Say ‘I Do’ to Sustainability: Eco-Friendly Wedding Tips

A bride and groom kissing in the forest

First, a caveat – sustainability is super important, but all you *need* to do is the wedding you want to do and the wedding you can comfortably afford. To us, incorporating even just one or two eco-friendly aspects into your wedding vision is a win! If everyone did that, it would make a huge difference. […]

DIY spa day: How to reconnect and destress before your big day

Wedding planning can be super stressful! Coordinating vendors, creating the perfect playlist, putting together all the centerpieces and favors – it is A LOT. It can be easy to lose touch with each other, so before that happens, we recommend having an intimate date day to reconnect. A DIY spa experience can be a great […]

Looking and feeling your best: Self care and beauty vendors 101!

On your wedding day, you want to both look and feel your best, like Rita and Amir! (See above – and thanks to Michele Mateus Photography for capturing that joyful moment!). So this month, we sat down once again with Breanne Dodge, founder and lead coordinator of ThistleBEA, to help you make that happen by […]

Picking a wedding venue 101

A bride and groom embrace in front of Cecil Green

Wow – look at that amazing shot above, from Alexandra and Angus’s wedding at Cecil Green (big thanks to the uber-talented Kristian Holmes of Page & Holmes Photography for capturing this moment)! When picking a wedding venue, it’s super important that it has the right feel, vibe, and price. It can be overwhelming though, which […]

Wedding budget tips and tricks – part two

Welcome to part two of our guide to the best wedding budget tips and tricks! ThistleBEA founder and lead coordinator, Breanne Dodge, is sharing their top tips for how you can stick to your budget with most of your wedding vendors. Read on for details on where you can absolutely save some cash – and […]


​”Breanne worked hard from the moment she started right to the end. Our get-away wedding was a three day gig on Salt Spring Island, with set up on Friday, wedding on Saturday, and take down on Sunday.”


Part seven of a seven part series of the ins and outs of planning and executing a decor heavy DIY wedding Heather and David’s wedding at Performance Works on Granville island, as I mentioned, was a special one for me. This bride was a childhood friend who I hadn’t seen in years who trusted me […]