West Coast weddings about ‘making a statement’ 0
Purple is one of the hottest colours for 2013 weddings on the West Coast. Dark chocolate and raspberry cake pops are making waves among brides and grooms as well as lavender floral arrangements. (SUBMITTED)
Forget about wimpy roses or dull photos of a bride holding a bouquet — local wedding pros say tying the knot in 2013 means being bold and embracing the West Coast landscape.
“(We’re) trending towards making a statement,” florist Nghia Diep said, adding the hottest colours this year are purple, pink and classical white.
Diep, who owns Blumen Floral Boutique, will be on hand to showcase the most popular wedding styles in 2013 at Vancouver’s 36th annual Wedding Fair tradeshow this weekend at the Westin Bayshore Hotel.
He said brides and grooms who want a distinctly West Coast wedding are leaning towards woodsy, succulent and organic types of arrangements.
Vancouver’s diverse population means Diep has received some rather extraordinary requests throughout his career. He pointed out dyed-blue roses are a hot item among many Asian couples exchanging nuptials.
Audacious flowers are even a big part of the desserts featured at receptions, according to Terminal City Club pastry manager Andrea Miller.
“If they are doing crazy floral arrangements, a lot of times what they’ll do is they’ll use fresh flowers and incorporate those in with their cakes.”
Wedding photographer and bride-to-be Daniela Ciuffa will also be at the fair to offer her expertise to those getting hitched while perusing other vendors in anticipation of her own big day.
She said B.C. weddings are all about embracing the natural surroundings of the province.
“I have no fear of rain on a wedding day,” she said. “There’s so many amazing photos you can get — beautiful reflections, amazing texture in the sky.”