Matthew & Tammy chose to have their wedding ceremony with just their closest family and friends, and then have a larger celebration with their friends later! Today we are featuring both events … the images from their intimate ceremony, and the follow up reception filled with beautiful architecture and lush florals!
Their reception a few months later was filled with more lovely details and the added benefit of a larger crowd to party with!
“For our couple T&M, they planned to have their wedding this May, but while we were all hopeful for a bigger celebration, there were still restrictions for only 10 guests. T&M decided to move forward with the wedding ceremony with just their closest family members and postpone their reception at a later date. As they wanted to keep their original venue for their reception, we needed to look for a new venue for their ceremony. We originally designed their wedding ceremony to be a combination of classic and modern. The classic comes from their venue’s architecture, and the elements of the decor and design will be more minimal and modern. For the new ceremony location, we wanted a location that can showcase not only the minimal and modern design that we had done for T&M, but also a beautiful place for them to celebrate this special day with their close ones.
With a clean and minimal interior design, but with interesting architectural designs, Polygon Gallery was the ideal choice. The gallery room with floor to ceiling windows gave use the option to have a closed indoor space or to open it up to enjoy the Seaspan Pavillion and balcony as well. With a breathtaking view of Vancouver downtown skyline and plenty of sunlight streaming in through the room, it was the perfect space for our couple to say their vows and celebrate with an intimate wedding ceremony. As mentioned, our design for their wedding is something modern with a lot of negative space. We wanted to play with different textures and lines while keeping everything minimal yet romantic. The color palette focused on neutrals like cream, beige, and touches of dusty pink. We also decided to use mainly florals for the decor to give it the feminine touch to balance out the straight and clean lines that are in the room and other architectural structures. For both the bridal bouquet and the floral installation, to keep it clean and elegant, we went for a bloom heavy design with minimal greenery and foliage. In addition to the type of floral design, we also chose ghost chairs to give it the airy and modern feeling.
The main focal point in the design is the two large floral installations used during the ceremony. On one side is a metallic frame covered with bursts of florals throughout and at the bottom. Complementing it is the low ground floral design that helps to soften the sharp lines on the frame. With a moss covering at the base of both floral structures, it gives the floral design a slightly more relaxed and natural look. With the design of these two floral installations, we wanted to create the illusion of our couple being encircled by the florals. An important point of the floral design was the use of flowers with unique shapes and design; like the orchid flower. We also asked for roses that have their petals reflexed to give it a more unique and voluminous look. A different and unique style that allows roses to go from the usual romantic style to a more chic and modern look.
One of our favorite floral pieces is the bridal bouquet. We asked for a floral bouquet that was unique and modern. Something elegant and romantic, but still had an interesting shape and modern touches. Our florist chose to use the same unique flowers in the floral installation to create a stunning and unique bridal bouquet. It was soft and feminine from the dusty pink and reflexed roses, but the white lace leaf flower and the orchids gave it that unique shape and soft slight cascading effect to the bouquet.” – Sarah of Honour and Blessing Events
“One of the highlight of the wedding was the wedding party. They were unable to attend as only 10 guests were allowed, so the bride and groom only had their closest family members there. But the wedding party wanted to be there for them on the special day so they all secretly dressed up their wedding attire and waited outside the venue while watching the entire ceremony streamed live on their phones and laptops. The moment the couple exited after their ceremony, they were showered with plenty of shouts of congratulations and applause from their wedding party. Both the bride and groom were so surprised they all came and even dressed up just like how it would have been if there were able to be there for the ceremony. With an intimate wedding, it can still be beautiful and full of joy and love. In addition to the thoughtfulness of the wedding party, perhaps our favorite part of the wedding is when our bride first saw her bouquet, her eyes filled with tears and said, “this is even more beautiful than I imagined!”. And those tears began to fall as she walked down the aisle and saw her groom. Sometimes changes bring surprises and unexpected happiness, and I believe this is definitely one of those moments.” – Sarah of Honour and Blessing Events
Photographer: Nadia Hung
Venue: The Polygon Gallery
Stylist / Planner / Designer: Honour and Blessing Events
Floral Designer: Floralista
Dress Boutique: Union Bridal
Dress Designer: Anais Anette
Makeup Artist: Alisha Hopps
Hair Stylist: Alisha Hopps
Accessories / Decor: Fino Decor
Film Lab: Canadian Film Lab
Invitations: Elmwood Paperie