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Holiday Bridal Shower Slumber Party

We’ve got bridal shower inspiration aplenty, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen one as festively fabulous as this one right here. Complete with adorable planning gifts, calligraphy by Maurelle Calligraphy and treats for days (hello happy bubbly!) it’s got merry written all over it. See more captured by Kim James Photography in THE VAULT.

From Future Mrs PlannerEngagement season is creeping up on us, and that means one thing: engagement celebrations with your girlfriends! Whether it be a Christmas gathering or a holiday bridal shower, we have the perfect idea for both occasions.

Future Mrs Planner wanted to create something fun and cozy, where the whole bridal party can join in on the gift opening love. Growing up, sleepovers were something we remember doing only as kids, but not anymore! Styled by Taffete Designs, this concept was transformed into a chic Winder Wonderland.

Hanging from the ceiling were strings of “snow” marshmallows, which makes an instant selfie backdrop. A white canopy of fairy lights is draped over 4 best friends in silk robes and nightgowns, looking gorgeous after a beauty session with Tori Blush Co. The talented Kim James captured this bright space to open bridal shower and Christmas gifts perfectly. The bride-to-be, dressed in a silver robe, is gifted with a chic and compact wedding planning agenda called Future Mrs Planner. What makes for a better gift than a way for your best friend to organize her wedding? From the bride, the girls receive stunning jewelry from Olive & Piper’s “OPinLuxe” bridal line to match on the big wedding day.

After opening presents, the girls migrate over to a gorgeous dessert spread by Anna Elizabeth Cakes and Archimallows. Yes, we are just as obsessed with the silver drippy cake and snowflake marshmallows as you are! We are fully taking to heart of Maurelle Design & Calligraphy’s “Baby It’s Cold Outside” sign by warming up the room with cookie garnished Bailey’s and festive champagne drinks. Surrounded by snow-filled Christmas candles and the company of your best friends, sleepovers should definitely happen more often this season!

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Photography: Kim James Photography | Event Design & Styling: Taffete Designs | Wedding Planning: Future Mrs Planner | Cake: A. Elizabeth Cakes | Jewelry: Olive + Piper | Hair And Makeup: Tori Blush | Calligraphy: Maurelle Calligraphy | Venue: At Home | Marshmallows: Archimallows

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Ethereal Greek Goddess-Inspired Wedding Editorial

It’s times like these I wish I could jump into my screen and live in these photos, because this photo shoot from Vasia Photography is all kinds of gorgeous. I want to wear that Alexandra Grecco dress every  and the pretty bejeweled hair wreath surrounded by ethereal flowers every day for the rest of my life—a girl can dream, right? With THE VAULT, the answer is definitely yes!

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From Vasia PhotographyThis shoot was inspired by the Greek Goddesses of ancient Mythology. We love how they are often depicted in lovely flowing robes, statuesque but beautifully poised and feminine. We styled the decor elements in muted, pastel colours to provide a ghostly, ethereal quality to the images.

Photography: Sawyer Baird | Photography: Vasia Photography | Event Planning: Penny & Lulu Studio Florist | Event Planning: Show Me Your Mumu | Event Planning: Greg Hall And Company | Event Planning: Prema Style | Floral Design: Celsia Floral | Wedding Dress: The Dress Theory | Stationery: Calligraphy By Christine | Hair And Makeup: Tori Blush | Venue: Queen Elizabeth Park | Bridal Boutique: The Dress Theory | Creative Direction & Styling: Style Social Weddings And Events | Hair Accessories: Bisou Bridal | Ribbon: Stella Wolfe | Tabletop Design & Decor: The Cross Decor + Design

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Unique Bohemian Chic Wedding in British Columbia

Six years from their first date,  this duo (along with their adorable baby) planned the ultimate party. Eschewing the tradition of a formal wedding, they opted for a colorfully romantic evening that had style for days. From the Bride’s floral crown to her tips of her Louboutin heels, we’ve got every detail captured by Meghan Hemstra Photography waiting to be celebrated in THE VAULT!

