Classic Wedding Inspiration at a Historic Manor
It's no secret that Hycroft is the most stunning heritage venue in Vancouver. This spectacular early twentieth century mansion was once the centre of Vancouver's social scene and it still holds many remarkable events. It was a dream come true to create an utterly romantic, fine art inspired editorial shoot at this picturesque place.
We centred this design around the classic & timeless architecture of the venue. We chose to place the tablescape at a unique spot with the view of Hycroft's iconic columns and stairs as backdrop.Oatmeal tablecloths and linens were used to create a clean background for the colors in the centre pieces. The polished design of the table setting, smoked candle votives and black rimmed glass charger plates were all used to compliment the Thonet chairs which was perfectly matched with the manor's door and window frames.
Jane's inspiration behind the florals originated from the beautiful Edwardian style of Hycroft Manor. She created a floral design that was luxurious but didn’t take away from the classical detailing of the manor. The floral installation was lush, dense, and bursting with local foliage. In order to soften the stately 9 foot structure, wax flowers, airy plumosa and jasmine vine were added before the final touch of garden roses, larkspur and delphinium.To keep the floral details classic yet fresh and as a nod to spring, ranunculus was the star of the show. They were cut that morning from her own flower field. To the addition of this spring classic, Sweet pea adorned the bridal bouquet as it embodies the arrival of the season!
The spring flowers inspiration carried throughout the invitation suite by Jasmine, abstract watercolour and gouache painting on envelope liner and save the date card embodied the essence of the season. It also served as the inspiration for the dessert table and complemented the overall decor. The cake and desserts were designed to flow with the decor and invitation set.
The bride wore an exquisite Anny Lin couture gown. A classic long sleeves dress with illusion sweetheart neckline and sheer back design characterized by timeless and feminine A-line silhouettes in blush. All the details and embellishments set this dress apart from the rest, showing off a bit of skin but remaining classic and stylish. The romantic half pulled back hairstyle by Anita lee complimented this gorgeous dress as well as the most delicate handmade floral earrings by Janice Tan.
Our Menswear included a classic black tux paired with a soft blush vest and windsor tie for the ceremony and a dapper white tux with black trim shawl lapels artfully paired with black bow tie and pocket square for the reception. They were perfectly tailored to our handsome groom by Black and Lee.
To top off the sweetest editorial, we definitely had to add an iconic vintage getaway car! Nothing really says classy fête like a 1962 Ford Thunderbird in flame red.