When Natasha and Jamey went looking for an industrial space they could transform into their dream wedding venue, they found The Pipe Shop on the Vancouver waterfront and immediately fell in love. One of the couple’s main goals for their wedding was to create a home-like feel, which Petite Pearl Events accomplished by setting up cozy lounge areas, designing modern tablescape set on farmhouse tables, and finishing off every area with lush greenery and white accent flowers arranged by Celsia Floral to give the feeling of a laid-back dinner party. Elizabeth Stanley Design also created a for the ceremony using copper pipes and a backdrop for the guestbook portrait area using a wall of grass and a laser-cut monogram created by Blushtype Modern Calligraphy & Design. All of the natural and modern design elements brought the industrial space to life, and Daring Wanderer captured every unique facet of this wedding beautifully.
Natasha and Jamey
The Pipe Shop, Vancouver, Canada
Initially, we thought of having a smaller and more intimate wedding. However, once we realized how many friends and relatives were willing to travel from far and wide to attend our wedding, we decided to show them the best time and throw a really fun party. We tried to focus on having amazing food and good music in a beautiful space.
While we absolutely loved the whole wedding, the most special part for Jamey and I was the first look when we got to spend a few moments alone. That’s when it felt like it was all really happening. At the very end of the night having our very closest family and friends all crowded in a hotel room, singing and dancing until 3 AM was also surreal.
I couldn’t have created this magical day without my amazing wedding planner, Margot from Petite Pearl Events. I would have loved to DIY a lot more if our wedding was local, but since that was not logistically possible, finding someone who could execute our vision from long-distance made the whole process so much more enjoyable. It felt like we really planned it and got the day we wanted, but really we hardly had to do any work!
To personalize our wedding, I stamped little toss bags filled with eucalyptus to represent the fact we met in Australia. I also painted the artwork that was used in our invites and our monogram. Jamey, of course, entertained our guests with members of his old band at the reception! We also made welcome gift boxes for guests staying at the hotel, which included some of our favorite snacks, tourist info, and Advil for the morning after.
For our ceremony, we wrote our own vows, which were special, and worked with our officiant, Paula, to create a truly meaningful and personal wedding ceremony. We had all our siblings walk down the aisle with our parents in addition to our bridal party.
We wanted the place to feel like we were inviting people into our home balanced with having a modern stylish party. We love vintage wood and mixed metals. We have lots of antique-inspired elements in our home and wanted our wedding to reflect our personal style. So, we made sure to have comfy seating areas with couches and coffee tables with our favorite music playing in the background. Overall, our decorator and wedding planner did a phenomenal job translating our thoughts into the end product. Good food and a good party with ambiance were what we were going for and that’s exactly what we got!
For our favors, we stamped little muslin bags with our initials and filled them with homemade Sri Lankan Love Cake, which paid homage to my heritage. It’s also just a delicious treat Jamey and I both love!
We had an amazing menu prepared for us by Forage Catering. Some highlights were our passed appetizers that included a risotto station with mushroom risotto finished in a parmesan wheel, which was really entertaining for our guests and tasted delicious. We had an amazing cocktail called “The Garden” as our featured drink, which had elderflower liquor, gin, and white grape juice. For dessert, we had lots of different treats and some amazing Neufchatel cheese puffs with gin-soaked berries.
Processional – Medley of “Fun Times in Babylon” by Father John Misty, “Mykonos” by Fleet Foxes, and “Home” by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, played by Peter Wang on piano
Recessional – “Of Monsters and Men” by Little Talks, played on the piano
First Dance – “Walk the Line” by Ben L’Oncle
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Daring Wanderer
Event Planning – Petite Pearl Events
Venue – The Pipe Shop
Floral Design – Celsia Floral
Catering – Forage Catering
Cake – The Cake & The Giraffe
Officiant – Paula Cline
DJ – Jeremy Baker at Spin the Black Disc
Stationery – Cornwall Stationery
Makeup Artist and Hair Styling – Nadia Albano Style Inc.
Wedding Dress – Mikaella Bridal
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Adrianna Papell
Groom’s Apparel – Indochino
Groomsmen’s Apparel – H&M
Copper Backdrop, Portrait Studio Backdrop, and Candles/Votives – Elizabeth Stanley Design
Guestbook – Adam and Kev
Lase-Cut Monogram – Blushtype Modern Calligraphy & Design
Vinyl Decal – Feelin’ It Decals
Plates, Cutlery, and Napkins – Pedersen’s Event Rentals
Tables – Rental Network
Chairs – BOLD Event Creative
Lounge and Portrait Studio Furniture – Bespoke Decor
Congratulations to Natasha and Jamey, and a big thanks to Petite Pearl Events for sharing this … wedding at The Pipe Shop with Junebug! Want to see more from Junebug member Daring Wanderer? Check out this delightfully handmade Normandy wedding at Chateau le Mont Epinguet!