Elegant cocktail party at St. Mary's Boat Club

Brett & Andrew, married June 4, 2010.

In May of last year, Brett Vair found herself sitting by the ocean with her then-boyfriend Andrew Bergen, enjoying their solo evening at her parents’ cottage on the south shore. “Suddenly he proposed. It was perfect,” remembers Brett. “Relaxed and personal, totally our style.” That style transferred over to the couple’s wedding day, where the two collaborated with wedding planner Avril Mulholland for a green, purple and fuschia-accented cocktail party at the picturesque St. Mary’s Boat Club. Both Brett and Andrew knew they wanted their day to feel like “one big party,” with the ceremony running right into the reception. There was no sit-down portion to the evening, leaving the guests to mingle at their own pace with hors d’oeuvres, food stations and a candy bar for snacking. The Mellotones set the mood for a late-evening dance party, topping off a night that the couple remembers as “relaxed and fun.”

photography by Jeff Cooke Photography


Dress Felicity Bridal
Engagement Ring Trinity Jewellers
Wedding Rings Touch of Gold
Hair Life Salon & Spa
Makeup Spirit Spa
Groom’s Clothing Tip Top Tailor
Venue St. Mary’s Boat Club
Caterer Certainly Cinnamon
Cake Susie’s Shortbreads and Cupcakes
Flowers PROPS Floral Design
Music The Mellotones
Invitations Duly Noted Stationary
Wedding Coordinator Avril Mulholland, Update Events
Transportation A World Class Limousine
Rentals MacFarland’s
Reception Lighting Atlantic Audio Pro

Number of guests 120