Monday, November 21, 2011

Contemporary Wedding Swaneset

On November 6th, 2011, Wedding Design Studio,  designed a beautiful, contemporary wedding at Swaneset Bay Resort, for Carol & Taylor.
The centerpieces were acrylic candelabras adorned with solid hot pink carnations, dove grey coloured vanity chair covers.

Creme de le Creme Show 2011

On November 6th, 2011, Wedding Design Studio attended the Creme de le Creme Show at the Four Seasons Hotel in Vancouver. Soha put on a gorgeous show as always and it was great to see all of the lovely and excited Brides on Sunday.
Wedding Design Studio designed a table with a one of a kind birch centerpiece. The colours were pale peach, dove grey and apricot. 
( Thank you to Sandra at Yaletown Photography for taking these lovely pictures of our work and to Joanne at Verde Flowers in assisting with the floral )

Centerpiece and Table designed by Wedding Design Studio

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

La Dolce Vita Gala || Charitable Event

Wedding Design Studio is pleased to announce that we will be partnering with the Thrive Alive Foundation by donating decor for their first annual gala! This gala will raise much needed funds for cancer patients who cannot afford proper treatment.

Thrive Alive Foundation is a charitable organization committed to providing resources and assistance to people in need for their cancer treatments not covered by government or healthcare plans. Totally unique in Canada, they are not part of any specific centre, agency or clinic, giving them the flexibility to support patient treatment anywhere in Canada. All funds raised from La Dolce Vita Gala will go directly towards launching our Thrive Support Program on January 1st and helping people in need.

Stephanie Klaus is the Co-Founder and Board Chair of Thrive Alive Foundation. She is also one of our 2012 brides!! Please join with Stephanie and Thrive Alive Foundation by attending this wonderful fundraising event! We hope to see you there! 

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Liewken & Jinder || Featured On Wedding Bells

We are honored to announce that Liewken & Jinder's wedding has been featured on the Wedding Bells website! The wedding was full of life and color, and we loved working with the various vendors to make Liewken & Jinder's wedding a very special event. The feature is on the link below:

To see more of this fun couple and their gorgeous wedding, click on the link from
Marliss Productions to view more incredible images.
 Thanks Kathy for sharing this with us!

Crème de la Crème Wedding Show

Wedding Design Studio is excited to be an exhibitor at the Crème de la Crème Wedding Show this Sunday, November 6th! The event will be held at the fabulous Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver. Hope to see you all there! 

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Samara & Brock

In August 2011, Wedding Design Studio designed a gorgeous wedding for Samara & Brock on Samara's parent's property. Their ceremony took place on a platform, designed to fit over the hot tub which overlooked the infinity pool. This ceremony location featured a gorgeous view of the mountains and the Fraser River. 

The colours that Samara chose were vintage gold and black. Three black chandeliers hung over the tuscany-style head-table, and various black chandelier hung throughout the ceremony tent. The ceremony platform was covered with black taffeta and vintage pillows were strewn around. 

It was a pleasure working with Rob & Julia Campbell of Ameris Photography and Donna Wadsworth (aka: Head Hancho) of Savoury City Catering. Donna and her crew were very helpful throughout the day of the wedding setup, and they even fed us!!! Love you guys! Rob & Julia captured many wonderful photos: thank you for sharing these with us!

Samara & Brock, it was so fun working with your family. Everyone is so sweet and you were all so easy to work with. Best wishes to the two of you in your future together! 

