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 (http://www.weddingdesignstudio.com/) or our Facebook events (www.facebook.com/WeddingDesignStudio) 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 (www.weddingdesignstudio.com). 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 (www.harthouserestaurant.com). 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

Friday, August 19, 2011

Moving Sale || WDS News

ATTENTION! All decorators, wedding planners, brides, church groups, interior designers, and aspiring home-decorators. THIS is the event for YOU!

Wedding Design Studio is pleased to announce that we will be moving, to a new, custom-built studio warehouse in Pitt Meadows. We will be moving at the end of September, and therefore, are having a moving sale to reduce our inventory as we prepare!

Join us from:
4pm-9pm on September 16th, 2011
10am-4pm on September 17th, 2011

We will be selling home furnishing (couches, beds, desks, lamps, picture frames, chaise lounge, loveseat, chairs, side tables, etc), specialty fabrics (overlays, runners, sashes, chair covers, raw fabrics, etc), silk floral, vases, and MANY other amazing items! 
Save this date, as it's something you won't want to miss!!!!!

Natasha & Damon

On July 9th, Wedding Design Studio traveled to Westin Bear Mountain Resort on Vancouver Island. It was a wonderful trip and we loved designing the wedding for the beautiful couple, Natasha & Damon. The resort was GORGEOUS, cute little deer were running all over the mountain-side. Renee Aird of Aird Events was the wedding planner. She did a fabulous job, as always! The photographers for this wedding were Emmy & Aaron from E/A Photography. The photos looked so wonderful, and we're so excited to share them in today's blog posting. 

Natasha's dress was custom made, as shown in the below photos. It was too gorgeous, we couldn't help but share a few photos of it on our blog.

Natasha & Damon's wedding looked stunning. The entire room was bathed in candelight and crystals! For this wedding, we think the photos can speak for themselves. 

Congrats to Natasha & Damon! Thanks for being such a pleasure to work with. 

To Kim & Karlee, and the staff of Wedding Design Studio

Damon & myself would like to thank you with our most sincere gratitude for making our vision a reality. Your genuine passion and expertise created the very sophisticated, intimate and elegant atmosphere we had envisioned  from the beginning.

Your level of professionalism and patience made it effortless in communicating our ideas making you such a pleasure to work with.

  As Vancouver's premier wedding design studio you deal with high profile clients, planning several weddings simultaneously throughout the year and you have always made our wedding day feel like your number one priority.

So from the bottom of our hearts, our biggest thanks. You have left the two of us, our families and guests speechless, creating "The most beautiful wedding we have ever seen."  Thank you for the beautiful memories!

All the best

Natasha & Damon Fryer

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Stephanie & Kiff

On July 29th, 2011, Wedding Design Studio designed a fresh and stylish wedding for Stephanie & Kiff at Hart House. The photographers were Union Photographers, and they did a fabulous job of capturing the fresh and vibrant wedding for these newlyweds.

Stephanie looked so beautiful on her wedding day!

Stephanie wore these custom cowboy boots under her wedding dress. These creative boots were detailed with bright purple flowers.

Stephanie & Kiff are so fresh and lovely, and Stephanie's bouquet matched the vibrancy of this young couple. The bouquet was created with bright orange mokara orchids and purple vanda orchids.

The decor was simple but yet bright and bold. The centerpieces were lit up at night by a bronzy-orange light box. Chandeliers hung from the center of the tent.

Congratulations to Stephanie & Kiff! We hope that your marriage is fabulous, and that you enjoy your life together along with your little boy!

Shelby & Kyle

Wedding Design Studio designed the wedding for the lovely Shelby & Kyle on July 23rd, 2011. The look was very soft vintage, including colors of soft peach and creams. Both the ceremony and reception took place at Shelby's parent's GORGEOUS property in Maple Ridge. We had the privilege of working alongside one of our many favorite photographers: Ameris Photography, as well as the ever-talented wedding planner, Renee of Aird Events. The day was gorgeous, and everything went perfectly. Please enjoy the following photos taken by Ameris:

Shelby looked stunning on her wedding day, as shown through this photograph.

The tent was designed by Wedding Design Studio, with vintage candelabras, filled with creamy white hydrangea and dripping with crystals. The tables were covered with cream brocade overlays. Keeping the vintage feel, we created small arrangements of soft flowers to surround these stunning candelabras.

A hedge of soft peach roses and creamy hydrangea adorned the head-table, along with splashes of candlelight.

