TIME­LESS EL­E­GANCE

Gor­geous flo­rals, out-of-the-or­di­nary re­cep­tion seat­ing and a unique first-dance lo­ca­tion are just a few of the de­tails that gave this clas­sic cel­e­bra­tion a mod­ern twist.

Wedding Bells (East) - - Contributors - Edi­tor KIM­BERLY AGLI­PAY.

Ul­tra-ro­man­tic de­tails set the tone for this Van­cou­ver wed­ding.

ALYSSA LASERSON & JEF­FREY GUNSON MARCH 24, 2018

FROM ALYSSA: We love a clas­sic, tra­di­tional look for a wed­ding, but wanted to in­clude a mod­ern twist. We used 1920s-in­spired el­e­ments of cop­per and gold in our decor, with navy blue ac­cents through­out. Flo­rals were kept clas­sic with the use of light pinks, lush greens and soft creams to bring the early spring sea­son to life. Our re­cep­tion floor plan was a lit­tle bit dif­fer­ent. I wanted to max­i­mize the space in our venue and cre­ate a unique floor plan, so my plan­ner, Jes­sica of Petite Pearl Events, worked with me to cre­ate my dream vi­sion of hav­ing an X-pat­tern floor plan with one dra­matic cen­tre­piece in the mid­dle of the X. The seat­ing ar­range­ment al­lowed guests to feel com­fort­able while cre­at­ing an in­ti­mate wow-fac­tor state­ment in­side the stun­ning venue. My dress was a beau­ti­ful cus­tom piece cre­ated by the tal­ented Joanna De­laney, a lo­cal Van­cou­ver de­signer. The dress was ethe­real and

del­i­cate with small amounts of French-lace de­tail. The open back and flow­ing chif­fon skirt were ex­actly as I en­vi­sioned. The mo­ment

we got to see each other for the first time was un­for­get­table. As tra­di­tion­al­ists, we opted not to have a first look, want­ing the first time we saw each other that day to be when the doors opened for our cer­e­mony and I walked with my fa­ther down the aisle. On our wed­ding day, the af­ter­noon sun was per­fect and as the doors opened and “Here Comes the Sun” played, it was pure magic. Our

first dance was a beau­ti­ful mo­ment. We picked “ILYSB” by LANY, as we felt it de­scribed our kind of love and is a song our guests could dance to and en­joy. We de­cided to have our first dance in the most amaz­ing spot—the bal­cony of The Per­ma­nent build­ing. Our friends and fam­ily sur­rounded us as the twi­light glow streamed down through the vaulted stained glass ceil­ing. It was mag­i­cal.

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