Friday, October 7, 2011

Bling Wedding Show

Wedding Design Studio had the privilege of being in the Bling Wedding Show on October 2nd, at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia in Vancouver, British Columbia. This fabulous show was hosted by the talented Harumi of Harumi Weddings. The following photos were taken by the creative and talented Sandra of Yaletown Wedding Gallery Photography. Kim and Joanne worked together to design an earthy and luscious aisleway in the Bowden Ballroom and a gorgeous table display in the Tudor Room. Bling was an incredible show to be in! We hope to do it again next year! Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Oksana & Nathaniel

Wedding Design Studio had the privilege of designing Oksana & Nathaniel's wedding last year in July 2010, at Swaneset in Pitt Meadows. We worked alongside many amazing vendors to create this stunning affair. We just recieved these photos from Leanne Pedersen. ENJOY!
Wedding Planner: Reflection Events
Floral & Decor: Wedding Design Studio
Cocktail & Dinner Music: Goby Catt
DJ: Hot Wax
Ceremony Music: Musical Occasions
Ice Bar: Ice Decor
Stationary: Kardz Kouture
Venue/Catering: Swaneset
Wedding Gown: Vera Wang
Photographer: Leanne Pedersen
Videographer: Cloud Nine Creative

Bling Wedding Show || WDS News

Wedding Design Studio is very excited to be part of the Bling Wedding Show at the new Rosewood Hotel Georgia on October 2nd, 2011! 11am-5pm, tickets are $30 per person. Registration is required and can be found on the Bling website:

Every new (and existing client) who contacts us to book an appointment through Wedding Design Studio will recieve one COMPLIMENTARY ADMISSION, for the bride, to this fabulous wedding show! An amazing deal for this incredible show!

Thursday, September 1, 2011


Today is our beloved Karlee's birthday!! Happy Birthday, Karlee! 

Karlee has been a part of Wedding Design Studio for nearly five-years, and has done an AMAZING job at all that she does. She is efficient, skilled at design, and great with customers! Thank-you for ALL you do! You're incredible! 

Love, Kim & Andy (& Haley & Jodi)

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Sunan & Yeu || Sneak Peek

This past weekend Wedding Design Studio designed another FABULOUS wedding at Hart House in Burnaby, British Columbia. We worked alongside Sonja, the talented coordinator at Hart House and Jeff Chang of Jeff Chang Photography. Please enjoy a few sneak peek photos that our designers took from their iPhones of this gorgeous wedding. 

The aisleway was adorned with 150 cream roses worth of petals, creating an elegant zig-zag down either side. The cream fabric was used to create a bamboo chuppah, Monstera leaves and rich burgundy roses were attached to each aisleway chair.

This wedding was very royal vintage, which means that it is timeless. This will be a wedding to remember for years to come! 

Congrats to Sunan & Yeu! May your marriage be wonderful!

Stay tuned for more photos from this wedding!

Friday, August 26, 2011

We're Moving! || WDS News

BIG NEWS!!! SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!!! (The Cat’s Out Of the Bag!!!)

WEDDING DESIGN STUDIO is pleased and excited to announce that we are MOVING our studio warehouse in October of 2011! It has been a work in progress for quite some time, and we are SO excited that we can finally “let the cat out of the bag” about this move! Wedding Design Studio has been in business for over 20 years, and has constantly been growing and expanding. Kim & Andy (WDS owners) first ran the business out of their home, carting the décor (and their baby daughter) around in their station wagon and pickup truck. From there, Wedding Design Studio expanded to take up a full basement in a larger home. It wasn’t long before the décor business needed MORE space. In 2006, Wedding Design Studio moved into a 4,000 square foot studio warehouse in Maple Ridge, British Columbia. In the five years that the business has been operating out of this warehouse, we have designed over 100 weddings a year! This decorating business has grown beyond anything we could ever hope or dream for! In the years of business Wedding Design Studio has been featured in magazines, commercials, newspapers, and on countless media websites.

And NOW, we have designed and built our very own, CUSTOM, 5,000 square foot studio warehouse in Pitt Meadows, British Columbia. Earlier this year, Kim & Andy bought acreage property with a fabulous Tuscany-style home on it. Since the day they bought their beautiful home, they have designed and built a HUGE studio warehouse on this same property! The new studio warehouse is fabulous, and we cannot wait to move in this October!

