Pink and Gold Inspired Wedding Photo Shoot by Rachel Peters Photography
June 5, 2012
North America

Pink and gold might be painted on our hearts over here at SMP, because if there is one color combo we just can't get enough of  - it's the combination of those two hues. Throw in a little sparkle, some feathers and cute cocktails, and holy moly - you hold us in the palm of your hands. So Rachel Peters Photography and Modern Jane Design have officially made our giddy meter read off the charts numbers with this photo shoot, and we can't thank them enough. And you know what's even better? There is more pretty to be had in the full gallery of gorgeous!

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From Rachel Peters Photography... No doubt, vintage weddings were the major trend this year for photo shoots and weddings. We knew wanted to be different, therefore we set out to create something fresh and current. The idea of a modern styled shoot was born. Our vision was crisp, bright shades of pink paired with shimmering gold. Geometric patterns would take centre stage, connecting with the latest trend popping up in fashion and design. Modern details were created by Modern Jane Design. The table runner was painted with a gold herringbone pattern, as were the mismatched patterned napkins. The silverware was detailed with gold-dipped handles. Plates were each embellished with an irregular stripe of pink enamel paint. The patterns and colors continued with paper products, created by Kim Roach Designs. All included a signature herringbone pattern and were printed on beautiful, textured, pink paper. Another custom designed paper product by Kim Roach Designs was a seating chart named “Love from tip to tip”. This was a seating chart created in the shape of Prince Edward Island — stick pins with names attached and located near guests' home in PEI were placed on the chart near the entrance of the foft. They would find their name on their home, then find their table.

The delicate sweets created by City View Bakehouse were inspired by details on the bottom of the bride's dress. Instead of designing the cake in the traditional white or ivory, lots of colour was used to tie into the details of the modern concept. Macaroons and ombre cakes are a real trend in weddings, a great complement to the wedding cake. Makeup was by Michelle Cudmore Makeup Artist. Michelle sought to create a fresh, youthful look. The main focus of her makeup is the bold pink lipstick. Bold, bright lipsticks are really on trend for spring/summer 2012 and the model has nice full lips, so she carried it off perfectly. Light, sheer foundation was used as to not cover her beautiful skin and lovely freckles. The eye makeup was kept simple and neutral but false lashes add some glamour. Brides today want versatility in their headwear, being able to change or have multiple accessories for their big day. All pieces were created by Love Charlie with removable veils, creating versatility and modern styling that works with the overall theme and gown. The "Loise" cocktail hat in ivory has a very haute couture styling. It also has a removable smaller fascinator which the bride can switch to after the ceremony. Each piece works perfectly with the sleek hairstyle created by stylist Cheryl Weeks. Modern hair has lots of shape, in this case geometric circles mimicking the dress. The outdoor portion of the shoot was captured at the Confederation Centre of the Arts. The centre was built in 1964 as Canada's National Memorial to the Fathers of Confederation, who gathered here at Province House in 1864 to discuss the creation of our country. The couple wanted to their union to be photographed here not only because of the modern architectural details, but also because it represents the union of our great country. The reception was held at the Y Lofts in downtown Charlottetown. The Y Lofts was once home to the city's YMCA before being renovated into the modern, art/living loft-condo spaces.

Our Fantasy Couple: Adeline is a country girl that was raised on Prince Edward Island and has now moved to the city. She works in healthcare and loves to entertain. Carson is an architect and has lived in the city his entire life. He has designed their new home, a condo in the heart of Charlottetown. The couple love to entertain and regularly host small dinner parties in their new home. The wedding is true reflection of their personal style — Adeline is a lover of all things bright and pink, and Carson is passionate about modern design. Together they have created the perfect home, and it's no surprise they used the same approach for their wedding. The meal at the intimate wedding features the products of local farmers and fishermen on PEI. The takeaway wine was supplied by a local winery (Newman Estates). Adeline and Carson believe in choosing local whenever possible. 

Photography: Rachel Peters of Rachel Peters Photography / Photo Shoot Venue: Y Lofts in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island / Design Concept: Jane Gallant of Modern Jane Design / Coordination: Jennifer Clark of Kiss the Bride / Floral Design: Hearts and Flowers / Paper Products: Kim Roach of Kim Roach Designs / Sweets: Jennifer Prinz of City View Bakehouse / Wedding Dress: Jacquelin Exclusive via The Perfect Pear Bridal (902-370-7327) / Bride's Shoes: Benjamin Walk via The Perfect Pear Bridal (902-370-7327) / Custom Headwear: Alisha Stephen of Love Charlie / Hair: Cheryl Weeks / Makeup: Michelle Cudmore of Michelle Cudmore Makeup Artist / Groom's Suit + Shoes: Dows Menswear / Rings: Peter Norton of Norton's Jewellers / Models: Jared Murphy + Chelsie Cecilia McInnis