Welcome to the Waterview blog. If you have landed here you are most likely planning an event. To get you inspired for planning your special event, we have showcased one of our favourite events, and offered some tips on the elements that produced a big impact.

Spring has sprung which means wedding season is fast approaching. Shown below is one of our favourite weddings from last season, and the first event to be hosted at Waterview - our sexy, and contemporary event space.

Every wedding is memorable, but some of them manage to create magic, and the wedding of Darla Murray and Matthew Zander is a fine example. The groom and bride were from New York, although the bride had grown up in Vancouver. Guests jetted in from across North America.

A few touches at this wedding hit it out of the park and featured below are a few details that helped make this wedding so gorgeous.

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1) The bride and groom personalized the space with vintage touches for a subtly romantic setting. High impact pieces from a vintage rental company contrasted with the contemporary aesthetic of the room. Edison bulbs, Victorian furniture, hope chests, antique silver trays, and Waterford crystal vases filled with foliage rich floral added a charming vintage vibe.

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2) We loved the fact that the couple literally brought New York to the table. The bride and groom paid homage to their beloved city by naming each table after favourite neighbourhoods in the Big Apple.

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3) The tone was set for a relaxed celebratory vibe with a fresh West Coast feast served family style by acclaimed caterer Culinary Capers. An artisan antipasto station featured BC charcuterie, and wild pacific salmon. An oyster bar served fresh shucked local oysters with a classic French mignonette. Grilled lamb sirloin with an Okanagan dried cherry and pepper sauce and warm new potato and green bean salad, and a quinoa and kale pilaf was set out as the main course. A three-tiered summer berry and flower cake with raspberry buttercream and lemon curd stole the show. The evening was topped off with late night snack stations featuring a poutine bar, and a “build your own ice cream sandwich bar”, which delighted the guests, adults and children alike.

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4) The bride and groom made a smart and worry-free venue choice. On the wedding day, the West Coast weather was typically wet.  Guests, however, were snug and warm inside and enjoyed views of the waterfront and city scape, and the bride and groom did not have to worry about tenting, saving both stress and dollars.  Waterview proved to be one super cool place to cut the cake for a magical West Coast wedding for this cosmopolitan couple.

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