Felicia's Notebook

Wedding, Captured

Wedding Bouquet, designed by Teresa Juan. Photo by The Apartment Photography, 2011.

Thank you so much to all of you for your lovely and sweet comments on the wedding shawl and all your good wishes for the wedding. The little messages fluttered into my inbox in the last few days before the wedding and kept us positive, even as the weather looked threateningly ominous.

It’s true, it poured rain on the day of our outdoor wedding (which I’ve been told is good luck!) but the rain lifted at the exact time of our vows. The mist and fog in the mountains and trees at Capilano Lake, plus so many of our beloved family and friends there, complete with colorful umbrellas… it was truly magical. Nothing, not even the rain, could have dampened my mood that day.

Our photographers, Jeff and Cat, were undeniably essential in our planning process. I’ve known Jeff since high school (he’s the baby brother of one of my high school friends) and we were so happy that we could work with him for our wedding. Jeff and Cat helped us with everything from working out the minute-by-minute timeline of the day to honeymoon planning, and led us through all the photo sessions with clear direction. We had a chance to meet with them a couple weeks ago (in their very swank studio) to see our wedding photos and I finally got a moment to assemble a few here.

Wedding colours, Photo by The Apartment Photography.

Wedding colours, Photo by The Apartment Photography.

At Finch's Tea & Coffee, Photo by The Apartment Photography.

At Finch’s Tea & Coffee, Photo by The Apartment Photography.

At Finch's Tea & Coffee, Photo by The Apartment Photography.

At Finch’s Tea & Coffee, Photo by The Apartment Photography.

Jelly Beans, Photo by The Apartment Photography.

Jelly Beans, Photo by The Apartment Photography.

Finch’s at Homer and Pender is a sentimental spot for Dan and I and we were so excited to introduce the café to our friends. The staff at the café were so accommodating and even saved “our” spot in the window for our photos. We had their wonderful baguette sandwiches for lunch on the way to North Vancouver and the cafe served as a cozy shelter from the pouring rain.

For our table decorations, we typeset all our favourite song lyrics and set them in picture frames. This simple-looking idea ended up being how I spent 7 hours staining and sanding thirty-six $0.83 pine picture frames in the last week before the wedding.

Wedding Cake by "Cakes by Roma", Photo by The Apartment Photography.

Wedding Cake by “Cakes by Roma”, Photo by The Apartment Photography.

The wedding cake was lemon cake and raspberry filling, covered in fondant and decorated with ribbons and fresh petals. It was breathtaking and I’m so happy we asked Roma to help make this cake for us. Roma is also the baby sister of one of Dan’s groomsmen and we were blessed that she could lend her talents here.

Wedding Reception at Grouse Mountain, Photo by The Apartment Photography.

Wedding Reception at Grouse Mountain, Photo by The Apartment Photography.

It was such a blessing to be surrounded by our dearest friends and family on our wedding day. So much love and friendship that we are really grateful for. From the team who setting up the ceremony site to the group who hung paper lanterns and laid out the reception decorations at Grouse, we were unbelievably lucky to have help in putting together the wedding. The weather made for some challenges, but our friends really helped make the day come to life. At the end of the day, I just hope that our guests, friends and family were well-fed, danced-out, and slightly intoxicated on a feeling of love and happiness that we couldn’t help but share.

vendors:

photographers: Jeff Chang Photographers // getting ready location: Westin Wall Centre, Vancouver Aiport // ceremony venue: Capilano Lake, North Vancouver // reception venue: Lupins Café at the peak of Grouse Mountain // cake: Roma Sihota, Cakes by Roma // officiant: Pastor Kenneth Pierce, Tenth Church // flowers: Teresa Juan, Light Couture International // dress: Alfred Sung at Bryan’s Bride // DJ: Jeff Carlson, X-treme Custom Sound // hair: Melissa Taylor, Bangtown Saloon // makeup: Heather Yau

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About Felicia Lo

founder + creative director of SweetGeorgia // designer + dreamer // wife + mama // dyer, knitter, spinner, weaver, youtuber + author // been writing this blog about colour and craft since 2004 // see what I am making @lomeetsloom and @sweetgeorgia.

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41 thoughts on “Wedding, Captured

  1. pea.knits says:

    OMG! These are the same exact colors AND bouquet as my wedding in October! I’m still debating my shoes though…. orange or fuscia??

    1. SweetGeorgia says:

      Oooh good luck with your wedding prep! If I had stumbled upon orange shoes, they would have been an option too! :)

  2. Amy says:

    So pretty! Congratulations on your happy day!

  3. Beth says:

    Gorgeous! Best wishes for a long and happy life together. 

    1. SweetGeorgia says:

      Thanks so much Beth!

  4. Craftydiversions says:

    Congrats! Beautiful wedding, beautiful
    Bride!!! **hugs**

  5. MelAfromPA says:

    Beautiful day! I love love love the shoes(!) and must ask who are they by?

