I set out to inspire Birch & Bunny brides and grooms who are dreaming up their own wedding themes. I wanted this inspiration shoot to be rich and elegant, but to marry that sophistication with the natural beauty of the outdoors, hence a woodland glam theme. To accomplish this, I choose a colour pallet of deep Marsala, bold berry hues, and accents of gold and bling.When Grace Kerr of Photographs by Grace came on board, I was thrilled by her enthusiasm for the concept! We had such a mild winter, but it was so windy that day (a severe wind warning was issued) that we almost blew away!Beautiful flower garland, bouquet and floral crown were created by Occasional Bloom, using rich deep colours and lush florals juxtaposed with curly willow branches for texture.Cake artist Handmade Cake Company crafted a semi-naked red velvet cake using all natural and preservative free ingredients. It was garnished with persimmons, fresh berries, pomegranate seeds, as well as a sumptuous pavlova, and raspberry cream filled meringues.
Local fashion designer Laura George provided a swoon-worthy gown. This darling with lovely flowing lace, is called the Rosealie and is from her Renaissance collection.
Our model’s hair and makeup were done by MaddPretty Makeover Studio, and a fur stole from Calgary Bridal Capes kept her warm.Alyssa of Plush Invitations designed and then dip dyed the stationery in water colours of luscious berry hues.
A huge, heartfelt thank you to all of the vendors who contributed to make this photo shoot amazing!
Planner: Birch & Bunny Weddings and Events
Photographer: Photographs by Grace
Cake: Handmade Cake Co.
Flowers: Occasional Bloom
Dress: Laura George
Stationary: Plush Invitations
Hair & Makeup: MaddPretty
Faux Fur Wrap: Calgary Bridal Capes
I was so thrilled when Birch & Bunny Weddings and Event Rentals was approached to style this wedding inspiration shoot by Nicole.Field Photography. She really allowed us to have fun with the theme and style!
Meet the Couple
Sara + Steve are just so in love, you can see it in how they interact and how they look at one another.
The two lovebirds had met through a mutual friend a few years prior to dating. After meeting for coffee one day though, Sara and Steve really felt a connection. Not wanting the coffee date to end, the two talked for hours and hours. It was obvious that sparks were flying and soon began spending more and more time together and fell madly in love!
So utterly romantic!
This past summer, in Venice, Italy – one of the most romantic cities on the planet… surrounded by iconic canals and beautiful architecture, this is where Steve declared his love and popped the question to Sara.
While planning the colour pallet, I felt inspired by Rose Quartz, one of the two Pantone Colours of the Year for 2016. I chose Navy to balance out the soft femininity of the Rose Quartz/ Blush.Carla of Carla Lily Flowers put together the gorgeous textural posy for our Bride-to-be turned model, Sara. The flowers paired so perfectly with Cake by Beth Louise’ simple and clean white ruffled three-tiered cake. Sara took our breath away in this stunning gown from Cameo & Cufflinks. She kept warm in a fur wrap from Calgary Bridal Capes.Pretty invitation suite and seating chart cards that The Social Page created.Seating chart cards by Social Page and a gorgeous shot of the sofa which Orange Trunk loaned us, and Birch & Bunny’s seating chart frame.
Thank you so, so much to our couple, to Nicole.Field Photography and to all of the talented local yyc wedding professionals who collaborated to make this amazing photo shoot a success. It was an honor to work with all of you, and so very much fun!!
P.S. I’m so excited to add that we have been featured in Calgary Bride and Rocky Mountain Bride!
Photography: Nicole.Field Photography
Styling: Birch & Bunny Weddings and Events
Florist: Carla Lily Flowers
Sofa: Orange Trunk Vintage Styling & Rentals
Cake & Cookies: Cake by Beth Louise
Stationery: The Social Page
Dress & Earrings: Cameo & Cufflinks
Suit: Ed Williams Mens Wear
Hair Stylist: Hair by Liz
Make Artistry: Eyedole Beauty
Gel Nails: Beauty Elements-by Brandy
Cape: Calgary Bridal Capes
Chairs: Party Rental Depot