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This Studio is an Entertainer’s Dream Space

When your studio is so gorgeously designed, it is prettier than most homes, you know you’ve got a good space on your hands. And I’m only slightly jealous of that whole wall full of entertaining accoutrements. Ok, ok maybe a bit more than slightly but do you blame me? Tour the stunning hub of Spread Love EventsThe Collection Rentals through the lens of Whitney Krutzfeldt Photography  and prepare to fall hard for all those well styled bookshelves.

It’s every creative’s dream to have a space to call their own! Spread Love Events has been able to tick that goal off their list, opening their own studio on the North Shore of Vancouver, Canada in 2016. Sharing the space with their sister company, The Collection Rentals, principal planner and creative director Ashley Bond had a vision in mind from the start.

“When we first found this space it was exactly the size we wanted – but it had a black and red lino floor, black ceiling and very little natural light! It needed some love but we could see it had so much potential!”

Along with her team, Ashley set out to transform the space into an inspiring yet functional work environment.

“We wanted our studio to be visually pleasing for ourselves and our clients, but also practical. We knew we wanted to have a lounge area to showcase our rental furniture, an inviting table to meet at and natural light; but we also needed more practical items like work desks, shelving for our inventory, an industrial sink, and plenty of space for designing and creating our florals, stationery and decor.

“We chose some specialty pieces from Restoration Hardware and The Cross Decor and Design in Vancouver, and combined these with other affordable pieces we picked up along the way that still complemented the more modern aesthetic we were after. We’re pretty thrilled with how it came together!”

I feel most inspired when I’m out in nature, or taking in the sights and sounds of a new neighborhood or city. Creating the space and time to allow your mind to wander and dream, and eyes to take in new environments, is so important. For me, it’s when I feel free to explore (in my mind or through a forest or city) that the best ideas come. Fortunately our studio is located close to the ocean and the mountains!

Natural environments, fashion and design, personal memories, art, the seasons, architecture and our surroundings inspire our designs. It is important to look outside of weddings for event design inspiration. A pattern, favorite song, or place is enough for us to begin the inspiration process with our clients. Ultimately our designs are about our clients, reflecting what they love and how they fell in love or like to celebrate.

Photography: Whitney Krutzfeldt Photography | Styling: Spread Love Events | Hair and Makeup: Denise Elliot | Ceramics: Provide | Furniture and Decor: The Cross Decor + Design | Furniture and Decor: The Collection

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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