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					        ashley                 and      martin




                      photographed by josh bowie

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colourful introduction
The vibrant wedding invitations and day-of wedding
stationery was created by WINTONS SOCIAL S TAT I O N E RY.




something borrowed
Ashley and Martin were married on July 25, 2009 in Vancouver, BC. The couple worked with Event Planner Geneve
McNally from DREAMGROUP PRODUCTIONS from start to finish for their “sexy, elegant, fun and chic” affair. Ashley wore a
Pronovias gown from ISABELLE’S BRIDAL and she had two very special items to represent her ‘something borrowed.’ The
first was a pair of vintage chandelier diamond earrings on loan from her Grandmother. During the ceremony, Ashley’s
ring (which was used for the exchanging of the vows) was one that had been passed down from her Grandmother. The
bride and groom had another set of ‘official’ rings from D A M I N C C I J E W E L L E R S .




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     colourful details

     The wedding reception was held at the
     home of Ashley’s parents in Richmond,
     BC. A 5000 square foot tent from A P E X
     TENT S was transformed into a floral fantasy

     by Suzane Lee of G R A N V I L L E I S L A N D F L O R I S T
     and U P R I G H T D E C O R .
     During the cocktail hour, guests could
     pose for fun candids with VA N C O U V E R
     PHOT O B O O T H .

     Refreshing signature cocktails (in the bold
     orange, red and pink colour palette) were
     delightfully delivered via the four foot tall
     monogrammed ice luge.




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end of the rainbow

The flower theme was
modern and sexy! The
flowers used at the wed-
ding mainly consisted of
cherry brandy roses
(a gorgeous pink and
orange species) and orange
mokara orchids. Table
arrangements included
cherry brandy roses,
orange mokara orchids,
pink calla lilies, white
phalaenopsis orchids, pink
hydrangea, and hot pink lilies.
The most surprising
moment of the day?
The unpredicted, record
breaking thunder and
lightening storm that
started during the couple’s
cocktail hour. Although
it came down with a
vengeance, it eventually
created the most incredible
“light show in the sky” with
pink and orange illumina-
tion on the horizon (quite
coincidentally the wedding
colours)! As if on cue, an
amazing rainbow appeared
and could be seen in the
sky directly above the din-
ner tent. “It was a sign for
sure!” remembers Ashley.
CULINARY CAPERS   provided
a four course sit-down
dinner for two hundred
guests plus the pre-dinner
hors d’oeuvres and late
night dessert spread.




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                                                                                            The black and white hand painted damask lemon
                                                                                            cake by C U L I N A RY C A K E S was Ashley’s favourite
                                                                                            design detail of the day! It was displayed atop a
                                                                                            clear acrylic box filled with orange and red roses.




     ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER

     Josh Bowie | Josh Bowie is an international wedding and lifestyle photographer who offers natural, candid, unobtrusive, and artistic approach to wedding
     photography. Based in Vancouver British Columbia. Josh offers his services year-round and is available for destination weddings throughout the world.




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enchanted ending
The tent was illuminated with hot
pink lighting and a dramatic damask
pattern displayed on the ceiling of the
tent. The drama was further enhanced
by a one-of-a-kind chandelier created
from a collection of long rectangular
crystal chandeliers.
The black dance floor featured a custom
hot pink monogram and was imported
from Alberta. Guests danced the night
away to the musical entertainment of
Dr. Strangelove (who were the head-
lining act at Vancouver’s famed Roxy
Nightclub for 13 years).
“Although it’s so hard to pick one
 favourite moment…the first that
 comes to mind is being on the dance
 floor towards the end of the night,
 surrounded by my closest friends,
 family, and husband dancing to some
 of my favourite songs,” reflects
 the bride.




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