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Christopher & Candice-May in the Inca Gown

The delicate red dried flowers that decorated Candice-May & Christopher's wedding was not the only breath-taking moment from this wedding. Dressed in our stunning Inca Gown, Candice-May walked down the wooden lookout of the Canadian Mountains.

Black and white photo of couple looking into each others eyes

Describe your GRACE experience...

YOU guys were amazing!

Grace Loves Lace bride wearing Inca wedding dress with floral arrangement

Did you go to a GRACE showroom or purchase your gown online? Tell us about this experience.

I was planning on wearing my mothers wedding dress which was being altered to fit me however there were complications and suddenly I needed to find a new dress. With only one month to my wedding, I started scrambling to find a dress and came upon Grace Loves Lace online. I recognized the Inca gown from Pinterest and knew that I would love it. Luckily they had one in my size with the nude underlay that was available. It was mailed to Canada and arrived earlier than the given timeline and I was instantly so relived and in love with my new dress! I never imagined I would buy my wedding dress online without ever seeing it in person. It was meant to be!

Bride with headpiece and groom in grey suit
Grace Loves Lace bride kissing with mountain views
Groom teary at the first look

Describe your wedding day look…

Sentimental, Boho and Glamorous.

Bride in Grace Loves Lace wedding dress with new husband

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Bride in low back lace dress with flowers in hair

How did he propose?

It was sweet and so thoughtful. It was my birthday and Chris rented a power boat in Lions Bay, BC, tricking me into thinking this was my birthday gift. He packed a picnic and we docked at an island clearly marked as ‘Private Property’ but that didn’t stop us. We went for a walk near some rocks and waves where he got down on one knee and everything else became a blur… Besides the owners of the property in a small boat beelining to us. They were kind enough to turnaround after seeing what was happening. To whoever you are, thank you!

 

Bride and groom photos outside building
Wedding first dance with guests emotional

What was your most memorable moment?

There were so many moments, but if I had to say one, it was seeing Chris during our first look. It was simply a moment I cannot explain or will ever be able to reinvent. It grounded me, comforted me and was a brilliant way to start our wedding.

 

Guests lined up on bridge in Canadian mountains
Black and white photo of women with lace wedding dress

What was the most stressful part to planning?

Easiest, marrying Chris. I had no hesitations or fears knowing that at the end of it all he was going to be my husband. The hardest, all the DIY’s. I supplied all my own décor which took up so much time and during the final few days leading up to the wedding was stressful. Pick 3 DIY projects and NO more than that, the time leading up to the wedding is just as important.

Wedding reception welcome sign
B.C city

Any top beauty/health/fitness or wedding preparation advice that you can share…

Do what makes you happy and plan a day where you don’t look back with any regrets.

What does marriage mean to you?

I like to think it is choosing to commit and share a life together, but I am only 6 months married. I wonder if that answer will change in a few years?

Bride smiling crossing street with guests
Bride and groom in the mountains

VENDORS

THE BRIDE WORE: Inca Gown
THE GROOM WORE: Ted Baker
PHOTOGRAPHER: Shari + Mike
VIDEOGRAPHER: Hello Tomorrow
VENUE: Sea-To-Sky Gondola
FLORIST: Mortar
STYLIST: Revel Events Jenna Afanasiff
HAIR AND MAKEUP: Kerry Warring