Audrey Hepburn Inspired Wedding Feature on Wedluxe

I came back from our Europe trip feeling a bit sad that summer is almost over here on this side of the globe, but my mood instantly shifted as I was informed of another feature by no less than Wedluxe, a sought-after guide on luxury weddings and stylish events. I’m grateful to Teresa Tran for giving me the opportunity to collaborate with her at the last moment. I am truly in awe of her talent and dedication to her craft. Kudos to the rest of the vendors who put together all the elements needed to create this amazing, Audrey Hepburn-inspired styled shoot.

Without further talk, here are the dreamy, beyond-beautiful photos captured by Ken Tan and featured in Wedluxe website.

Hope you get more inspired!

bride with wedding welcome gift pink gift boxAn Ode to Audrey

There’s no denying that Audrey Hepburn’s iconic style has served as inspiration for countless generations and will continue to inspire. Her glamour and elegance is translated into this styled shoot through a soft colour palette, gold tableware, and delicate pearl accents. Feminine, romantic, and oh-so-chic.

pink and gold wedding theme cake

Head on to Wedluxe blog for more ideas and inspiration on how to create that elegant and iconic wedding theme.

Source it:

Photography • Ken Tan Photo, Planning • Teresa Tran Events, Floral Design • Angela & Gabriel’s Flowers Inc., Venue • Stanley Park Pavilion, Makeup Artist • Makeup by Vivian Jun; Makeup by Tianna Tran, Hair Stylist • Hair by Clara Leung; Hair by Candace Deanna, Stationery Design • Made by Michelle Mark, Decor Rentals • Bespoke Decor Rentals, Gowns • Bisou Bridal, Jewellery • Jeweliette Jewellery, Cake Design – Soirette Macarons & Tea, Marshmallows • Butter Baked Goods, Cookies • Cookievonster Customer Cookies
Cake Stands and Dessert Platters • Chic Fête, Pearl Beads • Proline Trading, Chargers and Dinnerware • Atkinson’s, Gold Flatware • A&B Partytime Rentals, Chairs and Tables • Past Pieces, Linens • Paradise Events, Paper Flowers • Mur De Fleurs, Pink Gift Box • Jules & Joy Gifts, Ballons • Fun Fiestas by Ili

Artfully Wed Feature

When I heard from Shawna of Sweetheart Events that the styled shoot we worked on last February will soon be featured by an online wedding style blog, I was beyond ecstatic! I know that the shoot was tastefully done, and it was an honor for me to be included alongside a list of seasoned and awesome vendors in Vancouver.

Customized Bridesmaid Gift Basket

I was asked to create a gift basket following the industrial-inspired theme so I used galvanized tin and chose gift items in hues of white, gold and blush pink.

This post is lifted from Artfully Wed’s website

This beautifully airy art studio wedding styled shoot from Summer Rayne Photo and Sweetheart Events showcases a stunning Truvelle gown, vintage decor and personalized wedding vows in an industrial warehouse space softened by the romantic color palette of dove gray, white, gold and Rose Quartz! The venue, a former winery, is a current working art studio where guests can look through the reclaimed window walls to see into the artists’ work spaces. The estate head table was accented with dove gray linens, rose tapered candles, green garland, gold dipped cutlery and a gorgeous centerpiece to bring out the subtle hints of the color palette. The unique wedding vows were written in calligraphy on a backdrop behind the cake table, as well!
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Artists
Photographer: Summer Rayne Photo
Event Designer: Shawna Spooner, Sweetheart Events
Venue: 100 Braid St Studios & Gallery
Floral Designer: Our Little Flower Company
Cake Designer: The Cake & The Giraffe
Dress Designer: Truvelle
Stationery Designer: Cornwall Stationery
Hair Stylist: Clarke Fryer
Makeup Artist: Savannah St. Jean
Vintage Rentals: Bespoke Decor
Lace Backdrop: Past Pieces
Chair, Linen & Napkin Rentals: Lonsdale Event Rentals
Calligraphy: Elizabeth Barr, Sweetheart Events
Rings: Carats
Bridesmaid Gift: Jules & Joy Gifts
Models: Jaclyn & Patrick

Refreshment & Reinforcement: Thoughtful Gifts for Your Bridesmaids on Your Wedding Day

Your bridesmaids will help you shine your brightest and be your most relaxed and beautiful on your wedding day. They will be running around the venue and be your gofers throughout the day. They will be always on the lookout for any wrinkle on your dress or a tear ready to roll down your face. They will be your cheerleaders, ready to crack jokes and make light of what could be a very emotion-charged event.

