Featured on Style Me Pretty | Ines Di Santo Inspiration

Over the moon to have this shoot featured on Style Me Pretty last week. I'm so in love with all the photos... click here for the full post.

Big thanks to an amazing team... CountDown Events, Celsia Florist, Nadia Albano, Elsa Corsi, Life Studios, Sweet Bake Shop, The Cross Decor & Design, Upright Decor & Rentals, Blush Bridal, & Laura Lavender Calligraphy & Illustration. Full post to follow soon! xoxo


Joie De Vivre | Claire Pettibone & Marchesa Inspiration

I’m so in love with this collection of images from a recent shoot designed by Soha Lavin of CountDown Events. Inspired by the latest wave of Bohemia, an incredible grove nestled against a gorgeous stone structure, and the beautiful Claire Pettibone and Marchesa goddess-like dresses.  All the incredible bouquets, romantic and un-done, were created by Celsia Floral. One of our favorite features was a custom chandelier by Mia Dungeon, beautiful pearl cakes from Sweet Bake Shop, and exquisite jewelry from Elsa Corsi. Huge thanks to Nadia Albano who always goes above and beyond and worked her artistry on our lovely model. Thanks to Laura Lavender for her stunning calligraphy and Upright Decor and The Cross for supplying all the beautiful details.

Check out 100 Layer Cake to see the feature!

Photographer: Melissa Gidney Photography / Event Planner: Countdown Events Planning & Design  / Custom Chandelier: Mia Dungeon  /  Hair and Makeup: Nadia Albano / Floral Designer: Celsia Floral /  Decor: Upright Decor Rentals & Event Design, The Cross Design & Decor / Dress Store: Blush Bridal, Bisou Bridal /  Cake Designer: Sweet Bake Shop / Calligrapher: Laura Lavender Calligraphy & Illustration / Jewelry: Elsa Corsi  / Models: Nathaniel & Emma from Richards Models

It's all in the details... with CountDown Events

Last summer I was commissioned by CountDown Events to capture the beautiful wedding details of this stunning wedding designed and planned by Soha Lavin. Attention to detail is an understatement with Soha, resulting in an exquisite show piece each and every time. This was no exception...

I was lucky enough to chat with Soha about this wedding, here is what she had to say...

"This wedding was the perfect mix of soft romance and over the top glamour! The sheer number of roses and peonies were staggering!

"I always say love is in the details! Every inch of this beautiful wedding was planned and designed with love and careful consideration for the overall style of the day."

"The amount of peonies brought in for this wedding was astounding. The ballroom smelled heavenly. I adore this flower and we were lucky to be able to source it for the bride as she loved it too!"

"A mix of light blush pinks and creams with a hint of gold was the color palette of this stunning lush creation."

"We obsessed over the stationery and incorporated ribbon, lace and gorgeous imagery on luxurious textured paper."

"We worked with Peter at Ganache very closely to put this cake design of a spilling flower in full bloom together and again we used only a hint of blush pink."

"Hotel Vancouver gave us the foundation for a castle-like setting with gold crown moldings and grand chandeliers."

" We took the candy dessert bar to another level! We had over 50 different confections on the table plus delicious dessert creations by the Chef at Hotel Vancouver."

Design & Planning: Soha Lavin of CountDown Events Flowers: Granville Island Florist Decor: Upright Decor

Amore | Creme De La Creme Wedding Showcase

Produced by CountDown Events, Creme De La Creme is hailed as the wedding show of choice by Vancouver's most distinguished wedding experts. With a haute couture fashion show, trend setting designs, and a showcase of products and services that convey style, artistry and excellence, this is a one-of-a-kind bridal show.

And this year's Amore was no exception...

Table by Granville Island Florist and Colin from Upright Decor.

Reine of Reine Weddings (table behind from Art of the Party)

Table below by Granville Island Florist and Colin from Upright Decor.

The CountDown Events founder and creative director (and Creme De La Creme mastermind), Soha (middle) with special events coordinators Sahba and Shar.

Table by Granville Island Florist and Colin from Upright Decor.

Designer dresses from Bisou Bridal and Blush Bridal and Special Occasions

Grace Ormonde Tabletop Shoot | CountDown Events

When Reine Mihtla (Reine Weddings) asked me to assist at the Grace Ormonde shoot at the Vancouver Club, I was so excited because shooting with Reine is always so much fun, and I knew that Vancouver's top vendors were going to be there. All the tables were over the top stunning, and Soha's, from Countdown Events, was no exception.

This was my first time meeting Soha. My first impression: organized, creative, gorgeous, accomplished, elegant, an expert in what she does... and she pulls it all off in such a calm, collected way. The more time I spent with her, the more I liked her. The first table she designed, as shown below, was rich and deep in color... red roses and purple lilacs, deep burgundy calas... so very striking and glamorous. The other,  a complete contrast in soft pinks and creams, I can't show until it's published in a future edition of Grace Ormonde Wedding Style.