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Oh, Cupcake!

Heather White—co-owner/co-founder of the wildly successful Cupcakes franchise (and star of the equally successful The Cupcake Girls reality tv series)—knows a thing or two about weddings. Along with her business partner Lori Joyce, Heather has been providing wedding cakes and cupcakes to countless couple since launching her business in Vancouver, BC about six years ago.

Over the last three seasons of The Cupcake Girls, viewers have come to know Heather as a straight-shooting,
no-nonsense business woman. The show follows Heather and Lori along for the highs and lows of running a business, complete with an inside look into their personal lives. Fans of the show will know that Heather has had some incredible developments in her personal life in a relatively short time span, culminating in the birth of her son Spencer,
and her wedding to Trevor Robinson.

When You Least Expect It!

“Trevor and I met when we were both least expecting to meet someone. I was out for dinner with a girlfriend and Trevor was outon the town after a work function. At the end of the evening, both parties ended up at George Lounge.
That night we both knew we had met our match,” recalls Heather.

The proposal took place when Heather was eight months pregnant. The couple had just spent the day moving into their 100-year-old heritage house. “We were both so excited to wake up in our new home for the first time. While laying in bed, I was admiring my new built-in closet that came equipped with a jewellery drawer. I was saying to Trevor how I was going to enjoy filling it in the years to come. At that moment, Trevor reached over and handed me a tiny box. To my surprise, in the box was a 100-year-old Edwardian antique ring from New York. It was the perfect fit.”

Black-tie Wedding

The couple was married on September 17, 2011 in Vancouver, BC. A black-tie evening wedding was planned to evoke the feel of a glamourous 1930s affair. What made the night even more special was the fact that Heather and Trevor were the first couple to have their wedding at the newly re-opened Vancouver landmark Hotel Rosewood Georgia.

The ceremony and reception were held at the hotel’s restaurant, Reflections. “My favourite moment on our wedding day was walking into Reflections and seeing the venue for the first time. The one thing that stuck out the most to us on our wedding day was the hotel. Their customer service was absolutely exceptional. The hotel treated each of our guests as if they were getting married. Not a detail was missed by their staff” says Heather.

Canadian fashion designer Jason Matlo created Heather’s gown. “I have never felt that beautiful in a dress.”
The dress was punctuated with a beautiful custom brooch designed specifically for the gown by Elsa Corsi.

“Trevor watched me for weeks contemplating which shoes to buy to complement my dress.” After watching Heather search for weeks, Trevor called the Las Vegas Manolo Blahnik store and checked on the availability of a pair of ‘Hangisi’ blue satin pumps. “They had my size in stock! They were immediately purchased and sent to us that day.
The shoes were the perfect pair to complement my dress,” recalls Heather.

Evening Reflections

Soha from Countdown Events was on hand to assist with event coordination. “She came to me late in the planning process but really amazed both Trevor and I with her attention to detail, before and during our wedding.
She made our day seamless and stress free. I couldn’t have imagined the day without her,” recalls Heather.

The ceremony and cocktail reception took place in Reflections, the outdoor lounge, situated within the
inner courtyard of the hotel’s fourth floor. Floral designer Evan Orion from Flowerz fulfilled
Heather’s request for “all white” floral and decor.

A central circular fire pit (part of Reflections Lounge) became the backdrop for the ceremony and a focal point of the decor. Here, Evan created a modern floral display of cylindrical vases in various heights filled with calla lilies, white hydrangeas and floating candles. Around the rest of the venue, floral arrangements (with baby’s breath and pearls) were placed among the infinity water features and oversized teak couches.

A selection of East and West Coast styled canapés and cocktails were served on silver trays labelled with custom
tent cards designed by Wintons Social Stationery. The stationery all featured a Robinson “R” monogram.

The cake—clearly very important to this family—was a four-tier masterpiece built by Cupcakes pastry chef Saskia Wynans. “Each tier was a different flavour (all being my favourite flavour combinations),” recalls Heather. “Chocolate with caramel, and lemon with lemon curd and fresh raspberries.” The top and bottom layers featured champagne macarons made by Thomas Haas. A finishing chocolate brown ribbon was held together by a brooch that matched the one worn by Heather on her wedding dress.

A rooftop after-party was held in the Rosewood Suite and a morning-after breakfast took place in the Tudor Room.

 

 

Photography: Jenn Best Photography
Ceremony/Reception Venue: Hotel Rosewood Georgia – Hotel’s Restaurant, Reflections
Wedding Gown: Jason Matlo
Brides’ Accessories: Custom brooch by Elsa Corsi
Brides’ Shoes: Manolo Blahnik – ‘Hangisi’ blue satin pumps
Event Planner/Coordinator: Soha from Countdown Events
Florals: Evan Orion from Flowerz
Cake: By pastry chef Saskia Wynans from Cupcakes
Stationery: Wintons Social Stationery

 

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