Stephanie and Daniel’s Garden Party

Stephanie and Daniel's Garden Party from Erin Gilmore photographers, in Perfect Wedding Magazine

The inspiration behind the theme and design of our wedding was a ‘Vintage Garden Party’. We wanted to have an earthy elegance with flower arrangements that looked like you had just gone to the garden and picked.  From there we worked with our florist/decor designer and incorporated personal touches of vintage film reels and sewing notions to have an influence of both of our passions.

Stephanie and Daniel's Graden Party from Erin Gilmore, in Perfect Wedding Magazine

My wedding dress was the Balira from Pronovias 2011 Fashion collection. I was lucky enough to shop for my wedding gown in Los Angeles and it was the second dress I tried on. I knew what silhouette I was looking for as well as I wanted to have lace to complement my vintage theme so that narrowed down the search. I found my birdcage veil at Bisou Bridal in Vancouver. I kept my accessories simple as I didn’t want to take away from the lace detail of my dress. I wore Nadri crystal vintage style drop earrings, and on my bouquet stem I had my late grandmothers double strand pearl necklace that she wore on her wedding day. I wore Kate & Mel champagne with crystal detail shoes. Daniels ring is tungsten steel, and he designed my ring with a family friend who is a retired Canadian Diamond broker.

 

Stephanie and Daniel’s Resource List

Wedding Planner: Karen Smithers – Mountain Falls Retreat – laxtonkaren@hotmail.com

Flowers/Decor: Justyna Seckler – Just Fresh Concepts – www.justfreshconcepts.ca

Cake Designer – Forever and for always Cake Creations: Erin Hoch  – www.forevercakes.ca

Pastry Chef: Tina Bacon  ‘The Pink Spatula’ – www.thepinkspatula.ca

Catering: Bill Smithers – Chef at Mountain Falls Retreat

Location/Venue: Mountain Falls Retreat, Mission BC – www.mountainfallsretreat.com

Daniels custom-made charcoal grey suit and white dress shirt  – www.suitsinthecity.ca

Stephanie’s birdcage veil – www.bisoubridal.com

Photography: Erin Gilmore – Erin Gilmore Photography – www.eringilmorephotography.com

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