We had so much fun working on this stylized bridal shoot and collaborating with some amazingly talented ladies. The concept all began when Candice from Candy Koated Design Studio approached us to help her develop a concept. Her and Nicole from Sweet Art by Nicole (and sweet art it is!) had come up with a plan to do a photo shoot at the Allen House in Kerrywood Nature Center, Red Deer. They then joined forces with Novia Mia, Red Deer, about getting a few dresses and Something Borrowed for all the fun little props. We were so happy when they asked us to do the flowers especially since it gave us a perfect excuse to take one of the most popular trends and freshen it up with something up and coming. Re-introducing ROMANCE REVISITED with a little Gemstone Glimmer.
Burlap and lace is one of those tried and true trend, and i believe when I say this has definitely passed the fad period. It is a style I think we will be seeing for quite some time especially in Central Alberta with our country roots. We did want to show how you can take parts of this trend and add fresh new ideas to it to make it your own. Traditionally burlap and lace has been paired with neutral flowers, it is very common to pair cream garden roses, white peonies with hints of blush. Taking what we love and making it fresh involved popping those core foundation flowers with pops of colors inspired by gemstones. We added purple stocks to complement amethyst, and pinks for rose quartz. We wanted to brighten it up for spring but still keep it as pretty as flowers should be. Tones of fresh greens and pops of corals complimented authentic depression glass and rose gold china (that we stole from our mothers).
I think the best part about the entire shoot was that it took place on the models' one year anniversary! They got married in a whirl wind and so never had time to plan for a "typical" wedding. She had bugged him for years about setting a date and then one day she came into the room and he surprised her by saying, "We are getting married in 3 days"
And so it was.The bride borrowed her sisters white leather mini dress because that's what she could get. And her parents made her a cake. Sometimes when it happens it just happens. We were super happy to be able to recreate them a Beautiful Romance Revistied wedding.
Move over beige and blah, here comes a colorful and high contrast trend that shows how not so different our pasts and futures are from one another.
Just as a Ferris wheel goes round and round, so do the trends and attitudes of society.
Traditional or Modern? Why not do both? Here comes Ferris Wheel. It is old in a new way. Adding colour to the simple and classic white in the use of retro inspired pattern highlight the relationship between the two. Polka dots, stripes, chevron, and quatrefoil lead the way in wallpaper, dinnerware, stationery and fashion. Add some colored
mason jars, depression glass and chalk painted furniture from a grandparent and make it your own. Everything once thought ordinary is now cherished from using decorative cloth diapers to retro inspired bicycles and the new wave of canning and making preserves.
As everyone’s past and history is different, Ferris Wheel will be many different things to everyone, but its fun and playful feeling in contrast to a traditional past will surely create many lasting memories for the generation to come.