The Gin Deck – Stylish Wedding Cocktails

Vintage furniture setting at wedding by Fallen Olive and Three Sisters Photography
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The Gin Deck editorial showcases the stylish trend of staging gorgeous wedding cocktail areas. Guests are able to admire and enjoy while tasting a signature cocktail or special liquors. Absolutely a wonderful idea especially for outdoor weddings! A lovely twist to this Gin Deck is that all the pretty was sourced within 30 km of the venue. 

The Maple Bay Manor boasts an inviting “Gin Deck’ overlooking Lake Quamichan so a signature drink was a must. Brennan from Stillhead Distillery was more than happy to pass on a bottle of his craft distilled Prime 23 London Dry Gin. The result? These lovely Rhubarb Gin Collins to showcase on a deck filled with antique furniture shopped by  Tavera at Fallen Olive Inklings and Designs and Ashley from The Vintage Brush. 

A Cowichan Valley wedding wouldn’t be complete with out a local wine to celebrate the day. Maria and Xavier from Cherry Point Estate Winery graciously gave a bottle of their ‘Spritzy Rose’. A perfect addition to a garden wedding.

The over the top floral is all grown at a non sprayed local farm with foraged greenery. The anemones contrast wonderfully with the pink and purples in the bouquets and arrangements. The antique prints on the furniture and throw pillows are in similar color tones lending the entire arrangement an air of ‘imperfect perfection’. Vintage dishes and artfully placed floral showcase the view of the outdoor garden creating a seamless transition between the two. 

Anemones and roses on gin deck at Cowichan Valley wedding,The desserts! Cheryl from The Chocolate Pearl provides a selection of handcrafted chocolates filled with local ingredients – coffee from Drumroaster Coffee, green tea from Westholme Tea Farm to lavender from Damali Lavender Farm. These were set alongside home-made lemon curd filled meringues topped with fresh fruit, chocolate dipped strawberries and of course two stunning cakes also from Susan at Cobble Hill Cake Co. The bride and groom’s cakes were adorned with floral from Little Bee Blooms.

We can’t think of a better way to unwind after a wedding ceremony than stylish cocktails. This unique vintage themed Gin Deck does it perfectly with the view of a spectacular sunset over the lake.

Newlyweds enjoy drink by candlelight on Gin Deck Vancouver IslandConcept Design, Planning and Coordination: Susan Rodgers from Cobble Hill Cake Co.Event Planners: Jeanell and Amanda from Lock and Key EventsPhotography: Kim and Amanda from Three Sisters PhotographyVenue: Lynn from The Maple Bay ManorFloral Design: Adria from Little Bee BloomsCake and Desserts: Susan from Cobble Hill Cake Co. | Chocolates: Cheryl from Chocolate PearlGin: Brennan from Stillhead DistilleryWine: Maria and Xavier from Cherry Point Estate WineryFurniture Rental: Tavera from Fallen Olive | Furniture/sofa: Ashley from The Vintage BrushPaper Elements: Laura Lavender Calligraphy and Illustration } | Hair Styling: Brittany Foot at EK HairMake-up: Jessica Pool | Bride’s Ring: Susan Koch AtelierBridal Gown: Kim at Luz Bridal Boutique Victoria | Bride’s shoes: Jean from Cardino ShoesBride’s Hair Accessories: Vanessa from Enchanted YouBride’s jewelry: Claire from Claire Crowfoot Jewelry | Menswear: Miles from Outlooks for Men Duncan  | Groom’s Hairstyling: Victory Barber and Brand NorthBride: Ashlee | Groom: Garrett Gin drinks with Stillhead Distillery in Cowichan Valley Local Love WeddingsLocal Love Cowichan Valley drinks at wedding with lemonsWhite and grey wedding cakes topped by fresh flowers on heritage house outdoor garden Maple Bay ManorWine sitting on deck shelf at outdoor wedding Vancouver Island Wedding MagazineFlorals sitting on side table with antique furniture West Coast WeddingsPink flowers on white wedding cake and vintage plate Cobblehill Cake CoFloral Arrangement on Deck at Wedding with Vintage Couch at Maple Bay ManorFlowers and brides shoes on deck shelves at wedding venue Vancouver Island MagazineFlowers and drinks along wedding deck West Coast WeddingsLocal Love Gin Deck at Maple Bay ManorBride enjoys drink on the deck filled with antique furniture and flowers