From this day forward you shall not walk alone, my heart will be your shelter, and my arms will be your home. Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale.
Marrying one’s soul mate is a very special and profound moment for a couple. We search our lives until we have found that one special someone, that once-in-a-lifetime mate, and once we do, there is no better combination than husband and wife. Weddings are a special day that couples recognize with an ever-lasting love and memory.
The wedding is a momentous occasion and takes months or longer to plan. Today, grooms are much more involved in wedding planning than they traditionally were in the past, and for many couples, the wedding is so anticipated, it just cannot come soon enough. When there’s love, there’s happiness, and finding the most romantic spot to share the beginning of your lives together with family and friends is a top priority. The wedding location represents a couple’s love and emotion. As the couple looks back at their wedding, EVERY moment, every second, every detail is remembered and cherished.
Here in Vancouver, there are some wonderfully romantic spots for a beautiful and unforgettable wedding ceremony and reception.
One romantic, story-book location for a couple to exchange wedding vows is the Capilano Suspension Bridge. This landmark has been voted the “Most Romantic Wedding Location”.
Capilano Suspension Bridge
Photo Courtesy of Sakura Photography
Harlequin Romance (the Queen authority of romance herself) voted the Capilano Suspension Bridge as one of North America’s most romantic spots. The bridge is suspended 450 feet above the Capilano River in an evergreen forest and the entire setting is breathtaking. The lush forest, spectacular views, crisp air, and rushing river definitely capture a moment that lasts a lifetime. The bridge was originally built in 1889 and can be considered a symbol of magnificent, long lasting beauty, awe inspiring nature and love. The Capilano Suspension Bridge offers outdoor and indoor venues throughout the year that can accommodate 30 to 700 guests.
Cecil Green Park House
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Cecil Green Park House is one of British Columbia’s most celebrated wedding venues. The setting is elegantly picturesque and it is one of the most tranquil and romantic spots where one can hold a wedding ceremony. The mansion is gorgeous and surrounded by beautiful gardens which overlook the ocean. The ornate detail of the interior and exterior of this mansion is utterly remarkable. This atmosphere of this setting is truly elegant with a magic that creates a true memory of a lifetime. The Cecil Green Park House also offers rooms and accommodations for the wedding party and guests, which make for even a more intimate celebration.
The Brock House Restaurant
Photo Courtesy of Jamie Delaine
Voted 2nd Place for Ceremony Venue and 1st Place for Wedding Reception Venue in the Stars of Vancouver Awards, The Brock House Restaurant, situated on Jericho Beach, is a romantically picturesque setting for a wedding and reception. The restaurant is located on Point Grey Road and overlooks the majestic Pacific Ocean and the beautiful North Shore Mountains. Beautiful, lush, colorful gardens surround the restaurant and the entire wedding setting is professionally landscaped to capture the paradise of the venue.
The dining experience is spectacular, as cuisine and catering services highlight the entire wedding experience and provide the couple, wedding party, friends, family, and other guests an unforgettable culinary experience. Wedding couples have many options to feed their guests during the reception at the Brock House Restaurant. The restaurant offers everything from barbeque, gourmet hors d’oeuvres, and buffets with specialty carving stations, as well as, cocktails, beverages and bar options. A complete menu is available online in a PDF document.
Magic Yacht Charters
Photo Courtesy of Star Fleet Yachts
Magic Yacht Charters are another romantic option for couples to celebrate their wedding day aboard a yacht on the vast, calm, open sea. The company is nestled in Coal Harbor and has been hosting wedding ceremonies and receptions for wedding parties up to 250 guests for the last 10 years. The celebration is romantically beautiful as the couple celebrates the brilliance of their love and the voyage of the start of the rest of their lives as husband and wife. The celebration and atmosphere is magnificent. Couples enjoy a relaxed or sophisticated ceremony and reception, admiring one another, the shimmering skyline of the city, and a view of the mountains. The wedding celebration is majestic as the couple pronounces their everlasting love with the lovely and mysterious Gulf Islands in the background. As the sun sets over the horizon, dancing and celebrating become even more spectacular, and the start of the couple’s new book of their lives uniting as one has begun. The interior of the yachts, as well as, the gourmet catering and licensed bar are beautiful, sophisticated and elegant, and the crew is dedicated to making dreams come true! Truly, a romantic option for a wedding celebration.
The choice of who we marry is one of the most important decisions in our life, and choosing a venue for your special day, your wedding day, is just as important. The day will be forever etched in your memory as one of the happiest days of your life. When you look back, your wedding day is a memory that will give you pleasant thoughts and bring love to your heart for the rest of your life, just as the place where you were wed.