groom's Attire: Coppley | Officiant: Anthony Hoek | Baker: Crave Cupcakes | Bride And Groom Getting Ready Venue: The Cove Lakeside Resort