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Stylish Vancouver Engagement

One part urban and one part rustic, this Vancouver engagement is like the best of both worlds. Add in one of the most stylish duo you ever did see, beautiful bouts from The Flower Factory and gorgeous snaps by John Bello and that, my friends, is a gallery worth swooning. Get started here!

From John Bello Photography… Dimitri is from Vancouver. Jonathan is from Los Angeles. Their love story began when they met on instagram – and they continue to gain followers and inspire instagram fans all over the world with their love for each other.

Photography: John Bello Photography | Floral Design: Flower Factory | Stationery: Sarita Mann Design Studio | Catering: Brandon Dac | Suits: H&M | Casual Wear: Top Shop | Hair Styling: Richard Vo | Hotel : Westin Grand Vancouver | Neck Wear: Beaux | Stylist : Tony Vu | Stylist : Viranlly Aix Liemena

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Peachy Summer Wedding on Thetis Island

We think peach is a particularly great color for summer weddings (and a particularly delicious party favor for guests, too). But besides making us hungry, this beautiful wedding on Thetis Island is definitely giving us the warm and fuzzy feelings which is what weddings are all about, right? Whitney Krutzfeldt was there to capture the sunny and fun-loving ceremony, and you can find more right here.


From the Bride… Thetis Island is a southern gulf island off of Vancouver Island where our wedding venue Overbury Resort was located. The 14 acre waterfront property was a magical setting for our country/rustic/vintage themed wedding. Accommodations on the property consisted of 9 classic west coast cottages and an elegant heritage suite in the 100 year old manor house, all which sat only steps from the beach and were surrounded by the rugged west coast forest.

When planning our wedding we wanted the weekend to be fun and for our guests to feel as though they were away on vacation too. We kicked the weekend festivities off with a welcome bbq on the friday night (custom beer koozies included). More then half our guests stayed on property so they could enjoy the picturesque setting and beach Saturday while the wedding party was busy getting pampered.

Getting ready in the morning with all my favourite ladies was something I’ll never forget. Having everyone stay together at the wedding venue allowed for time pampering with not only my bridesmaids but my Mother, Mother in law, Grandma and my brothers girlfriends. It was so much fun.

The Ceremony started at 4pm and my oldest brother was officiating it. He made us laugh and feel at ease throughout one of the biggest moments of our lives. My other brother contributed by taking the ladies arms as they walked down the stairs to the aisle and he was also our signing register. It meant a lot to me to have them both be an important part of our special day.

The Cocktail hour from what I hear was lots of fun (while we were off taking pictures). There were ice cold beer which filled up a vintage claw foot bath tub, bocce on the lawn, and a variety of hot and cold appetizers prepared by the catering team at Overbury Resort. All under a Marquee tent which helped shade guests from the beaming sunshine. It was such a beautiful hot July Summer day.

The Reception was shortly after and took place in the beautiful pavilion with windows and french doors that opened up to a breath taking beautiful ocean island view. Guests were given the “key to their seat” which led them to a peach with their name on it at their assigned table. The flowers were vibrant and full of peach tones, placed in mason jars on rustic wood slabs with burlap table runners.

I did most of the decor myself and thoroughly enjoyed all the makings of each and every little detail leading up to the special day. I have to credit a lot of the ideas to Pinterest, and Etsy and I have Arlene the wedding planner (and owner at Overbury Resort) and her staff to thank for creating all the beautiful flower arrangements, food and cake. Looking back on the day, I still feel as if it were a dream. Magical is the perfect word to describe our wedding weekend and we have Overbury Resort to thank for it. Our talented photographer Whitney Krutzfeldt did an amazing job capturing every moment of our special day. We can’t thank her enough for all her hard work and all the photos which we will cherish for years to come.

Photography: Whitney Krutzfeldt | Flowers: Arlene Kasting | Cake: Arlene Kasting | Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Food: Overbury Resort | Grooms Suit: Hugo Boss | Groomsmen Ties: Hugo Boss | Guest Book : M Square Press | Hair Services: Belle Amour | Resort: Overbury Resort | Table Numbers: BHLDN | Wedding Dress : Bisou Bridal

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Snow Blush Bridal Inspiration

You know what is just oh-so-lovely about spending your days on the pages of SMP? You can literally swim in a sea of pretty day in and day out and never run out of pretty to peruse. And this gorgeous shoot below is a heaping helping of gorgeous inspiration. With beautiful images by Nadia Hung Photography, stunning stationery by Fox & Flourish, lovely decor by Chandelier Weddings, and one delicious (in every sense of the word) cake by Cake By Nicole - this gallery is simply overflowing with fabulous.

From Nadia Hung PhotographyFor this winter inspired bridal shoot, we wanted to feature a blushing bride enjoying her time in the winter wonderland. The overall colors of the centerpieces and bridal bouquet captured our color palette of blush pink and antique gold. We wanted the colors of the flowers to compliment our model’s rosy cheeks, fair skin and silky blonde hair, as well as to stand out in this bright snowy landscape. In terms of floral design, we chose a wide variety of floral blooms with different shapes and texture to create fluidity and movement. Each flower was strategically place to showcase its unique beauty. we want each flower to speak, to stand out and be noticed. From garden rose, anemone, hellebore , ranunculus to peony, we let each and every one of them take the stage.

Photography: Nadia Hung Photography | Wedding Dress: Truvelle | Wedding Cake: Cake By Nicole | Hair Stylist: Sarah Maki Mak | Calligraphy & Stationery: Fox & Flourish | Florals & Decor: Chandelier Weddings | Headpiece: Iweartheheadress | Makeup: Suzanna Chun Beauty | Model: Helena Luciano