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

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

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

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

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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