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From Meghan Hemstra PhotographyThis colourful and romantic Yaletown wedding was truly a pleasure to photograph. Wonderfully stylish and naturally romantic, SooJin and Sean’s wedding was full of love, humour, and personality. What more could a photographer ask for? Here is SooJin and Sean’s story:

After 4.5 years of living in NYC SooJin moved to Vancouver. She’d had dreams of making it huge in the fashion industry and living the ‘Sex and the City’ life and shortly upon her arrival to Vancouver SooJin went out for drinks with friends to soothe her broken heart. It didn’t take long for her to become great friends with their awesome Cactus Club server, who decided that she had the perfect guy to set SooJin up on a blind date with. Being new to the city SooJin agreed, and two weeks later she and Sean went on their first date! Having spent so much time in New York, SooJin was impressed that Sean offered to pick her up, but when he arrived at her doorstep her first thought was ‘Oh no, this guy is going to be way too nice for me’. She was used to brash and over confident New York men. Sean’s first thought was ‘Oh WOW, She is REALLY short’. Not only was Sean incredibly kind, but he also had a wicked sense of humour, which is truly the way to SooJin’s heart. They spent the entire evening laughing, and they have been inseparable ever since. In SooJin’s words “I feel so lucky that Sean picked me to spend the rest of his life with. His heart is my home and he makes me feel centred, loved, and safe. He continues to make me laugh all the time. And words cannot even do justice for how incredible of a father he is to our one year old boy. Our hearts are truly overflowing and we feel so lucky to have found each other within the maelstrom of life. Fast forward six years [from our first date], one adorable baby boy, and countless adventures later, and I would say our first impressions [were] a bit off (well actually, I am really short). Oh and that server from Cactus Club is now my sister-in-law and my dearest friend.”

From The Bride…I wanted my wedding to feel like a big party without the formalities of a traditional ceremony and reception. I also wanted to keep it casual and whimsical but with a classic and elegant touch. Our Colour palette was “bright and eclectic”. I didn’t stick to one particular theme of colours but rather wanted an assorted mix of bold colours.My style vision could be described as great gatsby, bohemian chic. I loved the “great gatsby” era of dresses and so my dress tried to reflect that. My floral headpiece channeled the bohemian feel, while my gold studded louboutins perfectly covered the chic status. I tried to personalize our wedding with a few unique touches. I had a banner made that said “ginger Asian love” as my husband is a red head and I am Asian.I also had cheeky cupcake toppers made with silly adjectives such as “sassy”, “trophy wife” and “hunk”. My friends has great fun posing for pictures with the toppers.

Lastly, I had a long time and very special friend of mine sing me down the aisle to “Sail Away” by David Gray. And one of my parent’s best friend (and someone I have known since I was three years old), Judge Tom Smith officiated our wedding. It felt so intimate and special having two such cherished people directly involved in our ceremony.My favourite moment was my first look. I still can feel my heart beating and palms getting sweaty while hiding behind a huge tree. I didn’t think I would feel that nervous but the excitement of seeing my fiancée and the anxiety that perhaps he wouldn’t like my dress, makeup, hair… was rattling. But as soon as I saw him I felt giddy and at ease. Our flowers were simple yet bright and eclectic. Each bouquet was different and placed in a mason jar with the quote “live, love, laugh”. It was the perfect combination of brightness, beauty and mismatch. My gown was just how I envisioned it and, no one may believe this, it was truly the very first and only gown I tried on. I was with my four month old son at the time and decided to just casually have a look at some gowns at holt renfrew. I already knew that I did not want a traditional dress. As soon as I saw this dress, I loved it, they had it in my size, and the cost wouldn’t bankrupt us! Only slight sizing alterations needed to be done and then I decided to lower the back to make it a bit more fun. Eschewing the traditions of a formal wedding we opted out of a cake and instead had cupcakes that were deliciously made by “cupcakes bakery”. My one piece of advice is to relax and enjoy the process. The planning and actual day all fly by and, in the end, no one will notice if your exact flowers were on the table at the precise requested angle. Of course, planning is necessary but just don’t sweat it. In the end, everything will work out.

See even more Canada weddings in THE VAULT! 

Photography: Meghan Hemstra Photography | Event Planning: Down The Aisle Wedding Coordination | Floral Design: Balconi | Wedding Dress: Aidan Mattox | Invitations: Papyrus | Bride's Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Rings: Vancouver Diamonds | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Forever New | Hair And Makeup: Jayne Marie | DJ: Girls On Wax | Groom's Attire: Canali | Groom's Attire: Harry Rosen | Hotel: Opus Hotel | Venue: Brix Restaurant | Bridal Boutique: Hold Renfrew | Groom's Shoes: Prada