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Kelsey + James: Squamish Lil’Wat Cultural Centre


Starting the walk down memory lane <version 2014> by thinking back to our very first wedding of the year. Kelsey + James, who are one of the sweetest couples we will ever have the pleasure of working with, were married at the Squamish Lil’Wat Cultural Center in Whistler Village in January. Their wedding day was magical and I will never forget it.

Kelsey was the first bride to tell me she did not want any flowers included in the decor. Yes to bouquets but no flowers anywhere else. So be it! An abundance of candlelight filled the ceremony as well as reception amongst wintery + rustic elements such as wood logs, harvest tables + rosemary sprigs. Romantic, classic + cozy.

An incredible family style dinner was prepared + served by the talented Whistler Cooks team. We are huge fans of family style – this style of dinner service starts the conversation amongst guests who may not already know each other and really creates the feeling of a big dinner at home with loved ones; exactly the feeling Kelsey + James wanted their wedding to have.

Neither Kelsey + James nor any one of their 120 guests were from Canada which goes to show just how amazing these two are. Their friends and family came from around the world to celebrate with them and we are absolutely honored that they chose us to bring their dream winter wedding to life. Anastasia Photography captured the day beautifully + Tomasz Wagner put together an incredible Super 8 wedding highlight film that makes me beyond happy every time I watch it (see it here!).

It’s really hard to believe this wedding was not even a year ago. 2014 was filled with so many incredible couples, weddings, events, milestones + adventures that it feels like 10 years combined into 1. But it is safe to say that this year could not have started off any better + we owe a huge thanks to Kelsey, James as well as all of the vendors involved in their wedding for that. So happy to call these two friends for life + I hope to visit them on a future trip to the US!

Cheers to 2015 xo


See the full gallery + list of vendors here.

Kelsey + James’s wedding was featured on Tutu & Fru, Rocky Mountain Bride, Wedding Wire + The Wedding Lady.

Kind words:

“When my husband and I look back on the planning of our wedding we BOTH are in agreement that the best planning decision we made was hiring Jessica Minnie of Petite Pearl Events to help us with the general planning, decor and execution of our special day.

Jessica is incredibly professional with an infectious energy and fresh approach to bringing your dreams to life. It is important to note that Jessica and her team pulled everything together all while staying within a tight budget and covering every single detail with an eye for perfection.

The commitment and hard work Jessica puts toward her business and client relationships is so inspiring that it actually led me to re-evaluate my own job…everyone should be so lucky to be as in love with their career and it truly shows in everything she does. I could not be more thankful to have worked with Petite Pearl and recommend using Jessica and team with my highest praise.”

– Kelsey (+ James)

January 22, 2015 - 3:05 am

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