Farmer’s Market Fresh Photoshoot

A little while back I had the pleasure of working with an absolutely stellar team of ladies on a styled photoshoot. The lovely Briar of Epic Events asked me to come on board to provide the florals for the shoot, and when I saw the mood boards she had put together with the team from Culinary Capers (the fantastic caterers that provided the location and the delicious food for the shoot) I couldn’t refuse. The vibe was fresh, garden-like, elegant yet relaxed. Basically all of my favourite things. The colour palette was simply whites and greens, which is always nice to work with, but otherwise I had quite a lot of creative freedom to create whatever I thought would work and compliment the rest of the decor. I must say it was refreshing to have that creative freedom, I have brides give me quite a bit as well from time to time, but I still always feel a bit of pressure, I mean it’s someone’s big day and I would never want them to be disappointed. Now of course I didn’t want to let this team down either, but just knowing that I was allowed to totally do my thing was magical, I really think it lead to great results! The bridal bouquet might be one of my favourites I’ve made to date! It looks lovely with the gorgeous dresses that were provided by Everly Fine Bridal, and the delicate jewelry by Keltie Leanne Designs. Some of the other vendors included vintage decor from Bespoke Decor and rentals from Pedersens, a beautiful stationary suite from Violet Grey Creative, and the team behind beautifying our model/bride was Save the Date Beauty. As I mentioned Culinary Capers provided a delectable spread included the cakes, and we shot at Waterview Special Event Space, which has amazing views of False Creek. And last but certainly not least, our wonderful photographer for the day was Jen Giles of Blush Sky Photography! She is one talented lady, the photos below speak for themselves!
I am also happy to say all our hard work paid off, this shoot was featured on the Real Wedding blog!
So without further ado, see the photos below!

A Winter Wedding

A Winter Wedding

If you have ever considered having a winter wedding, this one might just tip the scales from maybe to definitely yes! Angela and Dario got married last December, and I had the pleasure of creating the florals for their big day. Angela had a pretty clear vision for what she wanted but she also was happy to allow me some creative freedom to do my thing and build upon her initial ideas, which basically made her a dream client!

The wedding date was December 19, 6 short days before Christmas so we wanted to make sure that the florals said “Winter” not “Christmas”. We worked with lots of evergreens and stuck to whites, creams, frosty grey and even a little navy blue in the colour scheme using, roses, ranunculus, lisianthus, cedar, fir, cotton blooms, succulents, dusty miller, brunia, and privet berries. The muted colour pallet was really brought alive by all the different textures mixed together.

A common way to save on costs is to try and re-use certain items throughout the day, we were able to do that by re-using the cedar wreaths made to hang on the pews at the ceremony as some of the centrepieces. For the reception we laid them flat on tables, added a few succulent blooms and had cylinder vase with floating candles placed in the middle. They had quite a few tables so we mixed it up by doing the wreaths on 1/3 of the tables, another 1/3 had a collection of bud vases with evergreen woven through them, and the last 1/3 had a more substantial floral piece in a mercury glass pedestal vase. The head table was framed by a soft flowy draped backdrop edged with a cedar garland.

The rest of the reception decor included lots of warm whites and creams accented with gold, creating a warm and inviting scene for their guests at the Roma Hall in New Westminster.

See a few photos below and check out the full gallery of absolutely gorgeous images by M and Him.

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