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Photo from weddingsonline

Show them how much you appreciate their friendship and their presence on your big day. Thank your ladies with R&R gifts that will come in handy and make the day such a breeze.
Here is a collection of some gift items that your bridesmaids will be thrilled to receive.

bridesmaids tote with flowers

A customized tote (or a shirt) will make their “duty” as bridesmaids more official. 🙂

For out of town weddings, give out beauty products and some snacks the night before the big day so your ladies wake up looking refreshed and energized.

Bridesmaid's wedding kit

It’s always a good idea to throw in a necessity kit in case of emergencies and those ooops moments.

Bridesmaid emergency kit

Wedding day emergency kit with bobby pins, Band-aids, headache pills, mints, wet wipes and hair tie

bridesmaids custom gifts tote bag

If totes are not your thing, a simple nice box will also do. Collect a few of your favorite things like this temp tattoo…
And don’t forget to include the bubbly too!

bridesmaids gift box

If you want to go for something more personal and fancy, some options are customized robes, monogrammed bracelets, and Instax cameras, sleeping eye mask and a floral corsage.

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Suitable for the fun-loving and feminine bridesmaids, these gifts are not only useful and refreshing but also instagram-worthy! 😉

How To Effectively Use Monogram in Gifts

Let’s be honest – We often dismiss many of the favors and giveaways we receive because of their shouting logos and monograms that make the gifts appear tacky and thoughtless. A guest in an event I went to mentioned that she’d rather have more tapas than the cheap souvenir they gave as we left (I know how ungrateful!). I think one of the common mistakes is when we overuse or misuse our opportunity to personalize.

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Photo from WedPics Blog

We suggest a few ways on how to effectively personalize your gifts and favors using monograms.

Know your monogram etiquette.
The traditional three-letter Victorian monograms are the most popular variety people use today. For single men and women, the initials of their names are used to create a monogram; the surname is usually the largest and placed in the middle. If you are giving gifts to a married couple, their initials are combined- the man’s initial goes first followed by the woman’s. But if you are giving gifts to married couples individually, tradition dictates to use the woman’s first name initial, married name initial and then her maiden name initial.

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Choose the appropriate gift.
Almost everything can be monogrammed – clothing, leather goods, jewelry, even your tiny M&M’s can be personalized! The challenge is to pick the most suitable item in line with your event and based on what the receiver will surely want and would actually use. Always ask yourself – is this item something I would want myself? (Read: Avoid anything glossy).

Bridesmaids boyfriend shirt monogram

Beach wedding

Photo by Ellen Leroy Photography

bridesmaid's monogram bracelets

Be subtle.
Be careful not to overdo the prints, especially if you are using your own initials or names and logos on your giveaways. Use the appropriate font sizes in relation to the size of the favor. Whatever you do, always make sure that they read well.

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You can never go wrong by making your monogrammed gift simple, useful and fun. Hope this list helps you!

Custom Favors for Summer-Themed Weddings

Summer means bright colors, aquamarine waters, seashells, sand in between toes, nautical decors and refreshing drinks. A beautiful season that gives us endless of inspirations on using season-related elements for possible wedding themes and motifs.

Photo from lecahier.com

Photo from lecahier.com

We collected a few of our favorite unique wedding favors that are perfect for your by-the-beach, under the sun knot-tying celebration. Feel free to tweak and re-design your own.

Pop and Bubbly
Give your guests a break from the summer heat with these refreshing thirst-quenching favors.

wedding favor drinks

Pop cola wedding favors

Photo by idoweddingsmalta.com

Beach-Themed Sweets
Bring summer details onto your dessert table with some seashell-shaped cookies or beach wedding candies. A simple combination of sunset and sea colors will already create an awesome summer-y vibe in your wedding reception.

summer wedding sweet favors

Right photo by Melanie Dorothy

beach wedding cookies

Left photo from glorioustreats.com

Summer Essentials
Flip flops and sunglasses are not only trendy but very useful giveaways for beach weddings. Another practical idea is to write your wedding program onto makeshift fans for an outdoor wedding.

flip flops and umbrella wedding favors

custom fans wedding favors

Photo from indybride2be.com

These favors are pretty classy but not expensive at all, yet they will be well received and much appreciated by the people who will celebrate with you.

Need your own personalized gifts and favors like these? Consult with us now.