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Understated Elegance and Revelry

Photos By: Mikaela Ruth

This casual dinner party by All & Sundry and Mikaela Ruth celebrates Spring in all the right ways. Soft hues and fresh florals mix together to create an atmosphere that has just the right amount of understated elegance. The chalkboard art is great, too, adding a hipness to the whole look.

understated elegance and revelry

Setting/Story: The setting is one of a modern, hip, and casual dinner party where an atmosphere of open conversation and revelry is encouraged. The decor elements do not distract from the primary reason for these people to gather; they provide an understated elegance celebrating the colours, freshness, promise, and new growth of spring.


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understated elegance and revelry

understated elegance and revelry

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understated elegance and revelry

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understated elegance and revelry

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understated elegance and revelry

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understated elegance and revelry

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understated elegance and revelry

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Interesting Elements: We love the finer details of any wedding, event, or shoot and wanted to feature a number of unique items that not only allowed us to achieve our vision of a beautiful dinner reception with understated elegance, but one that also speaks to the charm and significance behind individually handcrafted pieces from local Vancouver vendors such as: a Polaroid Photo Booth Frame, paper anemones (tutorial) which adorned the Polaroid PB Frame and the cake, repurposed and hand-stamped dessert forks and a cake server, and an illustrated chalkboard seating chart and backdrop. The models in this styled shoot are a real couple (happily together, we might add), and the “groom” is the co-founder of a Vancouver-based bespoke suit company (and, of course, he’s wearing one of his own suits for the shoot).

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understated elegance and revelry

understated elegance and revelry


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Shoot Location: Vancouver, Canada / Wedding Photographer: Mikaela Ruth / Wedding Planner / Event Designer: All & Sundry / Wedding Videographer & Polaroid Photo Booth: Tomasz Wagner Mananetwork / Hair & Make-up: Lacey of Bye Napoleon / Florals: Celsia Florist / Wedding Stationery: Design by Dainty / Dessert: Coco Cake / Cake Server & Dessert Forks: The Loving Spoon / Calligraphy & Illustration: Rachael Pope / Models (Bride & Groom): Beki Liang and Mark Kazazian / Bride’s Dress: Ellebay Bridal Boutique / Bride’s Shoes: House of Harlow 1960 / Groom’s Suit: Raffinatto / Groom’s Shoes: To Boot New York / Bride’s Jewelry & Groom’s Wedding Band: Oh Kuol Jewelry / Groom’s Bow-Tie: Exhibit B Ties / DIY resource: Elli / Venue: East Van Studio

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