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A Gold And Navy Elopement In British Columbia

An Intimate Gold & Navy Wedding In British Columbia - bride and groom chairs

An Intimate Gold & Navy Wedding In British Columbia -bride and groom

On New Year’s Eve in 2012, Nadia and David bumped into each other at the Whiskey Mist bar in London, U.K.

After the birth of their daughter five years later, David surprised Nadia with a beautiful three carat ring in the Presidential Suite at River Rock Hotel in Vancouver.

Their whirlwind wedding was planned in just three days, an amazing feat managed by David. The couple hired Olivia from Lavish Engagements only three days before their wedding. “She planned a stunning elopement at Maple Bay Manor, that will have you believe she had months to put it together,” Nadia said.

Olivia created a luxurious winter wedding in an intimate setting using deep navy, silk linens with gold cutlery, and candle sticks that added a romantic ambiance to the room. For florals, she used heaps of greenery with white, cream, and blush flowers, which kept the setting simple yet trendy.

“I walked down the aisle to Beethoven’s “Für Elise” in honour of our daughter, Elizabeth,” shares Nadia. “And we danced to Tim McGraw‘s “Meanwhile Back at Mama’s” for our first dance. It is a personal favourite of David’s.””

Nadezda Rolinskaja and David Smillie, December 9, 2017, Duncan, British Columbia.

Photography courtesy of Joanna Moss Photography.

Ceremony and reception venue: Maple Bay Manor
Wedding planner: Lavish Engagements
Caterer: Alibi Catering
Flowers: Poppies Floral Art
Stationery: Tickle Tree Studio
Cake: Cobble Hill Cake Co
Hair and makeup: Artistry By Alexa
Rentals: Black and White Party Rentals
Event design: All in One Party Shop, Trend Decor, and Party Mood

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