Event Blog

Metallic Magic || Ashley & Jonathon || 11.06.2016

Ashley & Jonathon’s wedding day was as unique as can be. Their decor had metallic charm and vintage touches creating a casual, elegant and romantic environment. Their floor plan was alluring as it created mingling clusters for guests and transformed the space from their ceremony to reception seamlessly creating new experiences for each event. Railtown Catering created action stations to serve their guests.

 

Photography: INGAVEDYAN Photography // www.ingavedyan.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vendors

Photography:  INGAVEDYAN Photography
Caterer & Bar: Railtown Catering
Wedding Planner: Cassidy Pepper
Florals: Kirby Floral Inc.
Decor: EJ Hamilton
Music: Geneva Gamble
Officiant: Ann Campbell
Rentals: Lonsdale Event Rentals

 

 

 

Winter Wonderland || Erin & Oliver || 12.02.2016

 

Erin, a fun-loving Canadian, and Olly, a quick-witted fella from the UK, chose to host their international wedding at the UBC Boathouse! Planning a wedding with this couple with a sea between us was nothing short of a good-time, with multiple Skype meetings and phone calls. This couple managed to incorporate their fun personalities through the details of their wedding day and vendors that they chose to help, which created the perfect environment for their guests to connect, let loose and enjoy the crisp winter evening. They had it all, an elegant setting with the clear tent on the docks and a winter wonderland in the event hall by Umbrella Events, amazing food and beverage by Savoury Chef, and unbelievable #squadgoals with their bridal party in tow.

Congratulations Erin + Olly!

Photography: Whitney Krutzfeldt Photography // http://www.wckphotography.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vendors

*Preferred Vendors

Photography: Whitney Krutzfeldt Photography // *Officiant: Young Hip and Married (Shawn) // *Catering: Savoury Chef Fine Foods // Decor: Umbrella Events (Cristie) // Decor Rentals: Past Pieces // Cake: Cakes by Annie // Florals: Budget Blooms // Live Music: Dr. Strangelove Band // Transportation: Vancouver Trolley Company // *Rentals: Lonsdale Event Rentals

 

October Sunlight || Rozalind+Kyle || 10.09.2016

 

Rozalind and Kyle were married on the only gorgeous day in October 2016. Even though they were willing to get married in the rain (cue: romance movie!) they didn’t have to. The sunlight was bright and the breeze was subtle. It was such a pleasure to be a part of Rozalind’s planning process as she is a talented photographer in Kamloops, and it’s always fun to be a part of another industry professional’s special day.

“My husband Kyle actually found the UBC boathouse before he had even proposed! Whenever we had talked about where our wedding would be, I had always said that I really wanted lots of natural light and something by the water if possible! So when he proposed and we started talking about venues, he brought up the Boathouse and I was in love immediately! When we came to view the space we absolutely loved how open the hall was and how many huge windows there were that looked over the ocean! Our color palette for the wedding was mostly grey, so the industrial look of the whole outside of the building and the ceremony dock worked perfectly for us! We were set on having our ceremony outside whether it rained or not, and the staff at the UBC Boathouse were so accommodating with any questions we had and were keen to help us make outside work regardless of the weather! Thankfully we had one of the only sunny days in October and we were able to have our ceremony on the dock! It went off seamlessly from waking up in the morning, to a stunning day, to shutting the dance floor down! I think my absolute favorite moment was hearing the vows that my husband had written for me during the ceremony and our first look moment! It is so amazing to be able to hug and kiss and talk to your significant other before walking down the aisle. The whole day was more memorable and perfect than I ever could have expected.” – Rozalind

Click to see their wedding video by Joy Factory Films

 

Blush Wedding Photography // http://blushweddingphotography.org/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We chose Blush Wedding Photography because not only are Kristy and Ken friends, they are one of the most sought after wedding photographers in BC (and the world!) so it was a no brainer that we would have all of their talent there to capture our day!

Our hair + makeup, florals, DJ, videographer and decorator were all from Kamloops as I have a very close and personal relationship with each of them and think they are all so incredibly talented at what they do! Our day wouldn’t have been complete without all the amazing skills of all of our unbelievable vendors!

Vendors

Photography: Blush Wedding Photography // Decor + Florals: Brandy Maddison Events // Silk: Sheer Florals + Silk // Officiant: Verna Magee Sheperd // Videographer: Joy Factory Films // Caterer: Ritz Catering // DJ: Common Sound // Dress: Lisa’s Bridal Salon // Veil: Aglow Bridal Lounge // Hair + Makeup: Looks by Laine // Eyelashes: Sugar + Spice Beauty Bar // Nails: Diamond Dollhouse (Mia Dzinic) // Groom + Groomsmen suits: Indochino // Limo: Royal Limo

 

New Preferred Vendor || Bespoke Decor

 

We would like to welcome one of our favourite partners
Bespoke Decor to our preferred vendors list!

