Vancouver Club Wedding Green and Gold

MELIA SORENSON
MELIA SORENSON
Lucida Photography
Photography
Vancouver, BC
Maui, HI

“I take inspiration from my clients first and foremost. The mood and aesthetic of the day and place are drawn upon so we can achieve elegant authenticity.”

“They got ready together that morning at the club, there were two dresses– a blush sequin gown with a cowl back and a green silk Chinese dress like her mother wore when she married. The Vancouver Club is always a great spot for portraits but we did a quick run into Stanley Park for some West Coast nature, too. The ceremony was in the University room; I dimmed the lights a bit — kept just a bit of life in them but we wanted to feel the light from the window and the candles too. So many happy unscripted moments made my day.”
See More of Melia’s captivating work here: Website

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Floral Inspiration Tuesday

Floral inspiration Tuesday is one of the prettiest days on the blog. We get to feature amazing artists, event designers and their wonderful photographers who capture all the beauty! Today, we feature a post from Kristy and Ken’s blog from Blush Wedding Photography as she share some of her most loved decor from this past year.

Organic Rose Gold Ballroom:
Loved this organic twist of adding driftwood and succulent plants to this rose gold glamorous ballroom look. Also loved how the couple incorporated their love for food by naming the tables after spices!
Venue: Pacific Rim Fairmont Planners: Dream Group Florist: Flowerz

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Chinoiserie and Peonies:
Chinoiserie inspired wedding was definitely unique and who doesn’t love all those peonies!!
Venue: Vancouver Club Florist/Stylist: Groom’s sister!

floral inspiration blush wedding photography blue and white Chinese inspired wedding decor

 

 

Romantic & Glamorous:
Soft, romantic and with a big dose of glamour…this classic look is never going out of style.
Venue: Vancouver Club Planner: Countdown Events Florist: Granville Island Florist Calligrapher: Maurelle Calligraphy

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Rich & Luxurious:
Rich golds, deep reds, pinks, and lots of candles, this wedding was dripping with richness and luxury. The wedding was fully designed by the bride and she found the perfect team to execute her vision. Venue: York Room Floral: Flowerz
Décor: Koncept Décor

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Bold & Modern Ballroom:
Loved this modern twist on the ballroom wedding. Black pipe and draping, vibrant and organic floral, plus the most AMAZING custom dance floor I’ve ever seen…and probably ever will. W-O-W
Venue: Four Season Vancouver Planner: Countdown Events Floral: Celsia Décor Rental: Upright Décor, Eclate Décor, Pedersen’s Rentals

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Organic Grecian:
This organic Grecian wedding had so many cute little details that six squares was definitely not enough space. Calligraphy signs lining the aisle and a vintage truck photobooth filled with pillows we’re definitely some highlights…and just look at that bouquet!
Venue: Gatzke Orchards Planner: Vintage Origami Floral: Society Florist Calligraphy: Blush Type Stationary, Ginger Creative

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Floral Inspiration Tuesday: Favourite decor of 2015

Floral Tuesday: Going Green

Green: Not your usual floral go-to.

living wall giant

Photo: Green Roofs

Green is such an underused colour for weddings. There are so many kinds, textures and hues that you can use to create a stunning piece. One of the most beautiful advances in greenery design are the living walls you see around town, what genius and what great inspiration! Exposing stems, foliage and introducing new plants that may not be the regulars. Greenery is a great arena to explore for infinite possibilities.

One of our favourite inspiration moments was when we were driving the Hana Highway at 5am on Maui one year. The sun was just coming up and all you could see were the rolling hills and steep cliffs just covered in every emerald hue imaginable. The bamboo forest is an amazing place as well. What a stunner that would be to come into a reception venue looking as if you walked out into paradise!

Try to go beyond the norm, what’s been done before and look at the amazing new things coming out of the world of landscape design. Green can be used in so many facets from the bouquet, ceremony backdrop, centerpieces and even guest favours of topiaries or small succulents.

This is one of our favourite inspirations and we hope it will open up a whole new world when you think of decor for your next event.

living wall succulents

Photo: livingwallart.com

baby's breath centerpiece

Photo: Vancouver Club

hanging greenery wedding

Photo: Christian Oth

green wedding reception

Photo: Vancouver Club

shrub wedding favour

Photo: Vancouver Club

greenery wedding reception

Photo: Josh Gruetzmacher

green and white reception decor

Photo: Niche Event Stylists & Simply Sweet Photography

Try going a little green this year and experiment with all of nature’s emerald hues.

Going green: Not your usual floral suspects

The Vancouver Club


The Vancouver Club is one of the oldest clubs in the city. Membership is highly sought after and garners an extensive wait list. Started in 1889, it remains a host to the world’s royalty, politicians, rock stars and movie stars from around the world.


Excellence is everything at the Vancouver Club

It’s wedding day at the Vancouver Club and Senior Catering Manager, Katie Ley, begins her rounds at the club in preparation for the day’s events. Quality checks will commence with a staff meeting, usually consisting of a small army of 30 people to service a 100 person event. Staff and bar keeps are informed of the evening’s menu particulars then double-check table settings and ensuring all the details are ready for the esteemed guests to arrive.

