Uniquely Dark Modern Wedding Filled With Lush Greenery *

Uniquely Dark Modern Wedding Filled With Lush Greenery *

If you’ve always wanted a tropical wedding but don’t want to travel, then you’re going to love Keira and Raymond’s dark modern wedding filled with lush greenery. With the help of Alicia Keats Wedding & Events, the couple turned the ballroom of the Fairmont Pacific Rim into a Hawaiian-themed celebration full of monsteras, palms, and brightly colored florals arranged by Flowerz. And when we say full of plants, we mean it. We’re talking two floor-to-ceiling flower walls and giant centerpieces!

The decor didn’t stop there, though. The moody ballroom also featured a custom-made neon sign backdrop, gold accents that perfectly accentuated the emerald green color palette, a monstera-printed dance floor, and a funfetti cake inspired by Milk Bar

Now, if you’ll excuse us, we’ve got some packing to do. Trust us, one look at these photos from Junebug member Meghan Hemstra will have everyone booking a one-way ticket to paradise. See you there!

The Couple:

Kiera and Raymond

The Wedding:

Fairmont Pacific Rim, Vancouver, British Columbia

Dark Modern Wedding Vibes

I wasn’t the kind of girl who had been planning her wedding for her whole life and didn’t like the idea of being the center of attention the entire day, so I struggled to find inspiration that didn’t feel cliche. It was actually my husband’s idea to go with a more tropical theme, and we ran with that to create something that felt like it was dark and moody. We were really inspired by our trip to Singapore and incorporated those vibes as much as possible. Everything else was about having a cool party that also happened to be our wedding.

A Ceremony Written By The Bride

We struggled with the ceremony because it focused on us, and we aren’t super sentimental or emotional people. I write for a living, so I ended up working pretty closely with our officiant to come up with words that made sense to us. We kept it short and sweet—under 15 minutes. I also came in through a hidden entrance to buy myself a few extra seconds of people not having their eyes on me.

Wedding Planning Advice From The Bride

I didn’t really want a big wedding and ended up having to compromise. But I was still able to really enjoy it by focusing on the important things, like making it fun and comfortable and not too stuffy, having great flowers and decor, and having a great photographer. Our venue and seated dinner were very fancy and elevated, so we added some casual elements like french fry and chow mein bars, a candy table, and–my favorite–a confetti wedding cake. I think the big takeaway is, you might not get to have everything you want to have, but pick a few things you care about and enjoy those aspects. This goes for your wedding budget too!

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Meghan Hemstra
Event Planning – Alicia Keats Wedding & Events
Venue & Catering – Fairmont Pacific Rim
Floral Design – Flowerz
Officiant – Young, Hip & Married
DJ – Aimee Hawker
Live Music – Soundstripe Music
Invitation Design – Mary Clare Wilkie
Makeup Artist & Hair Styling – The Glamoury
Wedding Dress – One Day Bridal
Bridal Accessories – Poppy Finch
Groom’s Apparel – Giorgio Armani
Rentals – Koncept Events
Favors – Beta 5 Chocolate

Congratulations again to Kiera and Raymond on their dark modern wedding! We’re so thankful that Junebug member Meghan Hemstra Photography was there to capture every unique detail of the day. To see more of Meghan’s work, check out her profile in our directory of wedding photographers from around the world!


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This Whimsical UBC Botanical Garden Wedding is for You *

This Whimsical UBC Botanical Garden Wedding is for You *

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 Danaea and Silas Godard 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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