Copper Wedding Inspiration

Copper Wedding Inspiration

The following is my first wedding shoot here in Victoria where I personally hand picked all the talented vendors to help bring my vision to life. My inspiration was copper, as we have all seen hundreds of weddings with silver and gold and I was craving something different. Copper will work beautifully for any fall or winter wedding. But let’s not underestimate it for spring, after all this shoot took place in the spring, hence all the beautiful ranunculus!! Enjoy. Photographer –  Kelly Brown Flowers and art direction – Tara McHugh Flora Venue –  Victoria Golf Club Models – Coultish Agency Stationary – Tuktu Paper Co. Cake – Ruth and Dean Bride’s dress – Blush Bridal Boutique Groom’s attire – Hughes Clothing Makeup  – Melanie Baird Makeup Artistry Hair – Conscious Hair Rings – Emma Glover...
Garden Tea Party Wedding at Villa Marco Polo Inn

Garden Tea Party Wedding at Villa Marco Polo Inn

Jody Nay of Wallpaper Photography had a great vision for her garden tea party wedding at Victoria’s Villa Marco Polo Inn last summer. I had never met Jody before and soon after our first meeting I knew she would be a fun bride to work with. I love meeting people who have an equal passion for weddings, and all things beautiful. She knew she wanted air plants, succulents, wrist corsages, flower crowns and a garland for the aisle. She originally wanted to wear a wrist corsage herself, but in the end I convinced her to let me make her a small bouquet using a protea. And I am so glad she went for it because it looked amazing with her soft pink Vera Wang dress. Photography – Georgie Wilson Photography (view link for more amazing photos of this wedding) Venue – Villa Marco Polo Inn Flowers – Tara McHugh Flora China rental – Victoria Vintage China...
Spring flowers in Victoria

Spring flowers in Victoria

What happened when KGOODPHOTO asked me to do a last minute photo shoot a few weeks ago? I was thrilled! Any chance to use beautiful spring ranunculus, tulips, roses and blossoms is enough to make anyone giddy! And luckily my best friend was spontaneous too, because we also needed a model who had her own wedding dress.  Beacon Hill park with late day sun was pretty darn perfect! Enjoy the...
Wedding Social at Victoria’s Blush Bridal Boutique

Wedding Social at Victoria’s Blush Bridal Boutique

This past Friday a group of talented Victoria wedding vendors connected at Blush Bridal Boutique for an informal meet and greet with brides. Here is a little collection of photos from that evening by the lovely wedding photographer Jesse Holland. Bridal bouquet includes roses, ranunculus, peach genestra, stocks, tulips and carnations. Beautiful cupcake tasting provided by Ruth and Dean, who create the most beautiful naked cakes and cupcakes in town! Gorgeous and feminine lingerie was provided by Jessica from Knickers Lingerie Boutique. A pretty little store on lower Johnson Street that every women should know about! And Melanie Baird from Melanie Baird Makeup Artistry was also there providing valuable information on makeup colors and skin care for brides. And as someone who doesn’t wear lipstick, I love getting the opinion from a professional as to what color looks best on me! Last but certainly not the least I wanted to share these fantastic invites by Tuktu Paper Co. Everything this company creates in unique and...
Bridal Bouquet Trends – Trailing Ribbon

Bridal Bouquet Trends – Trailing Ribbon

 (above photo shared from Once Wed) The bridal bouquet is the most important part of any bridal package in my opinion. It captures the overall essence and feel of the wedding. Over the last couple years we have really started to see more brides using trailing ribbon. There are various companies who take pride in hand dying techniques and using plant based materials which makes for a really beautiful product. I have shared some pictures below which I hope inspire you to express yourself with ribbon!! (Silk and Willow) (Style Me Pretty) (Style Me Pretty) (Flourish Design Studio) To view and order some beautiful silk ribbon go to Silk and Willow and Frou Frou Chic, you won’t be...
Intimate Vancouver Island Wedding

Intimate Vancouver Island Wedding

Last summer I had the pleasure of being apart of a very small intimate Vancouver Island wedding. The whole wedding took place in a beautiful log cabin in East Sooke. The family wanted to support local as much as possible, which I love!! So not only was the lamb dinner from Metchosin but so were most of the flowers I used. It’s not every wedding that I get to spend the morning harvesting dahlias, scabiosa, and other unique flowers from Charles the Gardener. It sure was a treat, and a surprise because I really had no idea what he was going to have. There were many handmade touches to this wedding that made it special, from the bride’s gown to the cake. And my favorite detail was the vintage car, it made for some incredible photos! All photos by Foto Art...