Love letters and a fabulous forest setting… this, my friends, is what we like to call inspiration overload. It’s beautiful blooms from IFiori meets crazy cool sweets from Cake & Loaf meets one magical moment after another captured by Jessica Rose Photography, all set against a stunning backdrop and the beautiful love letters of Lamarra. See it all here.
From Jessica Rose Photography… I am so pleased to share this whimsical inspirational bridal shoot with you! It is based on the romance of written letters and is set in the forest behind the “brides house” (the historical site). We chose to do it in the fall to highlight the beautiful transition of the seasons and show brides how the trees themselves can be fabulous decor. The 1840’s Greek revival mansion was a stunning backdrop for the shoot, and the rolling hills and forest create fabulous light, textures and colours for us to work with. Each of the vendors were local Hamilton artistis and it was incredible to come together with a vision and work as a team.
Photography: Jessica Rose Photography | Wedding Dress: Black Sheep Bridal | Flowers: IFiori | Event Planning: KJ & Co. | Cake & Desserts: Cake & Loaf | Illustration & Design: Lamarra | Make Up & Hair: Brittany Rose Make Up Artistry
When it comes to styles, nautical always has my heart. I can never pin point just why I love it so, but when I see a shoot like this one from Kim Kalyn Photography, French Kiss Events, Tuktu Paper Co and Clare Day Flowers I basically have to surrender the rest of my day to devouring all the goodness. And you can join me in doing just that right here.
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From Kim Kalyn Photography…Our Nautical Elopement Inspiration shoot took place off the coast of Vancouver Island, a place where gorgeous scenery and picturesque backdrops continue to inspire us daily! With an emphasis on organic & eco-friendly details, we set out to highlight how even the simplest of celebrations, an elopement, can be filled with elegant and simple but stunning beautiful details! Sustainable and eco-conscious styling and beauty products were used on the models; the fruit and oysters were fresh and local, and many of the flowers, including the stunning Caramel Antique Rose, were grown on the Island as well!
The nautical elements were tied in subtly, through the classic navy striped detail on the paper goods, the sea salt favours, the boat necked wedding gown, vintage lanterns, and of course, the boat (not so subtle!)! The table-scape tied in all the colors of our palette, through the simple linens, stunning floral arrangement, and pops of gold! And finally, the piece de resistance came from an old HBC blanket, a Canadian Icon, which was brought out to keep the newlyweds warm on the way back to enjoy their first dinner together.
Photography: Kim Kalyn Photography | Floral Designer: Clare Day Flowers | Event Planner: French Kiss Events | Hair Stylist: Conscious Hair By Elena | Cake Designer : Pure Vanilla | Cinema And Video: Paper Heart Films | Dress Boutique : The White Peony | Invitation Designer: Tuktu Paper Co | Linens: Victoria Vintage China Rentals | Makeup: Melanie Baird Makeup Artistry | Specialty Foods: Ferris Oyster Bar & Grill | Tuxedo And Mens Attire: Citizen Clothing
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If there is one thing this gorgeous day has taught me, it’s that lavender and navy blue make one seriously stunning combination. Well, that, and these two high school sweethearts are the cutest duo ever. Together with the help of some amazing vendors (think Jillian Tree Photography and The Little Flower Shop ), they threw a wedding that is as heartwarming as it is pretty. See it all right here.
From Jillian Tree Photography… Taralee & Nathan got married in October in Rosenort, a tiny town near Winnipeg, Canada. Taralee got ready at her parents’ home…and what a lovely location for putting on her wedding dress! They got married at their church, Rosenort EMC Church, with the reception (with customized cream soda bottles!) also held there. The ring bearer & flower girl were absolutely adorable, and the bridesmaid dresses were the most brilliant, beautiful navy blue. And such gorgeous bouquets by The Little Flower Shop!
After the reception, we went right outside for the bridal party photos, where we found this perfect little abandoned building with colorful chairs! Sunset time was perfect for the couple pictures. We also headed to this famous little white Church between the highways, the sunset on the flat prairie land in the background was beyond stunning!
Photography: Jillian Tree Photography | Wedding Dress: Allure Bridals | Florist: The Little Flower SHop | Bridesmaids' Dresses: David's Bridal | Tuxes: Moore's Clothing | Venue: Rosenort EMC Church
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