It's cold in Winnipeg right now. So cold that I'm looking wistfully through some past styled shoots and trying to remember a time when the ground wasn't frozen.
I came across this shoot with photographer Charmaine Mallari, and realized I hadn't posted it to the blog yet, which is a surprise since it's once of my favourite styled shoots ever! The concept was Natural Elements - think tough stone, concrete, wood, paired with the softness of a bride and her florals.
I kept the wedding invitations pretty simple, but used a high quality handmade paper to play up the textures. I also used lots of vellum so the camera would catch the concrete backdrop beneath them. My favourite piece of the suite? The tile place cards with calligraphy (I've said it before and I'll say it again: It is HARD to write with pointed pen on anything other than paper!)
Seriously, whatta beauty.
String is the new ribbon, guys!
I'm in love with a good messy wax seal, but when I do wedding invitations fo' real, I use wax seal stickers instead. They look just like the real thing, only a little more perfect and they take way less time to put on (no lighting a candle + heating and pouring the wax + stamping = cost savings for you).
Side note: wedding invitations look really great when the text is pared way, way down. Whatever you can save for your wedding website, do it! That will give me a lot more license to play around with the typography.
Photographer, Creative Director, Planning - Charmaine Mallari Photography
Calligraphy/Stationery - Little Dove Calligraphy
Hairstylist - Josie for Hairology Studio
Makeup Artist - Mhei Alcos for La Estetica Beauty
Florals - Deer Dutch
Brass Candle Holders, Votives, Cake Stand - Something Borrowed Wedding Rentals
Chairs, White Plate, Cutlery, Glass Cups - C&T Rentals
Table Linen - C&T Rentals, Simply Perfect Decor
Cake - Stephanie Anne Cakes, Sara Victoria Cake Design (Instagram @stephanieannecakes @saravictoriacakedesign)
Model - Randi @ Swish Model Management
Hair Piece - Glam Her Bands
Dress - Bliss Bridal Boutique
Earrings & Rings - By Melanie Auld, Sold at Bliss Bridal Boutique