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  • Writer's pictureHaleh Tafteh

Wedding {Cecil Green Dream}

Updated: Oct 3, 2019

When two people have a love for plants and nature, the ideal venue to be wed is none other than Cecil Green Park House. The astonishing, early century mansion perched above the sea and surrounded by lush gardens and expanse of natural landscape was the perfect place for Asal and David to say “i do”.

David smiled with sheer happiness at the sight of his stunning bride during their first look at Vancouver’s famous Stanley Park. He wore a well tailored black tux from Harry Rosen with a white shirt and black bowtie. It was the perfect compliment to his beautiful bride Asal, who dressed in a custom gown created personally by OM Designs. The full length soft white tulle ball gown had an off the shoulder detail that added a romantic yet sophisticated look. Her long veil draped elegantly from a crystal embellished headpiece custom made from Iran, which matched perfectly with her crystal dropped tier earrings. Asal carried a bouquet of white orchids mixed with soft greens and wrapped in satin by Tala Florist. Her look was completed with a pair of silver sparkle embellished Manolo Blahnik’s.

After the couple’s wedding portraits, the family prepared a traditional tea ceremony to be held at the venue. Asal and David dressed in traditional Vietnamese garments made of colourful silk and embellished with gold and silver embroidery and beading. Serving their loved ones in this traditional way brought honour and joy to their family.

The wedding ceremony was set outdoors, nestled amongst the lush green foliage on a perfectly mild August day. The low sun cast soft shadows of the rows of white chairs down the tapered aisle. White pillars from Le Marais Decor lined the inside row, and held ornate silver vases filled with gorgeous blooms by Tala Florist. White roses, orchids and a mix of greens draped naturally over the edges of the pillars. At the end of the aisle, where the bride and groom would say their vows, stood eight white pillars that each held traditional Persian items from Details by Haleh. As the couple had planned on having a more western ceremony, the touches of Sofreh Aghd items; nuts, wheat and sugar were all set to bless the couples marriage with longevity, prosperity and the sweetness of life and happiness.

Guests were treated during cocktail hour with a performance by the Bride’s dance group Chichaklar, and even got to see the Bride join in the festivities in her gown and everything. Afterwards, guests mingled as the sun began to set, preparing for the delicious meal to come during the reception.

Two long tables sat parallel on the terrace with white chairs and white linen draped to the floor. Along the centre of the tables were alternating floating candles and low white square vases with white orchids and sprigs of greenery, as well as tall gold vases from Le Marais Decor, that held bursts of white orchids and draping greens.

The four tiered all white cake designed by the bride herself, and was perfectly matching as it too was draped in greens and white orchids. As the sun set, the warm glow of string lights above the tables cast golden light and set the mood for a night on the dance floor.

Happily surrounded by their family and friends, Asal and David celebrated the life they created together, the future they had in front of them and the love that was all around them.

Congratulations to Asal and David!


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