Real Wedding | Jaclyn and Jacob

This week’s wedding is a vintage Vancouver wedding, with a lovely color palette. I just love the steel blue gray paired with the soft creams. It is perfect for those wanting to go more neutral, but still very elegant and classic.

The sweet bride, Jaclyn, shares:

On May 6 2011, family and friends joined Jacob and I in the unity and celebration of our marriage. A recent graduate of Event Marketing Management turned entrepreneur (owner of 6Pence Weddings), I was fully prepared to take on planning the most important day of my life. Being my own wedding planner had its ups and downs. I knew exactly what I wanted, and how to get it. But when it came to the big day, I had to leave it to some classmates and family; it worked out beautifully. With my perfectionist trait, yes, I may have preferred “that candleholder over there” , but the happiness that overwhelmed me on the day, shadowed any of those evils.

I would describe our style as a timeless vintage – elegance, and that is exactly the look I invested in for our big day. When I stumbled upon St. Andrews Wesley Church, I knew it would be perfect. Built in the early-1930’s, the Victorian Gothic architecture was stunning and rare amongst churches. A bonus of churches with such detail is that decorating is minimal if even necessary. Four Large silk floral arrangements were placed throughout the aisle, and two more were placed at the alter. We chose the Heritage Hall for our reception because of its character; robins-egg blue ceiling and stained-glass chandeliers captured the eye with ease and created a unified ambiance.

I am a hands-on creative person, however, I was not looking for the “crafty” look; I wanted something more elegant yet still personalized. I selected beautiful ivory and gold invitations online, and was thrilled when they arrived. I didnt want them to seem mass produced, so I bought some beautiful filigree stamps, and personalized all the envelopes.  All of the centrepiece candleholders and vases were originally purchased from second hand shops and discount racks at crafts stores. They were then spray-painted “Heirloom White” and completed with ivory candles or  filled with beautiful silk flowers . My favourite little detail was the favours, a local home-based baker created these delicious cookies. Each shaped like a heart and decorated in either groom attire or a bridal gown,they added the cute element too the decor. I stuck with a monochromatic colour scheme, which I believe allows focus to the natural beauty of the heritage buildings.

I lucked out with every single one of my vendors. I put my trust in a lot of smaller companies, people who I felt I connected with; I believe this truly paid off, and I cannot thank them enough. Looking back on our wedding day, I cant believe how blessed we were to have everyone there for us; family, friends, even our vendors.  Our memories are nothing but perfect, what more could I ask for?

Photography | TMorrison Photography

Ceremony | St Andrews Wesley United Church

Reception Venue | Heritage Hall

Event Design | 6Pence Weddings

Florist | Greenstems and Greenscape Design & Decor

Cake | Cocoa & Cream Confections

DJ | DJ Absolute entertainment

Linens | Chair Decor etc

Seating Chart | Paper Poet

Dress | Maggie Sottero

Shoes | Badgley Mischka