Intimate Coastal Rehearsal Dinner Inspiration


When a shoot comes together so well that such an eclectic mix of details and elements can blend seamlessly and offer pleasant surprises along the way, you know that the talented industry professionals who executed such a fantastic collaboration are ones you want to work with--on your wedding, your next portfolio shoot, on just about anything!  I'm going to be returning to and referencing this intimate rehearsal dinner shot by Lani Elias outside of Vancouver, Canada for a long time, and hope you'll savour the styling, compositions, and mood as much as I do.  The only irritant?  I can't savour the food photographed here!  

What a finale for Vale + Vine's 50th post and launch celebration!  My heartfelt thanks to all of the vendors whose work has been showcased here over the last week (not to mention the last 11 weeks!) and of course all of the viewers both new and returning who are helping to build Vale + Vine's community.  These last few months have been a whirlwind, but the response has been tremendous and the momentum is building, both of which are exciting to experience.  

As you continue to visit Vale + Vine, watch for the new features announced this week: a curated vendor guide featuring top wedding professionals from across Canada, workshop posts and other announcements in our News section, our Q+A wedding column filled with advice and tips for brides, the weekly 'Best Of' series featuring favourites from the archives, and various Inspiration Boards featured on Vale + Vine's Pinterest page which you can read about today.  And if you have ideas about how Vale + Vine can better serve its readership, I welcome your suggestions.  Just send an email to


Credits // Photography Lani Elias  / Flowers and Styling by Delovely Creative / Hair, Makeup, and Wardrobe Styling by Emily Cheng / Models Richards Models & Family Management / Catering by Railtown Catering + Cake by Nicole //