So we’ve totally fallen in love with Elnaz and Moe. Beyond their exquisite taste… it’s their love for family and generous nature- that’s Moe and Elnaz, that’s their heart. During our engagement session we really got to know them for the warm people they are- sending hugs to you guys( xoxo) thanks for having us be a part of your day, you were a joy to capture!!
Wedluxe Magazine features 8 glorious pages from this wedding in their current issue, on news stands now. We wanted to share with you our take on all the delights! When a wedding of this magnitude comes together, it’s probably got some serious planning effort behind it- this is the case here- CountDown Events, along with an incredible team from top to bottom brought it all together.
I asked Soha Lavin (from CountDown) about her experience planning Elnaz and Moe’s grand affair:
“The moment I got on the phone with Elnaz I knew we were in for a very exciting and grand project. To pull off her vision I had to hit the ground running…so much so that we had not even met in person yet and I had already secured the venue and several other key elements. What I loved about the design process was that we were all encouraged to come up with our “best” ideas and then the bride and groom truly trusted us to just make it happen for them. There were certainly challenges along the way like creating an outdoor atmosphere inside a hotel ballroom for the ceremony (but we sure did it) insert rows and rows of manzanilla trees….and bringing fragile and delicate vintage pieces from another country to complete Elnaz’s dream Sofreh (Persian wedding tradition) but it all came together quite beautifully on their wedding day! My favourite moment (actually I have SO many) was seeing Elnaz & Moe’s faces when they entered the room and saw our hard work….their reaction made the hundreds of hours leading up oh so worth it! I have to add in that we meet so many lovely people but working with E&M really energized all of us because of their passion for life and love for their family and friends…it made that day all that much sweeter for me and the entire team.”
I’ve borrowed this fantastic credits link from Wedluxe- be sure to check out the magazine in print, it really sings and the print quality is stellar. They’re going on 10 years publishing the most spectacular wedding magazine in Canada:
PHOTOGRAPHY • JONETSU STUDIOS, WEDDING PLANNING AND DESIGN ASSISTANCE • COUNTDOWN EVENTS PLANNING & DESIGN, VENUE AND CATERING • FAIRMONT PACIFIC RIM HOTEL, INVITATION • INVITE AVENUE, MONOGRAM DESIGN AND DAY-OF STATIONERY • WINTONS SOCIAL STATIONERY, GOWN • LAZARO FROM BISOU BRIDAL, ACCESSORIES AND JEWELLERY • BISOU BRIDAL (VEIL), MAHARANI JEWELS(RINGS, NECKLACE, AND EARRINGS) AND CUSTOM-MADE (HEADPIECE), SHOES • CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN FROM SAKS FIFTH AVENUE, BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES • MANUEL MENDOZA, FORMAL WEAR • ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA, HAIR • CAMERON MARTENS, MAKEUP • HALEH TAFTEH, FLORAL • TALA FLORIST, DECOR • ÉCLAT DECOR INC., CAKE • GANACHE PATISSERIE, ENTERTAINMENT • DJ TABA, VIDEO/CINEMATOGRAPHY • LOVE STORY MEDIA, TRANSPORTATION • KJ LIMOUSINE SERVICES, PHOTO BOOTH • THE COLLECTIVE YOU.
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Elnaz is wearing a Lazaro gown from Bisou Bridal and her bridesmaids are wearing dresses from Manuel Mendoza. Bouquet by Tala Florist.
How’s a girl to feel around diamonds and Louboutins? Loved Elnaz’s bold blue choice! Maharani Jewels necklace & earrings.
Elnaz looked & felt amazing. Gorgeous makeup by Haleh Tafteh. The whole day took place at the Fairmont Pacific Rim. Maharani Jewels (rings).
These ladies were so supportive and lovely all day- gowns by Manuel Mendoza
Beautiful Elnaz enjoying her JONETSU fine art engagement album for the first time!
Spectacular aisle and Sofreh! Tala Florist, Eclat Decor and CountDown Events Planning and Design
Parents. The joy they feel on this day is to be well captured. These are the moments that resonate most over time.
Such a beautiful ceremony.
I remember being a bride… it was a while ago, but the emotions really ran the gamut… sweet Elnaz.
Sexy times. (plenty of those)
The ladies being helpful again as we head off to the Vancouver Art Gallery for some portrait taking. The light bounced around everywhere!
A break in the forest is almost mandatory on a JONETSU shoot- the quiet, the beauty. There is no better moment to connect than in nature. The birds and the bugs and the trees- they just don’t care.
Back to the brilliance! Look at the amazing room Eclat Decor designed with CountDown Events- what a team! Tala Florist did an incredible job, too!! The bouquet was perfect all day.
Fairmont Pacific Rim… I’ve said it many times- they just know how to take care of business- the service, the food, the environment. The cocktails. Good stuff.
CountDown Events, Eclat Decor and Tala Florist at the Fairmont Pacific Rim.
Cake by Ganache Patisserie. We didn’t try his one- but we just know- delish for sure.
JONETSU Engagement Album, On-site portrait booth by Collective You (always great!)
More dancing, please. Every time, all the time. Love dancing.
So much love and support all night. A great wedding has all guests engaged.
Background JONETSU Engagement session slideshow rolling during dinner/speeches.
Tenderness. So much love between these two.
Time to dance again. Let’s go.
The party was sweet all night. Elnaz was so thoughtful and surprised her dear bridesmaid with a birthday cake during the reception as well.
They chaired it like champs.