This fabulous crystal chandelier was hung over the sign-in table.

The ceremony took place on the lawn and patio, in front of an antique wooden shed. The shed was adorned with trees and small decorative pails of purple hydrangea.

The shed created a perfect backdrop for nighttime photos. Wedding Design Studio used special lighting to create a beautiful backdrop.

Congratulations Shelby & Kyle! All the best to you two in your future together. 

This thoughtful thank-you note was sent to us from Shelby & Kyle: 

To Kim, Andy, Karlee, Renee and all the staff at the studio,
Kyle and I, would like to say thank you so much for transforming our parent's property into a beautiful, romantic setting for our vintage style wedding.  You took our vision and went above and beyond anything we ever could have imagined and it was absolutely breathtaking.   The décor and flowers were so amazing and beautiful, we are still getting many complements! Many of our guests have been saying it was one of the most beautiful weddings they have ever been to and we have all of you to thank! 
Thank you so so much for everything, you truly helped make our day memorable!
Kyle & Shelby O’Neill

Robyn & Dave

Robyn & Dave were married on July 10th, 2011 at Mayfair Lakes Golf Course. Their photographer was Silver Studio Photography. It was a bright and beautiful day, and everything came together so beautifully. 

The couple sent us this wonderful thank-you note:  

Hi Karlee & the Wedding Design team!
Thank you so much for making our wedding day even more beautiful. I am still receiving compliments on the decor and flowers! You and your team were so easy to work with and you made the decorating process the simplest part of our planning. You took our colours, themes and ideas and made them a reality.
Thank you again!
Robyn & Dave

Congratulations to both Robyn & Dave! May your future together be bright and wonderful!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Jolanta & Shane || Destination

Just a few weeks ago, we designed a wedding for Jolanta & Shane, who got married at the fabulous Galiano Inn & Spa. The wedding planner for this wedding was Renee Aird, who is always wonderful to work with. Joanne from Verde Flowers, worked with Kim from Wedding Design Studio to design all of the floral. We just received some beautiful photos from the couple's wedding photographer: Chris Boar, and we're so excited to be able to share them with you now!

Jolanta & Shane got married under a clear blue summer sky, at a stunning ceremony location that overlooked the water! We were in awe at how gorgeous the venue was!
Jolanta walked down an elegant carpet of rose petals, to meet her groom at the alter.
The sides of the aisle were lined with vintage patterned fabric, and large groupings of creamy hydrangea.
Jolanta & Shane got married under this decadent, flower-covered alter. The designers took the alter from a bare frame to an elegant floral masterpiece, using curly willow, bright roses, and green & white hydrangea.
The reception room was designed with simple but yet, impacting decor. Pale mauve and deep eggplant runners lined the tables, and large, bright floral centerpieces were placed along these runners.

This wedding was so much fun to design! The couple was a delight, the venue was STUNNING, the food was amazing, and the other vendors were great to work with!! A big thank-you to Chris Boar, Galiano Inn & Spa, Renee Aird, and everyone else who was involved with this wedding! And a big congrats to Jolanta & Shane. All the best to you two in your life together. :) 

Thanks again to Meggie for this lovely thank-you note!

Dear Karlee, Renee, Kim & all décor people,

We just wanted to thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for this wonderful wedding.  Jolanta sent me an e-mail saying that this was the most spectacular day of their lives.

Everything was just perfect and went smoothly. Flower arrangements and bouquets were phenomenal.

We will remember this wedding for the rest of our lives.

Thank you again!!!

Meggie, Ken, Jolanta and Shane.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Natasha & Damon || Sneak Peek

On July 9th, we traveled to Bear Mountain Resort to design the wedding for this gorgeous couple, Natasha & Damon. Natasha & Damon are so great together and we loved working with them to create the decor that best fit their style. Their photographers were E/A Photography and we have already fallen in love with the ceremony and portrait shots.! We can't imagine what the reception and decor shots are going to look like!

Natasha sent us this lovely thank-you note:

To Kim & Karlee, and the staff of Wedding Design Studio

Damon & myself would like to thank you with our most sincere gratitude for making our vision a reality. Your genuine passion and expertise created the very sophisticated, intimate and elegant atmosphere we had envisioned  from the beginning.

Your level of professionalism and patience made it effortless in communicating our ideas making you such a pleasure to work with.

  As Vancouver's premier wedding design studio you deal with high profile clients, planning several weddings simultaneously throughout the year and you have always made our wedding day feel like your number one priority.

