The ceremony and reception were both held at the Shangri-La Vancouver downtown and I was excited to be able to work here. The guest list for this wedding was about 70 people and it was a perfect room for it. The original plan was to have the ceremony outside on the deck but Vancouver weather at the end of November is not exactly calm so the ceremony was moved into the library and it was really pretty. Even the Christmas trees that were already up matched the colors of the wedding and fit in perfectly!
The guys were getting ready as well and then Christina and David did a first look in the hotel lobby before the wedding party and some family members headed outside for some photos. I won't lie... it was pretty chilly that day but the rain held off for this part which was terrific and let them get some photos in the city.
Christina is from the US and David is from Australia so the majority of their guests were from out of town which really tied into the theme so well! The table numbers were all airports and the escort cards were boarding passes that Christina made and cut out with the help of her maid of honor. One of my favourite things about these cards were that they were also meal indicators for the plated meal that the servers could use to confirm who got which meal at the table. Rather than a traditional guest book, they used some photos of themselves and created post cards for guests to write on... or even keep and send them messages later on.
The florals and decor were both provided by Proline and they had some great things that fit with the gold, cream and green colour scheme. The gold sunburst charger plates were amazing but perhaps my favourite decor element were the frosted pillars that were lit from underneath with spot lights. We used them at the head of the aisle with flower arrangements on them during the ceremony and then moved them to the reception area to flank the sweetheart table. I loved the soft glow of lighting they gave.
DJ Moto Pri from Girl on Wax came in for the reception and MC'd as well but when the dancing started she had the floor packed. This was a fun crowd and the friends that flew halfway around the world were up for a party for sure! After dinner, there was a photobooth provided by Chic and Unique and then Thierry Chocolates delivered some of the most decadent desserts you could ever imagine. My mouth is still watering thinking about them six months later!
Overall, this was a really fun winter wedding with amazing food (Shangri-La can really knock it out of the park!) and fantastic guests.
As always, if you have any questions about this wedding or any of the vendors, or just questions in general about wedding planning, please comment or send me an email.
Venue- Shangri-La Vancouver
Photographer- Karizma Photography
Videographer- Infinitum Weddings
DJ- DJ Moto Pri for Girl on Wax
Floral & Decor- Proline
Makeup & Hair- Mink Makeup and Hair
Desserts- Thierry Chocolates
Photobooth- Chic & Unique