ALEXAN­DRA BAIN & CHRIS BUR­ROWS

Wedding Bells (West) - - Registry -

AU­GUST 12, 2018

FROM ALEXAN­DRA: Chris pro­posed on Christ­mas Eve, 30 years to the day of my

par­ents’ en­gage­ment. Af­ter snow­shoe­ing through the for­est while lis­ten­ing to old Christ­mas car­ols, we ar­rived at Lost Lake, in Whistler, B.C. We were the only peo­ple there and sud­denly Chris was on one knee. We cel­e­brated with Cham­pagne by the lake—it will go down as one of the best days of our lives. It was easy to choose an English-gar­den theme, es­pe­cially

given Chris’ Bri­tish roots. Myr­tle et Olive com­pletely got our wish for time­less, un­done el­e­gance, with a pri­or­ity on flo­rals. The hang­ing botan­i­cal in­stal­la­tion in the room’s cen­tre made a huge im­pact, and brought that out­door gar­den feel into the beau­ti­ful white ball­room. Our palette of cream, soft blues and greys, with blush ac­cents, added to the grandeur.

A favourite de­tail was the head ta­ble. I had my heart set on pale-blue linens, tons of ta­pered can­dles, boun­ti­ful flow­ers and King Louis din­ing chairs. When we saw the re­cep­tion space in real life we were blown away. A mo­ment that ex­ceeded ex­pec­ta­tions was see­ing each other

for the first time. We’re both tra­di­tional and knew we wanted the first time we set eyes on each other to be when I walked down the aisle. It was sur­real to see our cer­e­mony vi­sion come to life.

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