The Couple: Shareen and Lee
The Wedding: 8.5.12 – Linden Gardens, Kaleden, British Columbia
What three adjectives best describe your wedding? Sunny, swinging, authentic
What was your wedding color palette? Pale pink and grey
What inspired your personal wedding style, and how did you incorporate your style and personalities into your big day? We are inspired daily by fashion, music and vintage wedding designs of times gone by. We envisioned our wedding as a classic and fun event, one which every guest from the age of 1 to 92 could enjoy and relate to. We channelled our inner children to come up with a fun-filled garden party reflecting the simple elegance of the 1920s. This was not to be a theme wedding, but something inspired in spirit and atmosphere from a time when people really knew how to party.
Looking back, what are the moments, decisions or memories that you love the most about your wedding? When we first visited our venue we immediately envisioned a lively family party on the lawns of Linden Gardens. We knew right away that this was the place for our big day. Finding this perfect spot really helped us to shape our wedding into what it became, and everything from the games, to the dinner, to the pinatas, and the dancing leaves us with joyful memories. When numerous friends and family members told us this was the best wedding ever!! we were thrilled to see our vision had come to life.
What piece of advice would you give to a bride planning her wedding today? Keep your guests top of mind in every decision you make. The tiny details that you might stress about will not matter when you see how much fun everyone is having. And most importantly, when the day arrives, relax, have fun, engage with your guests, and let the details take care of themselves. Enjoy every moment as this will be one of the best days of your life!
The Wedding Team:
Photographer: Nordica Photography
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Linden Gardens
Officiant: Laura Turnbull, Penticton United Church
Invitation Designer: Golden Rectangle Press
Programs: Em Dash Creative
Catering: Catering Done Right
Florist: Carls Flowers
Cake: Kings Kakery, Kelowna
Wedding Dress: Ceremony Dress – Lis Simon from Christianne Brunelle Couture, Reception Dress – Sue Wong
Bridal Accessories: Veil – Marisol Arparicio, Earrings – Efrat Davidson, Shoes – Milk & Honey (ceremony) and Naturalizer (reception)
Bridesmaids Apparel & Accessories: J Crew
Flowergirls Dresses: Zara Kids
Grooms Apparel: Ceremony suit & shirt – Prince Henry Custom Tailor, Reception jacket by Prince Henry, pants by Tiger of Sweden
Grooms Accessories: Scala Hats from Henri Henri Chapelier, Shoes – Brentano (ceremony) and Hush Puppies (reception), Bowties – Beau Ties of Vermont
Hair Stylist: Melissa Butler
Make-up Artist: Cheri Chung
DJs: Lee Modern, Girl Friday, Ol’ Dirty Balogh, Blue Jay – resident dj’s of Mod Club Montreal, Vancouver and Edmonton
Live Music: Larry Crawford
Favors: Homemade by Shareen & Lee with fresh Quebec produce
Wooden Signs: Steven Balogh
Chalkboards: Shabby Wedding Decor
Piñata: Pinata Masters
Rentals: Linden Gardens, Vintage Origami, All Occasion Party Rentals
Rings: Tiffany & Co.
Wine: Tyler Harlton Wines, 8th Generation Vineyard
Thank you Shareen and Lee!