The images from our Something Blue Styled Wedding Shoot have been vaulted deep within my external hard drives until last week when the entire shoot in all of its beauty was finally featured on Artfully Wed. Now that the images have gone public I figured it was about time to share my absolute favourites from this shoot that came together beautifully last summer. Although planning and executing a styled shoot in the midst of wedding season was a hustle, thanks to an incredibly talented team of vendors and assistants this shoot turned out better than I could have ever imaged!
The inspiration for this styled wedding shoot was taken from the long standing “something blue” bridal tradition. Soft pewter and sky blues mixed with pops of royal and navy tones were integrated into the colour palette for the majority of décor, florals and accessories.
Aiming for a soft, romantic, European elegance, Hacienda Sarria, a wedding venue inspired by the Spanish “The Road to Santiago de Compostela” walk, was an obvious choice to host the shoot. The venue, located in Kitchener, Ontario emulates a European feel with its Spanish style architecture, stone masonry and wooden doors.
Our beautiful bride Ashley, (recently married and now reliving bridal bliss) modeled not one but two stunning gowns supplied by Sash & Bustle. The first was a set by Claire La Faye, which included an ivory slip, emery lace overlay and whimsical tulle skirt. The second dress was a Truvelle gown complete with a flirty front slit lined with soft lace. Vintage inspired custom headpieces created by Frilly Bits enhanced each bridal look.
The floral designs that were flawlessly executed solidified my firm belief that there is nothing Blooms & Bliss can’t do! The florals completely transformed the shoot and tied everything together seamlessly. The eye catching asymmetrical floral arch commanded attention, while the striking bouquet took each bridal look to the next level!
The entirety of the impressive dessert table was created and designed by DessertGardenXo. A variety of of treats including cakes, chocolates, cookies, cupcakes, and cake pops adorned the table - it was hard not to get caught staring (and or salivating) in the direction of this incredibly sweet display. The inclusion of blueberries to further tie the colour palette together was a perfect choice.
Last, but certainly not least, the invitation suite, stationary, menu and place cards were designed in full and printed by Simply Sealed. The delicate stationary tied in perfectly with its timeless details such as the wax seal, calligraphy, venue sketch and matching stamps.
This “Something Blue” inspired shoot proves that inspiration can be found in even the oldest of traditions.