So fun!! Two separate weddings for these two loves (three special events). Managing all of the details (and there were many!) was Geneve from DreamGroup Productions– her design and execution on all three events was unreal. Having gotten to know Vanessa and Scott (and their pups Grissy and Bowman) over four shoots and relax times together, I have to say that Geneve absolutely created two weddings that perfectly suited the couple’s style and overall relaxed nature.
The details were soooo good (check out Wedluxe for Vanessa & Scott’s sweet story).
Geneve was my clear pick to feature in this blog post. I remember watching the same day edit from Capture the Moment and looking over at Geneve (during the yacht party) – all teary and sweetly proud, handing a tissue to Vanessa- she was on her knees to make sure she wasn’t blocking anyone’s view. We have that photo. Nothing is more important than choosing team members who genuinely care about you leading up to, on and following your wedding day. I asked Geneve about her feelings after completing these outstanding weddings…
“The best part was the relief I felt seeing how impressed Vanessa’s family was with everything I had created for the ceremony and family dinner. Vanessa had mentioned to me on several occasions that they were accustomed to fine experiences and had high expectations and although I knew I could rise to the challenge there was a little part of me that was determined to not only receive a passing grade, but to knock their socks off. And I think I did that. I’ve come to realize that that little voice of uncertainty that occupies my mind is what keeps me honest, humble, and helps me exceed client expectations rather than just meet them!! Oh! And my favourite memory in hindsight is racing from Hawksworth after sending all the guests and the bride and groom off to the yacht in my car almost missing the departure jumping from the dock on to the boat as it pulled away from the shore! Phew. It was a almost a wedding planner overboard scenario!”
Also huge standouts at this wedding: Evan from Flowerz, Jayna Marie hair and makeup, Anna Elizabeth made one of the most beautiful cakes I’ve ever seen, and the invite design by Paper by Judy was incredible.
To Vanessa and Scott, you know we love you guys and we want to dedicate this post to your pup Bowman, may the sweet guy rest in peace- he was such a lover and we’re so glad we had the chance to get to know him!! xoxoxox
WEDDING PLANNING • DREAMGROUP PRODUCTIONS INC., CEREMONY AND FIRST RECEPTION VENUE AND CATERING • FAIRMONT PACIFIC RIM, SECOND RECEPTION VENUE • HAWKSWORTH RESTAURANT AT ROSEWOOD HOTEL GEORGIA, AFTER PARTY VENUE • THE WEDDING YACHT, CINEMATOGRAPHY CAPTURE THE MOMENT MEDIA STATIONERY • PAPIER BY JUDY, FLORAL AND DECOR DESIGN • FLOWERZ, GOWNS • VERA WANG FROM BLUSH BRIDAL & SPECIAL OCCASIONS AND VALENTINO, SHOES • CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN, JIMMY CHOO, AND LOUIS VUITTON, RINGS • TIFFANY & CO., BRIDESMAID DRESSES • TOPSHOP, FORMAL WEAR • TOM FORD FROM HOLT RENFREW, HAIR AND MAKEUP • JAYNA MARIE MAKEUP + HAIR, CAKES • FAIRMONT PACIFIC RIM (FIRST RECEPTION) AND ANNA ELIZABETH CAKES (SECOND RECEPTION), MACARONS • GOURMAND MACARON & PASTRIES, ENTERTAINMENT • GIRL ON WAX EVENTS, ADDITIONAL RENTALS • UPRIGHT DECOR, PEDERSEN’S RENTALS, A&B PARTYTIME RENTALS LTD., LONSDALE EVENT RENTALS, PHOTOBOOTH • VANCOUVER PHOTOBOOTH