The Fairmont Empress Wedding

The couple booked a consultation with me at En Vied Events after The Modern Bride event (the live wedding at the Bay Centre downtown Victoria this past February)  after seeing one of the concept tables at this event.  It was the centerpieces that initiated the consultation but after meeting, Mike and Jamie with their busy schedules needed some help with some additional items to complete the day.  From there they entrusted me Tricia from En Vied Events with finding a florist that will design Jamie’s dream bouquet along with all other flowers needed to complete the look, additional decor and day of-co-ordination.

First I have to say it was so refreshing to see a couple while knowing exactly what they want…to be so easy going, these are wedding decorator/planners DREAM clients as we like to call them.

I knew this young couple had a budget and wanted to stay within this outline, but I couldn’t help but somewhat spoil them.  I included in the day of co-ordination En Vied Events collection of beautiful satin floor length linen (I am a perfectionist and I really do not like seeing the legs on tables) and with this being an Empress wedding I just had to include this along with the chocolate brown satin runner to give some contrast to the centerpieces that we customized for their guest tables.  And chair covers for the ceremony, which was in The Palm Court a stunning room to be wed in with its signature stained glass dome ceiling and Italian marble floors.

Here is a picture of the reception room, and the cute favours.  The honey actually came from my home province all the way from Elie Manitoba.

This whole wedding is a “Dream”,  mostly for the couple… but one of my dreams as wedding decorator/planner.  Not only was my couple the sweetest ever,  I remember looking at a calendar of Canada when I was about 7 and one of the featured cities one month was Victoria, B.C.  All I remember is the flowers being so vibrant,  the city being so pretty and picturesque and thinking I would like to go there one day, little did I know that I would actually be doing what I love in a city I love.

Vendors I would like to thank are Sandy from the Fairmont Empress and her very pleasant team.

Curtis Pelletier Photography for these amazing photos.

Karen from A Sea of Bloom for creating all the stunning bouquets and arrangements.

Beth-Anne for the beautiful cake.