A Modern Urban Wedding
The bridesmaids wore silk-chiffon floor-length black dresses in different styles from Amsale.
Event Planner Tara Thorp of Forever True Wedding Planning and Design
All of their wedding day stationery was created by Michelle Mark and Tara Thorp through the stationery
“Tara designed all of our stationery by picking all the colors and styles of the paper. We wanted the look of the stationery to reflect our overall vision. Using different textures and colours, it all came together and looked amazing.
Shardae’s stilettos by Valentino inspired the black lace theme which was used in the wedding day decor.
“I think the biggest splurge during the planning process was both my dress and my shoes. I really love fashion and shoes, so for me, having a great pair of heels under a stunning dress was an absolute necessity.”
|The ceremony took place in the Le Versailles Ballroom and featured a sheer white chuppah with black fabric accent panels. Guests were seated on black Louis Ghost chairs. The aisle was lined with white rose petals and black candles, and shapely black and white rose spheres.
“The overall look was very architectural, fashion-forward and dramatic,” says Shardae.
The couple were led into the reception by a bagpiper (a close family friend of the bride). Incorporating this Scottish element was a nod to the bride’s family heritage and also reflected a point of pride for the family,
During the reception, guests enjoyed a photobooth complete with costumes and props. A late-night poutine bar was also served! “Both Dan and I really enjoy poutine after a night out on the town, and it also brings him back to his days spent at university in Montreal,” reflects Shardae.
As of press time, the couple had not embarked on a honeymoon but they do plan
|“My favourite design detail was the sweetheart table. We really wanted to set our table apart from the other guest tables. The way the table looked under the chuppah, surrounded by dramatic vases with fluffy hydrangeas, romantic candles and lighting, and scattered rose petals, really took my breath away,” recalls Shardae.
“This whole wedding was really an extension of our style and love for each other.”
Photography: Daniela Ciuffa Photography
Ceremony/Reception Venue: The Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver
Wedding Gown: Lazaro from Bisou Bridal
Brides’ Shoes: Stilettos from Valentino
Bridesmaid Gowns: Amsale
Event Planner: Tara Thorp from Forever True Wedding Planning and Design
Florals: Evan Orion from Flowerz
Stationery: Michelle Mark from Forever True Wedding Planning and Design
Photobooth: Photobooth Vancouver – The Hit of the Party
Rentals: Salmon’s Rentals and Pedersens
Hair Stylist: Dean Ferguson
Makeup Stylist: Jasmine Hoffman
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