Oh-MY-goodness! This wedding you are about to “experience”, is everything. So you know how much I love pink right? Well mix it with touch of gold and a whole lot of elegance and you get this breathtaking affair by Will Pursell Photography. Shabnam and Matthew got married at the divine Hycroft Mansion in British Columbia. I can’t deal you guys! Let’s just get right to it.
From the Bride:
Matthew and I met about a year and half ago by chance, after being neighbors for almost 4 years! We noticed that we both were wearing iron rings (the ring that engineer graduates in Canada wear) and that struck up a conversation. We arranged to go for a walk on the weekend. We talked about our UBC experiences, work, and our plans. Time passed so quick that we could not believe we walked for 3 hours!!
We discovered that we had lots in common. After only a few dates I instantly knew that he was decent, family oriented, and highly motivated. I loved how he always surprised me with “just because” flowers.
Matthew surprised me with a trip to Jamaica for the anniversary of our first date. This Caribbean trip was dreamy and full of excitement. Matthew arranged a romantic private dinner at the end of a breakwater. The pathway to our dinner table was illuminated by candlelight and the dinner table was covered with rose petals.
The sky was clear with lightning on the horizon, which made the night very spectacular. We started by having a glass of Champaign and then Matthew asked me “Do you like to be Mrs Dumala? Will you marry me?“ and I said, “YES! Of course”
We decided to have our wedding on April 12th, 2014 and wanted a venue that had great inside and outside options. We chose Hycroft Manor for our ceremony and reception because of its versatile nature. Hycroft is a magnificent mansion. The inside is garnished with beautiful chandeliers. Its gorgeous fireplace mantels, artwork, and decorative plasterwork blend effortlessly with its Parisian theme. The outside has a beautiful garden full of spring flowers, a magnolia tree, and a Juliet balcony.
We had a Western ceremony, which was combined with a traditional Persian ceremony. The ceremony was held in the terrace at Hycroft Manor. The aisle was decorated with creative floral arrangements in princess vases on tall white empire pillars. The ceremony decoration was a joint collaboration between Tala florist and Eclat Decor. We had a white aisle runner personalized with our monogram.
Tala Florist also arranged a small but beautiful “sofreh” (a sofreh is a spread of symbolic items that are presented at Persian wedding ceremonies) next to our signing table. I loved our green flower ring-pillow, which was another creative touch of Tala florist.
Our reception and cake cutting 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. Having gold leaf glass plate chargers on top of luxury linen champagne satin was a perfect match! Antique gold candelabras with creative floral arrangements and hot pick orchid stems draping out, added a distinctive look to the décor. Mantel arrangements and flowers in front of the headtable were breathtaking.
We chose Peter Fong of Ganache Patisserie to create our four-tiered cake with beautiful white sugar flowers and golden patterns. The design of which was inspired by golden patterns on our invitation cards. Guests also enjoyed a traditional Persian sweet table, with treats served on simple but chic white trays.
Vendors: Photographer: Will Pursell Photography // Wedding Dress: Casablanca Gown via Bryan’s Bridal // Shoes: Michael Kors // Earrings: Elsa Corsi // Bracelet: Tejani // Cake Designer: Ganache Patisserie // Reception Venue: Hycroft Mansion // Invitation Designer: Love by Phoebe // Heirlooms and extras: Noon Creative // Ceremony Music: String trio from Seigel Entertainment // Entertainment: Famous Players Band // Beauty: SONIAMAKEUPANDHAIR // Groom: Dolce and Gabbana via Harry Rosen // Floral Designer: Tala Florist // Caterer: The Lazy Gourmet // Submitted via Two Bright Lights