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A Chic DIY Wedding In Vancouver, British Columbia


Christi and Chris met and connected on a casual walk while Christi was out with one of her friends. “Flash forward three weeks, and Chris was my model for a wedding show– talk about serendipity!” exclaims Christi. Seven years later Chris popped the question by tucking the ring into an air plant terrarium, something Christi had been yearning for. He lit it up, then popped the question. Shortly after, Christi began planning a chic DIY wedding. “I ordered all my flowers from a local grocery store and the day before the wedding my boss, my ‘maids and I all worked together to make the most beautiful wedding bouquets,” Christi explains. “I created all the guest favours by hand-stamping sugar spoons and I even baked the cake myself!”

Cristi Baird and Chris Porta, July 23, 2012, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Photography courtesy of Jamie Delaine.

Ceremony location: Brix Restaurant
Reception location: V Lounge
Bridal party attire: Aritzia, Lulu’s J.Michaels, and Kay Unger
Groom’s tux: Moores
Cake: DIY by bride
Caterer: V Lounge
Favours: Hand-stamped sugar spoons done designed by the bride
Music: Beyond Sound
Hair and makeup: Citrus Salon
Flowers: DIY by bride
Stationery: Anna Michelle Cards
Others: Necklace worn by bride and bridesmaids from FriedaSophie; Sash from Olivia Nelson

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