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Vancouver Park Wedding

Vancouver Park Wedding

We’re always so delighted to see weddings between two designers, such as this stunner sent to us from Blue Window Creative. Bride Sarah is a graphic designer, groom Trent is an architect, and their conjoined style is infused with a modern sensibility and fresh perspective. Sarah set to work three months prior to the wedding, crafting ceramic bud vases as favors for all of her guests — love!

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From the bride, Sarah: Trent and I first met in high school 13 years ago. Trent proposed at a beautiful B&B in the south of France (in our secret south of France location) so we really wanted to capture elements of our French travels. Great space, food, wine, music, dancing and of course an amazing photographer! Family & friends are very important to us and we wanted to make sure it was a celebration for everyone. We chose to have a cocktail style reception so that guests could mingle, eat & socialize. Design is also important to Trent and I – Trent owns his own architectural business H:M:S Design Inc. and I am a graphic designer & co-owner of the graphic design company Phlo Design Inc.

modern bridal makeup

modern wedding invitationsgreen white bouquets

black favor bags

bride arranging flowersblack prada shoes

bride and groom portraits

We knew that we didn’t want the colour scheme to be the main focus so we chose a black, white & gold palette. The entire wedding planning was a creative process and the details were very important – everything from designing the invitations to starting over three months before the wedding to hand make our favours. Pottery has been a hobby of mine for many years and I wanted to create a personal touch by making over 70 porcelain bud vases. The bottom was stamped with our initials & our wedding date.

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bridesmaids in black

bud vases favorsgreen white bouquets

canadian wedding register

bride before ceremonyamaranthus ceremony centerpieces

signing of the register

We knew that we wanted to get married outside but still have an intimate atmosphere. We chose Ferguson Point in Stanley Park which overlooks the beautiful Vancouver English Bay. The drive through the park to the point is beautiful and we wanted all of our out of town guests to experience its beauty. When choosing our reception venue we had a very clear picture of what the ideal location would be like. We wanted the food to be amazing, the architecture & space to be dynamic.

bride and groom ceremony

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water containers during ceremony

bride and groom recessional

Our reception venue was the MARKET by Jean-Georges at the Shangri-La Hotel. The architecture and interior finishes were beautiful so we chose to use minimal decoration. The two ceremony flower arrangements were placed on the dessert table & a few small vintage medicine bottles with flowers were placed on the tables. To create drama and height for the guest book/favour table we had an arrangement of maple branches to create visual interest. We ordered candles from Coqui Coqui a boutique hotel & perfumery in Tulum, Mexico. The staff at the Shangri-La were wonderful, professional & worked with us to help create our vision over 9 months leading up to the wedding day.

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newlyweds leafy wall

modern reception menu

Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Start planning right away to give yourself time to enjoy the process. Start a wedding binder to keep everything organized! Try to enjoy all of the small moments as the day unfolds. Remember that it is a celebration of the love you share for one another.

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reception wedding fooddessert macaron tables

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View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Bride’s Processional: “La Vie en Rose,” Edith Piaf
Signing of the Register: Amelie soundtrack
Announcement of the Couple/Reception Entrance Song: “Je Chante,” Charles Trenet
First Dance: “Hold You in my Arms,” Ray LaMontagne
Mother/Son Dance: “In My Life,” The Beatles
Father/Daughter Dance: “J’Attendrai,” Jean Sablon

Wedding Vendors (Vancouver, BC):

Ceremony Location: Ferguson Point, Stanley Park / Reception Venue: The Market by Jean-Georges at Shangri-La Hotel / Wedding Photographer: Blue Window Creative / Day-of Coordination: Fast Hospitality Event Services / Wedding Flowers: Divine Vines / Wedding Dress: Vera Wang “Evelyn” / Wedding Shoes: Prada / Makeup: Fay Von Schroeder / Hair: Brent Assenheimer / Groom’s Suit and Pocket Square: Canali / Groom’s Shirt: Etro / Groom’s Shoes and Tie: Gucci / Groomsmen’s Suits: Hugo Boss / Ceremony Music: Francois Laberge / DJ: Siegel Entertainment Ltd. / Macarons: Thomas Haas Chocolates & Patisserie / Wedding Invitations: Phlo Design Inc. / Videographer: Burning Pages Productions Ltd.

View Comments (5)
  • We are so glad we made the trip from the UK to share this very special day, which was perfect in every detail. Gorgeous photos, so natural. Love you.

  • Hello Sarah, thanks for your link, I love the dress!!!!!!!!!!! The whole ceremony setting was in very classy style as you personally plan it!Very elegant wedding event.

    Hope you are both well, it was a pleasure to be part of your wedding event.


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