Let’s be honest, when I first looked at these beautiful images by Rachel Peters Photography I didn’t know this was a “fictional” couple. There is a special je ne sais quoi surrounding this inspirational shoot. Perhaps it’s the vibrant hues in the Hearts and Flowers arrangements or maybe all of the smaller details executed thoughtfully by Modern Jane Design and Kiss the Bride. Whatever it is, this shoot has it. See it all in the full gallery here.
From Rachel Peters Photography… Ben and Amy, our fictional couple, met on the beach in Cavendish, Prince Edward Island, while vacationing with friends. They fell in love with each other and also with Prince Edward Island. Two years later they have returned with the same group of friends to create the best memory of Prince Edward Island yet – their wedding! They wanted their day to be about friends, laughter and, of course, the beach. To capture their dream wedding, Ben and Amy reached out to Rachel Peters Photography to capture all the fine points of the day. The details of their casual affair were pulled together by Kiss the Bride at the Prince Edward Island National Park. The color palette of yellow, orange and turquoise was inspired by the island beach landscape of sun, sand and surf. Held in the evening, the event’s saturated color tones are softened by the setting sun and lots of candlelight. Keeping with the color scheme, local, seasonal flowers were casually arranged by Modern Jane Design in a variety of simple arrangements.
With the bride’s love of the beach in mind, local makeup artist Michelle Cudmore focused on creating a beautiful, bronzed, beach look. Her green eyes were played up with a golden champagne color and makeup that reflected her surfer-girl lifestyle. Cheryl Weeks Hairstylist created a naturally flowing essence to the bride’s hairstyle. Amy’s hair was inspired by knots, braids and twists that could have evolved from a windswept day at the beach. To compliment her style, stackable handmade leather bracelets and custom straw hats featuring vintage reproduction prints were made by Love Charlie.
Ben and Amy are very casual, so it was important that their invitations reflected that. Kim Roach Design created custom invitations especially suited for their special day that featured hand sketched lettering and pops of color. Since their theme was all things beach-related, the colors and tones reflected that found on the north shore of Prince Edward Island. Ben and Amy fell in love with their custom stationery and wanted their cake to reflect the same design elements and whimsical nature. Inspired by the sunset, City View Bakehouse created a magical cake that featured a bottom tier with three tone turquoise waves. In keeping with the whimsical feel, a tier of orange and yellow ombre flowers accented the cake décor. Ben loves citrus and Amy love anything salty, so City View Bakehouse created special delicacies that offered lots of options for their guests, including vanilla malt pies, sweet and salty s’mores, orange- and lemon-flavored macaroons and chocolate-covered Prince Edward Island potato chips. Orange Lunchbox also treated guests to food that featured local ingredients, including “The PEI Burger,” an island beef burger, garlic whipped potato, arugula, bacon, caramelized onion, sautéed mushrooms and garlic aioli, along with halibut tacos and fresh-cut fries seasoned to perfection.
Photography: Rachel Peters of Rachel Peters Photography / Photo Shoot Location: Prince Edward Island National Park (Courtesy of Parks Canada) / Design + Concept: Jane Gallant of Modern Jane Design / Coordination: Jennifer Clark of Kiss the Bride / Floral Design: Hearts and Flowers / Catering: Chef James Oja of The Orange Lunchbox / Sweets: Jennifer Prinz of City View Bakehouse / Root Beer Favors: JJ Stewart / Paper Goods: Kim Roach of Kim Roach Designs / Wedding Dress: Dere Kiang via The Perfect Pear Bridal / Custom Hair Pieces: Alisha Stephen of Love Charlie / Hair: Cheryl Weeks / Makeup: Michelle Cudmore of Michelle Cudmore Makeup Artist / Groom’s Attire: Dows Menswear / Rings: Peter Norton of Norton’s Jewellers