Real Wedding: My-Van & Ken – A Travel-themed Vancouver Wedding

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Anyone who knows My-Van and Ken would not be surprised that they picked travel as their wedding reception theme: they met in Paris while backpacking, had their first date in London, My-Van moved to New York and South Korea before Ken proposed to her in Korea, and finally My-Van moved to Vancouver to be with Ken.  They also said their vows in Provence, France, before hosting a reception in Vancouver for their friends and family.  So they wanted the reception to be reminiscent of international travel – vintage-y and fun!

Check out the wedding ingredient list of this real Vancouver Wedding and some commentary from My-Van:

Couple: My-Van and Ken
Wedding Date: August 10, 2012

Their Wedding Ingredient List:

♥ Venue – Centennial Lodge at Queen’s Park, New Westminster    “Working with this venue was a breeze.  I really felt they handled themselves very professionally.”

♥ Catering – EdgeCeptional Catering    “Judy is fantastic and walked every step of the planning process with us!”

♥ Engagement Photos – My City Photos   “Laura-Lee is a great collaborator and will work with you to achieve your artistic vision – plus she is very fun to work with!”

♥ Reception Photos – My-Van’s personal friend Kalvin Yuen

♥ Photo Booth – Flash Photo Booth   “My guests and I loved that you could receive your photos on the spot and that we could take endless amounts of them.”

♥ Photo Albums – Albumland   

♥ DJ – Affordable DJ Services  “Randy played so much good music that my guests danced all night!”

♥ Bridal Gown – Purchased at Goodwill and then redesigned by Lilianne’s Bridal    “Lilianne’s Bridal was able to redesign my dress at a great price and within a good time frame.  The owner was very personable and easy to work with. I was very confident in her abilities from the first moment I met her.”

♥ Bride’s Hair and Make-up – done by the bride

♥ Bride’s Fascinator – created by the bride

♥ Flowers: Greenstems, arranged by the bride

♥ Thank You Gifts: Ruby Woo    “One of the necklaces came in damaged and Ruby Woo replaced it immediately without any problems. That was a wonderful experience!”

Some words of wisdom from the bride…

1. If you are a DIY bride like myself, make sure to plan well ahead of time to get all your projects done. Get whatever you can finish completed as early as possible.  If you save it all until the month before the wedding, you will get overwhelmed with the amount of work left to be done!

2. Since I didn’t hire a wedding planner, I created “the-day-of timelines” for my wedding party, including the ushers so everyone knew what they had to do and when, and this really helped to take the stress off me and everyone else!

Check out My-Van’s Weddingful Profile for more beautiful wedding photos!

Romantic and Whimsical Engagement Photos
Romantic and Whimsical Engagement Photos
Travel-themed sign in table
Travel-themed sign in table
Flowers from Greenstems; Arranged by the Bride in mismatched containers
Flowers from Greenstems; Arranged by the Bride in mismatched containers
Wedding Itinerary
Train Station departure board emphasizes the travel theme
Wedding guests enjoying the reception
Wedding guests enjoying the reception
Wedding guests having a blast in the photo booth
Wedding guests having a blast in the photo booth
Congrats again to the lovely couple!
Congrats again to the lovely couple!

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