Let us answer a few questions for you, regarding this move:

Are you still available to do weddings?
ABSOLUTELY! Our goal for this move is to allow our business to expand and grow! We will be gradually moving our inventory to the new studio warehouse during the month of September, so that we are fully ready for opening in October, 2011.

Are you open during the move?
OF COURSE! Keeping our new showroom open will be our first priority. We will continue to be open, as usual, by appointment only. We will be taking appointments for the years 2012, 2013 and beyond, as well as any last minute events in 2011.

Where is this new studio warehouse located?
20020 Richardson Road, Pitt Meadows, British Columbia

When do you open your new studio?
October 4th, 2011 (by appointment only)

Designer Moving Sale!
In order to prepare for this big move, we are clearing room in our inventory. We want to stay fresh with new trends and styles, by replacing old, unused (by us) inventory with brand new inventory!! Therefore, we are having a MASSIVE Designer Moving Sale on September 16th & 17th. Visit our website ( or our Facebook events ( for more information regarding this exciting sale.

Stay tuned for more updates!!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Lauren & Kris || Revisited

Today, Wedding Design Studio is revisiting Lauren & Kris' wedding from July 2nd, 2011. The wedding was at Swan-E-Set Bay Resort and was photographed by local photographer, Erin Gilmore.

Thank you, Lauren, for sharing your photos with us! And thank you for this beautiful thank-you note:

Thank you so much for making our day so very special and perfect! You were so amazing to work with and I cannot thank you enough for the additions the day of! Everyone still talks about our wedding. 


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Samara & Brock || Sneak Peek

Sneak Peek! More pictures to come!!

This past weekend, we designed a stunning wedding for Samara & Brock at Samara's parent's home. Ameris Photography were the photographers for this wedding, and we are very excited to see the photos that they took!

Here is a sneak peek of the decor from this fabulous wedding, as taken by one of our designers on her iPhone. The bride and groom stood on a hot tub, that was transformed into a pedestal and covered with black taffeta fabric. This ceremony site overlooked east Maple Ridge and this lovely infinity pool. Stay tuned for more photos!

Liewken & Jinder

Just a few short weeks ago, Wedding Design Studio designed Liewken & Jinder's wedding at the beautiful Hart House in Burnaby, BC. The day was absolutely gorgeous, and it was shot by the talented Kristy Ryan of Blush Wedding Photography. Kristy was very professional and an absolute pleasure to work with. She took some fabulous photos, and did an amazing job at capturing Liewken & Jinder's special day!

Congratulations to Liewken & Jinder! You are such a great couple, and we wish you the best in your new married life!

The bride and groom sent us this wonderful thank-you note!

Hi Kim, Karlee and all of the Wedding Design Studio staff,

Jinder and I cannot describe what you all have given to us. Thank you! Thank you for taking our design vision and making it reality. From the bouquet flowers to the tent decoration, the atmosphere was so romantic and completely set the stage for our "vintage romance" theme. It was everything we envisioned it to be and more.

Kim and Karlee, your dedication and professionalism is one of a kind. It was a pleasure working with both of you. You've left us speechless but our guests can't stop raving about the wedding decor. I love design and it was so nice working along side designers who are so passionate about their work and craft.

Thank you for the beautiful memories!
Liewken and Jinder Randhawa

And the photographer also wrote a great note about us on her blog:
One of my favorite event decor vendors are Wedding Design Studio ( They are professional, creative and lovely to work with…what else could you ask for? Whether your style is uber opulence, fresh and modern, or hopeless romantic I’ve seen them nail it all! Plus, they do flowers! One less vendor you need to worry about. Check out the fabulous work they did for Liewken and Jinder’s ‘Vintage Romance’ themed wedding at the Hart House ( Remember how I said I love the details, well they even had vintage-style books on the head table, totally vintage romance!
Kristy Ryan
Blush Wedding Photographer