Miele Vancouver with Chef Poyan Danesh

Miele Vancouver with Chef Poyan Danesh

With our last MODA get-together of 2016 and we wanted to end it off with a bang so we asked Chef Poyan Danesh, residing chef at Miele Vancouver to create something spectacular for us and he did not disappoint! Chef Poyan is one of Canada’s top award-winning chefs having competed on Team Canada and gaining numerous accolades for his savory and perfectly crafted dishes, it was no wonder this meal was probably one of the best I’ve ever had! We started the evening off by sharing all of the great opportunities in 2016 that we’ve had to grow MODA into the wonderful and supportive community it is today. 

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Chef Danesh started us off with marinated OceanWise organic mussels with a basil foam, then savored an amazing OceanWise Albacore Tuna Tataki, baby arugula and kale salad, pickled red onions with a citrus dressing. We then moved onto two of my favourites, Tandoori Chicken with a fenugreek and cardamom cream sauce and then truffled gnocchi, rose sauce with seared scallops with garlic butter lobster. I must have had about 5 servings…they were AMAZING!! We even got to flame-broil our very own crème brûlée!

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We love seeing our members share the same love of commitment to their work and to community. We grow together, expand our worlds so new opportunities can arise! We hope to see you at our first event of 2017 in late January. Be sure to get on our event mailing list to keep informed about all of our upcoming events. You can sign up HERE

Miele Vancouver with Chef Poyan Danesh

 

Pacific Yacht Charters Wedding

Pacific Yacht Charters Wedding – By Butter Studios

The Pacific Yacht Charters team has years of expertise in planning luxury events and chartering groups for a wide range of event styles. They have worked in restaurants all over the globe—from the South of France to the Caribbean. They are driven to be the force behind unique and remarkable events; fortunate to have come together to operate in one of the most picturesque places in the world! Their yacht has been moored at the Westin Bayshore hotel for most of her twenty years of operation. Pacific Yacht Charters offers an amazing one of a kind venue with the most spectacular views of Vancouver, BC. Moda Member, Butter Studios, captured this beautiful wedding.

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Pacific Yacht Charters Moda Wedding Professionals Butter Studios

Pacific Yacht Charters Moda Wedding Professionals Butter Studios

Pacific Yacht Charters Moda Wedding Professionals Butter Studios

Pacific Yacht Charters Moda Wedding Professionals Butter Studios

Pacific Yacht Charters Moda Wedding Professionals Butter Studios

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Pacific Yacht Charters Moda Wedding Professionals Butter Studios

Pacific Yacht Charters Moda Wedding Professionals Butter Studios

Pacific Yacht Charters Moda Wedding Professionals Butter Studios

Pacific Yacht Charters Moda Wedding Professionals Butter Studios

Pacific Yacht Charters Moda Wedding Professionals Butter Studios

Pacific Yacht Charters Moda Wedding Professionals Butter Studios

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Pacific Yacht Charters Moda Wedding Professionals Butter Studios

Pacific Yacht Charters Moda Wedding Professionals Butter Studios

Contributed by: Butter StudiosCHRIS & GINA CHONG

CHRIS & GINA CHONG
Butter Studios
Photography & Videography
Vancouver, BC

“We are dedication to our craft, community and clients so that we can provide the best service possible.”

“Although my time with Tonya and Ian was relatively short, it was very enjoyable! Their wedding was so uniquely special. It truly was the joining of two families. It definitely was a more intimate one with their families and really close friends.

Right from the time I arrived at the Fairmont Pacific Rim to photograph the details and getting-ready portion on the ladies’ side to the releasing of the lanterns in the evening on the yacht, it was a truly special wedding.

Their “first-look” was a new experience for me! Ian and the boys had taken their boat from West Vancouver to meet Tonya at the dock at Harbour Green Park in Coal Harbour. Now that’s arriving in style! Ian was smitten all over again when he arrived and saw Tonya in her wedding gown for the first time.

After a the family and wedding portrait session, everyone headed over to Tavola restaurant for a private dinner. Shortly after, we headed over The Wedding Yacht (Sunset Bay Cruises) to get ready for their gorgeous ceremony on the roof of the yacht. We were delighted to see a familiar face in Marilyn Knipp who officiated the ceremony. Interestingly enough, CTV was filming a special on weddings and following Marilyn around that day! So with filming alongside our friends at FIll in the Blank Studios and the CTV crew, there wasn’t a shortage of cameras at this wedding!

