Photographer & Videographer:Two White Doves Productions
Ceremony Venue: Holy Rosary Cathedral
Reception Venue & Catering: Fairmont Pacific Rim
Wedding Planner: Ian Tsang of Brass Fan Entertainment
Bride’s Dress: Bisou Bridal
Reception Dress: ML Monique Lhuillier/Nordstrom Exclusive
Bride’s Shoes: Marc DeFang New York
Bridesmaid Dresses: Custom made
Hair & Makeup: All Dolled Up
Groom’s Outfit: Vera Wang at Moores Clothing for Men
Groomsmen Outfits: Calvin Klein at Moores Clothing for Men
Traditional Korean Dress: Wedding Story
Traditional Filipino Shirt: Kultura Filipino
Stationery: Brass Fan Entertainment
Flowers: Proline Trading International
Cake: Pine House Bakery
Jewellery & Accessories: Chanel & Nordstrom
Officiant: Very Rev. Glenn Dion
Transportation: A Stylish Arrival

Christine Fernandez and Victor Lee fondly refer to their wedding as the “marriage of two beautiful cultures.” Christine, who hails from a Filipino background, and Victor, whose family is Korean, began their day with a traditional Catholic ceremony at Vancouver’s Holy Rosary Cathedral.

Later attheir reception inside the elegant Fairmont Pacific Rim, the newlyweds paidtribute to their families’ respective heritage by donning traditional outfits — Victor changed into a Filipino barong, while Christine put on a Korean hanbok.

For their colour scheme, the couple chose a fresh mix of white and teal, with vivid purple accents, particularly in the lavish florals.

“The wedding day was simply magical and beautiful from beginning to end — not just because of the elegant decor and stunning floral arrangements, but more because of the overflowing love and happiness shared with our family and friends who took the time to spend our special day with us,” says Christine. Nearly half of the couple’s guests flew in from overseas, the U.S. or other parts of Canada for their Fairmont Pacific Rim Wedding.

“It was a very intimate yet very special celebration with our loved ones,” she adds.

One particularly special moment came towards the end of the evening, when the couple honoured Christine’s late grandparents who had helped raise her, by having their 1952 song “Eternally” played for their first dance. The song was also Christine’s “something old.”

“As we were dancing, we had a slideshow of my grandparents flashing in the background. Everyone in the room was extremely emotional and nostalgic.”

Christine now has some sound advice to share with brides-to-be: “Don’t sweat the small stuff  on your wedding day. Relax, enjoy and savour every single moment of your special day with your husband,family and friends, as the day will go by so fast.”

Sounds like great advice to us.