Lush greenery, cobblestone walkways and elegant pink florals perfectly depicts this romantic Vancouver garden wedding. When you are on the search for a wedding venue, it’s ideal to have back up plans, just incase the weather doesn’t cooperate, or you need to make a last minute switch. Thankfully, this couple and their vendors planned ahead for this type of situation. Their ceremony was switched to game plan B because of the rain and was held on the outdoor covered terrace The warm tones of their color palette against the garden’s greenery and the terrace’s dark wood beams is picturesque, and if you ask us, was meant to be.
The designer/planner shares,
“Over 16 months of working with Daphne and Darren, 3 words stand out as what best describes them: thoughtful, low-key, and elegant. If I were to sum up what made this wedding special, it’s the thoughtfulness that they put into every decision. They never failed to consider the experience of everyone involved – vendors included.
Daphne and Darren pictured their wedding to be an intimate gathering with their closest family and friends in a garden-like setting. They loved the idea of being in close proximity to nature, but wanted to infuse characteristics of romance, timelessness, and elegance to their day.
Cecil Green Park House (CGPH), is a heritage home located inside The University of British Columbia’s (UBC) campus. Both dentists, their love story actually began on campus as students in Dental School. It was meaningful to be able to able to celebrate their union at a location where they spent many hours getting to know each other and creating memories together.
With the venue’s lush gardens, classically styled ballroom, and multiple options for a rain plan, the Cecil Green Park House was really the ideal venue that met all the criteria on their wish list.”
The designer/planner continues,
“Up until the morning of their wedding, they had planned to have a garden ceremony on the grass surrounded by the lush greenery and seasonal blooms. The notorious Vancouver rain, however, caused us to shift to Plan B – our outdoor rain plan, but not without utilizing the garden space for their first look and private vows.
Their first look and private vows were emotional and heart felt. Just like Cinderella’s transformation into her ballgown, Daphne was breath-taking as she appeared. She wore an elegant Martina Liana A-line gown with delicate 3D florals, sequin accents, and romantic sheer floral lace. Her look was very on-brand with their romantic garden-style theme. Darren wore a custom tuxedo, made from Martin Fisher Tailors. This was his very first tuxedo and custom-made outfit – because grooms also deserve to look their best! They chose to make their first look extra special by sharing private vows with each other, different from the ones they will share at the ceremony in front of all of their guests.”
The design inspiration & details,
“The general design, conceptualized by Aleia Weddings, incorporated classical design features. We included symmetry and evenly spaced out elements (pillars, florals, candles.) In keeping with the classical style for this romantic Vancouver garden wedding, we intentionally chose pillars with mouldings or with a stone-like finish. We also chose ceramic plates with embossed edges, vases, candlestick holders and chairs with similar texture.
Daphne and Darren’s colour palette: dusty rose, beige, and green with accents of gold. Bridesmaids wore uniform dusty rose coloured dresses from, Park & Fifth, while the groomsmen wore matching dusty rose neck ties to pair cleanly with their classic black suits.
Their general floral design incorporated a romantic style: loose, flowing, organic, with texture and draping greenery. The floral team, Ruffled Rose, incorporated playa blanca and quicksand roses, peonies, ranunculus, freesia, and eucalyptus. We wanted the florals to convey a feeling of soft romance.”
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