We have been working with Bespoke Decor for a couple of wedding seasons and their decor styling and execution has been unique, breathtaking and exceeding our imagination each and every time their team visits the venue. From simplistic string cafe lighting in the event hall to full wedding design & decor takeover, they do it all. Their team thrives on being creative and creating “seriously unique and awesome events” – Ashton (Bespoke’s happy owner, curator and stylist). Ashton works with an amazing team made up of event stylists, coordinators, calligraphers, graphic designers and more to make the magic happen.

 

 

 

Keeping within their philosophy of creating seriously awesome and unique events, they cater to each and every clients vision and need, whether it’s needing only a few rentals, to full event design or customizing their services and will help you navigate your vision if  you haven’t yet realized it!

 

 


Rental Inventory | view online here
Contact | (604) 809 0660 | hello@bespokedecor.ca
Visit | #119 408 East Kent Ave S. Vancouver V5X 2X7

 

#weddingwednesday || Photo Locations

One of the #1 questions we receive from couples is where to take bridal photos and family photos nearby. My favourite advice to give couples is to work with your photographer as the photographer you hire will often scout locations that they feel will have good lighting at the time you are taking these photos and will have either architecture or scenery that inspires them. If your photographer is inspired, that means brilliant photos! Therefore, I always recommend entrusting within them and letting their magic happen! Below we have compiled stunning nearby “photo locations” that previous couples and photographers have chosen.

#1.  The UBC Boathouse

There are many locations right at the UBC Boathouse that offer either architectural or scenic backdrops. Here are some of the most unique photos we have seen. There are so many beautiful spots in and around the property that we have broken down the locations for you:

The Dock

Whitney Krutzedfeldt Photography // http://www.wckphotography.com/
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Taya Photography // http://www.tayaphotography.com/
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Beautiful Life Studios // https://beautifullifestudiosvancouve.shootproof.com/
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Noyo Creative Photography // http://noyocreative.com/
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IAMJOHNYOO Photography // http://www.iamjohnyoo.com/weddings
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IAMJOHNYOO Photography // http://www.iamjohnyoo.com/weddings
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Bishop & Lind Photography // http://www.bishopandlind.com/
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James Moes Photography // http://portfolio.jamesmoes.com/
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James Moes Photography // http://portfolio.jamesmoes.com/
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The Apartment Photography // http://www.theapartmentphotography.com/
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Stone Photo // http://www.stonephoto.ca/
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Matt Kennedy Photography // http://www.mattkennedy.ca/
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Focus Imaging Photo // http://www.focusimagingphoto.com/

Stone Photo // http://www.stonephoto.ca/
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Jamie Delaine Photography // http://jamiedelaine.com/
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Jamie Delaine Photography // http://jamiedelaine.com/

 

The Ramps

Stone Photo // http://www.stonephoto.ca/
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Amber Hughes Photography // http://amberhughes.ca/
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Stone Photo // http://www.stonephoto.ca/
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M&Him Photography // http://mandhim.com/

Amber Hughes Photography // http://amberhughes.ca/
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Jesse Holland Photography // http://www.jessehollandphoto.com/
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Mathias Fast Photography // http://mathiasfastphotography.com/
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d’Soleil Photography // http://www.dsoleil.com/blog/
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d’Soleil Photography // http://www.dsoleil.com/blog/
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Focus Imaging Studio // http://vancityweddings.com/photography/focusimaging/index.html

Rachel Patterson Photography // http://rachelpattersonphoto.com/

 

The Stairs

Isaac Wray Photography // http://isaacwrayphotography.pass.us
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Beautiful Life Studios // https://beautifullifestudiosvancouve.shootproof.com/
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IAMJOHNYOO Photography // http://www.iamjohnyoo.com/weddings
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IAMJOHNYOO Photography // http://www.iamjohnyoo.com/weddings
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James Moes Photography // http://portfolio.jamesmoes.com/
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Stone Photo // http://www.stonephoto.ca/
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Matt Kennedy Photography // http://www.mattkennedy.ca/

Matt Kennedy Photography // http://www.mattkennedy.ca/

Bishop & Lind Photography // http://www.bishopandlind.com/
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The Patios

Cake Walk Media // http://www.cakewalkmedia.ca/
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MJ Photography // http://mjphotography.ca/
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Noyo Creative Photography // http://noyocreative.com/
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IAMJOHNYOO Photography // http://www.iamjohnyoo.com/weddings
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Will Pursell Photography // https://www.willpursell.com/
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Matt Kennedy Photography // http://www.mattkennedy.ca/
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#2. The Richmond Dike Way

The UBC Boathouse connects to the Richmond Dike Way that spans from just out front our building, all the way to Steveston. Many of these photos were taken just outside the UBC Boathouse so, these couples didn’t travel far.

