Intimate City Hall wedding inspiration

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diamond-shaped wedding invitation

Jenna Smith of Revel Events, who coordinated this adorable creative shoot, says: “In putting together this photo shoot, we focused on the needs of a couple who want a lovely, intimate wedding without the big price tag. We imagined a bride and groom getting married at City Hall and then sharing a quaint lunch at home with their nearest and dearest. The decor is full of handmade details, lovingly crafted by Natalie Bjordal, that are inexpensive and fairly easy for a savvy couple to create for themselves.”

Jenny Yoo wedding dress

Tiffany bracelet and Caroline Calvert pearl earrings

“We felt that, even as some of the elements of our shoot were not “budget” items—such as the gorgeous Jenny Yoo “Romy” dress that Frocks was generous enough to lend—they would all be re-creatable by a couple looking to save money while retaining the romance and charm of this vignette.”

vibrant red, orange and yellow bouquet

vibrant red, orange and yellow bouquet

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romantic city hall wedding

red balloon wedding portrait

picture frame wedding portraits

vibrant floral tablescape

colorful floral and white vase centerpieces

Gloria Cheung at the Flower Factory ingeniously paired gorgeous flowers with pops of edible colour in the form of tangerines and strawberries to complement her arrangements.

vintage ice cooler and beverages

custom printed napkins and paper notes

vibrant floral centerpieces

vintage pie and sweets table

quaint at-home wedding

Want to know how to make that fabric chandelier (it’s super easy & fun)? Check out our video tutorial here!

cherry pie printed sign

cherry pie wedding cake

pie box guest gifts

So many cute ideas! Just because you’re having an small City Hall wedding doesn’t mean you can’t add a few pops of bright florals, decor and a table full of sweet pies, right?

Thanks to all the creative folks below for sharing this shoot with us!

Photography: The Other Angle / Concept & coordination: Jenna Smith, Revel Events / Decor concept & handcrafted details: Natalie Bjordal / Flowers: Gloria Cheung, The Flower Factory / Bridal gown & jewelry: courtesy of Frocks, “Romy” dress designed by Jenny Yoo, “Tiffany” bracelet & earrings designed by Caroline Calvert / Bride’s hair & makeup: Emily Cheng Makeup & Hair / Groom’s hair & straight razor shave bram: Male Essentials / Pie: Jocelyn Hallman, Lattice Pies / Stationery: Leah Browne / Models: Sheena Urquhart & Kyle Ferguson

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Anni on Aug 15, 2012

Beautiful inspiration! City hall weddings are so romantic - something about how intimate they are, I think.

Erin Young on Aug 15, 2012

So Gorgeous! Elegant, but casual enough for sandwiches! I adore.

Carmen on Aug 15, 2012

Love everything about this! The bright colors the ruffled chandy, gorgeous.

Paula Broome Photography on Aug 15, 2012

Love the groom's denim!! x

Christina Main on Aug 15, 2012

Absolutely stunning. I just love every aspect of this wedding.

Edita on Aug 15, 2012

This is not practical at all given that you can't actually get married at City Hall in Vancouver which is where the shoot took place and where the event planner is located. Therefore nothing about this shoot is practical so it makes me really think twice about the planner and purpose of this inspiration shoot. If this was done for another city then awesome, but the current city it is located does NOT allow you to be married there and this is not replicable here.

Jenna, Revel Events on Aug 15, 2012

Hi Edita, Thanks for clarifying the fact that you can't get married inside City Hall in Vancouver. Styled photo shoots often blend the practical with the whimsical, and Vancouver's City Hall is so gorgeous that we felt it would be a beautiful spot for photos, and would resonate with couples living in the many cities where you can get married at City Hall.

Briar on Aug 15, 2012

This is such an adorable shoot! Great color combos and creative theme! I would like to comment on the fact that most styled shoots are simply meant to inspire couple to think outside the box with their wedding ideas. I have seen fancy shoes and earrings placed on the head table for a creative shoot...but would you do that in real life? Probably not. To all the vendors involved in this shoot I say "Kudos!" on the creativity this shoot had!

Leah Browne on Aug 15, 2012

Everything turned out beautifully! Thanks to everyone who contributed to create a fantastic shoot.

Erin on Aug 15, 2012

Edita, I was very surprised by your negative comment about this planner and shoot, quite rude. As Jenna and Briar have mentioned, the specifics of a styled shoot are not meant to be replicated but rather to inspire - those inspired by this shoot could be married at City Hall by hiring an officiant to marry the two of you on the steps, or if you wanted guests, you could do a city hall style wedding at the Vancouver Art Gallerys heritage courthouse, among other places. I llike to think of styled shoots as similar to couture fashion shows - you wouldn't necessarily wear those garments on the street but you would be inspired by the creative shapes, textures, colours and so on. Its a gorgeous shoot and I find it shocking you would lash out at someone offering their creativity for all to enjoy. Pretty awful.

Katie Anderson-Keith Watson Events on Aug 16, 2012

Love all the pops of color! This shoot is gorgeous!

Kristina Juarbe on Aug 20, 2012

Very romantic! Love it! Beautiful pictures!

Sabrina on Aug 20, 2012

I love this photo shoot .Stunning! There are so many wonderful and original ideas. Great job all around!

Oswalda on Oct 29, 2012

I love it it's beautiful. How much was it for everything??

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