Esther and Andrew took their vows on a beautiful September day amongst the verdant landscape of The Market at Grelen.


Inspired by the surrounding natural beauty, the wedding encompassed a simple elegance, flattered by the venue’s botanics. Stone and wooden elements from the area were incorporated in the décor, providing a rustic ambiance. Soft, organic florals from Mallory Joyce added just the right amount of romance to the breathtaking affair.


For the bridal party and groomsmen, Esther and Andrew chose the classic color scheme of rich navy and periwinkle. Emerald and cream boutonnieres alongside pink and jade bouquets seamlessly complemented the deep blue hues while matching the greenery ever present in the décor and setting.


The couple tied in elements of their heritage with some gorgeous personal touches. The mothers, aunts and grandmothers wore traditional Korean dresses, called “hanbok,” mixing both modern and traditional details for a unique celebration.


The affection Esther and Andrew showed towards each other was infectious, causing everyone to smile from beginning to end. The couple beamed with love, sharing laughs during even the most intimate moments.


After months of planning, the couple was overjoyed to see their special day come together, and were thankful for the opportunity to make memories they will cherish for a lifetime.


Venue: The Market at Grelen

Event Planner & Stylist: Mallory Joyce Designs

Photographer: Michael and Carina Photography

Caterer: BBQ Exchange

Cake: Favorite Cakes

Florist: Mallory Joyce Designs

Rental Company: Festive Fare and Gibson Rentals

Stationaire: Joie De Vivre

Dress: Ulla Maija

Jewelry: Sara Gabriel

Beauty Stylist: Aimee Zhang

Music: Dance Candy by Sam Hill Entertainment


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