Guests are greeted with a signature cocktail as they enter the impeccably detailed Georgian Room for cocktail hour while staff will be waiting to serve fresh canapés, garnished with delicate herbs and edible flowers grown in the Club’s exclusive roof-top garden. Everything is prepared on the day, and everything is served fresh.

To Katie, excellence is everything and it stems from a long tradition at the Club.

Founded in 1889, the present-day Vancouver Club was completed in December, 1913. Members at that time were still adorning silk top hats and ornate ballgowns.

Soon, horses and electric streetcars gave way to gas-powered vehicles. The Club saw the arrival of the radio, television, waiting lists, multiple renovations, and an amalgamation with the University Club. In 2000, the Georgian Club merged with the Club’s membership, giving distinguished women a permanent home in the heart of downtown Vancouver.

Now in its third century, the Vancouver Club is a place where global business meets rich local culture.

In May of 2015, the club recently completed a 2.3 million dollar kitchen renovation boasting a state of the art multi-media system to ensure perfect timing of production and service.

The Club is known for excellent white glove service, high standards and synchronized service which creates a setting of elegance for any event.

With a dedication to fresh locally sourced ingredients, Executive chef, Sean Cousins meticulously guides the Club’s menu with the changing seasons. Born and raised in B.C., executive chef Sean attended the esteemed Dubrulle Culinary Institute and quickly made his mark at top kitchens in Vancouver and abroad.

Highlights include leading the acclaimed Raincity Grill to several international industry awards, a stint at The Dorchester in London and leading The Vancouver Club kitchen team through a stellar menu during the 2010 Olympic Games, where he cooked for various royalty and heads of state.

Seasonal menus carry tradition while adding elements of the west coast. Fresh, locally sourced ingredients are key staples in such classics as their roasted beef tenderloin, a popular dish for weddings. During the summer months, a seared ahi tuna is on the menu while in winter their favoured short ribs are served with seasonal vegetables.

Grilled Spring salmon with pomme purée, summer vegetables and chive butter emulsion.

Slow roasted Angus beef tenderloin with pomme ‘Pear William’, roasted baby vegetables with a brandy jus.

Locally sourced ingredients include: Fraser Valley duck breast, Haida Gwaii halibut and Okanagan goat cheese mingle with bio-dynamic hen eggs and Salt Spring Island lamb while vibrant fruits and vegetables are delivered regularly from Lillooet.

Dungeness crab cake with lemon chive aioli and frisee.

Compressed watermelon, black olive on feta cheese.

Olive oil crostini with smoked tomato jam, burrata and crispy basil leaf.

Their expert Sommelier, Martha McAvity, travels continuously, always searching for the perfect addition to the Club’s extensive wine cellar. The Club boasts an exclusive Chardonnay and Bordeaux blend from Château Les Carrasses in France.  They are also one of only three recipients in the world to obtain privately bottled De Venoge Champagne, direct from France. All of these exclusive wines and champagnes are available to the Club’s wedding clients.

Watch this beautiful short film showing the journey behind the wines from Chateau Les Carrasses with Sommelier, Martha McAvity. (Video credit: Galen Lofstedt)

The Vancouver Club is a unique private venue in the centre of the city, offering an unparalleled setting for entertaining clients, family and friends. Enjoy elegantly appointed rooms, inspired local cuisine and a wine cellar second to none.

Hosting a private party with friends or a corporate event? We offer a number of multi-purpose private rooms; from a 12-guest boardroom outfitted with the latest in technology to a 200-300 guest ballroom for grand occasions.

The Grill:

The Grill is the culinary heart of The Vancouver Club. It’s also two restaurants in one elegant package. The bright, airy Atrium is ideal for a sunny lunch, while the moodier main Grill seduces with warmth and modern style. Choose a table by the fireplace and order something delicious from the most inventive menu in the city.

Roof Top Garden:

Oblivious to the busy street below, the roof is an oasis of green. Seasonal plantings, edible flowers, hard-to-source-herbs and four types of savouries make their way from soil to plate. Summer produce is preserved to make the dishes sing — even when the city is washed clean by winter rain. It’s the zero-mile diet in action and a happy marriage of tradition and creativity.

For Weddings and Events:

Rooftop garden: Max 50 people, Suitable for very small weddings with standing ceremonies.

The Georgian Room & Ballroom:

Nearing its 100th birthday, 915 West Hastings is a bastion of elegance in the middle of this city of glass. Beautifully appointed and rejuvenated, its rooms provide the ultimate in versatility: classic wood panels and post-modern chandeliers; a bright, airy atrium and a rich, gold mosaic-tiled bar; private nooks and grand ballrooms. Every space in The Club is sleek, elegant and rich with history.

For weddings and events:

Georgian room: 150 standing/50 dining/70 sit-down ceremony

Ballroom: 150 seated with dancefloor or 250 with Club buyout.

Katie invites you to come and experience the Club in person; you won’t be disappointed!

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Katie Ley

Senior Catering Sales Manager
katie@vancouverclub.ca
604 331 7008

915 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, B.C.
V6C 1C6 Canada
604 685 9321
Reservations / General Inquiries
concierge@vancouverclub.ca

The Vancouver Club is one of the oldest clubs in the city. Membership is one of the most sought after and garners an extensive wait list. Started in 1889, it remains a host to the world’s royalty, politicians, rock stars and movie stars.

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