Lindie and Rudy’s whimsical Brock House wedding is straight out of a fairy tale. With quirky charm, these two tailored the day to best represent their appreciation for all things Disney and fantasy. Their DIY centerpieces have some major Tim Burton vibes, and Lindie’s giant rose bouquet looks like it is straight out of Alice in Wonderland. There’s nothing more magical than this wedding, except maybe Lindie’s Kathryn Bass wedding dress that is truly fit for a queen. Photographers Shari + Mike spent the entire day with Lindie and Rudy, and it is apparent how exceptional and wonderful their wedding day must have been.
Lindie and Rudy
Brock House Restaurant, Vancouver, Canada
Lindie also DIY’d her bouquet. Rudy found a giant red rose online and we decided to purchase it. When it arrived, Lindie cut the stem shorter (it was the height of a staff) and had to use a metal saw to get through the center of them stem. She took the leaves from the cut off stem and re-arranged them under the rose bud. The leaves were all painted gold on their stems. The leaves were painted with some gold beeswax to create a faded gold.
The most memorable moment was when we finally got to see each other! We planned everything except for our looks together. When we saw how we both executed our final look for the day it brought the whole vision together. Another sign that we share a vision that blends beautifully with each others.
We both love anime, Disney, fairy tale type of stories and wanted to bring our own “Disney” feeling to our wedding. From there we picked things that looked like it fit in with our idea of a royal fantasy.
Our original plans were to get married on the beach in South-Africa… but for many reasons, we made the decision to stay closer to home. We thought it was the perfect balance to our original idea. We have the beach and the city right behind us. The outside lawn was big enough to fit all our guests comfortably while still keeping it cozy so it didn’t feel like there was too much space around you. We loved that the atmosphere created an intimate feeling while still being outside. It was perfect for the beach/city location we were looking for.
The best piece of advice we have is to know what you want, or figure out what you want and push for it. If it doesn’t work, let it go. The only person losing out by holding on to that idea is you. You will be less stressed if you are nimble with your ideas.
We DIY’d a couple of things, our favourite being the center pieces our friend John Ross made us. Each of them looked like they could be from a Tim Burton movie, but also brought a magical feel when the twinkle lights were turned on.
Shari + Mike definitely made an impact for us, spending 12 hours together capturing our day, and then blowing us away with the results! Their energy kept the entire day really fun, light, and stress free for most of the time.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Shari + Mike
Event Planning – DreamGroup Productions
Venue and Catering – Brock House Restaurant
Cake – The Cake & The Giraffe
Officiant – Karen Ell
DJ – Shugarboy
Live Music – Musical Occasions
Makeup Artist – Jasmine Hoffman
Hair Styling – Carli Ebbert, Jasmine Hoffman, and Kirsten Hart
Wedding Dress – Kathryn Bass
Groom’s Apparel – Debonair Formal Wear
Groomsmen’s Apparel – Black & Lee
Rings – Brian Ingham