So from the bottom of our hearts, our biggest thanks. You have left the two of us, our families and guests speechless, creating "The most beautiful wedding we have ever seen."  Thank you for the beautiful memories!

All the best
Natasha & Damon Fryer

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Samien & Chris || Revisited

Visit this posting for the rest of the photos from this wedding: Swaneset at Spring Time.

Shelby & Kyle || Sneak Peek

On July 23rd, Wedding Design Studio was privileged to design an outdoor wedding for Shelby & Kyle's wedding on her parent's gorgeous property in Maple Ridge. It was a beautiful, sunny day, and the bride looked radiant. We worked alongside Ameris Photography, and are excited to see the photos that they have taken. For now, we have some photos that our designers took while on site.

Shelby went for vintage, soft and elegant decor, focusing the colors on cream, peach, silver, white, pale green, and a few pops of hydrangea blue. It was a stunning combination!

The ceremony took place outside of Shelby's parent's vintage shed. We created an archway of curly willow for the couple to be married under. Hanging from the branches were small vintage pails, filled with deep blue/purple hydrangea. These tree archways created the perfect amount of definition for a backdrop. 

Another unique feature that we added to this wedding was a stunning crystal chandelier, hanging from a tree over the sign-in table.

The table centerpieces were our new silver candelabras with hurricane glass vases, filled with hydrangea and topped with a votive candle. It was very vintage inspired! The overlays were a white on cream vintage brocade overlay, which added a great deal of soft elegance to the tables.

Congrats to Shelby & Kyle! We are so happy for both of you, and we are very excited to see the rest of your photos!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Designer Furniture || WDS News

Introducing our NEW lounge furniture! We now have designer white leather cubes, and white leather benches! These are a beautiful compliment to weddings and events, especially events where a lounge area is created.

The benches and cubes are not limited to "lounge areas" but can also be used as feature seating for brides and grooms at ceremonies and reception, or for any other creative ideas. We are very excited to have added this new furniture to our inventory, and we cannot wait to use them at our events in the future! Contact us if you are interested in using this furniture at your wedding!

Sanj & Jen || Sneak Peek

This past Sunday, we designed Sanj & Jen's wedding at Swaneset Bay Resort. We worked alongside Dolly from Surrey Flower Shop. Dolly is a fabulous florist! She designed all of the beautiful table arrangements. We are excitedly awaiting the photos that the photographer has taken. For now, we are going to feature some photos that our designers took on location.

The tables were draped with vintage brocade overlays, and had our specialty purple satin napkins and glass gold charger plates. The chairs were covered with eggplant chair wraps. We also provided the alternating height candles around the base of the centerpieces.

 On either side of the bar, there were tall square vases, candles, and floral arrangements. This was placed beside one of the lounge rooms that we designed.
 And now, introducing our NEW lounge furniture! We have specialty white leather cubes, as well as long, white leather benches. Wedding Design Studio is very excited to add this to our inventory!

We hope that you enjoy this 'sneak peek' of Sanj & Jen's wedding at Swaneset. We are excited to see more photos from the wedding, as it looked STUNNING! It was wonderful to work with Dolly, Swaneset, and all the other vendors that helped put this wedding together.

Karen & Ryan

A few weekends ago, we were able to work with Karen & Ryan for their wedding at Cecil Green in Vancouver. Karen was a stunning bride, and was an absolute pleasure to work with! She sent us this beautiful thank-you note:

Hi Karlee & Wedding Design Studio, 

Just wanted to thank you again for doing such a wonderful job with the decor. It looked absolutely beautiful and I couldn't have been happier. The day turned out perfect!

Thanks again and will definitely recommend you to future brides!


PS - the flowers were lovely.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Eric & Brianna

We just received a thank-you note from the bride and groom of a wedding we did several weeks ago.We hope to see the photographer's photos soon!

Hi Karlee & Wedding Design Studio,

Brianna and I have just returned from our Honeymoon and wanted to reach out to you to express our sincere gratitude for everything you guys did to make our wedding day such a great success!  The tent looked fantastic, the dinner tables incredible and the overall look and feel of everything was unbelievable!  Our photographer has sent us some images already and those taken of the tent and the tables looked very impressive.  We plan to ask her to submit some of the pictures to a few wedding magazines...

Karlee, thank you again for helping us along the way. We couldn't have done it without you and the Wedding Design Studio team - and would recommend you guys to any of our friends, who plan on getting a wedding designer on their wedding day.


Brianna & Eric