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Cast Your Vote: Did This Inspiration Shoot Take Place in Italy or Canada?

Tell me (in all honesty), did you think that this pretty little picture dreamed up by White Event Studio was taken in Italy? Well, Blush Wedding Photography will have you know that said shot was actually taken in the incredibly beautiful CANADA! Proving that you can achieve just about anything, exactly where you are. See the entire stunning shoot in The Vault!

From White Event StudioThe inspiration for this shoot came from one of my favourite countries, Italy- specifically Tuscany. Villa Marco Polo is a venue located in Victoria BC and thanks to its European, al fresco look, bringing our vision to life was effortless. The yellow house created such a beautiful backdrop and the sunny weather together with the scenic gardens really helped us set the mood.

A mix of dusty blue silk and organic linen were perfectly paired up with lush florals, handmade charger plates and copper elements to create a romantic and soft tablescape. One of my favourite inspiration details for this shoot was a 4-tiered ‘cheese cake,’ a delicious option for those who prefer savoury over sweet. For our ceremony dress, we opted for Alexandra Grecco’s delicate “Vivienne” gown; perfect piece for a spring celebration with its beautiful hand embroidered silk petals and spectacular movement. Our reception dress was the super chic yet classy Macabeau high waisted lace skirt with the gorgeous Macdowell top by Houghton.

When designing an event, there is nothing more important to me than being able to take my client’s inspiration and transport the guests through my design; especially when I feel so connected to the main inspiration (Italy) ideas flow naturally!

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Photography: Blush Wedding Photography | Event Planning + Design: White Event Studio | Floral Design: Raspberry Flowers | Stationery: Emma Allen Photography + Design | Hair + Makeup: All Dolled Up Makeup & Hair Studio | Groom's Attire: Haberdasher & Co | Bridal Boutique: Union Bridal | Ceremony Dress: Alexandra Grecco | Cheese Tower: Charelli´s | Location: Villa Marco Polo | Reception Dress: Houghton Bride | Rentals: White Event Studio

A Stylish Skyline Celebration That Takes Love to New Heights

Ya’ll how incredibly beautiful are these captured from Christie Graham Photography?! A skyline first look? Check. A seriously STUNNING bride-to-be? You betcha. A beautiful ceremony capped off with an even more lovely reception? Why, of course. See it all for yourself in The Vault!


From The Bride…When Alon popped the question in a carefully planned surprise New York City proposal it felt like a fairytale. Miranda knew their wedding would have a lot to compete with! When it came time to plan their wedding, there was no question that it would be black tie and a nod to another era. Keeping with their proposal anniversary, the two wed one year to the day on May 22 2016 on an overcast Sunday. The venue they chose was the perfect nod to their nostalgic theme, the classic Fairmont Hotel Vancouver in the heart of their home city, Vancouver, British Columbia. Before the ceremony, the couple chose a nearby rooftop with a contrasting industrial backdrop of their city for their first look. The groom wearing a J.Crew smoking jacket and everything else by Suit Supply. The bride in a lace Maggie Sottero gown she customized by adding long sleeves to and covering a sheer bodice, Jimmy Choo shoes, and pearl earrings. Inside their suite, the Lieutenant Governors’ suite on the top floor of the Hotel Vancouver, the bridal party took portraits and toasted champagne before the ceremony. Miranda’s neutral bouquet was a mix of mostly roses, and peonies with lush cascading greenery tied in a hand-dyed silk blush ribbon. Four Bridesmaids wore Asos lace floor length gowns in navy and carried Juliet roses in their natural bouquets.

Guests assembled in the understated ceremony room decorated with natural blooms and chiavari chairs while a violin and guitar duo played the couples favourite songs, a mix of Drake, Frank Ocean, Elvis and Michael Jackson.

A violin and guitar duo played Frank Ocean’s “Thinking about you” for the Brides’ grand entrance with her dad and step-dad escorting her down the aisle.

The ceremony was short and sweet, and non-denominational, integrating Jewish tradition with the breaking of the glass.

The couple had their first dance as man and wife to Leon Bridges, ‘Coming home’ and through the night, guests sipped on their signature cocktails, hers a lavender lemonade and his an old fashioned.

Guests were given the couples favourite candy from Sugarfina, Champagne Gummy Bears, as favours.

All white centerpieces of peonies, hydrangeas and lush greenery garlands decorated tables along with gold and navy agate accents.

The couple made their getaway with a sparkler sendoff at the end of the evening and will set off for their honeymoon for a month-long Italian getaway in July 2016.

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Photography: Christie Graham Photography | Event Planning: Luxe Events | Floral Design: Bridal Beginnings | Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero | Bridesmaids' Dresses: ASOS | Hair + Makeup: Denise Elliot | Favors: Sugarfina | Groom's Attire: J.Crew | Groom's Attire: Suit Supply | Groomsmen Attire: The Tux Store | Venue: The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver | Bride's Floral Bouquet: Garden Party Flowers | Bride's Sleeves: Joanna Delaney | Seating Chart + Welcome Signs: Buffy Weddings

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A Palette of Mint, Cream and Mustard Never Looked So Chic

When a dream team of vendors – Kim James PhotographyInfinity Decor and Maurelle Calligraphy, just to name a few – came together, the wedding pretty went Off. The. Charts. They put together this editorial anchored in a soft palette of mint, cream and mustard that’s truly perfect for a celebration any time of year. Go ahead and get lost in The Vault.

From Kim James Photography… This beautiful Bridal editorial was shot by Kim James Photography at the Historic Cecil Green House on a cliff overlooking the ocean in Vancouver, BC. The home is over 100 years old. It’s sought after by many brides looking for a scenic spot with old world charm. The amazing team of vendors came together to create an elegant look for this shoot. Infinity Luxury Linens & Decor used beautiful mint, cream, and mustard color palette to create a luxurious & timeless look for the decor & tablescape. The wooden chairs were brought in by Bespoke Decor Rentals. The invitations, menu, and place cards were all created by Maurelle Calligraphy & Designs.

The bride wore two different designer gowns. The indoor look featured a beautiful blush gown from Galia Lahav. The outdoor set features a sophisticated cream Ines Di Santo dress. The groom was dressed in a stylish tuxedo from Haberdasher & Co. The stunning florals were created by Sunflower Florist. A custom made cake four tier was created by Melissa Campbell Cakes. It featured flowers and hand painted silver leaves. The bride wore hand crafted jewels from Jeweliette Jewellery. The bridal beauty look was created by makeup artist & stylist Jasmine Hoffman. Soft curls were added by hairstylist Courtney Brands.

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Photography: Kim James Photography | Floral Design: Sunflower Florist | Wedding Dress: Bisou Bridal | Cake: Melissa Campbell Cakes | Jewelry: Jeweliette Jewellery And Accessories | Hair: Hair by Brands | Calligraphy: Maurelle Calligraphy | Groom's Attire: Haberdasher & Co | Bridal Boutique: Bisou Bridal | Chair Rentals: Bespoke Decor | Decor + Design: Infinity Decor | Location: Cecil Green Park House | Makeup + Styling: Jasmine Hoffman | Wedding Dress 2: Bisou Bridal

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