A Colorful Vancouver Wedding: Stella + Armstrong

Stella + Armstrong are both from Taiwan where Stella owns a chocolate cake business and Armstrong has a clothing business. They were married at Armstrong’s families backyard in Vancouver, Canada. The couple really wanted to showcase these two loves (plus their love of vintage) and had sewing + baking details everywhere! Stella collected vintage cotton reels, buttons, measuring tape, miniature sewing machines, sewing kits and vintage fabrics for fabric flowers to represent Armstrong and to represent herself: vintage baking kits, miniature mixers, baking tools, oven mittens, vintage egg beaters, cake pans, rolling pins, measuring spoons + cups. Then Armstrong’s dad built a wedding arch out of branches and they decorated the arch with all the items they collected to signify the coming together of two loves and two families. So so sweet and amazing – wait until you see it! Thanks so much to the always amazing Clayton Austin for the stunning photos and big congrats to Stella + Armstrong!

bridesmaids with vanity table

tulle wedding dress

bride with flower hairpiece

groom with bow tie

bright bouquets

whimsical yarn and fabric altar

crepe paper ceremony

whimsical altar

It would be the walk in … I loved the look on Armstrong’s face! He looked like he won the lottery … impossibly happy!

bright bouquet

floral dress bridesmaids

I love the bridesmaids dresses by Sohomode – super pretty + so colorful! Perfect for the look of their wedding. :)

Processional: Adele - Make You Feel My Love (the unplugged version)

Recessional: Beatles - I Want To Hold Your Hand

First Dance:

yard altar decor

bride and groom portraits

bride in bohemian flower hairpiece

bright flower centerpieces

sewing box reception decor

Stella did all the floral design! Amazing, right?! She originally wanted to use vintage tin cans for her flower decorations, but needed about 200 and realized that would be way to expensive for her budget and impossible to collect that many. She came up with a the great idea of printing her own labels!

I collected used tin cans in my bakery over 5 months, washed them and peeled off their original labels. Then found this website online that had beautiful vintage labels. I adjusted the size of the pictures and printed them so that they would fit my tin cans. My bridesmaids and I then glued the printed vintage labels on the tin cans and voila!! We have our very own collection of vintage flower tin cans! As for the flowers, we ordered a colorful mix of flowers that were in season to create a eclectic floral centerpieces.

vintage can vases

bright flower centerpieces

vintage baking tools reception decor

vintage handkerchiefs

bride in knitted bolero

bride and groom portrait

bride in cocktail reception dress

bride and groom in tall grass

bride and groom in tall grass

bride and groom portrait

You will not regret attention to detail! it really shows up in the photos and creates unique memories for the both of you as well as the guests attending your wedding. All that hard work will be worth it!

And be sure to watch their lovely wedding film from Hello Tomorrow!

Thanks so much to Stella + Armstrong for sharing their beautiful and personal day with us! We wish you guys all the best!

vendors
photography: Clayton Austin // venue: Armstrong’s backyard in Vancouver Canada //wedding dress: Dang Bridal Singapore // hairpieces: handcrafted Leather flower piece is from Dang Bridal Singapore, flower crown is from whichgoose // bridesmaid dresses: Sohomode on etsy // hair: Mystique hair salon at white rock, BC // cinematography: Hello Tomorrow // catering: Whistler’s Fire wood pizza // dessert: Bakesale // wedding cake: My best friend Jen designed and surprised me with a wedding cake that had little hand rolled fondant roses all over, and a cake topper that had my husband’s and my initials ” A&S .” The cake topper was covered in vintage floral patch work which just went so well with our theme –  we loved it.

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Comments

  1. Beautiful! What website did you use for the labels?

  2. Oooo love all the color, the fabrics, those shoes, the yarn, the vintage style and floral arrangements…so many handmade and vintage touches. LOVE!! Hands down super creative and lovely.
    xoxo this wedding!

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  3. The colors make perk right up! So lovely. I’m particularly fond of the details on the white letters.

  4. So impressed that she did all of the flowers! Good idea to use predyed flowers like those mums, it looks more natural than spray paint. -Carly of Flour LA

  5. this couple is sooo cute!!!! wish them the very best!

  6. i love the photos with the knitted blanket. it seems so personalized and real. and also, her shoes! killer.

  7. Almost cry to see the wonderful ideas, every detail leaves a very romantic sense.

  8. This wedding is the sweetest, definitely a new favorite. The video brought me to tears instantly!! You can tell they are such a happy, beautiful couple madly in love. Thanks for sharing!!

  9. Stella is Singaporean! She was a singer before becoming a business woman! I loved her songs ;)

  10. I love all the handmade details, the bows, ribbon, and vintage cans. Love love love it!

  11. Wow! What a fresh and beautiful wedding.
    That video made me cry. I didn’t think I wanted a videographer – until now.

  12. omg that’s the singaporean singer Stella~!!! no wonder she looks so familiar ~ XD

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