There is nothing more special then when one of our own gets married. When Emily got engaged and started planning her own wedding, I asked her if she would let me be her day-of coordinator. It was something I really wanted to do for her and I’m so glad she said yes! 

Emily planned the entirety of the wedding herself, down to the very last detail. My role on the day was to make sure her vision came to life in the way she wanted it to, and that she could focus entirely on Ben and their day together. 

Like many of the weddings during the pandemic, Emily and Ben had to delay their wedding date, pushing it to the end of winter, 2022. 

Emily really wanted to have dancing at her wedding, and BC restrictions kept us on our toes up until around a week before the wedding, when they finally gave the green light for dancing. This ultimately made the postponement worth it, and set the tone for the last few days leading up to the wedding. 

The day started with Emily and Ben getting ready in separate rooms at Level on Seymour. I met them there after picking up the gorgeous bouquets — which were a lovely combination of cream and blush flowers — from Celsia Florist. It was a joy to sit with them all for a minute as they got ready, and Emily already looked radiant.

Ben and Emily then had their first look at The Roundhouse. This was captured by the amazing Cat and Jeff from The Apartment Photography. The backdrop of the brick walls added a beautiful warmth to the late winter afternoon, and the photos are just sublime.

Cat and Jeff then guided the couple and wedding party through a number of different locations for portraits and group shots. These included spots around Gastown, the tunnel on Cordova between Burrard and Thurlow, and more.

After photos, the couple and the wedding party headed over to the wedding venue: Brix and Mortar. This is one of our favourite spots for small weddings as it is a stunning location with an intimate atmosphere, the food is fantastic, and there’s still space to dance the night away.

As part of the intimate ceremony, Ben and Emily were married by a pastor and family friend. The couple looked stunning under the ornate chandelier and framed by the greenery in the restaurant’s courtyard. They were led in and out of the ceremony with live music by Colin Bullock from Musos Entertainment, who was also the DJ later on in the evening.

Guests were then invited to a delightful cocktail hour with canapes and drinks, while the couple had more photos with family. The two feature cocktails included a London Mule and an Old Fashioned. This was followed by an invitation to the restaurant space for dinner.

One of the wonderful things about this wedding was how full of intricate details it was. Emily was really intentional with all of her choices, including the personalized cookies from Rain Bake Shop with a portrait of her dog hand painted on them. Everything else came to life with the support of a wonderful team of vendors, including Bespoke Decor, Meg White for the stationery, and the team at Brix and Mortar.

For dinner, guests were fortunate enough to order from a selection of food from the Brix and Mortar menu, which always has fantastic local fare. During the meal, there was a list of speakers that Emily had carefully curated. The night started with Emily and Ben greeting their guests and they were followed with hilarious and touching speeches from family and friends in the wedding party.

We wrapped up the night with a few hours of joyous dancing, and it was so much fun! You could tell that people had missed this during the pandemic, and I was so glad that Emily got to dance the night away — just as she had always hoped to.

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