The boat had set sail and the ceremony went off without a hitch, now it was time for a little mingling and cocktails for the bridal party and the guests. As the sun set, the formal part of the reception begun. There were fantastic speeches from both Tonya’s and Ian’s kids, close friends and siblings… a touch part of the evening as the big day started to come to a close. The traditional first dance was on the roof deck of the yacht which was now transformed into a dance floor. And as mentioned earlier, the night ended with Tonya and Ian lighting several lanterns in dedication to loved ones that could not be there that night with them.

An amazing day and a great throwback wedding post that we can share with you today. Enjoy some of our favs from Tonya and Ian’s big day.”

Makeup & Hair: Denise Elliott Makeup and Hair

Pacific Yacht Charters Wedding – By Butter Studios

Science World Wedding – Ben & Dana

Science World Wedding by Vivid Moments

Science World has been around for more than 25 years and is more than just the iconic dome full of interactive and educational exhibits and programming. Our recent expansion has resulted in the creation of our Green Roof terrace. Fast becoming one of Vancouver’s more popular venues for weddings and other memorable events, the terrace overlooks the tranquil waters of False Creek and is framed by Vancouver’s prestigious skyline. The Green Roof is home to a manicured green space with flowers, shrubs and trees that add that touch of nature to complement the breathtaking view. Although a very popular event location on its own, the Green Roof is just one of many spaces enjoyed here at Science World at TELUS World of Science.

This lovely wedding was captured by Moda Member, Vivid Moments

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Science world wedding moda wedding professionals vivid moments

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Science world wedding moda wedding professionals vivid moments

Science world wedding moda wedding professionals vivid moments

Science world wedding moda wedding professionals vivid moments

Science world wedding moda wedding professionals vivid moments

Science world wedding moda wedding professionals vivid moments

Science world wedding moda wedding professionals vivid moments

Science world wedding moda wedding professionals vivid moments

Science world wedding moda wedding professionals vivid moments

Science world wedding moda wedding professionals vivid moments

Science world wedding moda wedding professionals vivid moments

Science world wedding moda wedding professionals vivid moments

Science world wedding moda wedding professionals vivid momentsContributed by Moda Member: Vivid Moments

RAYMOND CHOU
RAYMOND CHOU
Vivid Moments
Photography
Vancouver, BC

“We aim to capture the story of your wedding as it naturally unfolds, and provide you with the most breathtaking images of you and your partner that you can possibly imagine.”

“Our fall season started off with none other than Ben and Dana’s gorgeous wedding was celebrated at the wonderful Science World! We’ve heard many great things about this award winning venue and were glad to finally capture a real wedding there. Surrounded by an incredible view of False Creek and the romance of the sunset and city lights, it was the perfect background for this fun and energetic couple. We’ve found after all the weddings we’ve documented that if the bride and groom are cheerful and having a great time, so will everyone else . This was definitely the case for Ben and Dana as their guests bombarded them with laughter, applause, and high fives all throughout the night. So many wonderful moments were captured at this wedding, and the journey for these two is only just beginning.

Congratulations Ben and Dana for welcoming us into your beautiful celebration. We couldn’t be happier for you both!”

Science World Wedding by Vivid Moments

Vancouver Marriott Hotel Wedding

Vancouver Marriott Hotel Wedding – Brandy & Steven

Vancouver Marriott Hotel Certified Wedding Planners are trained to help. After completing demanding coursework, each Marriott Certified Wedding Planner is qualified to coordinate weddings of all types, including ethnic and military weddings. Relying on experience, training, tradition and old-fashioned intuition, Marriott Certified Wedding Planners can help you determine an overall vision for your wedding and help you execute each detail. That includes setting an event budget; deciding on a menu; arranging table settings; and finding florists, photographers, a band and other entertainment for the big day.

With 20,000 square feet of space, we’re one of downtown Vancouver’s premier wedding destinations. Many of our venue spaces are flooded with natural light, and all offer high-speed Internet access. Customize your wedding menu with the help of our experienced and passionate culinary team. Trust our Marriott Certified Planners to ensure that your event is flawless from start to finish. Your out-of-town guests will enjoy exploring downtown Vancouver, both before and after your event.

