Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Featured Wedding~ Gothic Romance

Amanda & Mark, a beautiful couple, celebrated in a style they felt truly comfortable in. WDS with the help of Reflexion events, transformed the Brockhouse Restaurant into a Gothic Mansion.

This wedding was about the details, all intricately combined to create a unique feel.
Over sized black willow branches with hanging votive candles and weeping Amaranthus lined the ceremony aisle way. The bride & groom made an exquisite entrance following close behind a team of contortionists and fire breathers, stopping on a life size chess board for a photo op.
A man made forest of black arbutus frees and black crows surrounded the cocktail bar and the tent was graced with large gold candelabras drooping with dark floral combination. In the center, a vintage Gothic chandelier was hung to create a punch in the room.
The dance floor was surrounded by vintage furniture, and old Roman sculptures.

This wedding was truly a design masterpiece: Pictures can do no justice!

Thank you to Amanda & Mark for trusting us with this unique and original design concept.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Sea breeze Head Table

Designed this past weekend for a Brockhouse client, Sharon envisioned a head table like no other. To complete the look we took elegant seaside colors of robins egg blue and soft champagne golds. The center of the table was dramatized with two over sized trees each with intricately placed orchid heads and hanging votive candles. The look was stunning are carried beautifully from day until night.

Featured Wedding~ Tropical Paradise

Chelsea's wedding, held at Hart House Restaurant was a tropical paradise. Electric orange and Fushia adorned the tent with exotic birds of paradise. An easy way to attain a garden setting with spice.

Photos Courtesy of Ameris Photography

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Featured Style~ Modest Opulence

Held at the Shaugnessy Golf & Country Club, Meghan and Daryl had a challenge on their hands: their different styles. Meghan's vision was of a sophisticated vintage set room. Daryl on the other hand, wanted something that reflected their outdoor, relaxed nature.

To combine these visions, the tables were dressed in a simple vintage manner. Dark sage champagne overlays, vintage brocade chair covers and an over sized gold tree graced the room. Table numbers were dressed in sage moss and the sign in table featured pictures of the couple in retro fishing gear.

Featured Style~ Eclectic Taste

Eclectic taste can be difficult to work with at times. For Tina, her vision included modern patterns, with crisp whites, soft & hard accents and most of all... lots of bling!

To achieve this, we chose a black & white Damask runner on top of a white taffeta overlay. Centerpieces were alternated with elaborate candelabras with ostrich white feather toppers and low modern pomanders, each accented with a shabby sheek branch.
To soften the look, cylinder vases with filled with feathers & crystals, and illuminated with a floating puck candle.

A princess like dance floor and two lounge areas completed with look and wow's guests through an event to remember.

Featured Wedding~ Shanda & Brian

Held at the luxurious Rockwater Secret Cove Resort, Brian & Shanda's day was a breathtaking abyss of natural surroundings. Deep Mocha's, soothing sages, moss, river rock and delicate orchids adorned the venue.

After a grueling day of set up the design team was delighted to join Shanda & Brian in the celebrations.

Thank you for allowing us to share in your day!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Featured Wedding~ Lori & Johnny

WDS wowed the Italian Cultural Center crowd, again, this past weekend. Lori & Johnny a fabulous couple, wanted an elegant affair with soft hues and whimsical fabric draping.
They accomplished this through alternating centerpieces and placing a large chunk of their budget into room decor and Centerpieces as opposed to linens and floral.

"Thank you so much for the absolutely amazing decor! When Johnny and I looked into the room it literally took our breath away! We have received endless complements on the decor! Our relatives in Italy are still talking about it. Fabio, the manager at ICC, said in all the years he has worked there, our wedding was the best he's ever seen. Thank God we have lots of pictures of the decor!"

~Love Lori & Johnny Asrurino

Our Crew

Ever wonder who's behind the scenes on the day of, executing the wedding of your dreams?

Meet the WDS crew!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Featured Wedding~ Lauren & Chris

Held at the Capilano Golf & Country Club, Lauren & Chris' wedding was a elegant garden set affair. Soft pea greens's and peaches graced the tables which were adorned with fresh flowers to spare. Every aspect of this wedding, down to the vavacious wreath the greeted guests as they drove up, was immaculate and done to perfection.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Elegance & Sophistication

Held at the Fairmont Vancouver Hotel, one of this past weekends wedding was a site for "bored" eyes. It was stunning, gorgeous and sophisticated. Every hue of champagne was gracefully touched with rich mochas and the crisp white of oversized Orchids.

See this wedding in "reel time" courtesy of Cloud Nine Creative.

2010 Wedding Trends

For 2010, weddings are headed back to the basics, emphasizing the meaning of the event rather than glam and grandeur. According to Get Married, next year we'll see a return to traditional, home-town events. This may very well be a result of today's tough economy, since while couples are still getting married, budgets are slimmer and the money families have saved for weddings has oftentimes dwindled along with all of our investments. What to do? Look for ways to personalize your wedding (using DIY projects if necessary) to highlight the parts of your relationship that make it unique. Below are Get Married's Top 10 Trends for 2010:

1. Attention to detail, not drama
2. Intimate and personal at-home weddings
3. Buttercream cakes (rather than fondant)
4. Thanking your guests with thoughtful favors
5. Close-to-home weddings rather than exotic destinations
6. Monochromatic palettes, including vibrant colors, metallics and black
7. Eco-conscious weddings, and not just in appearance!
8. Integrating video on the dance floor, for a better view during the ceremony, and current day video montages
9. HD Videography
10. Hiring both professional wedding photography and videography