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Susie + Scott: Bridges Granville Island

Susie + Scott’s wedding was extra special because not only was I their Wedding Planner, but I was also one of Susie’s bridesmaids! Susie + I go way back to Grade 9 – yep, high school dance pre-parties, study buddies, soccer teammates, weekend pit parties and all. Even while living in separate cities attending different Universities, we always made it a point to see each other a couple of times a year no matter what. The only word I can use to describe Susie is: gem – rare, beautiful + definitely one of a kind. I love her to bits.

Susie + Scott are a match made in heaven. These two are so down to earth, hard working, beautiful inside + out and also two of the most hilarious, sarcastic people you’ll ever meet. Before Susie met Scott, I had never been witness to “you complete her” being something that didn’t just happen in the movies. I’m sure I’ve worked with other couples where this is the case but I typically only meet these couples once they are already together so I don’t have the opportunity to see the change from before + after their meeting. But something in Susie was simply complete and she was the best version of Susie all the time. I’m so happy Scott came into her life.

The wedding took place at Bridges on Granville Island in October so the theme + feel of the wedding was fall inspired. Susie + Scott wanted a cute, rustic feel with hand made details so we used single stem blooms in a combination of sweet little vases + brown bottles on wood rounds with tonnes of candlelight on the tables and we made circle garland for the altar backdrop that also became the backdrop for the head table. Stationery by Design Spectacle added the perfect amount of extra detail to the tables + Celsia Floral blew us away with how they brought our vibrant fall floral vision to life. Like look at that bouquet! A popcorn bar with every seasoning you could imagine was definitely a hit and of course so was Photobooth Vancouver!

I was so honored to stand next to one of my best friends in the entire world on her special day and be able to party into the wee hours with everyone. I definitely have Lele of Le Soirees to thank for that since she immediately said yes to taking on the role of day-of coordinator when I told her the two roles I had been asked to fill. Lele’s immediate support allowed me to say yes to both bridesmaid + wedding planner and by the time the wedding came around, I was also lucky enough to have our very own Margot take a lead role in helping Lele manage the day.

A bonus treat was having Brianna Errelat + her team there all morning doing our hair + makeup and having Vasia Photography with us all day.

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