This lovely wedding was captured by Moda Member, Kim James Photography

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Contributed by Moda Member: Kim James Photography

KIM JAMES-JOHNSON
KIM JAMES-JOHNSON
Kim James Photography
Photography
Vancouver, BC

“I love capturing stylish couples with big hearts! My ultimate goal is to give them an amazing experience that results in amazing photos they will cherish for
a lifetime.”

“Brandy & Steven chose the beautiful Marriott Hotel in Vancouver to say their “I Do’s”. As the rain began to sprinkle the terrace with rain drops this couple said their “I do’s” this past August. Following the ceremony we took a stroll through Coal Harbor for some more photos.

Their elegant day was planned by the amazing Laura and her team at Epic Events. The ballroom was decorated ever beautifully with pink, grey, and cream colors. I absolutely loved their custom cake topper. The head table had a hedge of beautiful flowers set on pretty silver sequined head table cloth. Brandy & Steven – Thank you for having me capture your amazing day!”

Vendors: Wedding Planner: Epic Events Venue: Marriott Hotel Cake: Le Gateau Bake Shop Hair & Makeup: Save The Date Beauty Florist: Bridal Beginnings Head Table Linen: Jack & Jill Weddings Wedding Dress: BHLDN – Jenny Yoo Earrings: Tiffany & Co

Vancouver Marriott Hotel Wedding – Brandy & Steven

Four Seasons Hotel Wedding

Four Seasons Hotel Wedding by SoWedding

This Four Seasons Hotel wedding was captured by the very talented team at SoWedding. I’m so thankful for the Moda family because we get the opportunity to meet so many amazingly talented people who we may have never crossed paths with. Having been in the industry for more than a decade, it’s easy to get caught up in your own little circle of friends and not venture out too far. We had the pleasure of meeting Chermaine Wu from SoWedding earlier this year and I’m so glad we did. They have traveled for local and destination weddings and I spent the better part of the morning just happily browsing their beautiful videos and photos so we thought to share this beautiful Four Seasons Hotel wedding with you! Enjoy!

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Four seasons hotel wedding - sowedding

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Four seasons hotel wedding - sowedding

Four seasons hotel wedding - sowedding

Four seasons hotel wedding - sowedding

Four seasons hotel wedding - sowedding

Four seasons hotel wedding - sowedding

Four seasons hotel wedding - sowedding

Four seasons hotel wedding - sowedding

Four seasons hotel wedding - sowedding

Four seasons hotel wedding - sowedding

Four seasons hotel wedding - sowedding

Four seasons hotel wedding - sowedding

Four seasons hotel wedding - sowedding

Four seasons hotel wedding - sowedding

Four seasons hotel wedding - sowedding

Four seasons hotel wedding - sowedding

Four seasons hotel wedding - sowedding

Four seasons hotel wedding - sowedding

Four seasons hotel wedding - sowedding

Four seasons hotel wedding - sowedding

Contributed by Moda Member:

CHERMAINE WU
CHERMAINE WU
SoWedding Photo and Cinema Productions

“We strive to create a fabulous photography and cinematography experience and we believe that every love story needs to be told in a simple, yet beautiful way.”

See more of their beautiful images and video here!

Four Seasons Hotel Wedding by SoWedding

Fairmont Vancouver Persian Wedding

Fairmont Vancouver Persian Wedding with Premier Love

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver is where “happily-ever-after” begins in grand style. An ideal Vancouver wedding venue the Grand Ballroom with its exquisite details, sparkling crystal chandeliers and majestic staircase, brides-to-be have a wealth of elegant options for the special day. It’s one of our favourite venues in Vancouver. Not only are the details luxurious and beautiful, the dedication to excellence by the staff is ever present.

Whether your style is softly romantic, trend-setting modern or show-stopping elegance, Fairmont is the premier choice.

Moda Members, Cindy Liu of Premier Love recently captured the very beautiful and luxurious wedding of Haleh (a very talented makeup artist) and her fiancé, Samm at the Fairmont Vancouver. Cindy shares a few key points in how they are able to capture the vision their clients have:

“We capture your vision so we can unveil and share your intimate stories.”

“Every couple has a story and every wedding is unique. Our approach at Premier Love is to unveil and share your intimate stories. Beyond great stories and quality images, we highly value how our wedding couples feel throughout the entire experience. Our creative process is designed to capture your vision and create your visual story, stress free!

Whether you have a particular vision or is looking for a little inspiration; Our team will guide you through our carefully designed process. Trust us with confidence and ease from discovery, to planning, and to creating the images of your destined love affair.”

