A A hidden gem among boutique hotels in downtown Vancouver, the Westin Grand Hotel provided the perfect stylish setting for this inspirational photo shoot dreamed up by Gina and Chris Chong of Butter Studios. Inspired by the intricate lace design of Gina's favourite purse, the pair worked with Elysium Events to design a modern yet timeless look, using classic black and white, hints of sparkle, and plenty of lace throughout. The lace theme extended to both the Lazaro dress and the Jenny Packham Aspen gown, and to touches of sexy black lace used everywhere, from the dramatic black-and-white floral centrepieces to the menu cards and cake. As sophisticated as the theme was, there was still room for fun — in the shape of helium balloons, a colourful candy buffet and Butter Studios' enclosed photo booth (complete with props).

Photography Butter Studios | Planners Elysium Events | Venue Westin Grand Hotel | Flowers Flower Factory | Hair & Makeup Margaret Lai | Decor, Linens & Chair Covers Lavish Design Group | Chair Covers (indoor ceremony) Coveted Covers | Bridal Gowns Bisou Bridal | Tuxedo The Tux Store | Cake Kreation Artisan Cakes | Jewellery & Hair Accessories Jeweliette | Balloons The Balloonery | Candy Bar Oh So Sweet | Favours & Wedding Accessories InspirAsian Creations