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Weddings Around the World – Auvergne, France

By stacey | November 15, 2018

There’s ONE thing that could pull Stacey away from the studio in the middle of our summer wedding season… A magical, fairytale wedding in the countryside of Auvergne, France – in a chateâu, no less. Stacey and her husband (and their pup Valcor) attended the nuptials of Berlin-based menswear bloggers, Devid & Thibaud of Starecasers

Summer 2018 Wedding Highlight Reel

By stacey | September 29, 2018

Some of our favourite love stories of the summer  With our second wedding season under wraps, we’re taking a look back at some of the magical celebrations of the past summer – each one of them, truly unique and beautiful in their own way. A true testament to the artistry and skill of our West

Choosing a Colour Scheme for Your Wedding

By stacey | September 28, 2018

Remember the saying, “first impressions are everything?” This holds true for just about everything in life… including your wedding. Afterall, the first thing your guests will notice when they open your invitation? The colour scheme. More than simply a matter of aesthetic, the colour scheme of your invitation provides cues to the type of occasion

How to Design Your Fall Wedding Tablescape

By stacey | September 28, 2018

More and more brides are saying “yes” to a fall wedding – and with the season’s bounty of harvest-inspired hues, it’s easy to see why! As much as we loved our summer weddings – filled to the brim with rosy pinks, peaches, and crisp whites – we’re ready to introduce a richer palette to welcome

Plan Your Insta-Worthy Wedding On a Budget

By stacey | July 27, 2018

Flip through any wedding magazine or scroll through Instagram, and it might be easy to feel panic setting in over the anticipated costs… it’s easy to see how a one-day affair can turn into an occasion that could rack up fees that could cost more than a year’s salary! We totally understand how you might

How to Set Up Your Wedding Lounge (with our NEW Lounge Pillows!)

By stacey | June 15, 2018

One of the hottest wedding trends as of late is the wedding lounge; a chic, comfortable seating area for guests to put their feet up, sip their cocktails, and socialize between events. It’s no secret that keeping guests happy and well-fed on the big day can be a challenge. Oftentimes, the only kind of official

Summer 2018 Wedding Trends

By stacey | March 23, 2018

The wedding industry’s creatives (and Pinterest users!) have spoken – the wedding trends to watch for in 2018 are as imaginative and fresh as you could imagine! From floral updates, new foods, and decor trends – there’s much to be excited for. Today’s couples and planners can Incorporate pieces and elements of them into their

Modern Opulence in the Fairmont Empress

By stacey | February 7, 2018

The newly renovated, historic Bengal Lounge of the Fairmont Empress sets the tone for this British Colonial-inspired shoot (as feat. in Real Weddings) The well-travelled look suits the Fairmont Empress well – having been a cornerstone of iconic Victoria for over a century, the Bengal Lounge was first built in 1912 as a reading and

Dreaming Up The Big Day

By Stacey | January 19, 2018

All things beautiful and bridal at the Modern Wedding Show in Victoria BC   Hailed as Canada’s best city to fall in love in, and the most romantic city in Canada; what better place to hold the Modern Wedding Show than beautiful Victoria, BC? Situated on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, our coastal capital city provides the perfect backdrop

Provençal Wedding Mood Board

By Stacey Lafreniere | August 8, 2017
The weather is finally heating up on Vancouver island; it’s hot, the gardens are growing and I cannot stop gazing at the patch of lavender in my back yard. It has me reminiscing about time I have spent in the South of France - whenever we used to visit there I couldn’t help but dream
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