Hush Wedding Soiree Vendor Spotlight: Jamey McDonald

Jamey McDonald will be joining us this year for Hush Wedding Soiree! As one of the elite commissioners in Vancouver we are excited to have him!

Tell us a little about yourself and your work.

I was a clergyman for 30 years and have just recently retired. I ministered in two cities—Winnipeg (10 years) and North Vancouver (for the last 20 years). When I finished up I realized I had some gas left in the tank for some of the special parts of ministry life. So, I opened a very unique niche business called VancouverWeddingCeremonies.com which is a service to perform wedding ceremonies for brides “in a refined and contemporary way”. I have close to 600 weddings under my belt so I bring some life experience mixed with a passion to seeing brides (and grooms) helped on their wedding day.

What do you love about weddings?

I love all the joy and excitement surrounding a wedding ceremony. There’s a buzz usually! The best part is when the bride starts coming down the aisle…the look in her eyes is usually magical. And when she gets to her groom and he “receives” is so emotional for me. Quite often I am crying too.

Do you have a favourite wedding memory?

We usually do a rehearsal the night before a wedding so it’s all thought through, but that doesn’t mean things go as planned. I remember one time when a groom was so excited (and impatient) that when his bride came down the aisle he broke out of his spot and rushed to her, threw a hug around her, and gave her a huge, deep kiss. It was unleashed passion! I had to remind him “whoa, cowboy…we got work to do before we go there”. Everybody howled in the crowd with that remark.

Can you give us any hints of what you will be bringing to Hush?

This Rev. McDonald guy is so much fun. He’s easy going, flexible, creative, and de-stressing. I think brides (and groom) will appreciate the vast background experience I bring to their ceremony. He’s creative AND classy.

What wedding planning tip would you give to an engaged couple?

Boy, I think there are so many things. But maybe the best tip I could give would be to encourage you to get a good photographer, and capture so many memories, and then, on your anniversary—review your wedding day photos. Re-live the memories.

Lastly, just for fun, what is something that not many people know about you?

Well, my greatest life satisfaction is that my wife and I were given 3 amazing daughters who have grown to become amazing women. All 3 are married and I didn’t do the ceremony of any of them. In all three cases I chose to be “father of the bride” and enjoy the day from that perspective (thank you Steve Martin, Martin Short, et al. You set a great example for me!).

 

Jamey

Jamey McDonald

VancouverWeddingCeremonies.com

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The Grill

Cuvée Wine Bar

TO SNACK AND SHARE

warm potato chips 9
caramelized onion dip

confit tuna conserva 14
toasted baguette, preserved lemon, Mediterranean olives

cheese and charcuterie 24
selection of 3 cured meats and 3 artisanal cheeses, pickles, mustard, crostini

seafood tower 38
crab leg, poached prawns, scallop ceviche, marinated octopus, smoked salmon, rare ahi tuna, cocktail sauce, lemon aioli, wakami gomae

mezze plate 18
beet hummus, za’atar spiced Macedonian feta, marinated tomatoes, Castletravano olives, lavash

wagyu beef carpaccio nigiri 17
bonito mayo, pickled ginger, micro salad

crispy fried chicken 14
sumac spiced honey, sugar waffle shards

blistered shishito peppers 11
Aleppo chili, lime, smoked maldon, micro cilantro

satay trio 18
2 piece each
tandoori grilled salmon belly, raita
kabayaki glazed prawn, avocado salsa
grilled flank steak, hazelnut coconut sauce

sliders 5 each
Beef, caramelized onion, house pickle, pretzel bun
Salmon, tzaziki, cabbage slaw, pretzel bun
Chicken, lettuce, tomato, harissa aioli, pretzel bun
Quinoa vegetable, beet hummus, marinated tomato, pretzel bun


