July 18, 2018

Vintage Rustic Wedding at Bridges Vancouver

With its West Coast views and elegant dining room, Alisa and Jesse’s romantic Vancouver wedding at Bridges Restaurant is the perfect wedding to welcome us into the start of summer! Enjoy the beautiful story of this couple’s special day captured by husband and wife duo, Shari & Mike Photography

Décor details included rustic inspired floral arrangements, vintage furniture and warm candles that dotted the entire room. The head table was dressed with eucalyptus, silver dollar leaves, and giant blush pink paper pom poms that hung delicately from its strings. With its natural wooden beams and high ceilings, the restaurant had already a wonderful warm ambiance so little was to be done in terms of dressing the space.

The cake was too pretty to eat. I loved the idea of using mini cupcakes instead of full-sized cupcakes!

Alisa and Jesse wanted a wedding that was relaxed and romantic with a touch of vintage brilliance. It was detailed yet lighthearted, but personalized to the couple in that every touch meant something to them.

The cocktail hour was followed by an elegant 3-course dinner, drinks, speeches, and a long night of dancing – all with not too much structure to the night. My favourite part of the evening was the first dance,  accompanied by beautiful live singing/guitar performed by a close friend of the couple. It took place at the perfect time on the terrace with the sun slowly setting in the background.

I enjoyed helping Alisa and Jesse out throughout the planning process and am happy that it was such a perfect evening surrounded by so much love! Thank you both again for having me.


Thank you to all of the vendors and extra help in making this night a success!

Venue: Bridges Vancouver

Florist: Robin from Bootah Jardin

Photographer: Shari and Mike

Hair & Make-up: Ada Jun

Lights and Decor: Bespoke Decor

Cake: Carm Cakes

DJ: Addison Chanthyvong

Marriage Commissioner: Verna Magee Shepard



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!