The Infamous Waldorf Hotel's Final Wedding

This may be my favorite wedding submitted to Satin and Snowflakes to date. I love an elegant wedding loaded with personality. Mike and Jackie, congratulations, I think your choices in venue were genius. The shots in the Fairmont Vancouver are elegant and timeless, and when paired with the unique and trendy  (not to mention famous) Waldorf Hotel you really achieved a wedding that was a true extension of yourselves. More about the day from the photographers, Jason and Laura of Two Peas Photography:

This winter wedding was a day full of contrasts– beginnings and ends, happiness and sadness, darkness and light. From the wedding’s theme of ‘black and white’, to these two finding each other after years and countries apart. From the day beginning in the opulence of the Fairmont Vancouver and ending in that infamously kitsch East Van haunt. And of course the topic that has been occupying the dinner table and water cooler conversations of so many Vancouverites, it felt bittersweet celebrating a new chapter in Mike and Jackie’s relationship in the dimly-lit Tiki Bar days before the final chapter of The Waldorf Hotel comes to a close. It was a pleasure to be with Jackie and Mike on their incredible day, and an honour to have the opportunity to photograph in this venue before it shuts it’s doors.

The Waldorf Hotel has a great story itself. It’s a cultural hub in Vancouver and is unfortunately closing its doors for good soon. I found this great article about it in the Globe and Mail if you are interested in learning more about the Waldorf, here’s an excerpt:

Judging by the line-up that stretched outside the Waldorf Hotel for almost a full city block Monday night for the venue’s final Ice Cream Social, masses are likely to descend on the place tonight for one final eclectic, big-city experience. Forget the return of NHL hockey: Last call at the Waldorf will bethe place to be in Vancouver.

And last call it will be. In what has become a defining cultural moment for Vancouver, the operators who have animated the Waldorf the last few years are shutting down operations. It is a development that has stunned the artistic community in a city that has suffered a troubling list of cultural losses over the past year… [read more]

Photographer:  Two Peas Photography / Event Planner:  Fairy Godmother Weddings / Floral Designer:  The Flower Factory / Dress Store:  Isabelle’s Bridal / Cake Designer:  Anna Elizabeth Cakes / Makeup Artist:  Mink Makeup & Hair / Event Venue:  The Waldorf Hotel