WedLuxe Styled Shoot: Chateau de Chambord

Earlier this Spring we teamed up with a few of Vancouver’s most fabulous wedding pro’s to bring to life a styled shoot inspired by the famous Château de Chambord in Loir-et-Cher, France.  Currently featured in WedLuxe’s Wanderlust issue, we simply couldn’t be more excited to share all of the luxurious details with you! 

Nargess Tarbrizy of Fleur de Lis Events was the Producer and Creative Director for the shoot.  Her attention to detail, vivid imagination and fabulous sense of style meant every element lent itself perfectly to creating an elegant soiree a la Château de Chambord. Shot in Terminal City Club’s Metropolitan Ballroom and Gibson Suite, the vintage chandeliers, silk wallpaper, and rich window finishings served as the perfect backdrop. Jasalyn Thorne Photographers captured the editorial, flowers were created by Sunflower Florist, stationary was crafted by Papier by Judy and the cake was designed by Berliosca Cake Boutique.

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Photography: Jasalyn Thorne Photographers
Producer and Creative Director: Fleur de Lis Events
Floral Design: Sunflower Florist
Stationery: Papier by Judy
Cakes and Cookies: Berliosca Cake Boutique
Macarons and Mini-Cupcakes: Cakes By Meg
Location: Terminal City Club
Gown: Reem Acra from Blush Bridal & Special Occasions
Headpiece: Elsa Corsi
Shoes: Jimmy Choo from Holt Renfrew
Jewellery: Lugaro Jewellers
Hair: Salon 88 
Makeup: Chantale Walker
Décor & Accents: Farzaneh Basiri Design, Upright Decor, Panache Antiques & Objets D’art Inc., HomeSense, The Cross Decor & Design, Chintz & Company, Versace from Neiman Marcus, The Bay

Shopping with Charlie

Finding a special gift for weddings and special occasions alike just got a little easier with the launch of the online retail space Charlie Ford Vintage.  We stumbled across this gem only a week ago and quickly fell in love with their curated collection of pre-loved treasures.

The site, started by Jillian Harris (former Bachelorette and currently the Design Host of ‘Love It or List It Vancouver’) and two friends Tori and Alyssa, keeps visitors coming back for more by launching a weekly sale of carefully selected pieces matching a different theme every Thursday. This week’s theme? Vintage Wedding!

Check out a few of our favourite pieces from the sale:

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Along with themed sales, CFV frequently updates their stock of merchandise offering vintage aficionados a gorgeous assortment of furniture, accessories, decor and household items.

With more and more couples already having many of the household basics commonly given as wedding gifts, we love the idea of surprising the newlyweds with a unique treasure that has some history to it!

Happy Shopping!

Real Wedding: Catherine + Aaron

Catherine and Aaron wed at the Club on Saturday, June 15 in a simple, heartfelt and romantic ceremony under the Metropolitan Ballroom’s vintage chandeliers.  It was particularly important to them to provide their guests with an evening of great wine, delicious food, and, overall, a memorable and lively celebration.  You can tell by these gorgeous shots from photographer Helene Cyr, that they did just that!

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The Food & Drink: Following the ceremony was a sparkling reception where Prosecco was plentiful and guests mingled amongst passed hors d’oeuvres which included BBQ pork lollipops and tuna poke. The meal being of particular importance, Catherine and Aaron opted for a custom multi-course menu that included a variety of plated and family style dishes. Highlights included tomato bocconcini salad, hand-made gnocchi with gorgonzola cream and crispy pancetta, wild mushroom risotto and brioche halibut, among other things. To complete the evening, guests enjoyed a deluxe dessert buffet featuring cheese, fruit, cakes, torts and a variety of house-made sweets.

The Entertainment: A string trio provided classical live entertainment during the ceremony and sparking reception. Jesse from Presto Entertainment ensured a lively reception with DJ entertainment throughout the evening.

The Décor: Capitalizing on the elegant features of the Metropolitan Ballroom, the couple opted for simple and classic décor with white floor length linens, soft white hydrangea centerpieces and plenty of candlelight.

Congratulations again Catherine and Aaron!

Photographer:  Helene Cyr
DJ: Presto Entertainment
Flowers & décor: the bride & friend Courtney
Venue: Terminal City Club – Metropolitan Ballroom