Event Blog

August Elegance – Nathalie & Shaady – Aug.18.2012

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Nathalie and Shaady are a fun-spirited bride and groom that hit all of the stops with their reception at the UBC Boathouse. The couple truly personalized their wedding by marrying both of their traditional cultures (Nathalie’s Filipino culture and Shaady’s Indian culture) into their wedding celebrations, as well as their personal style. In a venue Nathalie and Shaady wanted a “blank slate with gorgeous views, ideally something elegant, modern, and chic” – Nathalie. The couple chose the UBC Boathouse partly because Nathalie describes herself as a planner, “I wanted to be able to customize everything from vendors to decorations and be able to make everything exactly how I wanted it” – Nathalie. The couple loved that they could take our intimate hall space and create a space where their dreams could become a reality.

[Photography by: Amber Hughes Photography]

“From the moment we met Savoury Chef and had our tasting with them, there was no doubt in our minds they were the caterer for us; they didn’t even need to convince us. On the day of, their customer service was impeccable!” – Nathalie. Nathalie and Shaady are foodies and the food their guests were served during their reception was important to them. Savoury Chef customized their menu and let them choose anything they wanted to incorporate. “Savoury Chef even catered to specific dietary requests and specific taste palates” – Nathalie. Savoury Chef helped them with their signature drinks for their cocktail hour that both fit their personality and paired well with their menu. Also, the Head Chef was on site for their big day which was a welcomed surprise to both Nathalie and Shaady.

Nathalie and Shaady chose Fairy Godmother Weddings to execute their day-of wedding plans. “I knew from the start I wanted to do majority of the wedding planning myself as I enjoy it. I really only wanted someone to execute my plan on the day of” – Natalie. The couple was ecstatic that Kate was able to suggest several great details Nathalie hadn’t thought of. She double checked everything and was one step ahead of Nathalie throughout the day keeping everything organized.

Flowerz provided all of the bouquet’s and arrangements for Nathalie and Shaady’s wedding day. “I was worried about what kind of flowers to choose but Evan from Flowerz reassured me to go wtih what I love. I gave him the colours of my wedding and left that with him. He made an absolutely gorgeous arrangement for my bouquet and flower pieces dressing the headtable” – Nathalie.

Nathalie & Shaady had Capture the Moment Media create a fantastic Same-Day-Edit of their Wedding!
View it here: Nathalie & Shaady – Same-Day-Edit – by Capture the Moment Media

*Caterer: Savoury Chef
*Planner: Fairy Godmother Wedding
*Flowers: Flowerz
*Rentals: Lonsdale Event Rentals
Photographer: Amber Hughes Photography
Videographer: Capture the Moment Media
Decorator: Wedding Design Studio
Desert/Cake: Anna Elizabeth Cakes
Alcohol Delivery: Firefly Fine Wine and Ales
Accomodations: River Rock Casino Resort
Chair Rentals: Big Red Chair
Transportation: Pacific Harmony Limo
Performers: Kababayang Pilipino Cultural Performing Arts Group & VanCity Bhangra
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**Preferred Vendor of UBC Boathouse

Summer Wedding Bliss – Shaghayegh & Mahram – Aug.11.2012

Shaghayegh & Mahram celebrated their wedding with a Persian themed ceremony and reception at the John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse. Getting married with water in the background and being outdoors was very important to the couple. “Out of all of the places we looked at, the UBC Boathouse was the perfect place. When I saw it I fell in love” – Shaghayegh.

The couple celebrated with a Persian ceremony setup but had a non-religious ceremony. They also incorporated their Persian culture by having a large dance floor. They chose to have the room arranged with guests seated in a large u-shape with the dance floor in the middle of the room right in front of the head table. “We were really happy with the beautiful weather and loved the outdoor bar. Guests loved the bar on the balcony!” – Shaghayegh & Mahram.

[Photography by StonePhoto]

Shaghayegh & Mahram used a variety of vendors to make their day special, including 3 of our preferred vendors!

StonePhoto was fantastic! They take very natural photos and made us feel very comfortable. We also did our engagement photos with them!” – Shaghayegh.

Savoury Chef provided the couple with a cocktail hour, dinner, dessert, and bar service. They went above and beyond for this couple, providing Shaghayegh & Mahram with an exclusive server that ensured that they too enjoyed food and drinks throughout the evening. “The food was great and the service was great, they really made sure that they took care of us too!” – Shaghayegh & Mahram. Their menu included: a roasted lamb carving station, pasta with wild mushrooms, salmon with citrus salsa, saffron rice pilaf, and a variety of salads.

*Photography: StonePhoto
*Caterer: Savoury Chef
*Rentals: Lonsdale Event Rentals
Wedding Planner/Decorator: Cawaii Simple Design – Catherine Masuda
Alcohol Delivery: FireFly Fine Wines and Ales
Dessert/Cake: Edible Mark

**Preferred Vendor of UBC Boathouse