Say it again. Luxury. What do you think of? Some may think of a luxury wedding having florals dripping from the ceiling, diamonds on the tables, and an extensive guest list, but I’m here to tell you – that’s so far from the truth. For me, luxury is all about the experience and thoughtful details that have been carefully curated and brought together. Whatever the size, whatever the budget, whatever the venue.
Weddings are a momentous moment in time that are always looked back on and create a sense of nostalgia. With this current time that we find ourselves in, couples are having to now embrace them on a smaller scale, and that – I’m here for.
This shoot was intended to showcase that even in a small setting, luxury can still be achieved. I wanted to also have some fun with colour, so I brought in some rich but muted hues and tones. From the lush florals, small (but grand!) tablescape, and down to the velvet linens and handmade paper used for the stationary, I wanted a cohesive look that showcased those little details. Things that would show that time and attention was taken to create that experience I spoke about. Something that is appreciated by whomever would be sitting at this guest table in a real world setting and think to themselves “Wow, look at this!” and “Wow, look at that!”.
My aim in helping couples come up with a design for their wedding is of course, to create something that they are just beyond excited about, but also to show their guests that they took the time to pay attention to those little details and make them look like amazing and thoughtful hosts.
The LOE Studio served as the perfect spot for this shoot with it’s charm and abundant amount of natural light. This space makes for a wonderful location for a bride and her bridal party to get ready in and is located in the heart of Downtown Burlington. We created a tablescape using the finest velvet linens from Simply Beautiful Décor which served as a backdrop to layer on top of. With a mix of their dinner and glassware, we created a place setting with the guest experience in mind. The stationary from Statue Rue featured handmade deckled edged paper placed in floral pin frogs for that almost “old world” aesthetic, which also carried into the invitation suite. Mini cakes from The Dessert Room were placed upon gold edged marble coasters, which mirrored the sweet crystal votives, antique brass candlesticks, and flatware.
For the florals, I wanted to have some fun with colour and of course, I had to use all the ruffles. I created lush designs with an ombre effect, giving the eye something to gravitate towards. The floral hedges were able to be used in a variety of ways. We placed them at the ends of the tables and also moved them to the windows, and around the bride for her portraits. For a real wedding, these can be placed along the aisle next to the chairs and at the beginning of the aisle along the back row of chairs for a ceremony and then transferred to the reception space for the head table. So many ways to use these and I’m completely obsessed!
The bridal gown from Stolen Hearts Bridal was designed by Jesus Peiro and I just love how it was modern, chic, and effortlessly elegant. It has volume yet is so light and has the sweetest little bow detail, front slit, gorgeous train, and pockets(!). Brenda from Vibrant Beauty created two looks with the model’s hair and kept the make up look soft, natural, and glowing. Handmade heirloom accessories from The Loved One topped off this bridal look and was simply perfect.
This shoot was also a much needed time to create, and I think I speak on behalf of all of the amazing women that were a part of this shoot. After almost a year of weddings being postponed and even cancelled along with not being able to get together in person with some wonderful friendors – there was no pressure and we all could come together, freely, to create. This little (but mighty) editorial was so therapeutic and showcased work that we were all very proud of.
I cannot wait to show you what we have in store for a June wedding where we’ll be doing the florals and styling for. This you won’t want to miss!
Photography – Kayla Potter | Planning, Décor and Florals – Kendon Design Co. | Venue – The LOE Studio | Stationary – Statue Rue | Tableware – Simply Beautiful Décor | Desserts – The Dessert Room | Hair and Makeup – Vibrant Beauty | Bridal Boutique – Stolen Hearts Bridal | Dress Designer – Jesus Peiro | Jewellery – The Loved One | Shoes – Calvin Klein