One of the other great things about this shoot was that we used one of Joanna's real couples from earlier in the summer who got married at Redwoods as well. Not only did they look look like models (even though they aren't) but it was fun to watch them get all made up again with hair and makeup and get back into some fancy clothes. They were having a great time getting some new photos in their wedding venue and it was probably way less stressful of a day since they weren't dealing with the emotions of the actual wedding. Also, a lot of British Columbia had been battling terrible forest fires all summer and the lower mainland was getting a lot of the smoke. Many days were incredibly smoky and hazy blocking out the sunsets so sunset photos weren't happening for a lot of couples (not that it's even remotely on the same level as the people leaving everything behind due to fires) but on this night we were able to recreate some shots for this couple.
We also worked with amazing vendors and were able to bring our ideas to mind. Joanna and I had worked a wedding together in the third week of July and then I was leaving town for two weeks to head to my friend's wedding but between then we met up at a coffee shop and chatted about our vision. The theme we were working with was 'Women in History' and we chose Princess Diana. Not only was she an amazing person with her work in regards to charities but her wedding was a major story and even though she got married before I was even born it was something that I knew a lot about... a lot of people remember the train on her dress or her sapphire engagement ring (that now belongs to Kate!). The ring was a major part of our theme and we chose the navy color scheme to go along with that. The wing back chairs from Bespoke Decor served as our "thrones" and the cake from Joconde Patisserie also brought in the sapphire feeling and of course the pearls that was another piece of jewelry that is something you think about in regards to Diana.
Chair Decor provided the linens in the silver sequin and a textured navy that were so great for the look. Chair Decor came in to save the day with most of the decor pieces such as the glass beaded charger plates, cake stand, glassware, draping and more and the many lanterns came from Valley Weddings.
The dresses and accessories were from Isabelle's Bridal including the ever important tiara. Hair and makeup was done by Alejandra Valdivia from Vancouver Makeup.
If you have any questions about the shoot or the vendors please email or leave a comment!
Photographer- Joanna Moss Photography
Venue- Redwoods Golf Course
Flowers- Vivio Flowers
Cake- Joconde Patisserie
Dresses & accessories- Isabelle's Bridal www.isabellesbridal.com/
Hair & makeup- Vancouver Makeup
Stationery- Making Memories with Stationery
Decor- Upright Decor
Linens- Chair Decor
Lanterns- Valley Weddings
Chairs- Bespoke Decor
Online Feature- Wedluxe