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Spanish Banks wedding: Chloe and Alex

Chloe and Alex had a unique idea: a Spanish banks wedding with only a select group of closest friends and family. The couple eloped on a Friday, enjoying a relaxed and intimate day and the next day they hosted a big reception. But the moment they exchanged their vows, they were witnessed by a small group. 

From the moment we first talked, we learned it was all about the experience for them, which Jelger and I absolutely love! It’s so easy to get tangled up in “all the things you’re supposed to do”. Instead stop and think about what you truly enjoy. Then choose to make that happen! Which is exactly what Chloe and Alex did! 

The two of them got ready together and met us at Jericho Beach for photos. The sunny afternoon made the shoot all the more enjoyable, before we headed over to Spanish Banks West Extension for their wedding ceremony. Alex led Chloe out of  the stretched limousine, and they walked down the aisle together. Speaking of which, I loved the aisle decorations: salt crystals, eucalyptus branches and beautiful flowers.

But the couple infused even more personality in their wedding: little sugar TIE fighters (Star Wars!) topped the wedding cupcakes. Kudos to them for making it fit in so elegantly! And last but not least, Chloe had her bridal dress custom designed!

After enjoying a long and sunny cocktail hour with their guests, we whisked the couple away for a few sunset photos on the beach. Finally, Chloe and Alex took off for their special private dinner! Chloe had told me Alex had arranged a few food surprises. Too bad we didn’t find out what they were. Those were for only for the two of them! 

Thank you so much guys for sharing the precious moments with us! Every time I walk by the spot of your wedding ceremony, I’ll think of you. 😉 

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Spanish banks wedding vendors:

Location: Spanish Banks West Extension

Catering + planning: Design to Dine

Dress designer: Custom Dress by Liza Diaz

Florals: Granville Island Florist

Makeup artist: Melanie Neufeld

Hair stylist: Ashley Pilkey

Restaurant private reception: Hawksworth Restaurant

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