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Wonderland Wedding Blog

My best friend Christine is getting married, and finding the time and place has been impossible! trying to arrange all the out of town family and friends, finding a venue with availability and then just being down right busy in the summer, we (I like to feel as though I was part of this decision making process) finally decided on a Winter Wonderland Wedding!

We finally found a beautiful venue that was completely booked for the next 2 summers yet were able to book on our first choice date in January. Now that we have the venue it’s planning, planning, planning!

We have chosen a silver and blue theme! Starting with some blue crystal and snowflake invitations preparing our guests for our outdoor ceremony where they can warm up to come hot cocoa under some fur blankets while Christine and Steve tie the knot!

Then we’re ready for the ceremony! Christine has chosen blue, blue and more blue! We have created some birch centerpieces covered with crystals and hanging candles to give the guests the sensation of warmth. The room will be filled with white draping that will be lit up blue creating a truly authentic winter wonderland magical feel. The guest will be able to enjoy a fabulous cocktail hour sipping on some Mulled wine with Brandy or Kaluha Hot chocolate and marshmallows meanwhile we take some beautiful winter shots in Stanley Park with our Cinderella white horses and carriage.

Once we return to join all of our friends and family for a whole lot of eating, drinking and fun we can make our way out to the patio where we have some fire pits ready to warm us up where we can roast some marshmallows! (Who says roasting marshmallows is for kids?)…and oh yes… there will be s’mores!

Christine and Steve will have their very first dance as Mr. & Mrs. under magical snowfall over the dance floor (I wish I could say I had all mighty power to control the weather indoors, but unfortunately a little less exciting we have a faux snow machine – which may I add is pretty cool!)

Excited for the big day and I can’t wait for the beautiful magical winter wonderland that is to come. Congratulations Steve and Christine, this truly is a fairy tale come true!


Anya Schecter, Event Specialist

Diamond Ballroom & Catering