Whether you’re a pure landlubber or a water baby, there’s something so appealing about the seaside. Fiona and Jason definitely fall into the latter category, so when it come to choosing a wedding venue, it was a natural choice. Fiona says, “My husband and I really love the ocean and go down to the beach almost every weekend in the summer. Living in Vancouver gives us tons of access to beaches by the ocean.” With photography from the lovely Photography By MM.
“It took me about 3 separate shopping trips to finally find my dress.
My dress is ivory, strapless and I would say it’s more of a trumpet shape than mermaid. It’s a lace-up back which gave me a really nice hourglass shape. It’s simple but elegant with some beading detail. I wore pearl earrings and a simple pearl necklace with my dress.”
Oh! And I got custom hand-painted heels by Cocopunkz, local Vancouver artist.” We approve!
“Anything that I could do myself, I did! I made my own invitations, created some of my centerpieces simply by putting together moss, seashells, beach pebbles and sand into unique bottles. Most of the decor I did myself along with the help of some friends.”
I had an arts & crafts night where friends helped me make origami cranes for the head table centerpiece. My cake was done by my friend who is a pastry chef and the DJ was a friend also.”
“The most outstanding memory of the day was when our bridal party and parents made their individual toasts and speeches. We felt everyone’s love in the room and it was such an emotional moment for both of us.”
Advice for those planning their wedding
“Don’t stress over the little details. Get all the big things out of the way first, like the venue, flowers, cake, transportation, music, photographer, etc. Then if there’s time, dive in on the finer things like guests favors (which nowadays are being cancelled out completely). We did a photobooth as our guests favors so guests can take home their photos.”
Always have a backup plan for your first initial plan. That way if things don’t work out, you’re not in panic mode.”
I changed into my Chinese dress near the middle of the reception. It was actually a gift from my husband three years ago. It’s black with a floral print. Mostly reds, some purple, green, and ivory.” Here’s a photo from Fiona’s personal collection of her in that beautiful dress.
Fiona is a graphic designer and she designed her own invitations – I’m loving the colours and the typography!
And finally a few pics from the photobooth…
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