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Outdoor British Columbia Wedding with a Two-Piece Dress

We named two-piece bridal dresses one of the wedding trends to watch in 2016, and sure enough this bride is rocking her Manuel Mendoza crop top gown with total elegance and grace. Whitney Krutzfeldt photographed the outdoor lovefest – which was threatened by a torrential rainstorm  – but one look at the images and you’d never even guess. More inside The Vault!

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From The Bride…Luke and I chose to get married up the Sunshine Coast, as it was here, 12 years earlier that we first met as teenagers. Being in the outdoors by the ocean and looking out to the island where we fell in love was the perfect location that brought back so many amazing memories of laughter and love with our friends and family.

Our wedding day started abruptly at 6am to the sound of a torrential rainstorm hitting the roof of our tent. It wasn’t long until things got into motion and we started getting ready. The rain continued and the winds started to pick up (we were told to expect record wind speeds that day). We were fortunate enough that the sun made a brief appearance during Whitney’s amazing photo shoot.

All in all, we couldn’t have asked for a more amazing day. As the rain came down, our family and friends stayed huddled under our clear top tent eating, laughing and dancing the night (and early morning) away. The energy and love that surrounded us made it truly a day to remember!

From Whitney KrutzfeldtLuke and Lindsay’s Wedding was at one of my favorite venues in British Columbia, Rock Water Resort. It’s a stunning location that’s far enough out of the city that everyone feels like they’re on vacation for the weekend and it epitomizes the beauty that is the Pacific North West.

There wedding day just so happened to fall on the stormiest day of the year with 90km/hr winds and heavy rain on and off all day. You would think that would lend itself to a stressful day but it brought everyone tighter inside the stunning tent and made for an even better party! The sun came out during cocktail hour which was perfect and it poured all night as the guests danced away under the clear star lit tent! Everything from the brides beautiful two piece Manuel Mendoza dress to the crystal details on the table made for a stunning day.

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Photography: Whitney Krutzfeldt Photography | Event Styling: Alexie Gray | Floral Design: Gibsons Florist | Wedding Dress: Manuel Mendoza | Bride's Shoes: Aldo | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Aritzia | Hair: Chris Funk | Hair + Makeup: Katie Elwood | Bow Ties: Beaux | Venue: Rockwater Secret Cove Resort | Photography - Assistance: KVD Photography

Nautical Inspired Rowing Club Wedding in Vancouver

Warning: there’s a 100% chance you might spend the rest of your day here. For starters, you know how we love a mismatched bridal party and the fact that these ‘maids all found their gowns on different continents only goes to show that style can be found anywhere. It’s the type of day where you’re bound to fall in love with every detail and thanks to Whitney Krutzfeldt it’s all waiting in THE VAULT!


From The Bride…Booking the Vancouver Rowing Club for our ceremony and reception venue really helped solidify our wedding theme, which I described as “A bit of Gatsby on a sailboat”. Growing up on the West Coast of BC, Brendon and I both love being on the water and we wanted the coast to come through the look and feel of the wedding. We also wanted to incorporate how important our family is, so a lot of our decor was borrowed from family. Some of the brass candlesticks came from my aunts and grandmother. We also used a lot of my late step-mother’s nautical decor, which was a special way to have her with us on our day. We were also lucky enough to have my step-dad marry us, it made for a very loving and personal ceremony.

For the reception, I wanted long tables to emphasize a family dinner in a relaxed but romantic setting. Every little part of our day came together beautifully because of the attentive venue staff, our amazing caterers (the crab cakes!) and beautiful florals. The overall look was exactly what we pictured.

I loved my dress by Australian designer, Anna Campbell, easy to wear with a bit of sparkle. The bridesmaid dresses were all different, bought separately and across continents! The long navy look came together really well, for all seven of them and worked well with the the groom and groomsmen’s grey suits.

I think the highlight for me were the speeches, Brendon’s impromptu black flip! and the beautiful west coast sunset on the dock. Brendon and I could not have wished for a better day and a more perfect celebration. And no rain! Even in the hottest summer on record in Vancouver, you never know!

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Photography: Whitney Krutzfeldt Photography | Floral Design: Garden Party Flowers | Wedding Dress: Anna Campbell | Jewelry: Leah Alexandra | Hair + Makeup: Katie Elwood | Groom's Attire: Gucci | Venue: Vancouver Rowing Club | Decor Rentals: Spruce Collective | Rentals: A & B Party Time Rentals

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A Lunar Inspired Baby Shower hosted by Jillian Harris

Interior design star and one of our most favorite Bachelorette alum’s, Jillian Harris, recently hosted a baby shower and shocker… it’s amaze. She teamed up with Countdown Events to craft a lunar inspired fete to shower baby Luna. It’s all elegance and love you to the moon papergoods with a blanket of delicious bites. Think champagne and macarons and you’re on the right track. See even more captured by Ainsley Rose Photography in the VAULT.

There is nothing more precious than welcoming a sweet bundle of joy into the world, and this “lunar designed” soiree to celebrate Luna’s first 100 days was filled to the brim with the perfect little details. The chic party was planned by CountDown Events with former Bachelorette, Jillian Harris, for her assistants newborn, baby Luna and took place in the Halo Suite at the Loden Hotel in Vancouver, Canada. From the delicate paper stars falling from the ceiling to the custom cake with moons and stars cascading from the top, to the “I love you to the Moon and back” stationery, the party was a pinterest worthy celebration. The details didn’t end there, even DIY elements such as the lovely floral ice cubes by our CountDown Events staff for the champagne added a feminine note to the momentous occasion. Guests were treated to custom cookies, marshmallows, cotton candy and macarons – all crafted with the lunar theme for sweet baby Luna.

Photography: Ainsley Rose Photography | Flowers: Celsia Floral | Hotel: The Loden Hotel | Cake, Cookies And Macarons: Soirette | Cotton Candy To Take Away: Petite Puf | Custom Cake Topper: Confetti & Co | Décor Pieces : The Cross Decor + Design | Marshmallows : Archimallows | Planning And Design: CountDown Events Planning & Design | Stationery – Tent Cards, Stars, And Drink Tags: Violet Grey Creative | Treats – Pink Chocolate Pyramids And Meringues: Ganache Patisserie | Vendor: Jillian Harris

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