Minshen and Lucas - An Afternoon Wedding

The 2016 wedding season officially kicked off last weekend. Things have been pretty busy around here to say the least, but I'm so thankful I'm getting some time to catch up on some blogging. This sweet garden wedding was definitely one of my favorites and I'm so excited to share it with all of you. Minshen and Lucas' afternoon wedding at the Villa Marco Polo in Victoria BC was such a beautiful day.

If you've ever been to the Villa, you know that it's a magical and charming place. It's Italian garden is nothing short of spectacular and is perfect for a larger ceremony or intimate wedding reception. I'm a firm believer that you don't have to go crazy on the decor. Don't get me wrong, the decor is my most favorite part of the planning process, but sometimes a few simple consistent touches are just what you need to make your day beautiful. This wedding was a perfect example of just that.

Greenery garlands with a light colored blooms lined the tables and some candles in crystal holders completed the look.Tina from Platinum Floral Designs was there to work her magic. I am so blessed to know this girl. :) Anemone, spray rose, hypericum berries, veronica, snowberries and eucalyptus were used to create a playful bouquet!

Monochrome petals lined the aisle. 

All of the DIY touches you see were created by the Bride herself :) From the hand drawn signage to the table numbers with photos of the bride and groom at the age of the corresponding table number, and even the floral garland for their sweet photo booth.

Adding personal touches from home can be a cost effective and personal way to add some interest to your decor. A vintage vanity was used as our cake table and couldn't have been more sweet.  This amazing naked cake was made by Laura from Schur to Please Specialty Cakes. So delicious! Keeping the consistency of our decor, we used garlands and blush colored blooms on the vanity. 

Jackson from Jackon's Ice Cream Float even arrived with his team at the end of the evening to supply the wedding with a few sweet treats. Seriously... how cute is this?

Ameris was there to capture all those incredible moments.

The day was filled with so much love, laughter, (even some karaoke later in the evening) good food, fantastic vendors and one of the kindest couples you ever did meet.

I'm truly thankful to be able to have a job that enables me to work with some wonderfully talented individuals and their teams. This day would not have been possible without the following companies..

Villa Marco Polo Inn
Blue Lily Event Planning
Trend Decor
Toque Catering
Platinum Floral Designs
Ameris Photography
Jackson's Ice Cream Float
Schur To Please Wedding Cakes

Love Tam xo 


Hello Spring!

It's finally here! Spring is my most favorite time of year. Everything is fresh and new. Even the air smells fresh and new! The birds are singing, flowers are popping up everywhere and it's still light out when I leave work :) yay! 

For me, Spring is a time for starting fresh, getting organized, welcoming new experiences, and making plans :) My plan this year is to do more of what I love and what makes me happy and less of all that other stuff.  Cleaning out things and living a bit more simply, taking time to enjoy and appreciate those little moments with the people I love, and finding out what really makes me happy is what Spring has in store for me :) 

Wishing you all the happiest of days! 
Love Tam xo 



We're Hiring!!

Together with Trend Decor we are looking for some talented, fun loving, and super organized Styling Assistants to join our teams. If you are hard working, punctual, have an eye for style and attention detail we would love to meet you! 

The work will be mostly be on weekends, but there are a few events that will be during the week. The shifts will range from 4 hours to 8 hours depending on the day and event. You will be working for Blue Lily Event Planning as well as Trend Decor Wedding and Event Rentals.  You will be provided with your summer schedule well in advance so you can still make all those fabulous summer plans for yourself :) 

If this is something that interests you, please email hello@bluelilyevents.com with your resume and cover letter. We will be setting up interviews for later March 2015. 

Thanks so much for your interest :) 
Love to you all, 

Tam and Danielle xo