31 Oct

A simple Canadian wedding: Christina + Brian

categories Real Weddings

We have another wedding treat for you today! We’re currently obsessing over the collage of ivories, whites, and red happening in Christina’s dress, so don’t mind us when we admit that we could have easily filled up this entire post with just images of her Wai-Ching dress (really, it’s that stunning). Plus, we love a bride that knows how to say ‘I Do’ in style, and husband & wife photography duo, AMERIS, who know how to capture it all flawlessly.

Edgy Canadian wedding

Edgy Canadian wedding

Christina + Brian started with a budget of $20k, and came in just under at $18k for 115 people. That stunner of a dress and Brian’s handsome suit sent them a little over budget (so worth it), but respectfully, they came in under on everything else!  Minimal flowers, letting the beautiful outdoors of Victoria BC set the scene, and picking a venue with great decor already provided allowed them to save and use their money elsewhere.

Edgy Canadian wedding

We’d love to know if she’d consider shortening the dress to wear after the wedding! Wouldn’t you?

Edgy Canadian wedding

Edgy Canadian wedding

Christina walked down the aisle to a cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “Landslide” played by Smashing Pumpkins.

Edgy Canadian wedding

Edgy Canadian wedding

I saved a lot of money on decor by choosing a venue like The Fireside Grill, since it did not need to be decorated much. Choosing a restaurant that had extensive experience in weddings was super helpful. The total cost I spent for decor was approx $300. I made my own centerpieces, bought silk flowers & a hot glue gun from Michael’s, glass vases & yarn from a dollar store, and made table card holders from fallen branches from the woods. My step dad cut them for me about 1 inch thick and we used blank business cards from Staples (VERY inexpensive) for the table cards themselves.

Edgy Canadian wedding

Congrats you two lovebirds!

Photography: AMERIS / Venue: Fireside Grill / Flowers: Rook & Rose / Music: The Pushband / Bride’s dress: Wai-Ching / Groom’s suit: Mexx

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  1. OMG…OMG…WHERE WAS THIS DRESS when I got married {18 years ago!!}
    100 Layer Cake, you are the best!!! {And I have no “use” for !!!you, I’m a happily married chick, but love and adore your site

  2. Love that you featured a Canadian wedding! That dress is STUNNINGGGG!!!

  3. I love the rustic vibe! The cotton incorporated into the brides bouquet is a perfect touch…not to mention the dress. That dress is unbelievable and am also curious to know if it will be shortened to wear after the wedding. BEAUTIFUL.

  4. Her dress is fab fab fab! Love the floral pairing!

  5. Personally, I’m not much into wedding attire and decor, BUT, I confess the matching red shoes are neat.

  6. These pictures are just beautiful. I really like the bottom of the dress in red and matched the color theme. It adds something fun to the dresses and definately attracts attention. The table’s each having an adjective to describe theme is a wonderful idea.

  7. Love all the little pops of red! It was a fun and consistent color, with out being overpowering throughout the wedding.

  8. Love the bouquet peonies with a hint of red and of course the dress it’s stunning! Really like the tree stumps for table name holders too. We have some tea light holders which would fit in perfectly!

    Gemma, The Wedding of my Dreams

  9. OMG that Wai Ching dress is beautiful.. I’m definitely going to tell our brides about them!

  10. her dress is TO DIE FOR!

  11. would love to buy that dress!!! llovrich@me.com if you are interested

  12. I had my reception at the fireside grill 9 yrs ago and people still talk about the amazing food. I loved the atmosphere. Congrats

  13. I was wondering if you sold your dress??

  14. Traditional but elegant wedding. This dridal dress is so chic!

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