See more from Cindy and her very talented team here!: Premier Love

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Fairmont Vancouver Persian Wedding with Premier Love

Best View in Vancouver: Science World

Best View in Vancouver: Science World

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Photo: Jason Thorne

Best view in Vancouver is at the iconic Science World, located in False Creek. I had the pleasure of taking a tour with Sales Manager, Christina Coomer, who has worked at the facility for more than 10 years.

Christina-Coomer-Science-World“Science World is more than just an iconic dome full of interactive and educational exhibits and programming. Our recent expansion has resulted in the creation of our Green Roof terrace. Fast becoming one of Vancouver’s more popular venues for weddings and other memorable events, the terrace overlooks the tranquil waters of False Creek and is framed by Vancouver’s prestigious skyline. The Green Roof is home to a manicured green space with flowers, shrubs and trees that add that touch of nature to complement the breathtaking view. Come down and see for yourself why we are such a popular event destination.”

 

I agree, it was an amazing space to be in and one of the most perfect for a sunset with the view of Vancouver and False Creek glittering in the background. They are well equipped for rain or shine with their massive event tent so this beautiful view can be enjoyed no matter what. Having hosted many prominent events, the staff and facilities are seasoned experts and look forward to hosting your next event.

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Photo: Erin Gilmore Photography

I encourage you to contact Christina for a site visit, you will not be disappointed!

604.443.7472

ccoomer@scienceworld.ca

Best View of Vancouver: Science World

Vancouver Convention Centre Wedding

Vancouver Convention Centre Luxury Wedding

The Vancouver Convention Centre is one of the most versatile venues we have in the city for weddings. Their mission is to market the province’s premier convention and exhibition facility, to elevate Vancouver as the global leader and convention destination of choice and so generate economic and community benefits for British Columbia.

It boasts the best views of the North Shore mountains and is situated right in the heart of downtown Vancouver. Located on Vancouver’s waterfront with a dramatic mountain backdrop, the award-winning Vancouver Convention Centre offers one of the most beautiful settings in the world and convenient access to all the major visitor amenities in the downtown core. As British Columbia’s flagship convention centre, the facility hosts more than 500 events and welcomes hundreds of thousands of attendees each year, while generating significant economic activity for the province.

The Convention Centre first served as the Canada Pavilion for the World’s Fair Expo in 1986. Since then, it has tripled in size with the addition of its West building in April 2009, and is recognized as one of the leading convention centres in the world. It also played as the host location for the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games. The torch can still be visited to this day, being lit for special occasions.

The Convention Centre is designed with the latest environmentally sustainable features and technology, including a six-acre “living roof” and an on-site blackwater treatment plant. The Centre also features Canada’s largest waterfront ballroom with five-story high ceilings, open terraces, and floor-to-ceiling windows that offer breathtaking mountain and harbour vistas.

Today, we share a beautiful wedding captured by Moda Member, Denise Lin of Denise Lin Photography. she did an absolutely amazing job capturing the many, many details this wedding had to offer. Beautiful work, Denise!

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Photographer: Denise Lin Photography

Planning and Design: We Do Weddings Etc.

Rentals from :

Upright Decor (Draping and Chandeliers)

Eclat Decor (Chairs and Crystal Candelabras)

Reel Silks (Welcoming Area Garden Props and Reception Room Aisle Display)

Flowers : Balconi Floral Design Studio Inc.

Stationery and Paper Flowers: Making Memories

Wedding Cake : Kien and Sweets

Wedding Desserts : Petite Fantasy Sweets

Chair covers and linens : Chair Decor

Videographer : Henry Zhang

MUA: Tiffanys Pro Makeup and Hair

Visual and Lighting Effect Design: We Do Weddings Etc.

Ceremony Music: Musical Occasions

Music Performance: Sandra-Mae

Vancouver Convention Centre Luxury Wedding

Hycroft Manor: Vancouver Wedding Venue

Hycroft Manor: At the heart of the city

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Photo: Blush Wedding Photography

Hycroft Manor is home to the University Women’s Club of Vancouver. As part of the Canadian Federation of University Women, the UWCV has a history of promoting education and rights for women so they can further their education and opportunities.

