Today I am thrilled to wish the happiest of anniversaries to Megan and Simon. One year ago, today, the SHE team worked to ensure their day was beautiful and everything they imagined. Below are just a few of our favourites from this Vancouver Club Wedding with their love story below.
How they met: (from the Bride)
Megan and Simon met through a mutual friend, Dafydd. While Simon and Daf met at the University of Calgary. Megan and Daf met later in life through her sister who attended the University of Victoria with Daf. Megan and Daf connected through their love of music and eventually became roommates at the University of Leicester in the UK for two years where they both studied law.
After law school, Megan and Daf moved back to Canada. One fateful evening, Daf invited Megan to a friend’s birthday and introduced Simon and Megan. Cue instant sparks – Simon and Megan spent most of the night chatting and discovered they had a lot in common. At the end of the evening, Simon realized the connection quickly and made the move to ask for Megan’s number. (Go Simon!) Megan was not even home yet when Simon sent the first text – “it was wonderful meeting you and I hope you made it home safely.” Simple, charismatic, caring, and to the point. Megan also realized shortly she had found a match.
Several weeks and many fun dates later, the connection progressed quickly. They both realized how special this relationship was when Megan hopped on a flight to visit Kora, the maid of honor, in Calgary. Megan and Simon spoke almost every day while Megan was away. When Megan returned to Vancouver, Simon was anxiously waiting at the airport with the perfect date night planned. Hint and spoiler alert for the proposal: Spectacular Dinner + Fabulous Spa + Amazing Company = Winning Date Night to Megan’s Heart.
How He Asked: (From the Bride)
Shortly into their relationship, Megan and Simon both knew they were going to be married. After a Saturday afternoon “browsing” at rings, it was only a matter of time when Simon was going to pop the question.
On October 11, 2013, Simon planned their usual trip to Whistler for their 3-year anniversary. Megan was undoubtedly thinking it might happen but Simon made sure he threw her off (Kudos for successfully misdirecting the lawyer, Simon!). Simon slyly noted that he “forgot” to pack a dress shirt, and even changed dinner plans the first evening when Megan asked without hesitation.
The next morning, Megan and Simon went to their favourite spa, Scandinave Spa. After a romantic couples massage and run back to the changing room to “get something”, Simon led Megan to the lower hot tub. Unsuspectingly, Megan turned to hang up her towel and turned back around to see Simon take ahold of her hands and go down on one knee. “Will you marry me?” Simon said. Overwhelmed with emotion and excitement, Megan replied “Yes, yes, I will marry you.” Cheers soon erupted from the balcony where Simon’s sister, Emily-anne, and her fiancé (now husband), Travis, were. They drove up to Whistler in a torrential downpour to simply capture this special moment and celebrate with Megan and Simon!
How they wed:
It was February 20th, 2016. The day began with mimosas and hair and makeup services for the girls in navy floral matching robes while the men were downstairs for a hot shave. The first look was held on the rooftop garden, overlooking the city. Simon, waiting ever so patiently for Megan to arrive, slowly turned around. He smiled from ear to ear when he saw Megan for the first time. After sharing a few moments alone, the wedding party joined for photos.
As guests entered the club, they walked upstairs and through the corridor to the University Room. Musicians were playing soft classic favourites as guests found their seats. The mantle was displayed with heirloom glass candlesticks that represented an individual story and favourite past time in their families. Simon and his groomsmen made their way to the aisle and all guests stood for Megan and her father’s arrival. It was there, how evident the love these two share for each other. The ceremony was filled with stories, personal vows and a few humour bits thanks to our fabulous officiant. The couple kissed and made it official.
Immediately following the ceremony, guests were welcomed into the Georgian Room for canapes, cocktails and music before the dinner reception. The room was filled with cream, gold and navy with a kings table for the couple and their wedding party. The emcee was the best I’ve ever worked with. She continously had the crowd in a roaring laughter throughout the night. The guests enjoyed a plated multi course dinner before the couple shared their first dance.
Wishing this couple an incredible anniversary today and a lifetime of happiness with many adventures ahead. Lots of love!
Wedding Coordination: Sweetheart Events (Stephanie) | Photography: Taya Photography | Hair and Makeup: Denise Elliott | Musicians: Maz Zipursky & Band | Venue & Caterer: The Vancouver Club | Officiant: Doug Cameron | Wedding Cake: Cake n Sweets Bakery | DJ: Girl on Wax | Florist: Vivio Flower Gallery