Good morning friends!
I can't wait to share this gorgeous bridal shoot we created this spring. When Jessica of Jessica Little Photography came to me with the request of working together again, I of course first did a happy dance, and second said YES please! Jess was my wedding photographer, my first anniversary/pregnancy announcement shooter and just all around an amazing photographer and friend. She said spring in Niagara and left the rest up to me. The idea I had started as a small day dream many years ago after watching August Rush (my favourite movie ever ever, be prepared to cry a little or a lot) I knew I wanted to incorporate the idea of music found in the sounds of spring like baby birds chirping, light rainfalls, the buzz of a bee soaking up the new blooms.
The setting of this shoot was a dream come true. Niagara, Ontario has some breathtaking venues and the Niagara Botanical Gardens was number one on our list of locations for this shoot. I knew I wanted it to be very intimate and small scale when it came to decor. I wanted the location to be the focal point which is why we chose the tree lined pathway in the centre of the gardens. My hope was for the surroundings to speak to our viewers, to tell this story in a way that was not over the top but still elegant. The sweetheart table with sheer flowing silk by Anjelica at Simply Beautiful Decor and her gorgeous french chairs are front and center of the path, with the sun beaming down through the trees and the warm breeze and scent of beautiful spring blooms by Alexandra of Forever Wildfield who knocked it out of the park with her arrangements.
When Cynthia at Plate Occasions showed me her newest italian glass chargers it was a no brainer that they had to be used in this collaboration. Her gold rimmed glasses and mismatched vintage flatware all fit together beautifully. It was a perfect match with the gorgeous calligraphy by Carmela of Corsivo Calligraphy and hand died silk that adorned the table. The beautiful vintage silver pieces, brass candlesticks and mirrors by Jen at Tufts and Toile finished off the look perfectly.
I had a vision of lace and tulle when looking for gowns and working with Catherine Langlois was such a pleasure, the french lace gown with tulle skirt taken from another design were so lovely together. Our model Brittany wore it graciously. Accompanied with a sweet hint of makeup by Sadie Anne at Love Me Makeup and beautiful wispy hair by Jillian of Glow Hair and Beauty, she looked incredible. To top off the look, Brittany wore a pair of pale blue vintage earrings and a stunning ring that was lent to us by Carmela (we all gasped when we saw that ring!)
This shoot was almost cancelled but with a whole lot of crossed fingers and a few begging emails, we managed to make it happen and the threat of rain held off for the day. (isn't that how every wedding day seems to go?) Thankfully, with lots of patience, persistence and extreme teamwork, this team of wedding professionals blew me away! Each person turned their part of the collaboration into little pieces of art that beautifully whispered that small daydream into a lovely swoon worthy day.
To check out the feature on Chic Vintage Brides click here. I promise, you won't be disappointed.
Thank you to all the talented woman who came together to create such a beautiful gallery, bringing my vision to life and making my daydream shine.
Good morning friends!