JUNE 25, 2016

Wedding Bells (West) - - Real Weddings -

FROM MICHELLE: Michael pro­posed near a small lake in the mid­dle of Van­cou­ver’s Stan­ley Park. He pre­tended to take a photo, and in­stead had the cam­era film­ing the whole thing. I was com­pletely shocked and had no idea it was com­ing— so much so he thought I was go­ing to say no at first! Of course I said yes. We chose blush, ivory, mid­night blue and gold for our wed­ding colours. We didn’t want the decor to feel themed, but we tried to make the space ro­man­tic, in­ti­mate and dreamy. We also added fairy-tale-in­spired de­tails for some whimsy. Huge gar­den roses, pe­onies and green­ery were loosely ar­ranged ev­ery­where— it was ex­actly what I had en­vi­sioned. The arch for our cer­e­mony and sweet­heart ta­ble was stun­ning— it made me feel like a princess. All of the flow­ers were beau­ti­ful and re­ally set the tone for the room. I painted a pic­ture of the place where we got en­gaged as a wel­come sign for the guests. I wasn’t sure if it was go­ing to turn out, and I had never painted any­thing that big be­fore. Michael loves it and wants to hang it in our liv­ing room as a me­mento.

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