I am so excited to share this amazing styled shoot that is featured on 100 Layer Cake on March 25th. We teamed up with the Anastasia from Olive Photography and Kirsten and Lindsay from The Perfect Table to bring this concept to life with a beautiful, real-life couple.
Oliver and I are so excited for all parts of our own upcoming nuptials but one thing we’ve talked about a lot (aside from our flowers and calligraphy…) has been how we want to spend our first day as husband and wife. A lazy morning snuggling in bed, a leisurely breakfast featuring leftover wedding cake surrounded by flowers from the night before and a little adventure out into the world - that was our inspiration for this romantic, cozy shoot. Our first meeting with Anastasia was so inspiring - she brought so many incredible ideas, unparalleled enthusiasm, many of the other incredible vendors that contributed. And of course...captured the day beautifully with her signature aesthetic: light, visually rich yet grounded and realistic.
Colour Palette and Florals:
As a floral designer who focuses on weddings, the winter is definitely a down period for us - reserved for planning, organizing and dreaming of the first spring blooms - like the delicate little blue muscari featured in this bouquet. This year Pantone chose two colours as their colour of the year - Rose Quartz, a soft dusty rose, and Serenity, a soft, almost-periwinkle blue. Blush and dusty rose are perennial favourites in wedding floral colour palettes but shades of blue are tricky. There are not many flowers that naturally occur in blues but it’s frequently requested by brides. With this shoot, I wanted to show brides how to bring pops of natural blue into their wedding florals. I believe blue is best used as a secondary colour - here it adds soft but unique interest to a mostly white and green palette. I off-set the blue with complimentary pops of orange in the kumquats, golden centres of other blooms and the marmalade and goblets that The Perfect Table ladies dressed the table with.
Calligraphy and Stationery:
Oliver used soft spring rain as his inspiration while putting together the calligraphed stationery suite - executed with watercolour in shades of blue. The script is romantic without being stuffy or traditional, the watercolour treatment is light and ephemeral while still feeling grounded. If you are a bride that loves blue, featuring it in your stationery, calligraphy and styling (That navy velvet ribbon!! Swoon!) is a great way to incorporate it. The Perfect Table sisters did an impeccable job styling our suite with luxurious Mokuba ribbon and delicate spring blooms. Oh! And how can I forget that swoon-worthy vintage sapphire engagement ring from Cynthia Findlay!
This shoot wouldn’t have been possible without all the amazing vendors who contributed. Check out the links below for contact information and more of their fabulous work.
Photography: Olive Photography
Flowers: Quill + Oak
Calligraphy: Quill + Oak
Tablescape Rentals & Vintage Finds: The Perfect Table
Other Vintage Finds: Second Voyage
Negligee & Robe: Loversland
Groom PJs: The Bay
Hair & Makeup: Toronto Beauty Group
Antique Jewellery: Cynthia Findlay
Cake: Le Dolci Bakery
Scones: Baker & Scone
Tarts: Pain Perdu