    1. SweetGeorgia says:

      Ohh yes, the shoes are from Nine West

  6. Michelle says:

    Felicia, you look absolutely stunning. Congratulations and much love xo

  7. Stella Li says:

    Congrats!!  Everything looks amazing.

    I’ve also been told it’s good luck if it rains on your wedding day.  It also poured the day I got married and like you, the sun came out just for the ceremony (outdoors at Sun Yat Sen).  I think I ruined a bunch of ceremony pics by squinting (and trying not to cry).

    1. SweetGeorgia says:

      The price we pay for living in Vancouver! Can’t ever count on the weather ;)

      Sun Yat Sen is a beautiful, beautiful venue. Hope you are enjoying your new married life, Stella. 

  8. Fiona says:

    Completely and utterly gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

  9. June Oshiro says:

    I was hoping you’d share pictures! Thank you for that treat! As I’m sure you were told a million times, you were a beautiful bride. :) Many wishes for a long and happy marriage!

  10. Collette Rand says:

    It is all just. so. gorgeous–beginning and ending with you.  Oh, it’s really amazing.  The colors and the styling and oh, YOU!  Your husband looks quite gorgeous as well.  Thank you for sharing with us.  An auspicious beginning to a long and wonderful life together.

  11. Finechina says:

    I had those shoes for my wedding but in blue! Congratulations!

  12. Dana Sloan says:

    Beautiful pictures.  You have me curious about Finch’s.  I think I’m going to have to get downtown and try the place out.

    1. SweetGeorgia says:

      Lunch at Finch’s is worth the trip. But… they do get quite busy at lunch… like lineups out the door during the week. Saturday is much better :)

  13. Jen da Purse ho says:

    congrats!  such a beautiful wedding!  so happy for you!  the pictures are so fantastic!

  14. CambriaW says:

    Congratulations!  Everything looks beautiful (including yourself, of course).  I wish you luck, love, and the happiest of futures with your husband :)

  15. Louisa Chadwick says:

    You look so gorgeous, Felicia! And it seemed a perfect day despite the rain. May your marriage with Dan be as happy as ours! (40 years and counting…)

    1. SweetGeorgia says:

      Thanks so much Louisa! 40 years!

  16. Aimee - L'OisiveThé says:

    Just catch up on your blog and the wedding photos! I love the colors you chose and it looked like a magical day! Wishing you all the best, Felicia!

  17. Aimee - L'OisiveThé says:

    PS. Did you dye yourself a skein of yarn with the colors from your wedding? Those would turn out beautifully!

    1. SweetGeorgia says:

      I did indeed! We did orange and magenta yarn and fibre for the July Fibre and Sock Yarn clubs! :)

      Thanks Aimee!

  18. Brenda says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!  Your shawl and dress, the colors, the pictures in the misty cloudy day, everything!  Thanks for sharing with us.  Brings back good memories of visiting Vancouver to see my son (and one trip, we squeezed in a visit to your studio while I was there) and glad I can buy your beautiful yarn here in Atlanta.

  19. Tara says:

    Stunning! What a beautiful wedding! Isn’t it amazing how it all just comes together on the day…magic!

    Congratulations to you and your husband. All the best to you both. 

  20. Maryse says:

    Congratulations!  The pictures are beautiful and the ambiance looks magical as you wrote.  Colors have a lot to do with it, no wonder coming from a color expert like you!  Lots of happiness and love for the years to come!

  21. LisaB says:

    Those photos are stunning, Felecia!   Everything was beautiful (Kim and I were fawning over your shawl), and misty rain makes for a much more dramatic, interesting setting.  :)  You have fabulous style!

  22. Carol says:

    Beautiful bride, handsome groom, gorgeous wedding!  Much happiness to the two of you.

  23. Jannamariavallee says:

    Congrats Felicia. You’re so beautiful! 

    Also, I love that you dyed your July club stuff after your wedding colours!  So great!

  24. Stephanie says:

    Stunning.  If I could think of a word beyond stunning, I’d use that!  It looks like a beautiful and meaningful day.  Congratulations, Felicia.

  25. Lockhartb says:

    words fail to capture the beauty of everything.
    I hope your married life turns out as perefect as what you have shown us.

  26. YarnAddictAnni says:

    Your wedding looked beautiful and your shawl is stunning. Was surprised at the bright colour when I first saw it but it looked perfect.

  27. Preeti says:

    Congratulations, Felicia! Truly Spectacular!! I love the colors of your wedding and all of the exquisite details. Have a wonderful life together:)

  28. Jjsodapop says:

    Seriously beautiful, Felicia!  Congratulations.  Thank you for sharing your special day with everyone.  Very inspirational.  

  29. LC says:

    Beautiful!! I love your colours.

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