Color Lovers: This Whimsical UBC Botanical Garden Wedding is for You

October 26, 2020 | olivia

What happens when two graphic and type designers come together? A gorgeous wedding with a wonderful blend of texture, color, and detail. Heather and Riley’s perfectly whimsical UBC Botanical Garden Weddings showcases how the smallest details can make the biggest impression. With the help of wedding planner Kreative Operations, this couple’s wedding will be on everyone’s Pinterest boards.

From tons of bright colored balloons to the cute signage we love to small antique touches, we felt like we were walking into a storybook. Take a look at the photos taken by Junebug members The Godards to see why we are swooning! 

The Couple:

Heather and Riley

The Wedding:

UBC Botanical Garden, Vancouver, British Columbia

Why a UBC Botanical Garden Wedding?

I saw a photo of another wedding in the arbor a few weeks after we got engaged. After considering many other options and plans, I came across the venue again and knew nothing else would top it.

Designer Eyes, Colorful DIYs, and Wedding Favors 

The biggest DIY projects were our wedding invitations and signage. We’re both graphic designers and type designers, so Riley made a custom typeface for the wedding and I handled the design. He also hand-lettered every guest’s name on a plexiglass tile for place settings, and a lot of our guests took theirs home at the end of the night!

The Amazing Wedding Cake

The other big DIY project was the cake itself. I love to bake as a hobby and really wanted to make my own wedding cake. Frankly, I’m amazed I pulled it off!

Wedding Day Advice From The Bride

We approached planning the wedding with a strongly do-it-yourself mindset, but I don’t know how it would have happened without our amazing day-of coordinators. The day-of coordinators were the best money we ever spent!

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Danaea Godard
Event Planning – Kreative Operations
Venue – UBC Botanical Garden
Floral Design – The Wild Bunch
Catering – Memphis Blues BBQ
Invitation Design – Heather Cran
Wedding Dress – Truvelle
Rentals – Bespoke Decor
Custom Typeface and Signage – Lost Type Co-Op
Balloons – Frankie and Co


Congratulations again to Heather and Riley on their UBC Botanical Garden wedding! Thank you to Junebug members Danaea and Silas Godard for capturing this gorgeous duo and for sharing it with us. Ready to get started planning your own colorful wedding? First, you’ll need the perfect palette. We’ve got you covered.  

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  1. This is just lovely! So relaxed with lots of beautiful little touches.

  2. Beautiful resort with great amenities. We stayed in an oceanfront king room that overlooked the pool and ocean. The room was very clean and spacious. This was an anniversary trip for me and my husband. Upon arrival, we found a chilled bottle of champagne and a lovely note wishing us a happy anniversary. Every single member of the staff from check-in to check-out was great! I honestly don’t have one single complaint about this place. It is super super super and I can’t wait to return!!!

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