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Vancouver Wedding at Shaughnessey Restaurant

Whenever a wedding begins with a killer bouquet, I know we’re in for something good. And thanks to Umbrella EventsAll Dolled Up Studios and GJ House Flowers my gut instinct didn’t disappoint one bit. From ceremony to reception, this Vancouver “I do” is bursting with pretty moments you can peek in the gallery from Melissa Montgomery Photography for so much more.

From Melissa Montgomery Photography… Norbert and Melissa’s wedding was a mix of vintage elegance draped in colors of purples and greys. The venue was nothing short of spectacular meeting their classy theme all the way that was held at the Shaughnessy Restaurant in Van Dusen Gardens. With a fun wedding party, heartfelt speeches, a slideshow with not a dry eye in the house (including me!) and a bride and groom I felt like I’d known forever, this was one wedding I’ll never forget.

Photography: Melissa Montgomery Photography | Wedding Coordinator: Umbrella Events | Flowers: GJ House Flowers | Cupcakes: Cateaters | Caterer: Shaughnessy Restaurant | Hair And Makeup: All Dolled Up Studios | DJ: First Class DJ Service | Wedding Favors: La Macaronette | Groom's Attire: Debonaire Formal Wear | Bridal Gown: David's Bridal | Bridal Party Attire: David's Bridal | Bridal Shoes: David's Bridal | Getting Ready Location: River Rock Casino And Resort | Portraits Location: Queen Elizabeth Park | Venue: Shaughnessey Restaurant

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Romantic Scandinavian Styled Shoot

The recipe for an amazing photo shoot?  Take gorgeous natural stylings, the planning expertise of Bash And Fete and crazy beautiful florals from The Flower Factory and combine them with a stunning light-filled setting.  The results?  Nothing short of amazing, with one awesome image after another from Ainsley Rose Photography literally bursting from our galleries.  Join us there for all of the pretty.


From Ainsley Rose Photography… We loved creating this romantic shoot featuring shades of gold, purple and pink loosely inspired by Scandinavian opulence. To highlight the elegance and modernity of Scandinavian beauty, we opted for a lightly metallic make up look, with softly styled hair. To balance the feminine and glam elements of the shoot, like our stunning Marchesa wedding dress, vintage pink bridesmaid dresses and gold flatware, we chose to shoot in a more rustic, woodland environment. Overall, we loved creating this styled shoot!

Photography: Ainsley Rose Photography | Flowers: The Flower Factory | Cake: Cake By Annie | Stationery: Zing Paperie And Design | Make Up: Jasmine Hoffman | Hair: Courtney Brands | Bride's Dress: Marchesa From Bisou Bridal | Decor: Atkinsons (Vera Wang Flatware) | Jewelery: Jeweliette Jewellery And Accessories | Models: Danielle And Chris From Richards Models | Planning: Bash And Fete | Venue: UBC Farm

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Escapes.ca Photo Contest + A Destination Wedding Giveaway

Beaches, sunsets, love — destination weddings pretty much have it all. And while it’s no doubt worth it, getting everyone to the destination can be a bit stressful. That is why we’re all about companies like Escapes.CA, who’s travel agents totally streamline the process and leave the fun parts like saying “I do” in front of a gorgeous ocean view up to you. What’s not to love about that?

If you’re in the throws of planning your very own destination affair, have a look at some of these ever so helpful tips from the experts at Escapes.CA

1. Pre-plan, Brainstorm, and Research

Not only does pre-planning help narrow down your destination of choice, but it also puts realistic insight into what to expect when booking your wedding. This usually entails creating a tentative time-line, a head count of guests, and budget expectations. This is also a good time to determine whether you want a symbolic or legal ceremony — make sure you’ve done your research on the country’s marriage laws if you are going for a legal ceremony!

2. Location

With so many beaches, and so little time, the easiest way to narrow down a location is to take into consideration your guests. It is better to choose a practical location that is not too expensive or difficult to get to for all guests.

3. Think about your Guests!

What’s a wedding without your lovely guests?! Make sure your guests are kept up to speed on the details of your big day, like a website outlining the details of your destination wedding (e.g. the resort, where and when to pay your deposit, transportation information, and activities to do). Once they arrive, throw a welcome dinner! It’s a great way to set the tone for the week’s festivities.

4. Get a Helping Hand

An experienced wedding coordinator not only helps lighten the load with the wedding planning process, but they also provide really great insight into your destination and even language barriers! Phew! This might seem like quite a handful to take in, but at the end of the day, I assure you that it will be all worth it in the end. Remember to have fun and take it all in!


The Prize:  Escapes.CA is making the wedding planning process easy for one lucky bride and groom! If you want a chance to win your own dream destination wedding, enter Escapes.CA’s “Pic” Your Dream Wedding photo contest.

To Enter: Send a fun and creative couple or engagement photo showing you and your partner, and describe why you could use a destination wedding package. The more creative you are, the more likely you are to win! Get your friends and family to vote for it, and make sure that it’s unique and fun. Enter the destination wedding contest here

To Win: One lucky winner will be chosen July 23 at 9:59pm PST

For Official Contest Rules click here.