For San Diego couple Amanda and Brian Geffen, nothing would do except to get married in Amanda’s hometown of Vancouver. Not only do her parents still live here, but she still considers it her home. “Plus, who wouldn’t want to get married in such a beautiful city?” she says. The pair tells us that their wedding day turned out exactly as they had imagined, with thehelp of local wedding planner Alicia Keats and decorator Upright Decor. Thecouple chose the ultra-modern Fairmont Pacific Rim in downtown Vancouver for their ceremony incorporating Jewish traditions, as well as for their elegant reception afterward. “It was our own fairy tale come to life,” says Amanda. “The overwhelming feeling of love from our family and friends was something we will never forget.”

Photographer Jonetsu Studios | Videographer Vincent + Theo Studios | Venue & Catering Fairmont Pacific Rim | Décor Upright Décor | Wedding Planner Alicia Keats Weddings + Events | Bride’s Dress Monique Lhuillier | Bridesmaid Dresses Jenny Yoo | Hair Lavista Salon | Make up Make up by Ariana | Groom’s Outfit Hugo Boss | Stationery Colleen Winton (Flourish) | Flowers The Flower Factory | Cake Fairmont Pacific Rim | Jewellery Antique pieces from bride’s grandmother