THE LIGHTER SIDE

north arm farm heirloom carrots 9
candied hazelnuts

charred broccolini 9
romesco sauce

potatoes mostarda 9
onion, mustard

seasonal vegetables 9
fine herb butter

hand-cut kennabec fries 8
truffle aioli, chive

caesar salad 12
romaine, olive oil fried sourdough, white anchovies, parmesan

house-made beef burger 22
CAB chuck & brisket, brioche bun, aged cheddar, double smoked bacon, tomato, caramalized onions, lettuce, house made pickles

quinoa vegetable burger 17
red pepper hummus, tzatziki, lettuce, tomato, pickle, brioche bun, signature sauce

marinated Tofu poke bowl 23
shaved spring radish, chili pickled cucumber, avocado, warm jade rice, taro chips

braised beef cheek pappardelle 24
pearl onions, ricotta salata, pine nuts

carrot & saffron risotto 23
olive crumble, carrot chips

1892 Bistro

APPETIZERS

Seafood Chowder   | 9

Salade Tatin  | 15
spring vegetables, Golden Ears Cheesecrafters Neufchatel, marcona almonds, puff pastry, 62°egg

Steak Tartare  | 15
Horseradish cream, capers, shallots, cured egg yolk

Pan Seared Scallops  | 16
squid ink aioli, kohlrabi slaw

Hamachi Crudo  | 17
kombu cured Hamachi crudo, yuzu, castelvetrano olives, puffed rice

Caesar Salad  | 13
romaine, white anchovy, parmesan cheese, crouton

White Anchovy and Burrata Toastie  | 17
rye bread, olive oil, basil tomato confit

Salad Maison  | 15
Hannah Brook Farm greens, frisse, radicchio, pickled Anjou pear, spiced walnuts, Macedonian feta, basil vinaigrette

Asparagus and Prosciutto Salad  | 17
snap peas, shaved zucchini, smoked apple, pea shoots, white balsamic dressing

MAIN

DAILY SANDWICH  | 16
served with choice of soup, salad or fries

Seafood Cobb Salad  | 24
Scallop, prawn, seared ahi, candied salmon belly, salmon roe, heritage greens, avocado buttermilk dressing

Rossdown Free Range Chicken Salad  | 24
Hannah Brook Farm Heirloom Greens, Hannah Brook Farm greens, frissee, radicchio, pickled Anjou pear, spiced walnuts, Macedonian feta, basil vinaigrette

Club Bowl  | 19
mixed beans and sprouted grains, avocado, edamame hummus, tomato, hearty chips, puffed amaranth
add 62° egg 3.25

Tamari Sablefish Rice Bowl  | 29
jade rice, crunchy shaved vegetables, ginger ponzu vinaigrette

Agadashi Chick Pea Fritter  | 27
mushroom broth, enoki, baby bok choy

Sesame Crusted Rare Ahi Tuna  | 29
edamame succotash, unagi glaze, crispy leeks

1892 Panini  | 16
capicollo, provolone, ham, arugula, lemon aioli, ciabatta
Served with choice of soup, salad or fries

1892 Burger  |  22
ground bison and beef, house made aioli, pickles, smoked bacon jam, radicchio, tomato, aged cheddar, brioche bun
Served with choice of soup, salad or fries

Steak Frites  | 36
7oz Wagyu Sirloin, hand cut French fries, tomato horseradish butter, choice of petite salad, soup or heirloom vegetables

Charred Hanger Steak  | 29
whipped potato, brocollini, sauce bordelaise

Pappadelle Sauce Vierge  | 23
Heirloom tomato, basil, extra virgin olive oil, coriander
Add crab meat or braised short rib 8

Wild “Pacific Provider” Pacific Salmon  |  35
tamari wild rice, bonito aioli, crisp seaweed

Chorizo Crusted Halibut  | 42
roasted pepper emulsion, amaranth salad, mint chimicurri

Saffron & Carrot Gnocchi  | 27
brown butter carrot puree, pinenut crumble, gruyere

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DAILY SOUP
Thai Curry Chicken & Vegetable | 7
contains shrimp paste

PACIFIC FISH CHOWDER
Salmon Sablefish & Clams | 8

MEMBERS’SPECIAL
Smoked Salmon Toast | 15
avocado, cherry tomato, petite salad
toasted sourdough bread
soup, salad or fries

DAILY SALAD
Baby Shrimp & Soba Noodle Salad | 18
mandarin orange, red cabbage, cherry tomato romaine, citrus dressing

FEATURED ENTRÉE
Pan Fried Arctic Char | 22
basmati rice, mixed vegetables
baby shrimp cream sauce

SWEET TREATS

Vanilla Custard Tart | 10
apple compote, cardamom crumble

Elderflower & Prosecco Gelee | 10
raspberry yogurt panna cotta

Red Velvet Cake | 10
cream cheese, shaved chocolate

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