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A CountDown Events Countryside Wedding!



Planning an intimate and rustic wedding? We are often asked about unique locations as most couples are searching for an "out of the box" wedding! In BC we are blessed with many amazing locations; however as soon as you venture off the proven path it is best to hire the assistance of professionals to ensure your wedding is smooth and stress free! To celebrate our wedding season and the official start of summertime in Vancouver and British Columbia we wanted to share a beautiful CountDown Events Weddingon the stunning Pender Island. With the Ceremony held at a cabin, overlooking the water and the rest of the Gulf Islands of Beautiful British Columbia.

For the reception, an outdoor area was gorgeously decorated to take you on a trip to rural France and the European countryside for a stand-up cocktail celebration. For a perfect blend of the island touch and elegance, the catering of the wedding however was left to non-other than href="http://poetscove.com/" target="_blank"> Poets Cove, we highly recommend exploring this amazing gem location on Pender Island.

The bride carried a gorgeous Wildflower, White Peonies and the Star of Bethlehem Blooms bouquet that augmented the style and theme of this rustic and outdoorsy wedding. Even though the style of the wedding had a more relaxed countryside feel we still worked with the best wedding professionals to ensure the vision and execution were absolutely perfect.


Wedding Photography by Jana Vackova Photography

Reem Acra Trunk Show at Blush Bridal



It’s time for another fabulous designer Trunk Show, with Blush Bridal bringing you Reem Acra all the way from the runways of New York. This glamorous, sophisticated bridal collection is known for beautiful silhouettes and luxurious details.

From October 19th to 21st only, Blush Bridal will feature some of the one-of-a-kind designs from this amazing collection. By appointment only, RSVP to bridal@blushoccasions.com


If you would like to make an appointment for this upcoming Trunk Show please contact Blush Bridal at 604.925.3218. Space is limited so do book your appointment early.


Images provided by Blush Bridal

This Week's #FF - Fashion Designer Cleo Schroeder of Primary New York



Name: Cleo Schroeder
Occupation: Fashion Designer
Who is your role model: Diane Von Furstenberg
What do you like most about your job: Experimentation and creation
Daily ritual: The only constants are green tea, sketching, WWD and Bloglovin
The most rewarding part of my job is: Wearing it all afterwards and meeting girls that love their primary pieces!
What has been your biggest strength that’s helped you succeed in your industry? I just love it! If I didn’t there’d be no way I’d have the energy to work all day and all night!


Memorable celebrity encounter/interview: I don’t see and tell!!! Living in NY and working in fashion you meet a lot. However at a party last night Georgina Chapman (Marchesa) walked by and was an absolute vision in a full ostrich feather dress! I clearly get more excited about fashions set of celebrities.
Favourite quote: Do or Don’t do. There is no try. (Yoda)
Describe your personal style: Other than my love of high heels, I’m a total tomboy! I also wear a lot of hats…
Dream vacation spot? Maldives
What is your favourite thing to take pictures of? My clothing! Seeing the collection come together each season we shoot the lookbook is just beyond.


What has been your favourite event to attend? New York Fashion week!!
Favourite Vancouver Restaurant: Every time I visit, I always go to Coast for the oysters + wild salmon.
What is your biggest indulgence? Shoes! It’s the only thing I don’t make. My newest obsession is Pierre Hardy, comfortable and chic is hard to come by.
If there was more time in the day you would: Sleep!


Favourite social network: Twitter @primary_newyork
Favourite Blog: The Glamourai /Cut blog
Where do you go for good ideas? There’s nothing better than cool-girl spotting in NYC! When style is good here, it’s REALLY good.
Last song you downloaded: Foster the People album
What are you obsessed with right now? My new super bright snakeskin clutches, (available at http://shop.primaryny.com/ ) Long back midi-skirts, color-blocking and anything sheer.

Images from the Primary New York blog.

CountDown Events loves Primary New York fashion! Thank you Cleo for being our feature this week!

P.s - We also love your snakeskin clutch collection!

This is love


We had to share these lovely images of our adorable couple by Jana Vackova.

This Week's #FF Cara McLeay of A Fashion Love Affair



Name: Cara McLeay

Occupation(s): Fashion Buyer and Style Blogger at A Fashion Love Affair
What do you like most about your job: As a fashion buyer I am able to have relationships with designers whom I admire, and love being able to buy from collections that are not yet available in the stores. This year will be my first buying trip where we will be going to Milan, Paris and London, so I know that will be a big highlight too!
Daily ritual: Morning coffee and evening dog walk
The most rewarding part of my job is: The fashion world moves quickly, and you must be determined and passionate about it to keep up. My strength is that I have the support behind me I need to succeed.


What has been your biggest strength that’s helped you succeed in your industry? The fashion world moves quickly, and you must be determined and passionate about it to keep up. My strength is that I have the support behind me I need to succeed.
Describe your personal style: I would define my personal style as laidback chic. I love classic, feminine silhouettes mixed with an effortless West-Coast feel. A girly dress paired with a military jacket, for example, or a classic pair of pointed toe pumps styled with distressed boyfriend jeans.
Dream vacation spot? I love to travel, and have been very lucky to have traveled a lot in my life…a place that I have not yet been is Indonesia, it is number one on my list right now.


What has been your favourite event to attend? In May I was lucky enough to win Harper’s Bazaar Fabulous At Every Age Contest, and flew to New York for the Celebration and Awards ceremony. The day was perfect...I (along with the four other gorgeous finalists spent the afternoon at the London Hotel relaxing and visiting while the Bumble & Bumble and Estée Lauder teams worked on our hair and make-up. We then slipped into the various outfits that were chosen for us for the evening (I wore a Prada Dress an Givenchy heels) and were whisked away to the Hearst Towers for the big event. It was amazing!
Favourite Restaurant: Chambar
Favourite social network: Twitter
Favourite Blog: There are so many! The Blogs I visit regularly include Sincerely Jules and Atlantic Pacific.

Photographs provided by Cara McLeay


Where do you go for good ideas? Pinterest, Magazines, and of course, the street!
Last song you downloaded: Gold On The Ceiling (Black Keys) Love Is Won (Lia Ices) and Helpless (Neil Young)
What are you obsessed with right now? Denim

Thank you Cara for being our #FF of the week, be sure to connect with Cara on her website at A Fashion Love Affair and be sure to follow us on twitter @CountDownEvents to view other upcoming fabulous #FF’s.
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