A total of 26 different awards are given each year to UBC, SFU, BCIT, Emily Carr University, Langara, Burnaby North Secondary, and Britannia Secondary. Donations and funds are raised throughout the year to support this great program as well as taking an interest in public affairs and educational issues. Members have worked together to be a common voice in support of women in all situations tackling issues such as homelessness, human trafficking and prostitution, safety of women, and child poverty. They also work to develop policy on many issues related to education, status of women, equality and human rights, and the environment.

Founded in 1907, the UWCV at that time consisted of eight young female graduates from Eastern Canada and the USA and was only the second University Women’s Club in Canada. Longing for a clubhouse of their own, the women of UWCV found Hycroft for sale in 1962 and the women purchased the mansion outright with cash which they raised on their own for $32,000. Built by General Alexander Duncan McRae to exacting standards and completed in 1911, it was once the centre of the social scene in Vancouver. The restored Hycroft remains as an amazing landmark and a is great venue for events, weddings and social gatherings.

The outdoor terrace and gardens are beautiful for very light and bright ceremonies guarded by stone pillars and sculptures. The indoor ceremony room is filled with old-world charm, mouldings and really gives a romantic feel, like being taken back in time. It’s an ideal venue, rain or shine and is sure to delight all its guests.

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Photo: Blush Wedding Photography

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Photo: Blush Wedding Photography

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Photo: Butter Studios

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Photo: Butter Studios

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Photo: Modern Romance Productions

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Photo: Vivid Moments

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University Women’s Club of Vancouver at Hycroft

1489 McRae Avenue

Vancouver, B.C. V6H 1V1

Tel 604 731 4661
Fax 604 731 3710

URL: www.uwcvancouver.ca
E-mail: uwcv@uwcvancouver.ca

Hycroft Manor: Vancouver wedding venue

 

Vancouver Persian Wedding at Fairmont Pacific Rim

Persian Wedding at the Fairmont Pacific Rim

Fairmont Pacific Rim Persian Wedding with Alnaz and Hossein.  The Fairmont Pacific Rim is a wonderfully contemporary hotel, focused on the rustic beauty of BC, interlaced with some of the most expensive, not to mention beautiful and interesting marble I’ve ever seen. The Emerald ballrooms is floor to ceiling windows and is such a great place to shoot as the late summer sun keeps the room bright and light. Morning preparations were held at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Photography By: Jasalyn Thorne Photographers

Persian weddings are one of our favourites for the pure fact that they love beautiful details. Everything, from their gown, attire, jewels and the intricate pieces which adorn the wedding Sofreh. Each piece of the Sofreh has a different blessing for the couple in their new life together. Often times, the pieces and food comes straight from the homeland for true authenticity.

I must say, I don’t think I’ve seen a more unique decor feature, Alnaz had crystals placed in the overhead pot-lights and they just lit the place up, genius!!! I always say, adding accent lights and coloured lights just give the room so much more sparkle.

Persians know how to celebrate and I LOVE that everyone participates, EVERYONE dances! A great addition to the night was a special performance by a very talented belly dancer. Not to mention the food was AMAZING!

The Professionals who made it happen:

Venue: Fairmont Pacific Rim

Cake: Aeyra Cakes

Persian Sofreh: Sunflower Florist

Jewelry: Elsa Corsi

Shoes: Dior

Hair: Suki’s

Makeup: Haleh Makeup Artistry

Fairmont Pacific Rim Persian Wedding – Vancouver Wedding Photography by Jasalyn Thorne

Jasalyn Thorne has been published in over fifty editorials, blogs and competitions over the past 5 years. Jasalyn is considered to be one of the most published wedding photographers in Canada. She is an award winning international photographer with over 10 years of experience.

Hatley Castle – Victoria’s Royal Gem

Hatley Castle: Victoria’s Royal Gem

If you’ve never been to Hatley Castle in Victoria, you’re in for quite a treat! As one of the few historic buildings we have here on the west coast, it’s like taking a step back into a time of elegant parties, formal dinner jackets and scenes of a by gone era.

The Castle was built as a country residence for James Dunsmuir, son of the former Premier, Robert Dunsmuir between 1908 and 1909. It sits on a 260-hectare estate surrounding the large castle which used to serve as the Royal Roads Military College. It is now a popular destination for weddings seeking a grandeur that can be found nowhere else.

The wood panelled rooms and large fireplaces give the interior a naturally warm atmosphere in contrast to the heavy stone of the exterior. The beautiful gardens which bloom in all their glory, around mid-May, is best savoured on a relaxing stroll around the property.

