New Year’s Eve City Wedding Inspiration


New Year’s Eve marks the end of a chapter and the beginning to a new one. If you love a bubbly cocktail, sparkly dress and a dance party that lasts until the morning, a New Years Eve Wedding might be just your style. Below we’ve rounded up some visual inspiration for you and a list of five venue’s in the City of Vancouver we think a New Years Eve Wedding would be fabulous.

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Photography: Johanna Johnson Bridal. Black diamond. Words. Real Wedding.

Where to wed in Vancouver on New Years Eve?

The Rosewood Hotel Georgia. Located in the centre of downtown Vancouver, with marble staircases, regal details, and a lobby bar that serves up some of the best hand crafted cocktails in the city (pre-party for the gentlemen perhaps?).  We love the historic and totally re-done Rosewood Hotel Georgia. Perhaps you envision a modern ballroom wedding reception, with long tables, low and full floral garlands and romantic candlelight. Wake up married and treat yourself to brunch at Hawksworth, need we say more?

The Vancouver Art Gallery. This turn-of-the-century former provincial courthouse building presents a dramatic exterior backdrop and entrance for a New Years Eve Wedding. Our favorite feature is the rotunda, with a soaring dome and twin marble staircases. A perfect place to host your ceremony and dance party at the base.

The Roundhouse Community Centre Exhibition Hall.  Transform this space anyway you like. With movable walls, rustic post and wood beams and a space to fit a crowd, you and your guests could leave here believing your were anywhere after we’re done with it. We envision globe lights spilling from the ceiling the to floor, intimate long tables, cozy lounge areas and bar tenders in velvet bow ties serving up old fashions. Surprise your guests as gold confetti canons shower the dance floor at midnight and enter a new year married and covered in sparkles.

The Vancouver Club. Regal, timeless and full of class. The Vancouver Club, once a men’s only club, has entered a new day of modern entertaining while maintaining the history and elegance we love about it. Perhaps you’ll wed with a romantic ceremony in the Georgian room, filled with lush ivory florals, natural greenery and candles everywhere, followed by old fashion cocktails in the bar and dinner and dancing in the ballroom. Ladies dressed to the nines in floor-length fashion forward gowns, and gentlemen in tuxes. A lively jazz band for the cocktail reception and first dances, champagne towers and The Collective You there to capture your guests in a black and white portrait studio throughout the evening.

The Loden Penthouse. If an intimate evening wedding for forty guests is more your style, the Loden Halo Penthouse could be your ideal environment. Create your own rules and spend the day together getting pampered, then invite guests to join you for an evening ceremony on the patio overlooking the city and a swanky and fun cocktail reception and dance party to follow. Cocktail dresses, sharp suits and fun times ahead.

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Photography: Champagne. Gentlemen.

However and wherever you choose to wed, make it your own. Whether you’re a timeless romantic, a fan of mid-century modern designs or all about nature, the new rules for wedding planning involve creating a day that’s about the people, places and things you love. If you are recently engaged, ideas and opinions can become overwhelming. Step back and soak it in, the most important detail is that in the end, you marry the one you love. How you choose to do it is all part of the adventure!

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Festive Winter Wedding Inspiration


Our mittens and parkas are packed and we’re enroute to the mountains today for Melinda and Eric’s beautiful Whistler wedding at the Four Seasons tomorrow!

Below is a sneak peek at the wedding styling inspiration board we created with Melinda and Eric for their day. Red, berry and blush tones with natural greenery will nod to the festive season. Guests will feast together at intimate long tables and dance the night away with the glow of candlelight surrounding. We can’t wait for the magic to begin!

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Featured: A Garden Party Wedding


Legacy, heritage, and a colourful take on tradition was the playful vision behind our wedding inspiration shoot featured on 100 Layer Cake this week captured by Christie Graham Photography.

Head on over to 100 Layer Cake to see the full blog post, and enjoy a few of the details below. We had so much fun creating this shoot with a talented group of creatives and love a good garden party!

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By mixing classic details with on-trend, almost-neon pops of colour we wanted to inspire brides and grooms to see that formal and classic need not be “stuffy”.

Held at one of our favourite regal Vancouver city venues, Hycroft Manor, we set the scene for guests to enjoy a garden party reception on the lawn complete with champagne cocktails and croquet.

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Beautiful desserts by the Uncommon Cake and florals designed by Celsia Floral - took center stage.

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We also incorporate subtle details such as the hand-painted flowers on the wedding stationery which mimicked the rose detailing on the bride’s dress.

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The groom’s classic but slightly more “upbeat” bright blue suit from Baracosa and Brand in West Vancouver and the bride’s neon yellow clutch were a few of our favourite details.

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We’re so grateful to the community of talented vendors who help bring this inspiration to life!

Photography: Christie Graham Photography

Flowers: Celsia Floral

Hair & Make-up: Denise Elliott Hair & Make-up 

Brides Dress: Monique Lhuillier from Bisou Bridal 

Grooms Attire: Barcoda and Brand

Calligraphy: Written Word Calligraphy

Cakes: The Uncommon Cake

Vintage Rentals: Spruce Vintage Rentals

Decor & Design: Spread Love Events

Stationary & Signage: Spread Love Events

 

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