Well.. Where do I begin? I cannot take the credit as the mastermind behind this shoot – so I will immediately credit my sweet & talented friends Katie Nugent of Katie Nugent Photography & Lauren from Perspective Event Designs. When they discussed with me the want & need to create a wedding shoot that was a little more rugged, away from the norm of “Pretty” weddings (with still having a bit of pretty in there) & with a handsome bearded male model I jumped at the chance! I absolutely loved being a part of this shoot, inspired by a wild & carefree love, a story of couple who just couldn’t wait to be married & ran off to the woods to elope.
Thank you to all the incredible vendors – Laura Ayotte of Dandelion Willows for the awesome stationary, Mel Feeny of Shimmer & Gloss for the beautiful Makeup for our model, Ashley Nitti of Mint Hair Salon for the fantastic hair styling of our models, Tanis Giesbrecht baked & designed the gorgeous naked cake & rustic breads, Katie Nugent’s mom for the fantastic boho wedding gown she created, our fantastic models Alex & Rod – who braved a torrential downpour, cold weather & some unreliable boots (haha Rod), and of course to Denise & Herbert Wandt (owners of Tours 59), who provided the beautiful backdrop of their incredible forest and backyard. Thank you all for your hard work & including your expertise into this shoot.
The flowers we created for this shoot were designed to be very natural & organic, with a picked from the wild feel. We created a beautiful & organic tablescape on a rustic wood table top. We wanted it to feel very natural and organic so created a moss table runner with a few blooms embedded within, and white blooms of Peonies, Tulips, Ranunculus & Wax Flower filled assorted glassware & bottles. The bridal bouquet for Alex was a simple design of Apple Blossoms, Peonies, Ranunculus, Wax Flower, Berzilia Berries, Tulips & Fern, and created a matching boutonniere wrapped in twine for Rod.
I hope you enjoy our hard work as much as we had fun creating it!