The Holiday Party presented by Fairmont Pacific Rim and Holt Renfrew

Last evening, we were so grateful to be invited to "The Holiday Party" - a lovely evening of fashion, design, music, champagne and cocktails at the Fairmont Pacific Rim . The fashion show was presented by Holt Renfrew and had looks from Dolce and Gabbana, Valentino, Oscar de la Renta, Jenny Packham, Tom Ford and many more. The evening was complete with entertainment from Siegel Entertainment ; including a lovely choir performance. Thank you Kate and Pacific Rim for be gracious hosts last evening!

The deconstructed Christmas Tree, presented by Versace Home.

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Crème de la Crème Grand Wedding Showcase: Thank you to our Sponsors

On November 8th, the wedding industry came together for one day to set trends, create magic and push the boundaries on artistry, excellence and style. We have so many talented artists that work to execute our visions and bring this beauty to life! We are so passionate about what we do, but know that none of this would be possible without our amazing Sponsors. We would firstly love to thank our Title Sponsor; Hudson's Bay Company. Hudson's Bay Company is known as the most prominent department store in Canada, and we were thrilled to partner with a team that appreciates Canadian values and traditions while providing a luxury retail experience.

Above photo by Tamiz Photography.

We were also grateful for the relationship that we have built over the past years with Visit Mexico + Los Cabos who joined us once again as a returning sponsor. We hope that all of our destination brides were able to chat with them about their post-wedding escapes, honeymoon or even beach nuptials!

For all of our brides that watched the fashion show, they would have seen stunning gowns from our Gold Sponsor, Cachè Couture Atelier grace the runway. We simply adore custom, and Cachè Couture Atelier is just that! Above photo by Tamiz Photography.

We would also love to thank our Gold Sponsor; 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. We hope you were able to see some of their stunning pieces on display at #cremeshow! Above photo by Ainsley Rose.

This year, we were also thrilled to welcome Big Blue Yacht Charters as a Gold Sponsor of the showcase. We hope that many of our brides were able to meet with owner, Emma Murdoch, who provides her clients recommendations on the private, luxury, crewed charter yachts available worldwide.

We would also love to thank our Silver Sponsors; Life Studios and Luxe Destination Weddings. Life Studios Inc is a boutique Cinematography Studio comprised of an international award winning team of artists. Each one brings their individual expertise and flair to the creative process of capturing your Life Changing Moments with contemporary elegance. LUXE Destination Weddings is a team of wedding experts specializing in planning destination weddings at the world’s most exclusive hotels and resorts. LUXE will custom tailor your destination wedding vision and create a wedding as unique and special as every bride and groom they work with. Above photo by Life Studios.

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11th Annual Crème de la Crème Grand Wedding Showcase

This past weekend we were thrilled to celebrate our 11th Annual Crème de la Crème Grand Wedding Showcase at our home-away-from-home the Four Seasons Hotel!

We would love to feature some of the talented artists behind the showcase, because without them our visions and beauty would not be able to come to life! We would love to thank Granville Island Florist for their passion and countless hours of dedication to create the luxurious florals at the showcase. We have been so grateful to partner with Colin Upright of Upright Decor since our very first showcase, and are so thankful to have the team by our side year after year to raise the bar in the wedding industry and continue tp raise industry standards! We would also love to thank the lovely Eclat Decor for their devotion to showcasing and setting the latest trends in the wedding industry for all of our brides to see! We love the partnerships and friendships we have formed and are so grateful for their support of the showcase!

It was our sincere pleasure to produce the event that saw the wedding industry come together at the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver to create a magical experience for our attendees, inspiring so many. We would also love to extend our sincere thanks to Kevin, Lisa and Shingo at the Four Seasons for their assistance with executing a perfect day for all of our guests.

The city was buzzing with excitement this past Sunday, and chances are, if you were on Instagram, you saw at least one of the many #CremeShow hashtags pop up in your feed!

Over the next few weeks, we will share photos from the show, and we're starting today! We would love to hear what your favourite moment of our #CremeShow was! Click over to Facebook to check out additional photos, and we will share more very soon. xo

Photos by our official showcase Photographers: Tamiz Photography.

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Sponsor Spotlight: Visit Mexico + Los Cabos

Are you dreaming of a beautiful beach wedding or a romantic honeymoon in Mexico? We definitely can and have planned our fair share of destination weddings. With stunning beaches, extravagant dining experiences, and luxurious spas, it has everything you could want!

We are proud to annouce that Visit Mexico + Los Cabos is one of Crème de la Crème Grand Wedding Showcase's sponsors and will be on hand for our Crème de la Crème Brides to help you plan an exciting post-wedding escape and honeymoon or even the beach nuptials you've always dreamed of.

Do you have your tickets for our 11th annual showcase? Join the lead up, and get engaged with us on social media with the hashtag #CrèmeShow and don't forget to purchase your tickets here! They are limited, so get yours before they sell out!

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Spotlight: Miles End Motors

We are thrilled to announce that Miles End Motors will be joining us on November 8th for our 11th Annual Crème de la Crème Grand Wedding Showcase! Miles End Motors offers a boutique experience in luxury cars.

David Bentil started Miles End Motors 6 years ago after much experience in the business. He quickly realized that the key to success is taking care of your clients - not customers. "I genuinely love cars and have never looked at this as a 9 to 5. My love for cars extends from old to new and daily drivers to the absolutely absurd.” This is his passion, and he truly believes that someone should love the piece they are about to drive. They have since grown the company to multi million sales per annum along with an amazing client base who are taken care of by David and his few hand-crafted staff members. His clients can contact him and the car they need will shortly be theirs.

David doesn’t just sell cars – he curates them for his clients, and everyone who walks into his showroom will receive the same premium experience. He gets to know his clients – their style, passions and needs to perfectly fit a car to their lifestyle. Each client is given the attention they deserve, and no detail is left untouched.

Working with David is a lifelong relationship. From your dream Porsche to your family Land Rover, he is with you throughout all of life's journeys. David believes in working with his clients long term. As your life requirements change, David will be there to tailor the perfect vehicle that suits your needs. Whether you are newly engaged, just married or celebrating a milestone anniversary, Miles End Motors offers car sales, leasing and in-house financing so that everyone can drive their dream car.

Life is about the journey, not the destination - Miles End Motors is there to provide you with the perfect vehicle for every milestone in your life as a perfect fit to your lifestyle.

Photographer: Aaron Aubrey @, Producer & Stylist: Crystal Carson @stylistmindset, Makeup: Sara Rose for Brush Salon @brushsalonyvr, Hair: John Thibeault for Brush Salon, Models: Alex Khalil & Lisa Khalil @lisaster, Menwear Provided by: Boys Co. @boysco, Womenswear: Mine & Yours Co. @mineandyoursco. Miles End Vehicles featured: Intermeccanica 1959 Speedster 6 & Mercedes Benz G63 AMG

See you on November 8th! For tickets, please visit : Crème de la Crème xo Team CountDown

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