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How This Love Story Began - Sharzad & Digs | PART II

From the city of Vancouver to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; Sharzad & Digs exchanged their vows at The Esperanza Hotel. Here is a little insight into their wedding planning process via Sharzad:

Shar - How did you make the decision on who you wanted to work with as vendors: I chose my vendors based on their reputation and the overall feeling that we got from them. For us, it was important that we felt comfortable and confident with them, especially the ones we were working with for the first time. We were so fortunate cause at times it felt as if they were just as excited as we were about our wedding which made us both feel so great! They truly cared about our vision and wanted to make it all a reality.

Who did your floral arrangements: Elena and Carlos from Elenadamy went above and beyond. We always knew they were talented and dedicated in giving us what we wanted, but when we saw the floral at the reception for the first time, we were blown away, speechless in fact! It was better than we could have ever imagined!

What was your ceremony like: We had a Baha'i ceremony which doesn't usually involve a whole lot. It was very personal and quite emotional for the two of us. My uncle was the officiant which brought it a natural and intimate aspect. It was simple yet beautiful, just the way we wanted it.

The bride wore: August Jones from Bisou Bridal & the brides maid dresses were Lazaro.

Two favorite moments of the wedding day: Seeing each other for the first time...words can't explain how that moment felt! And two; Walking down the aisle with my dad. We had a nice long processional down the beach, which gave us a moment alone to soak it all in before the water works began :) A moment I won't ever forget.

Other vendors who were a part of our special day: Wintons Social Stationery, Nadia Albano, Upright Decor, Elsa Corsi, Del Cabo Event Design, Chris + Lynn Photography & CountDown Events.

These images were taken by Sharhriar Erfanian of 41 Stories Photography with an iphone!

How This Love Story Began - Sharzad & Digs | Part I

Digs proposed on May 30th, the night before Shar's 30th birthday. He had taken her out for dinner to
Pied-A-Terre since they were planning on spending her birthday with a couple of their closest friends. After dinner Digs had convinced Sharzad to take their dogs on a late night walk in the pouring rain (they love running through the parks at night so this wasn't totally unusual). They walked the dogs through Queen Elizabeth Park which was their usual route and up to the conservatory. Sharzad was focus on the dogs because Lua had jumped into the water fountain, and Copper, their puppy at the time, had followed suit. She was watching them play in the water but soon realized that digs was extremely silent. Shar looked back to see if he had noticed them in the water, only to find him down on one knee!

What Sharzad hadn't noticed was the large white chalk writing on the wall, just below the fountain, that read "Sharzy will you marry me?". She was apparently too preoccupied with the dogs to even notice it. He later told Shar that right after dinner, he had snuck out the back door, rolled his car out of the driveway, drove up to the conservatory and set that all up. She had no idea he had ever left the house. It wasn't until he had asked her to marry him that he brought her attention to the writing on the wall. It couldn't have been more perfect!

Part II of this blog will be posted on Friday, July 5 - be a part of Sharzad & Digs wedding in Mexico!

Photography by talented Shahriar Erfanian of 41 Stories Photography (he captured these images on an iphone - amazing!).

- xoxo

A Tropical Wedding in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

What a gorgeous couple from Vancouver, Sharzad & Digs! We were thrilled to be a part of their wedding in Mexico this year - ecstatic to hear they had chosen the Esperanza hotel in Cabo San Lucas, a favourite and familiar hotel to us. This luxury beach hotel & resort accommodated this wedding beautifully. They were truly a pleasure to work with!

There is something to be said about an ocean breeze while exchanging forever vows on white sand. The bride wore an Augusta Jones gown from Bisou Bridal & Elsa Corsi jewels - she glistened all day long. From intricate wedding stationery by Wintons Social Stationery, to delicate lace accents, this wedding was filled with love in every detail.

Hair & Makeup by Nadia Albano

Photography by Chris + Lynn Photographers

Wedding featured online on Wedluxe

We wish this amazing couple all the sweetness in the world and hope their partnership keeps growing & strengthening forever! xoxo

Big Announcement | Details for The Crème de la Crème Grand Wedding Showcase 2013

The first details of the 2013 Crème de la Crème Grand Wedding Showcase are being revealed! Hailed as the wedding show of choice by the most distinguished wedding experts, this luxurious wedding showcase raises the standard of wedding exhibitions with an unrivaled haute couture fashion show, trend-setting designs and showcase of products & services that convey style, artistry and excellence.

This highly anticipated CountDown Events refined production at the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver will take place on Sunday, November 3 2013. This year, couture brands from all over the world will be seen on the Crème de la Crème runway such as Vera Wang, Monique Lhuillier, Romona Keveza, Oscar de la Renta, Reem Acra, Lazaro, Nicole Miller, Marchesa and more!

Always staying ahead of the trends, the Grand Wedding Showcase is sure to inundate you with class, beauty and opulence! As we lead up to the lavish event, we will be featuring some of our extraordinary exhibitors here on our blog, as well as continually revealing more details relevant to the showcase. You won't want to miss this year's theme, ticket launch date or special tidbits from industry leaders.

We absolutely cannot wait to share this special day with all of you!

A CountDown Events production:

Gowns from Bisou Bridal

Gowns from Blush Bridal & Special Occasions

For more information on the Grand Wedding Showcase visit our Website! xoxo

CountDown Events at The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver - Pacific Ballroom

The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver houses one of the most delicate, historical & prestigious ballrooms in the city - The Pacific Ballroom. With impressive details such as a lofty 23-foot ceiling and intricate mouldings decorated in gold & silver trimmings, this lavish space is made to house the most opulent weddings & events. The landmark hotel is garnished in crystal chandeliers & gorgeous French windows which brighten the space with natural light.

It is no surprise that this venue is one of our brides favourite locations to celebrate their new beginnings! Working with the team at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver is always a delight. Whether it be to customize the room, coordinate the renowned band on the formal stage or leveling the temperature to the perfect degree... we are always attended beautifully. Of all the countless soirees that CountDown Events has coordinated in this room, there has never been two of the same. We highly recommend this unique venue for the sophisticated couple who exudes class, elegance & timeless charm!

To view one of our wedding receptions in this ballroom, visit Wedluxe!

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