City Chic in Gastown: Published in Wedluxe
The inspiration for this shoot came when I met the lovely and talented interior designer, Peter Wilds. It was at this time I was also noticing how weddings seemed to fall into three categories, (diy vintage, elegant ballroom, or modern with a colour palette being the focus) even though the couples were so different. There had to be more?
Living in Gastown, I see so many well to-do stylish creatives, but there didn’t seem to be any weddings representing them. I wanted to show weddings are a celebration of the love between two people and their wedding should represent them. If you wanted a stylish wedding, you weren’t locked into having it in a ballroom, it could be in an artist’s studio. I wanted to think outside the box and Peter was just the person to help create a stylish modern wedding with an elegant twist I was craving to see. Together we brainstormed two characters: Sophia, a fashion designer and Hunter, a writer. From there, we spent countless hours thinking about what type of wedding they (a.k.a. ‘We’) would want.
With both of our business in Gastown we decided to celebrate the talent in our neighbourhood and bring on as many vendors from Gastown as we could. The Vancouver Sun loved this celebration of the community and even did a story , on us.
As it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a team of talented individuals to create a photo story, and we had some of the best. I want to wish all the amazing talent in our wedding industry all the best for 2014.
Here is the link to the Wedluxe feature: http://www.wedluxe.com/chicwed
Venue and Set Styling: Peter Wilds Design / Floral: Greenstems / Cakes: Kien & Sweet / Ceremony Gown: Jenny Packham from Bisou Bridal / Reception Gown Nicole Miller from Blush Bridal and Special Occasions / Formal Wear: Roden Gray / Bridesmaid in black gown on chair: Romona Keveza from Blush Bridal and Special Occasions / Makeup: Nadia Albano Style Inc. / Hair: Pony Salon / Stylists: Kelly Harnett and Miyah Lauren / Artwork: Tom Burrows from Bau-Xi Gallery / Stationery: Black Stone Press Hair Accessory and Dress Embellishment: Olivia / Rings: Hume Atelier / Decor: The Cross Decor & Design /Bride & Groom: Laurence and Kenta from Richards International Modeling Agency / Guests: Front row: Bethany Brown, Liam Firus, Bride. Donna B, Talia Vanroestel Back row: Dylan Tylar, : Kamilla F., Neal Countyman, Erin Caissey
Guest clothing: Today You Are Special, Lynn Stevens , Board of Trade