These high school sweethearts were married on May 18th 2013 at the impressive St. Andrew’s Wesleys Church and celebrated with an intimate reception at the opulent Fairmount Hotel Vancouver.

When we began the planning process, Courtney let me know she wanted a ‘wow factor’ for her wedding and so we hit the ground running! We enlisted Upright Decor and Garden Party Flowers  to help make this happen. Because Courtney and Chris were living in Fort McMurray during the whole planning process, we skyped and emailed but she didn’t see anything in person until the big day arrived. I have many fond memories of working with Courtney and her amazing Mom Pat over skype as we created the perfect wedding celebration.

Once the big day arrived I could hardly wait to see Courtney’s reaction to all our hard work. After the set up was complete, I snuck her down to the ballroom so she could see the room before anyone else did. John Bello Photography was able to capture her excitement perfectly (thank you John for your beautiful photos in this post!).

At St. Andrews Wesley, the long impressive aisle was lined with white pillars filled with branches and draped in orchids and glittering crystals. At the altar sat two large arrangements of soft pinks, cream and lavender floral.

The reception was held in the intimate Vancouver Island Room. Upright Decor draped floor to ceiling white sheers drapes to create a dramatic backdrop for the head-table. Crystal candelabras glittered in the candlelight with lush peonies, roses and hydrangea. Anna Elizabeth Cakes created Courtney’s dream cake incorporating our ombre roses wish and red velvet taste! Courtney prepared a touching slideshow to surprise her Father during the the Father Daughter Dance, we succeeded in surprising him and it was a special moment. Guests enjoyed the delicious food and cocktails and later headed onto the white dance floor to show of their moves!

Courtney and Chris are surrounded by great people and lots of love. All the guests were bright eyed and bushy tailed – ready to celebrate them!

It was a night to remember.

xoxo Aurora
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