You know when you meet someone for the first time, and you instantly fall in love with the way they see the world? That’s how I felt when I first met Allie. As she gave me a glimpse of the vision she had for what would become an elegant Vancouver Club wedding, I knew that we could create something magical together — and I wasn’t wrong. 

Working with Allie was a dream. As a culinary artist (you can see her beautiful work at the Rain Bake Shop), she brought her artistic sensibility and attention to detail to the planning process, and it made it so much fun to collaborate with her. She had such a clear vision for what she wanted, and it involved a lot of fun, creative details that we got to bring to life together. It goes without saying that her keen eye for colour was incredible and I loved pulling items for her wedding from all over to ensure the celebration was unique and a reflection of her vision.

Allie wanted a lush and delicate garden wedding, paired with the luxurious setting that the Vancouver Club provides.

Stunning custom stationary by Cornwall Stationary

We of course worked with the masters from Celsia Florist to create the garden setting in the Georgian Room at the Vancouver Club for the wedding ceremony.

For the dinner reception, there would be green vines hanging from chandeliers, and delicate roses sitting amongst gold-rimmed champagne flutes and ornate charger plates. 

With Allie’s background in fashion and culinary arts, one of the details that we were so excited to see come to life was the wedding cake. Allie worked for hundreds of hours creating each sugar flower, vine and flower bud for her cake and the result was breathtaking (and delicious!).

Allie also created individual cookies with sugar flowers for each one of her guests. Not only were they stunning but they also tasted like heaven.

Unfortunately, Allie and Kirk suffered the same fate as the majority of our 2020 and 2021 couples in that we had to postpone their wedding a few times. Originally scheduled for May 2021, we moved the date twice before landing on the beginning of November 2021. We held our breath all summer hoping that we would be able to have their wedding as we had planned it. Sadly, leading up to the November date, we realized a few weeks before the big day that it was looking like we would not be allowed to have a dance floor. So, we put our heads together and came up with a number of different activities and stations that people could enjoy over the course of the evening staged throughout the Club.

We booked comedians from Yuk Yuks, a sleight of hand, created a scotch tasting bar, a blackjack table, and a dessert station.

Thankfully, we were also able to have Famous Players Band keep the event lively, despite the restrictions on dancing.

The moment I remember the most from that wedding was when Allie came up to me and told me that it was exactly what she had pictured. Knowing how much of a penchant for detail she has, and how visually inspired she is, I was so happy!  

The best part of it all? I now get to keep working with Allie and sharing her amazing cakes with our couples and their guests. I can’t wait to see what masterpiece she creates next! 

We love working with my couples to make their vision a reality.  Let’s chat about how we can help make that happen.