Rain or shine, this darling duo was going to celebrate. And when the overcast skies moved in on their uber-romantic forest wedding, that, my friends, is exactly what they did. Think beautifully crafted organic details meets a breathtaking tree-covered ceremony meets dancing under the stars, a light dusting of rain included. See every stunning moment captured by Christie Graham in THE VAULT.
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From Christie Graham Photography…Scott and Amanda’s wedding took me to the Pemberton Valley in July, one of my favorite places in BC. Typically sun filled and warm in summer months, the weather took an unexpected turn to cooler temperatures and light rain. A welcomed drink for the forests which had been engulfed by wild fires all summer long.
Not for one second did I see disappointment on their faces. Their laughter was big. Their smiles were bigger. Rain or shine.
A few things made this wedding a highlight for me: Firstly, the venue, Green Water Resort- this property in the valley is truly unique. It rests on the river surrounded by mountains and farmer’s fields. The tented reception is nestled in the trees while the dance floor is under strings of cafe lights under the stars. Secondly, the bride’s style- Amanda stayed true to who she is, rocking a Katie May dress that was perfect for her. Lastly, the joy of the day- Scott and Amanda have a lot of fun together, it’s easy to see, and their wedding day was no exception. They laughed, they cried, they joked around. It was a day of celebrating their love and the life they have built together.
Photography: Christie Graham Photography | Event Planning: Blue Violet Events | Floral Design: Flowers And Jules | Wedding Dress: Katie May | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Dessy Collection By Vivian Diamond | Catering: The Collective Kitchen | Groom's Attire: Indochino | Venue: Green Water Resort | Film Processing: Caribou Film Lab | Hair Accessories: Olivia
Meghan and Zach are a couple after my own heart. Why? Partway through planning a traditional wedding, the Bride and Groom looked at each other and decided to start again from scratch—this time planning a wedding that would be the ultimate reflection of them and their love. The result is a day so pretty, not even a little rain could ruin it. See it all thanks to Whitney Krutzfeldt in The Vault!
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From Sweetheart Events…My favourite aspect of this wedding was that they followed no rules and threw tradition out the window to ensure the day was a reflection of them. This wedding had a ceremony at sunset, cocktails with live jazz and baby grand piano on the terrace and an afterparty at the couple’s favourite hangout until the early hours the next morning.
Meghan and Zach fell into the traditional wedding style when they began planning their big day- the ceremony, the cocktail hour followed by dinner buffet reception with head table and round tables scattered throughout. At one point in the planning process, Meghan and Zach looked at each other and asked themselves if this wedding was truly them and what they wanted. They decided to change their overall vision and begin again from scratch; this time it would be the ultimate reflection of them and their love story together. Another reason why I love this couple so much! The style was a mix of romance and vintage with many personal elements and a few jewish traditions. On the day, despite the Vancouver rain, the couple arrived at Hycroft Manor to finish getting ready and prepare for their first look on the terrace (such a great moment!). After the couple shared a few moments alone together they were joined by their wedding party for photo time before an intimate lunch on the terrace with immediate family. We styled the long table with greenery garlands, delicate florals and beautiful calligraphy heart cut place cards and two vintage chairs for the bride and groom. After lunch, the couple continued photos (when the sun peeked out for a bit) while the SHE team transformed the terrace to prepare for the sunset ceremony. Meghan and Zach were married in front of one hundred friends and family as the sun was setting behind the Vancouver mountains with a custom ceremony that was a beautiful reflection of them as a couple and their love story. Following the ceremony, guests enjoyed passed canapes, signature cocktails and live music played on a white baby grand piano with many fun filled speeches and toasts. At 10pm (due to noise restrictions) the party wasn’t ready to end so guests were welcomed onto red trolleys with live jazz musicians taking them to Mahony & Sons Coal Harbour for the afterparty for late night snacks, live music and the Hora! This wedding will be one I will never forget.
Photography: Whitney Krutzfeldt Photography | Floral Design: Celsia Florist | Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero | Bride's Shoes: Aldo | Jewelry: The Borrowed Collection | Bridesmaids' Dresses: J.Crew | Bridesmaids' Dresses: David's Bridal | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Etsy Petorhouse | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Etsy FashionStreet | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Vera Wang | Catering: Hycroft Manor | Hair + Makeup: Makeup By Denise | Band: Max Zipursky | Groom's Attire: Moule | Officiant: Darian Kovacs | Transportation: Vancouver Trolley Company | Venue: Hycroft Manor | Bride's Belt: Olivia | Coordination + Styling: Sweetheart Events | Decor Rentals: The Borrowed Chic | Late Night Reception: Mahony And Sons
This wedding and I, well, it was love at first sight. The Bride’s gorgeous Art Deco-inspired Jenny Packham gown. The pretty pink bouquet filled with proteas as a nod to the Bride’s South African roots. The beautiful geodes at each guest’s place setting to honor the Groom’s profession. All these details, and so much more, combined to make one stunning day. Fall in love, thanks to photos from Christie Graham Photography, in The Vault!
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From Spread Love Events…Married at the regal The Vancouver Club, Caroline and Chad desired a beautiful city wedding, full of class and fun! A couple who loves entertaining and celebrating, they wanted to treat their guests to a intimate evening of fine wine, food, good company and dancing. A nod to her future husband’s profession, Caroline collected beautiful geodes which we styled at each guests place setting. And, in honour of her South African roots, beautiful protea florals took centre stage in her bridal bouquet. A touch bohemian meets Art Deco, we loved balancing fun details such as the geodes, protea florals and gold flatware, with the sophisticated timeless interior of The Vancouver Club. Caroline and Chad got the dance party started with a little help from Clear the floor and the sweetest first dance. They had great moves and so much love for each other.
Photography: Christie Graham Photography | Event Planning: Spread Love Events | Floral Design: Celsia Floral | Wedding Dress: Jenny Packham | Bride's Shoes: Sergio Rossi | Makeup: Denise Elliot | Groom's Attire: Canali | Venue: The Vancouver Club