Photography by Lucida Photography | Wedding Planning by Alicia Keats

Hosted at Cecil Green House in Vancouver Canada, Sam and Steve’s wedding seamlessly integrated modern aesthetics with vintage elegance. Through touches such as the intricate beading and lace on Sam’s gown to the lounge furniture, we created an air of sophistication that would have been anticipated in the earlier days of the mansion.

The ceremony, held in the garden of the property, exuded an atmosphere of lightness and cheer. With rows of white wooden chairs, market umbrellas, and white cocktail tables with centerpieces of soft pink and peach Ranunculus by Celsia Florist, we created a classy afternoon affair that the couple desired. After the ceremony, a jazz quartet from Musical Occasions played in the garden while Prosecco and appetizers circulated and guests enjoyed playing lawn games.

Tying in the couples love of travel, we got creative with a few details for their wedding. Guests were asked to sign vintage-style postcards from various places that Sam and Steve had traveled to, and then place them in a beautiful gold and glass photography box. Another way that they tied in the theme of travel was in their seating plan, created by Love By Phoebe. Sam and Steve named each table after one of their favorite cities – from Barcelona to Paris – and had a seating plan made up for guests to look at before they entered the reception hall. This seating plan had an illustration of an iconic building from each city to represent each table and along with the less traditional guestbook, helped to add some of their adventurous spirit into their special day!

The main reception was held inside at Cecil Green in the Yorkeen Room. With the head table set at the fireplace, the tables were set with crisp white linen, gold-rimmed chargers, garden-style floral arrangements, gold Chivari chairs, and an abundance of candles. Guests were served a three-course dinner while listening to speeches, and then were brought to the Terrance for the First Dance to Neil Young’s ‘Harvest Moon.’