As if getting an extra hour of sleep wasn't enough of a treat, this rustic, wintery, all around fabulous inspiration is sure to kick any last ounce of Monday blues right out of your head. With photography by Eternal Reflections, and design and styling by Jennifer Bergman Weddings and PinkPolka Wedding Design, this shoot goes to show that even a quaint little fishing pond in the prairies of Canada can look glamorous with just the right touches. And when you add beautiful florals from La Piazza Dasee, well the result is perfectly breathtaking. Get your inspiration caps on ladies and gents and your pencils ready because this beauty is filled to the brim with steal-worthy bits and don't forget to have a looky loo in the gallery for even more rustic wonderment.
From Jennifer Bergman...
In Alberta, Canada, there is a very short window of time between the end of summer and the first snowfall. Our goal of this shoot was to capture the warmth of the Prairie landscape in autumn, and so we crossed our fingers that Mother Nature would cooperate and we set to work designing a Rustic Prairie tablescape that harmonized natural and artificial elements with vintage and modern flair. Radelle from Eternal Reflections Photography found a quaint fishing pond in the country located just outside of Edmonton – at first sight we knew it was a perfect fit! The table itself became our focal point for the shoot as we contemplated how to let the beautiful Alberta countryside really shine through. Glass was the obvious choice for a tabletop! Small stumps wedged between two identical glass tops created a unique double-paned effect. We decided to contrast the rustic, natural setting with acrylic ghost chairs from Special Event Rentals. The chairs also provided the modern touch that we wanted to ensure was present. The table base was a tad trickier to execute! With the help of an experienced woodsman (my husband!), we set off to our family tree farm to cut the perfect stumps to support our table.
We chose a neutral palette for the florals and focused on layers and texture to give the table incredible depth. Janine and James – the highly talented floral designers from La Piazza Dasee – filled the double-paned glass table with rustic floral elements, lace, vintage pearls and cameos. Their creativity truly came to life when designing the bride’s fan-inspired bouquet – it was fabulous! To add romance, we incorporated lace throughout many elements of the shoot. Lace trim was hand-sewn to the crisp, white napkins and we tied lace ribbon around the edible guest favors – scrumptious individual servings of bread pudding. Our favorite project involved spraying a lace pattern onto cylinder glass vases with white floral paint – the effect was phenomenal!
The true “Martha Stewart” that she is, Jenelle from PinkPolka Wedding Design added a homespun touch to many of the stationery elements. From sewing escort flags out of Prairie-inspired fabric to the matching invitation pocket, every detail was carefully considered. The day turned out to be sunny and warm (by Alberta standards) and we couldn’t be more thrilled with this collaboration of local talent. Enjoy!
Event Design and Styling: Jennifer Bergman Weddings and PinkPolka Wedding Design / Photography: Radelle from Eternal Reflections Photography / Floral Design: La Piazza Dasee / Stationery Design: PinkPolka Wedding Design / Chairs & Dinnerware: Special Event Rentals / Models: Jill Billingsley and Levi McIsaac / Hair and Makeup: Perugia Salon & Spa / Bride’s Gown: YBF2 / Bride’s Ring: Georgie Designs / Clutch: Bella Fiore / “Love” Hanger: The Painted House and More / Groom’s Suit: Vintage Ralph Lauren / Custom Made Tie: Tie Obsessed / “Edmonton” Cufflinks: Arete