 

Iliya Photography // http://iliabykov.com/
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d’Soleil Photography // http://www.dsoleil.com/blog/
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Hyperfocus Photography // http://hyperfocus.ca/
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Jesse Holland Photography // http://www.jessehollandphoto.com/
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Matt Kennedy Photography // http://www.mattkennedy.ca/

Matt Kennedy Photography // http://www.mattkennedy.ca/

Matt Kennedy Photography // http://www.mattkennedy.ca/

Matt Kennedy Photography // http://www.mattkennedy.ca/

Matt Kennedy Photography // http://www.mattkennedy.ca/

Matt Kennedy Photography // http://www.mattkennedy.ca/
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Matt Kennedy Photography // http://www.mattkennedy.ca/
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Matt Kennedy Photography // http://www.mattkennedy.ca/

Matt Kennedy Photography // http://www.mattkennedy.ca/

Matt Kennedy Photography // http://www.mattkennedy.ca/

Isaac Wray Photography // http://www.isaacwray.com/
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#3. No. 2 Road Bridge

Photos beneath a bridge are stunning and offer cover in less than ideal weather!

 

Noyo Creative Photography // http://noyocreative.com/
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Will Pursell Photography // https://www.willpursell.com/
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Will Pursell Photography // https://www.willpursell.com/
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#4. The Richmond Oval

The Richmond Oval offers architecture with its large overhang (providing cover from the elements) and within its parking lot below. There is also a lot of nature around the Oval providing scenic backdrops.

 

Hyerpfocus Photography // http://hyperfocus.ca/
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RF Weddings // http://www.rfweddings.ca/


RF Weddings // http://www.rfweddings.ca/

Will Pursell Photography // https://www.willpursell.com/
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Will Pursell Photography // https://www.willpursell.com/
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Will Pursell Photography // https://www.willpursell.com/
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#5. Terra Nova Rural Park

A woodsy vibe can be achieved here! Terra Nova Park has tall, mature trees and offers a cabin in the woods feel.

 

Taya Photography // http://www.tayaphotography.com/
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Taya Photography // http://www.tayaphotography.com/
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Taya Photography // http://www.tayaphotography.com/
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Noyo Creative Photography // http://noyocreative.com/
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Noyo Creative Photography // http://noyocreative.com/
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#6. Iona Beach

The UBC Boathouse is fully floating, so there is no shortage of waterfront views. To continue this theme head to nearby Iona Beach, this location is gorgeous year-round.

 

Taya Photography // http://www.tayaphotography.com/
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Taya Photography // http://www.tayaphotography.com/
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Stephanie K Lee Photography // http://stephenklee.com/
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#7. Downtown – Jack Poole Plaza

If you are doing a first-look before your ceremony at the UBC Boathouse, you may have time to take some photos downtown. Jack Poole Plaza offers waterfront views, covered architectural areas with the Convention Centre and city landscapes.

Taya Photography // http://www.tayaphotography.com/
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Taya Photography // http://www.tayaphotography.com/
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Taya Photography // http://www.tayaphotography.com/
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 #8. Private Residence

If you live in Richmond or are getting ready at someone’s place in Richmond, check out the scenery! Beautiful backyards or nearby parks shouldn’t be overlooked.

Bishop & Lind Photography // http://www.bishopandlind.com/
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Bishop & Lind Photography // http://www.bishopandlind.com/
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#9. Steveston

Steveston is one of the most charming spots in Richmond. This location is not too far so it’s the perfect spot for a first-look and wedding party photos, or to sneak away during cocktail hour.

Matt Kennedy Photography // http://www.mattkennedy.ca/
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Matt Kennedy Photography // http://www.mattkennedy.ca/
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#10. Minoru Park

The secret garden. This park is well known but feels like a hidden gem. This location offers many scenic backdrops including the picturesque Minoru Chapel, small ponds and open fields with umbrella trees.

 

Amanda Coldicutt Photography // http://www.amandacoldicuttphotography.com/
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Amanda Coldicutt Photography // http://www.amandacoldicuttphotography.com/
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That’s a wrap!

One bonus suggestion is Airport Park, just across the river from the UBC Boathouse. We have seen couples do their engagement photos here, but this would be a stellar location for wedding photos for a couple that has the travel bug. If you do explore Airport Park we’d love to share your photos!

 

Happy photos!