Picnic Wedding Inspiration Shoot from Magnolia Studios
January 3, 2013
North America
WhimsicalRusticWeddings in Wineries

Blossom Events, it's like you've looked at my list of favorite things and - from tip to tail - this entire inspiration shoot is filled with absolutely stunning images that are precisely what I love and adore. But wait, does it have vintage? Yes. A gray and yellow color palette? Mhmm. Beautiful portraits at sunset by Magnolia Studios? Check. Chalkboard inspired invites and menus by Jolie Paperterie? Prettier than you could even imagine. Everything about this shoot at Willow Springs Winery is breathtaking and we are so excited to share the whole gallery with you lovelies right here.

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From Blossom Events... This colorful shoot was inspired by the casual setting of a picnic, including the ever-popular trend of food truck gourmet food! Complete with a hot dog station, this stylish yet casual idea is perfect for the DIY bride who loves the idea of a laid-back event while still having a highly creative and unique theme. The main colours are yellow and gray, which pop against the natural organic feel of the florals. The cake comes with an adorable paper windmill topper to match the DIY style of this wedding theme!

The winery was the perfect venue for this shoot – the open space is great for mingling guests, and the picturesque scenery was the perfect backdrop for the butter-colored florals. The cushions for the guests to sit on featured DIY plaid covers, which immediately reminded us of an outdoor picnic. The bamboo plates and customized wooden cutlery in our colors complemented the natural, organic feel of the décor. The yellow napkins added some color to complete look. We also decided to set up a "Make Your Own Gourmet Hotdog" station, complete with condiments and side toppings. Food truck menu displays are usually on chalkboards, so the menu cards and hot dog station sign were printed to look like chalkboards! The bunting flag banner was to further complete the fun vibe of the overall shoot. The invitations were printed and mounted on a thin piece of wood inspired by the wooden/bamboo table settings. While we wanted something unique and stylish, we also wanted something simple. The paper origami cake details were just what we were looking for! The beautiful, four-tiered cake had just enough pops of color, and the mini windmill cake topper was absolutely adorable! The cotton candy pink, retro, VW cupcake delivery van added a twist to our food truck inspiration. It definitely added a vintage touch to our shoot!

We love lace and frills, so we opted for a knee-length, lace wedding dress from Sash and Bustle to give the bride a feminine look with a touch of vintage inspiration — perfect for an outdoor picnic! The lace details on the dress and draped fit blended elegance and comfort so the bride could easily move around, sit comfortably and still feel beautiful. To add to the look, this easy DIY hairstyle and makeup look was natural and easy to achieve. And because we love frills, the headband was customized with the colors of our shoot, giving our non-traditional bride an option other than a veil to reflect her fun personality.


Photography: Magnolia Studios / Photo Shoot Venue: Willow Springs Winery in Stouffvile, Ontario / Event Design + Planning: Blossom Events / Floral Design: Foxy Florals / Cake + Cupcake Van: The Wedding Cake Shoppe / Stationery: Jolie Paperterie / Furniture Rentals: Stacked Events / Customized Cutlery: Sucre Shop / Bamboo Plates + Hot Dog Baskets: Party City / Wedding Dress: Saja via Sash and Bustle / Headpiece: Posh Veils / Hair + Makeup: Blush Pretty / Model: Brianna of Corestone Models
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