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Cachè Couture Atelier | Create Your Dream Dress



New to Vancouver, we’re pretty smitten with Cachè Couture Atelier. Located in the prestigious South Granville district, the atelier features custom made creations exquisitely handcrafted by an in-house atelier, and a curated selection of gowns from the world’s most renowned bridal designers like Pronovias Atelier, Paloma Blanca, and Mikaella.

Iliana Rosabal is the owner and Creative Director of the atelier and offers an exclusive shopping experience welcoming clients by appointment only, allowing each client to enjoy a personalized and memorable experience in an intimate setting.

The atelier provides the know-how of haute couture and a customizable option to clients looking for a one of a kind gown or garment. From luxurious evening dresses to men’s suiting and customized fashion pieces, the seamstresses and tailors produce the highest quality work with bespoke detailing and imported European fabrics. Embellishments, lace, delicate or something more substantial, if you can dream it, their professional and highly skilled team can create it.

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Plan Your Next Corporate Event or Gala



At CountDown Events, we may be well known for our show stopping and widely featured weddings, but we're also well versed in planning corporate events, galas and even charity events! Perfecting the program, the atmosphere and working with each client to bring a little special something to the party is a specialty, and much like the annual gala we produce for the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs (you will definitely want to see the video of a pretty special moment that left the attendees in awe, here), we have a knack for making a statement. Working with a clients budget to ensure each detail is expertly coordinated, that's what we do best.


As shared on our Instagram, this behind the scenes snap shows how in depth the set up process for a corporate gala can be. Coordinating lighting to set the mood, this can transform a room!

Designing a tablescape that suits the feel of an event including fresh blooms... it's all in the details.


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Crème de la Crème Grand Wedding Showcase | Let's Get Engaged!



Crème de la Crème Grand Wedding Showcase. Just the name brings an air of palpable excitement and anticipation. This year marks CountDown Event's 10th Annual Crème de la Crème Grand Wedding Showcase, and it is shaping up to be the best year yet. Hosted by the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver, this year's theme has yet to be announced, and we're gearing up to surprise and delight each attendee. Crème de la Crème is the showcase that event planners attend to set the wedding trends for their clients, brides meet with vendors to create their dream wedding and is a day dedicated to making all of your dreams come true!

The lavish showcase, created by CountDown Events Founder and Principal Planner, Soha Lavin, brings together Vancouver's top wedding vendors and wedding experts - it's certainly not your typical wedding show, it's Canada's most luxurious wedding showcase! Crème de la Crème is just that - the best of the best, top of the top, and will be an experience you will never forget. Bring your girls, relax, experience elixirs, nibbles, a glam haute couture wedding fashion show and we can't forget the divine goodie bag to enjoy after your unforgettable day of opulence and luxury. Inspiration and eye candy meets style, elegance making it the perfect place to start or finish your wedding planning process. Whether you're single, engaged, or even simply a wedding enthusiast (we can relate!), you'll want to be part of Crème de la Crème.

The show takes place in November but stay tuned to this blog and social media to catch all of the upcoming exciting announcements, sneak peeks and luxe giveaways as we ramp up for this year's show! Follow the evolution of Crème de la Crème Grand Wedding Showcase on social media and get engaged with the hashtag #CREME2014 on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter!

All images by Tamiz Photography.

Dreaming of Lake Como Part 3 | WedLuxe Magazine Feature



Ready for some mid-week pretty? We've got you covered!

Here is part three of our WedLuxe Magazine published Dreaming of Lake Como styled shoot! Inspired by Italy’s Old World luxury, the styling was inspired by Villa del Balbianello - a dream wedding venue located in the heart of Italy's lush and romantic Lake Como region. See part one of the dreamy shoot, here.

Planned and designed by CountDown Events, the images were captured by Hong Photography, the flowers were provided by Granville Island Florist, Upright Decor provided the decor, the cake was designed by Soirette and the stationery was created by PALETTERA Custom Correspondences.

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A Persian Tradition: the Sofreh



At CountDown Events, we're all about embracing your culture and its traditions. One that we get requests for very often is a Persian "Sofreh."

First, here's what you need to know about a Persian marriage: there are two stages to a Persian marriage. The first is called "Aghd", the legal process of getting married, when both the bride and bridegroom and their guardians sign a marriage contract. This ceremony takes place in a specially decorated room with flowers and a beautiful and elaborately decorated spread on the floor called "Sofreh". Traditionally Sofreh is set on the floor facing east, which is the direction of the sunrise.

This wedding was planned and designed by CountDown Events, the beautiful images were captured by Hong Photography.

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