It’s the perfect setting for weddings, photoshoots and family portraits, it has something for everyone.

For more information, please contact Roberta Helgason:

Roberta Helgason, Event Coordinator, Campus Services | Royal Roads University

T 250.391.2600 ext. 4795 | F 250.391.2620

2005 Sooke Road, Victoria, BC  Canada  V9B 5Y2 | royalroads.ca

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

Building upon a century of experience as hoteliers has endowed Fairmont Hotels with a rich tradition of hospitality. They offer experiences that are authentically local, in hotels and resorts of unrivalled presence. Genuine hospitality is achieved when engaging service and attention to detail elevate each stay into cherished memory.

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver is known as the ‘Castle in the City’ and reflects timeless luxury and history. Holding a prime downtown location, steps from Vancouver’s shopping and entertainment district, it is the perfect place to enjoy Vancouver’s vibrant atmosphere. Guests will feel at home as our canine ambassadors, Mavis and Beau, welcome them and our knowledgeable Concierge team is here to help with local travel suggestions.

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver has recently completed a $12 million restaurant, bar and lobby renovation, providing the ‘Grand Dame’ with a sense of renewed luxury. A bar, a restaurant, a journey – Notch8 Restaurant & Bar welcomes a new era of glamour.

The grand tradition of Afternoon Tea at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver has “popped up” to the 15th floor. Enjoy classic English-inspired tea service as you overlook the stunning skyline of Downtown Vancouver. This was the last location for our seasonal High Tea socials in the Moda group.

Paul Phalen is the catering manager and is ever present to aid in designing the perfect event at the Hotel.

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The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

Paul Phalen – Catering Manager

900 West Georgia Street

Vancouver, British Columbia

Canada V6C 2W6

T + 604 443 1827

F + 604-662-1907

paul.phalen@fairmont.com

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Fairmont Hotel Vancouver is known as the ‘Castle in the City’ and reflects timeless luxury and history. Holding a prime downtown location, steps from Vancouver’s shopping and entertainment district, it is the perfect place to enjoy Vancouver’s vibrant atmosphere.

Rosewood Hotel Georgia


After undergoing a full renovation and reopening in 2011 as Rosewood Hotel Georgia, the hotel has been returned to its former grandeur with the additional elegance of extensive amenities and the impeccable service of Rosewood. Over the years they have hosted such classic stars as Katharine Hepburn, John Wayne, the Rolling Stones and including such royalty as HRH Edward, Prince of Wales.


Hotel Georgia: The Golden Age Reborn

Two of the most important things when it comes to venues I’ve found, is the natural look of the structure and the food. We have been attending weddings at the newly renovated Rosewood Hotel Georgia since it’s re-birth in 2011 and have not been disappointed. After months of painstaking labour to return the structure to it’s former glory of the intricate decor from it’s first days open in the 1920’s, Rosewood Hotel Georgia has been awarded numerous times for it’s outstanding service and attention to detail.  It has been named on such prestigious lists from Condé Nast Traveler US, Travel + Leisure, US News & World Report and has also received the Forbes Five Star Award.

Nicole Folino, the Catering Sales Manager has worked with hundreds of clients over the last few years, building and hosting some of the city’s top weddings and events. In addition to the ornate crown jewel of the Spanish Ballroom, they also offer smaller function rooms, still keeping with the style of the hotel’s original décor.  One of our favourites is the Tudor Room as it offers unobstructed views of the Vancouver Art Gallery and allows for natural sunlight to pour in, filling the room with a beautiful glow. Other modern options are the Bowden Room with it’s mirrored details and floor to ceiling glass windows or the outdoor bar, Reflections.

With event options ranging from 35-350 persons, there is surely something to fit all occasions.

