Bengal Spice at The Empress

Wedding Reception Table Decor by Trend Decor with Linens by Fare La Fete
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Bengal Spice at The Empress is Inspired by rich textures and reminiscent of British Indian flare. A team of Island creatives came together to produce this luxurious shoot at The Fairmont Empress’ newly renovated Bengal Lounge.

Bride and Groom from Bengal Spice at the EmpressThe room’s dark mahogany beams and unique lighting fixtures offered the perfect backdrop for this rich floral-infused feature. Since the floral installations would be the jumping off point for the shoot’s overall look, planner and designer Emma McCormick teamed up with Dragonflight Photography’s Ashley Ferreria, to source pieces that would complement the palette. The result is opulent accent pieces such as the tablescapes gold palm chargers, lush velvet royal blue linen and depression glassware. 

Bengal Spice at the Empress, Planning by a Emma McCormick-The Good PartyThe extensive paper suite, designed by Emma Allen (currently collaborating with Jillian Harris), carried throughout the shoot’s vignettes with lush gold foiling and the bright emerald greens pulled from the Bengal Room’s traditional mosaic style tiled fireplace. From the bar cart laced with individually strung white orchids to the tabletop’s metallic lanterns dripping in bright floral, we experience the richness of this palette. Even the bride’s luxurious lip colour and the grooms boutonniere adds to the colour mosaic. Best of all, was the addition of palm fronds and tiger name tags – a wonderful shout out to the room’s Indian origins!

Blue Retro Wine Glasses on Blue Linen by Trend Decor at The Fairmont Empress We love the floral design in this shoot. What a display of talent and imagination by Tina at Platinum Floral Designs. Floral literally drapes off lighting installations, the table and everything that isn’t moving! The colour is a statement unto itself. Bold, beautiful and memorable. The bride’s style is a artfully molded into the look with a gown that drapes in the low back and an art deco skirt that shows off the gorgeous bouquet. Last, but not least, the groom’s blue suit and colourful boutonniere is the perfect foil to the entire colourscape. 

Cigar and Q Signature Drink at the Fairmont Empress held by groom wearing blue suit by Hughes ClothingThe real couple, Madeline and Jackson, were a lovely addition to the shoot’s day and the team of vendors was thrilled when they found out Jackson popped the question a few short months later!

Bride and Groom Vancouver Island Wedding at The EmpressBengal Spice at The Empress is sure to inspire real couples to get creative with their wedding design and look for fun ways to embrace their venue’s history and features to fit their personalities and modern tastes. 

Bride and Groom Pose Sitting In the Bengal Lounge at The Fairmont EmpressBe sure to take in all the behind the scenes at this blog!

VENUE: Bengal Lounge at The Fairmont Empress | PHOTOS: Dragonflight Photography | FLORIST: Platinum Floral Designs | PLANNING: Emma McCormick-The Good Party | DECOR RENTALS: Trend Decor | STATIONERY ARTIST: Emma Allen Design Studio | FEATURE RENTALS: BASH Specialty | SPECIALTY LINENS: Faire La Fete | BRIDAL BOUTIQUE & JEWELERY: The White Peony | MENSWEAR: Hughes Clothing | MUA: Erica Harris | JEWELRY: Vanna K | HAIR STYLIST: Mirjana Rousseau for Shampoo Hair Bar | CAKE: Executive Pastry Chef AJ Thalakkat for Fairmont Empress | COCKTAILS: Q Bar at Fairmont Empress | MODELS: Madeline & Jackson

You are invited to another Fairmont Empress Wedding Inspiration Palette!

Bengal Spice white orchids strung over glass table and lit candles with Pink Cocktail Candles inside of glass prisms on glass table by DragonFlight PHotography and The Good Party White Multi Layered Wedding Cake by Fairmont Empress chefs sits in windowBride covered in veil at The Fairmont Empress by Dragonflight PHotographyBridal Gown from The White Peony with Florals by Platinum Floral DesignsBride with Bold and Colourful Bouquet by Platinum Floral DesignsBridal Jewellery by Vanna K and Bridal Makeup by Erica Harris, Bridal Updo by Mirjana Rousseau for Shampoo Hair BarNewlyweds at The Empress on Vancouver IslandBengal Spice at the Empress Photographed by Dragonflight PhotographyBold Decor at Wedding Venue Bengal Lounge at The Fairmont EmpressOrange, Pink, Green and Orange Wedding Decor planned by Emma McCormick-The Good PartyWedding Stationary by Emma Allen for Bengal Spice at the EmpressColourful Candlelit Centerpiece for Wedding ReceptionOrange Boutonnière on Blue Suit by Hughs ClothingUnique Decor Detail for Bengal Spice at the EmpressBengal Spice Wedding Decor with Feature Rentals by BASH SpecialtyNewlyweds Pose for Dragonflight PhotographyRoyal Blue and Orange Wedding Table Setting Photographed by Dragonflight PhotographyWedding Reception Table Decor by Trend Decor with Linens by Fare La Fete