Do taco food trucks and wedding bells go together? Of course they do! We’re the biggest advocates for weddings that shout out the couple’s individual personalities, and this one epitomised that through and true! Fantastically coordinated by Vancouver’s very own Lotusevents, and wonderfully photographed by Jean Cueta Photography … Rachel and Paul, your combination of food trucks and DIY vintage wedding details made all of us at Heirloom swoon; you’re totally inspiring!
In the bride’s words…
“We were very lucky with our wedding planning in the fact that so many people from our community have talents and skills that naturally lend to putting on a beautiful event. So many individuals helped to make our day special that it truly turned out to be the best day of our lives…we know that sounds cliche but for us it could not be closer to the truth!.
Most of the inspiration for the wedding came from various wedding blogs (East Side Bride, 100 Layer Cake) and Pinterest. I gathered supplies from thrift stores, borrowed bird cages, vintage cameras and old suitcases from friends and collected white sheets for table cloths.
I can’t say that we ever had a clear vision of what we wanted for the wedding, we just knew we wanted it to feel like us and have a vintage flair. Everything clicked so easily. DEFINITELY hiring wedding planners to help with partial coordination made everything smooth. Paul and I are nurses with no experience in event planning so having some professional support made a world of difference.
The final result felt like a romantic and grassroots carnival, complete with huge red balloons and our friend’s taco truck, which they served tacos out front of the hall. They were a big hit!
My dad is a lighting technician and worked to make the lighting warm and romantic. My favourite touch were the stars of light he cast across the dance floor. One of my other favourite elements were the beautiful flowers my friend Chandi put together. She put tiny succulents into tea light holders and make huge arrangements with deep red flowers, succulents and blackberry brambles.
The whole evening was pure magic. Dancing with my community, seeing my father get choked up for the first time as he delivered his speech and feeling bowled over with the amount of love and support from our families were some of the best experiences of our lives.”
Venue | Cambrian Hall
Photographer | Jean Cueta Photography
Wedding Coordinator | Lotus Events
Dress | JCrew
Flowers | Chandi at Special Moment’s Flowers and Gifts
Food | Off the Wagon Taco Truck
Cupcakes | The Cake Conspiracy