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Spotlight: The Lazy Gourmet


Our friends at The Lazy Gourmet have a strong passion and devotion for West Coast living. With over 35 years of experience preparing West Coast based cuisine, they consistently create menus with an emphasis on local, organic, seasonal ingredients. They provide an elevated one-on-one service for their clients and can assist with developing a customized menu tailored specifically to your needs and desires; always focusing on freshness and sustainability.

Their menus change seasonally, and feature both long-time client favourites, in addition to new seasonal items (like the above mini French Onion Soup for fall!) All of their current menus can be viewed here: The Lazy Gourmet Menus

Sustainability plays a big role in everything they do, from reducing waste and their carbon footprint, to being part of the Ocean Wise program. As a longstanding Vancouver catering company, they are committed to making healthy contributions to the community, including shelters and local food banks.

We absolutely love working with Susan, Kevin, Danielle and the entire team and congratulate them on over 35 years of success! To keep up with the daily happenings at The Lazy Gourmet, follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

To learn more, please visit: The Lazy Gourmet

xo Team CountDown

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Crème de la Crème: The Haute Couture Fashion Show


The fashion show at Crème de la Crème is hailed as the most dramatic haute couture fashion show the city has ever seen. Each year, the show boasts hot-off-the new york runway shows featuring Cachè Couture Atelier and Bisou Bridal.

This year at the showcase, Cachè Couture Atelier will be featuring custom-made creations exquisitely handcrafted by their in-house atelier and a curated selection of gowns from the world’s most renowned bridal designers. They will be showing beautiful Pronovias Atelier Bridal 2016 collections and Pronovias Evening wear - Fiesta and It`s My Party which would be ideal for mother of the bride or mother of the groom. Photos by Tamiz Photography.

The 11th annual Crème de la Crème Grand Wedding Showcase is proudly presented by Hudson's Bay and hosted by the Four Seasons Hotel. We would also love to thank our Gold Sponsors; Cache Couture Atelier, Big Blue Yacht Charters and Violet Grey Creative as well as our Silver Sponsors; Life Studio's Inc. and Luxe Destination Weddings for their support.

We are also excited to announce that Bisou Bridal will be showcasing gowns from coveted designers such as Monique Lhuillier, Ines di Santos, Jenny Packham, Lazaro, Romona Keveza and Theia. Bisou Bridal offers brides a personalized and exclusive bridal experience, with a focus on excellence and unparalleled customer service. They have enjoyed over a decade of assisting our brides in making their every dream come true. They know that their brides are one-of-a-kind and for that reason they offer a dedicated team of experts to cater to their brides’ individual needs and visions. The below gowns are from Bisou Bridal. Photos by Tamiz Photography.

We would also love to thank our Title Sponsor; Hudsons Bay, our Gold Sponsors Visit Mexico and Los Cabos, Violet Grey Creative, Cache Couture Atelier and Big Blue Yacht Charters for all of their support, in addition to our Silver Sponsors Luxe Destination Weddings and Life Studios Inc. Do you have your tickets? Buy them, here. xo Team CountDown

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Crème de la Crème Spotlight: Cachè Couture Atelier


We simply adore custom, and Cachè Couture Atelier is just that!

At Cachè Couture Atelier, the talented team lead by Creative Director, Iliana Rosabal, designs custom-made creations exquisitely handcrafted by their in-house atelier and a curated selection of gowns from the world’s most renowned bridal designers. They believe that no two brides are the same, and that your wedding gown should be uniquely yours!

The atelier also features an exclusive collection of designer bridal gowns straight off the runway such as Pronovias Atelier, Mikaella, Paloma Blanca and Elie Saab. With stunning hand crafted refined detailing from only the word’s most sought-after fashion houses, the unique elegance of each gown is remarkably rare and beautiful.

The atelier provides the expertise of haute couture and a customizable option to clients looking for a one of a kind gown or garment. From luxurious evening dresses to men’s suiting and customized fashion pieces, their tailors produce the highest quality work with bespoke detailing and imported European fabrics.

To book an appointment with their Creative Director, please send your request at iliana@cache-couture.com or call 604-559-6254.

xo Team CountDown

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Meet the Crème de la Crème Exhibitors: Part One


We are thrilled to introduce some of the incredible exhibitors joining us at the opulent Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver for the 11th annual Crème de la Crème Grand Wedding Showcase! Prepare to be inspired by these artisans, and enchanted by the sumptuous experience we have in store for you!

We would also love to thank our Title Sponsor; Hudsons Bay, our Gold Sponsors Visit Mexico and Los Cabos, Violet Grey Creative, Cache Couture Atelier and Big Blue Yacht Charters for all of their support, in addition to our Silver Sponsors Luxe Destination Weddings and Life Studios Inc.

Above photo by Tamiz Photography

Prepare to be dazzled by all things sparkly from the lovely Elsa Corsi of Jeweliette Jewellery. Above photo by Melissa Gidney.

View opulent creations and sample delectable delights from the lovely Soirette . Above photo by Melissa Gidney.

Admire beautiful blooms and artistic masterpieces from Celsia Floral . Above photo by Blush Wedding Photography.

Peruse elegant decor and trendsetting designs from Eclat Decor . Above photo by Denise Lin.

Taste home-made marshmallows from the charming Archimallows . Above photo by Ainsley Rose.

Sample delicous bites from the fabulous Cocktails and Canapes xo Team CountDown

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Crème de la Crème Spotlight: Violet Grey Creative


We adore connecting with new companies, and last year we were thrilled to meet with the fabulous ladies at Violet Grey Creative . Violet Grey Creative is a full-service invitation design and stationery shop that specializes in custom invitations and paper goods for all occasions.

Inspired by a passion for artfully curated designs, their team is dedicated to delivering one of a kind products of uncompromising quality that will set the tone for your upcoming event. At Violet Grey Creative, they believe that preserving Mother Nature is important, which is why all of their products are made from recycled materials and some are even 100% tree-free.

Earlier this year, we were thrilled to partner with Violet Grey on a baby shower for one of Jillian Harris' closest friends. They created custom drink tags, tent cards all in a too-cute-for-words lunar theme and brought in beautiful large white stars which we hung from the ceiling. Photos by Ainsley Rose.

We are also excited to announce that Violet Grey is now offering beautiful foil and embossing for your custom stationery pieces.

We invite you to browse their invitation galleries, explore their colour palates or choose from their wide array of products. You are guaranteed to feel inspired! We also welcome you to come visit them at Crème de la Crème on November 8th at the Four Seasons where you will be able to view their beautiful pieces in person!

Do you have your tickets? Buy them, here. xo Team CountDown

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