Wedding Design Studio display from Bling Wedding show

Penthouse Suite patio overlooking downtown Vancouver

Wedding Design Studio decor

Bling Wedding Show

In addition to the luxurious accommodations and event options, the hotel also boasts an extensive list of features and benefits for its guests and clients:

  • Les Clefs d’Or concierge
  • 24-hour in-room dining Menu
  • Sense, A Rosewood Spa
  • Fitness Center
  • 52′ indoor saltwater lap pool
  • 1927 lobby lounge
  • Reflections Outdoor Restaurant and Lounge (seasonal)
  • Business Centre
  • Complimentary WiFi with premium service also available
  • Valet parking via Howe Street entrance to porte cochere
  • Courtesy Bentley car service within five km of the downtown area, based on availability
  • 9,847 sq. ft. of private dining, banquet and meeting facilities
  • Two rooftop suites for corporate and social events for up to 50 guests with terraces featuring elegant teak furnishings, hot tub, fireplace and BBQ grill
  • Rose Buds for Children program

The Rosewood Hotel Georgia is Also home to Bling, the boutique bridal show which hosts some of the best talent in the wedding industry. All of the professionals are set up throughout the venue encouraging the wedding couples to explore and experience the old world charm of this grand venue.

Rosewood Hotel Georgia
801 West Georgia St., Vancouver, BC, Canada V6C 1P7
T: +1 604 682 5566
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After undergoing a full renovation and reopening in 2011 as Rosewood Hotel Georgia, the hotel has been returned to its former grandeur with the additional elegance of extensive amenities and the impeccable service of Rosewood.

The Wooden Spoon Co.


General Manager, Graham Racich is passionate about creating an enjoyable family experience. Local celebrity chefs Rob Feenie and Vikram Vij are also known to stop in for a delicious brunch. You know it’s good when you have other chefs as regulars!


Wedding Brunch: The Perfect Solution

You have family coming in from overseas, family staying with you while the wedding festivities take place and then even more family coming over for a reunion after the wedding day, what do you do with all of them? You take them out for a savoury brunch at The Wooden Spoon Co. located in sunny White Rock, just steps away from the iconic White Rock Beach. Pre or post wedding brunch is the perfect solution to feeding the mob during wedding activities. If you’re looking for the perfect family place with grown-up flavours and even a great kids’ room where the little ones can play while you enjoy your breakfast in peace, then this is the perfect place!

Opening its doors only last year by seasoned restaurateurs Peter Raptis  and Ray Staniscia (Sip Lounge & The Refinery), they have already made quite the name for themselves regularly seating celebrity chefs Rob Feenie and Vikram Vij. The exciting menu sports such delicious items as their famous Breakfast Poutine, a heaping portion of house cut fries, crispy buttermilk jalapeños, in-house made BBQ pulled pork, traditional Montreal cheese curds, 2 eggs, salsa ranchera and house made gravy. It’s the perfect combination of salty and sweet. As a poutine lover, I have had my fare share and this is by far my favourite!

From left to right: Chef Brad Green and General Manager Graham Racich

Some of the unique features you’ll notice right away is the homey feel of the restaurant. Using a lot of reclaimed and reused materials from the old restaurant, they have given a modern look with the white walls, black chairs and minimalist décor yet warm up the room with the beautiful textures of the old barn wood panelling seen throughout the restaurant.

One of the unique elements to Chef Brad’s cuisine is that he endeavours to impart very pronounced flavours and spice, without the intense heat you would normally experience, the perfect flavours you want for first thing in the morning. Everything from the brines, the smoking, the sauces, everything they can they make in-house with their own unique twist. and their signature cocktails pair effortlessly with the menu and are sure to delight. My favourite is the Mom’s Breakfast with house-made red wine syrup with just the right amount of kick!

Why not start your day with their French Press coffees from Salt Spring Island coupled with the smoked salmon breakfast: French-style scrambled eggs, capers, chives, dill and goat cheese topped with fresh  BC smoked salmon on a buttery croissant.

If you are a breakfast lover, I know your family will enjoy the experience and cuisine at The Wooden Spoon! They are open for Breakfast and Brunch Mon-Tues from 10-3pm, open into the evening for dinner Wed-Fri from 10-10pm, then Sat 9-10pm and Sun 9-3pm.

Some of the menu Items I got to savour while on the interview. The poutine is a MUST!

Breakfast Poutine: House cut fries, crispy buttermilk jalapeños, BBQ pulled pork, Montreal cheese curds, home-made grey, 2 eggs and salsa ranchera.

S’more: House made Marshmallow fluff served hot and gooey over rich chocolate ganache over a base of graham cracker crumble.

Spoon Burger: garlic aioli, house made tomato jam, maple bacon, fried egg, aged cheddar, pickles, crispy onion ring, arugula smothering a locally sourced beef & pork patty.

Spoon Caesar: Twist on a classic caesar featuring our special mix, spiked BBQ sauce with Dijon, maple syrup, hickory smoked bacon, crispy onion ring and served with your choice of Vodka or Bourbon.

