Retro Appeal Photoshoot– Give a perfect retro look to your wedding just like this couple did.
Today we are jumping straight into the beautiful city of Vancouver for a chic retro-styled wedding of Miranda and Mike. Kraft paper details just so happen to be a favorite material of mine, adding a retro touch and texture to just about any palette, so of course, this wedding by Jamie Delaine Photography is just right in my books.
My husband and I wanted our wedding decor to be retro, simple, modern, with vintage touches, while being surrounded by the city. Our color choices were dark blue, grey, and white. for our color choices, we wanted to keep them simple and natural while adding in a punch of dark blue with it being our favorite color!
We really wanted to have M&M’s as our centerpieces (with our first name initials both M) but we wanted it to be something a little different so the vintage dispensers were perfect. They let our guests enjoy them as they wished and even fill there kraft colored M&M’s bags to take home!
Favorite wedding day moment: My favorite moment was probably the whole reception, after our amazing meal, and the most touching toasts, we danced the night away! it was so perfect!
Advice for other brides or grooms-to-be? It sounds really cliche to say – enjoy every moment of your day cause it will go by before you know it. But it really does go by so fast so my advice is just to enjoy every minute – you’ve worked so hard with all the planning!
Photographer: Jamie Delaine Photography
Ceremony Venue: Celebration Pavilion at Queen Elizabeth Park
Reception Venue & Caterer: The Westin Grand
Floral Designer: Balconi Floral
Officiant: Wanda Dobsin
Invites: Hello Lucky (San Francisco)
Wedding Dress: Watters purchased from Bisou Bridal
Bride’s Shoes: Manolo Blahnik / Jimmy Choo
Bride’s & Bridesmaids Jewellery: Pyrrha
Groom’s Attire: Coppley
Bridesmaids Dresses: Urban Outfitters
Bridesmaids Shoes: TOMS Flats
Bride’s Makeup & Hair: Melanie from Mink Makeup + Hair
Bridesmaids’ Make-Up Artist: Kristy Lee Makeup
Dessert: Cookies by George
It all started when Luke + Kathryn sat next to each other in the Anthropology class. What followed was 10 years of bliss that was capped off with a beautiful Parisian inspired wedding that you’re seeing today. I have a soft spot for classic weddings and absolutely ADORE Kathryn’s Kenneth Pool dress. Says Kathryn: “I love contemporary classic choices and tried to incorporate this style. We decided a long time ago that we would be going to Paris for our honeymoon and chose to carry this through to the wedding decor as well. In my mind… nothing more romantic than deep red roses. Black… a real statement color that grounds decor and draws your eye in. And Paris… the most romantic city on earth!”
This Retro Appeal Photoshoot is mesmerising.
The bridesmaids were told to wear a dress that they felt most comfortable in. The co-maid of honor stood out among the other bridesmaids, wearing a long gown.
The monogram on the aisle runner from Original Runners was also found on the cake and wedding invitations.
What was your favorite moment from your wedding day?
Luke surprised me at the end of the ceremony with a live performance of our wedding song…”Make you Feel my Love” I had no idea it was coming and I burst into tears immediately. He is truly the most thoughtful, kind, and generous man and I am so lucky to have him as my husband!
Kathryn ordered two 3 foot tall metal Eiffel towers and strung vintage postcards between them. Guests were asked to write their well wishes for the couple’s future.
The cake was a square 3 tier cake with ivory frosting and red rose accents.
Do you have any advice for other brides-to-be?
Relax…. and enjoy the process. The day goes by so quickly that the whole lead up needs to part of the enjoyment of making this commitment.
Photography: Julie Williams Photography
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Fairmont Hotel Macdonald
Bridal Gown: Kenneth Pool from Kleinfields
Florals: Flowers by Merle
Décor Rentals: River City Rentals
Reception Music: DJ Quake & Urban Metropolis
Live Music: Russ Dawson (acoustic guitar)
Day of Coordinator: Behind the Scene events
Cake: Bee Bell Bakery
Rings: Mark Katzeff