After being neighbors for almost 4 years, Shabnam and Matthew met by chance when they noticed that they were both wearing the ring that engineer graduates in Canada wear and struck up a conversation. They arranged to take a walk that weekend and talked for 3 hours. For their one year anniversary of their first date, Matthew surprised Shabnam with a trip to Jamaica where he proposed during a romantic dinner. After returning from the Caribbean, they chose a wedding date of April 12th, 2014 - only 5 months away! - and began to plan their dream wedding with the help of Soha Lavin, an event planner from Count Down Events.
The results are downright perfection. This glamorous wedding is basked in gold with classical patterns and accents of purple and hot pink. The team of vendors that created this spectacular wedding is incredibly talented, and Will Pursell Photography captured every detail beautifully. Shabnam and Matthew wanted a venue that had great indoor and outdoor options. They chose Hycroft Manor in Vancouver for their ceremony and reception because of its versatile nature and beauty. The inside features stunning chandeliers, gorgeous fireplace mantels, artwork, and decorative plaster work in a Parisian theme. The outside boasts a beautiful garden full of spring flowers, a magnolia tree, and a Juliet balcony which is nothing short of stunning as the backdrop for a wedding filled to the brim with luxury and elegance.
The bride's bouquet was a piece of art, full of mixed hot pink and white peonies, freesias, ranunculus and jasmine. It and the other floral arrangements at the wedding - from the ring box at the ceremony to the cascading reception centerpieces - were just breathtaking.
Creative floral arrangements lined the aisle of the ceremony in princess vases on tall white empire pillars. The bride walked down the aisle on a white aisle runner personalized with the couple's monogram.
The reception was held in the luxurious dining room at Hycroft. Éclat Decor designed the decor in such a way that it enhanced the elegance and vintage look of the ballroom. Each table was beautifully decorated with gold leaf glass plate chargers on top of luxury linen champagne satin. Antique gold candelabras with extravagant floral arrangements added a distinctive look to the décor.
The four-tiered wedding cake was decorated beautifully with white sugar flowers and intricate golden patterns. The design was inspired by the couple's wedding invitations.
Venue: Hycroft Manor / Photography: Will and Lauren Pursell of Will Pursell Photography / Wedding Planner: Soha Lavin of Count Down Events / Floral Design: Hassan and Tina Aghamohseni of Tala Florist / Décor: Eclat Décor / Heirlooms and Extras: Noon Creative / Stationary: Phoebe Tsui of Love by Phoebe / Cake: Peter Fong of Ganache Patisserie / Catering: Lazy Gourmet / Wedding Gown: Casablanca Gown from Bryan’s Bridal / Makeup and Hair: Sonia Leal-Serafim / Earrings: Created by Elsa Corsi (Designed by Shabnam Parsa) / Bracelet: Tejani Jewelry / Wedding Rings: Maison Birks / Shoes: Michael Kors / Groom's Attire: Dolce and Gabbana from Harry Rosen / Reception Entertainment: Famous Players Band / Ceremony Music: String Trio from Siegel Entertainment