Emma and Colin’s wedding at Brock House Restaurant was a true testament to how, in the face of many pivots and changed plans, there’s still so much beauty and joy to be found in a celebration of love. 

Emma and Colin first met our planner, Emily, while she herself was still working at Brock House.  They worked with her to book their original date—May 2020—which they unfortunately had to postpone to August 20, 2021. Which was when they reached out to us and happily Emily was able to still work with them, this time in a AKWE capacity!

Heading into that August 2021 date, the regulations for weddings from the BC government were confusing at best, but that didn’t stop Emily from working with the couple to create a fantastic celebration. 

The day was meant to start out with a small, intimate ceremony just outside Brock House, with the ocean and mountains in the background. However, it seemed like mother nature had other plans in store. For starters, the outdoor space had an unexpected hornet infestation. Then, after Emily and the teams from Bespoke Decor and Bloom Assembly managed to get that under control, the skies opened up for a spectacular late-summer downpour. 

At that point, they made the executive decision to hold the ceremony under the tent, which was set up for the reception. The result was magical. The officiant and the extended wedding party stood behind the head table, leaving Emma, Colin, the maid of honour, and best man in the centre of the room among the gorgeous flowers from Bloom Assembly and candles from Bespoke Decor. This way, the couple was surrounded by friends and family in a truly intimate and beautiful setting as they started the next chapter of their lives together. 

As a lot of invitees were unable to attend the wedding due to travel restrictions at the time, and because of this Paul Cameron Productions was on site to run a live stream so loved ones could join virtually.

Despite the various restrictions that were in place at the time, Emma and Emily still found a lot of ways to make the reception a fun and exciting event. Emma came up with the idea of having a photo backdrop with a big neon sign—and guests spent the whole evening taking pictures in front of it. The big event of the night, however, was when Colin from Musos Entertainment helped navigate the “no dancing” rules from the government and the “no loud music outside” regulation from Brock House by creating a silent disco under the tent. This meant that everyone still got to dance the night away as they listened to the music on their own individual headsets. 

The whole day was captured by The Godard’s Photography, who we are obsessed with! They are masters of capturing candid moments and artistic portraits.

At the end of the evening, the wedding party went to the Parq Hotel to continue the celebrations. Given everything that had happened in the lead up to this amazing wedding, it was such a joy to see everyone make such a special moment of Emma and Colin’s big day.

Have you started thinking about your own Vancouver wedding? We’d love to hear what you’re thinking