Summer Van Dusen Wedding

It’s Wedding Wednesday! This week we are featuring my cousin’s stunning wedding at Van Dusen Garden last July, which was just featured on Real Weddings yesterday! With the number of weddings under our belts it’s always so special when we get to work with people close to our hearts.

It was a crisp and clear summer day at Van Dusen for Elise and Austin. With an outdoor ceremony in the beautiful gardens and an intimate reception onsite planned by Lavista Events, E&A enjoyed every moment with their family and friends.


Summer Van Dusen Wedding

Elise and her ladies were paired in the perfect hues of blue to compliment this floral abundant venue!  Taryn Baxter out did herself in capturing every special moment.

The Bridal Look:

I was lucky enough to beautify Elise alongside my coworker and Elise’s dear friend Sarah who was also a bridesmaid! We had my team member and senior hair stylist, Jane, create all the gorgeous hair styles!

Complexion: Starting with primer, I used the Stila one step correct primer. Next, I used one of my favs (Armani) luminous silk foundation to achieve a medium coverage and flawless finish. Setting the liquid foundation I added the perfecting powder from Glo minerals to ensure a long wear hold for the sunny summer day.

Cheek & Lips:  For bronzer I used the Stila light, blending as the shape of a number “3” to create a light contour. Next, I blended Glo Minerals blush in “sweet” from cheek bones to hairline.  Paul & Joe highlighter was a must on top of her cheek bones for a soft glow. I finished with Glo Minerals lip crayon in shade “heirloom” to compliment Elise’s natural lip tone.

Eyes: I applied Paul & Joe eye colour primer on Elise’s lid to brighten hold the shadow. Next, I used mauve tone shadows (Stila Soul palette). A black gel liner from Bobbi Brown was important to create a bold lash line along with a set of my favourite mink lashes!


How stunning to bring a bit of outdoor rustic vibe into their reception with a head table garland and greens in the draping!


Denise Elliott

Remaining Vendors Include:

Planning & Design: La Vista Events || Photographer: Taryn Baxter Photographer || Videographer: Chris Carr || Venue: VanDusen Botanical Garden
Decor + Florals: Niche Events || Table Rental: A&B Partytime Rentals  || Chair Rental: The Little Wedding Shoppe || Officiant: Bride’s Aunt
DJ: DJ Barron S from GirlOnWax Events & Wedding DJ’s || Cake: Couture Confections by Rebeka Garcia
Desserts: Sweet Thea || Caterer: Truffles Fine Foods || Invitations: Minted || Bride’s Dress: Isabelle’s Bridal || Jewelry: Earrings from Swarovski
Bridesmaid Dresses: Zara || Groom’s + Groomsmen Suit: Moores








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