It's not often we have a bride confess that she gave creative reign to the professionals she hired. Imagine that - full creative license to let them do what they do best. The results? Elegant and easy defines this Eddy K real bride wedding day bringing organic and earthy to the forefront in Victoria, BC. Near the waterfront at the Victoria Golf Club, Sheilah and Jeff had a soft color palette of soft greens, pinks, blues and lavenders with gold accents emerge organically as the dominant colors through the expertise of Foxgloves Flowers. Cultural traditions were seen throughout her Quaich ceremony where she had a bagpiper pipe lead her in as Miss, as well as, lead them out as Mr. and Mrs. In Sheilah's mind, simplicity was key while she let the professionals do their job and Chelsea Warren Photography has all the pix to prove her point in the fabulous gallery.
While Sheilah and Jeff's theme played out in an elegant and easy fashion, her bridal style had a more vintage vibe. With a a love for the 1920s and fashion in that era, Sheilah knew she was looking for a more fitted gown with unique beading and embroidery. She tried on countless dresses until falling for her Eddy K bridal gown with its sheer fabric and art deco design that shimmers in the light. Just as elegant and easy defines this real bride wedding day, so does their bridal party who complimented the neutral tones with pale pinks and soft lavenders. Sheilah relied heavily on the guidance of her planner Colleen and Foxgloves Flowers prior to the wedding who brought to the table ideas such as the hexagonal arbor when they first met. Sheiliah literally said, "You're the professional and your work is incredible - I completely trust your judgment." One of the only thing she was set on was the use of heather in the floral to celebrate her Scottish heritage. She was thrilled to have left the design and planning to those who do it for a living. Everything outdoors framed the space bringing her guests all to the center the ocean as their backdrop to saying I Do. The floral design from the outdoor ceremony was flipped for the indoor reception while the centerpieces played out as the other big hit of the day. Her baker, Daniel, suggested he make Chantilly cakes that were decorated with West Coast herbs and placed on each table surrounded by laurel leaves.