Start your day with delicious French Press coffee from Salt Spring Island.

Mom’s Breakfast: Their take on a fuzzy peach Belini with in-house made red wine syrup.

The Wooden Spoon Co. is a hip brunch & bistro with character, located in the heart of uptown White Rock. Is it a bistro? Is it a brunch spot? We will let you decide.

Join the rabble-rousers and cantankerous few that post up at The Wooden Spoon Co. patrons find nothing “classic” here except the ingredients. The Wooden Spoon Co. food philosophy is focused on fresh, house-made dishes crafted from locally sourced ingredients. Everything from the breads and pastas to the butchery and sauces, all products are made in-house with quality and consistency.

The Wooden Spoon Co.

15171 Russell Ave
White Rock, BC

Phone: 1-604-560-6018

Web: WoodenSpoon.co

The Wooden Spoon Co. is the perfect place for wedding family brunch or dinner. Located in sunny White Rock only steps away from white Rock beach, it is sure to be an experience the whole family can enjoy.

Fairmont Pacific Rim


Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice recently awarded the Fairmont Pacific rim in Vancouver to be their #1 Best International Hotel for Business Travel and it shows. Every detail is clean and the service is excellent. We have held numerous industry events here and have been impressed every time with not only the venue but the quality of the service and excellence in the cuisine.


Modern, Luxury and Green!

Everyone in the wedding industry was waiting on pins and needles for this shinning gem to open it’s doors shortly before it would host the world for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. Vancouver had not had a new feature venue open for some time and you could tell there was a lot riding on this new Fairmont.

It would embrace a truly west coast flavour, everything from the decor to the cuisine was carefully selected to not only showcase materials and technology from around the world but it would be one of the greenest hotels in Vancouver. Their cuisine embraces purchasing local, organic, Fair Trade and sustainable food products wherever possible, including utilizing organic or biodynamic wines, local purveyors and on-site herb gardens. Our culinary operation operates a ‘fully scratch’ kitchen committed to creating everything in-house, allowing our chef’s to ensure every bite tastes exactly the way they want. The RawBar is also Vancouver’s first 100% Ocean Wise sushi destination.

They were proudly awarded the 5-Green Key rating within the first year of operation, showing their commitment to minimizing the hotel’s footprint on the planet through various initiatives.

The main tower of the Fairmont Pacific Rim as seen from Cordova St.

What does that mean for the wedding world? It serves as a green-concious choice for couples and people who value taking the extra step to help the environment and aid in keeping our Canadian waters and environment clean and sustainable.

Not only is the hotel a great choice for environment values but the location is second to none. Right downtown on the seawall, it is only steps away from some of Vancouver’s most bustling sectors. A few steps this way and you are in historic Gastown, a few steps this way you’re on the water taking a walk on Vancouver’s famed seawall which encompasses the lush forests of Stanley Park. The views from the tower are perfect for sunset and you can watch the busy harbour as it gears down from the day.

The Fairmont Pacific Rim offers a variety of locations and function rooms, ranging from their grand Star Sapphire Ballroom for up to 800 guests to the intimate and private rooftop patio of the Chairman’s Suite situated on the west side of the hotel for up to 60 guests. The suite comes complete with private elevator and a two-story Swarovski chandelier, all yours for $6000 a night! With an airy cabana, perfect for intimate ceremonies and patio perfect for an outdoor or tented reception dinner, no wonder couple come from around the world to experience this hotel.

For weddings, couple can select one of our signature fine dining menus or create a custom menu developed by their award-winning Executive Chef using fresh, local ingredients in our scratch kitchen. Combine this with perfectly paired wines, synchronized banquet service, and a stunning house-made wedding cake, and your guests are in for an experience not to be forgotten.

See more of their custom wedding information here and enjoy a truly west coast luxury experience!

KATE FRANCOIS, WPICC, CMP

WEDDING AND PROPOSAL MANAGER

Fairmont Pacific Rim

T + 1 604 695 5451

F + 1 604 695 5466

kate.francois@fairmont.com

Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice recently awarded the Fairmont Pacific rim in Vancouver to be their #1 Best International Hotel for Business Travel and it shows. Every detail is clean and the service is excellent. We have held numerous industry events here and have been impressed every time with not only the venue but the quality of the service and excellence in the cuisine.

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