July 24, 2020

Sunset Surprise at UBC Boathouse

A beautiful sunset on a very warm summer day.


Photos all taken by Monica Chang.

Our client wanted to surprise her fiancé on his birthday with an intimate picnic by their wedding venue and contacted us for some help! Luckilyit was easy to get him out there without raising any suspicions since all she had to say was that she wanted to see the space for décor purposes.


Her checklist:

Ö     By the water

Ö     Sunset with that warm fuzzy glow

Ö     Picnic style

Ö     Blanket, pillows, his favourite foods

You can just sleep here!


With some picnic décor items already in our inventory, we didn’t have to go hunting for too many items! A blanket, big cushions and pillows, picnic basket, some twinkle lights, and tiered platters and stands. When we first arrived in the area it was hard to find a nice flat surface that wasn’t already taken or buzzing with mosquitoes or flies. We waited around until we saw people leaving and luckily a couple had started packing up and it was the most PERFECT spot! People were still walking the trail just by the water at the time but it was slowly emptying out so everything was working out great.


Our team had to hustle because we knew our client was heading in soon. We played around with the set-up a few times due to the uneven slant and rocks but I think it ended up look amazing. We hid the mini cooler out of the way since it wasn’t the prettiest thing to look at and placed the food that insects loved higher off the ground. Once we were just about done, we saw our client walking in just up the path so we packed all the empty bags and jumped out of sight to observe from a distance.


Super cute. We saw the happiness in her fiance’s face and it made our day! If you or anyone needs some help with something as simple as a birthday surprise, proposal, or anything like that please contact us! We would LOVE to listen to your story and be a part of it! 



Leslie was organized, efficient, worked with what we wanted, easy to communicate with, and so lovely to work with. I wouldn't have wanted anyone else to plan our wedding! She is super knowledgeable about all of the best deals and vendors in the area and was able to create our dream vision with our budget. She took a lot of things off our plate with handling the vendors and everything on the special day making it stress free. On top of taking on all of these responsibilities, she was always so quick to respond. Leslie is the best and we will miss working with her!

Mina and Dmitry


Leslie helped to ensure our wedding day was amazing. She is attentive, responsive, flexible, and always smiling. Working with her was a pleasure and we'd highly recommend working with her. My husband and I were able to just enjoy the day while she took care of all the details on the day of, guiding us with a smile and always showing her caring attitude. As the day passed by me as a blur, I remember Leslie always busy working to make sure the details were perfect. Very grateful to have found her and for the work and love she put into our wedding. Thanks Leslie!