Our team was fortunate enough to be a part of Melissa & Chris’s special day as it was absolutely stunning and heart-filled. Their ceremony was on the lower docks on a windy day, which showcased their beautiful bohemian lace backdrop that was made by Melissa’s mother. Melissa & Chris had several personal touches put into their wedding day by those they love most. It was their talented close family friend along with Melissa’s mother and Melissa that did all of the beautiful peacock inspired floral arrangements, centre pieces and decor. Chris handmade their dessert stands that displayed donuts for guests to help themselves to, and Melissa’s father created the wooden candle holders which were also take-home gifts for their guests. What a creative and talented family! One of the most special touches to their special day was that Melissa’s cousins sang Songbird by Oasis while Melissa walked down the aisle, a song cherished most by Chris as it has reminded him of Melissa throughout their relationship.
Photos courtesy of: Bishop & Lind Photography // bishopandlind.com/
Melissa & Chris chose to serve fun and delicous donuts for their dessert rather than doing a traditional cake. These donuts were from Harmony Donuts in North Vancouver. The donut tree was made by Chris himself to display their adorable dessert!
“We loved working with the UBC Boathouse team, everyone was quick to respond, very professional, knowledgable and kind! Ritz was amazing too. The food was delicious and every interaction I had with them left me feeling confident and excited for our event. People were very complimentary about the venue and the food!! We got a lot of amazing feedback. Also people loved the donuts and they were from Harmony Donuts in North Vancouver! Amber Orchard was our day of coordinator and she was amazing. So on top of everything! From the set up, to the tide pen to get my make up out of Chris’ shirt collar!”
“Michelle at Bishop and Lind and Mark from Moonrider Productions, our photographer and videographer, were absolutely amazing!! Both were so passionate and keen. They were a pleasure to have around all day, they were funny, fun and kind and just added more joy to our event. They were both very well organized, professional and creative. They both produced amazing work that we were so, so happy with!!”
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Photography: Bishop & Lind Photography
*Caterer: Ritz Catering
Decorator: Amber Orchard
Florist: Melody (family member)
Donut Tree: Harmony Donuts
Day-of Planner: Amber Orchard
Officiant: Verna Sheppard
Videographer: Moonrider Productions