Inspiration Behind the Shoot

From the Florist, Flowers by Janie

On a recent trip to London and the surrounding English countryside, I was struck by the combination of the lush yet natural gardens and the brick used in the majority of their homes and buildings. The goal for this shoot was to create a garden indoors while using blooms that were in-season and locally sourced. I just loved the fullness of the peonies, roses and viburnum along with more delicate sweet peas and fritillaria.

With some help from some incredible local vendors, I created a bespoke ceremony backdrop as well as a floating tabletop installation with a frame crafted from copper pipe. The copper centerpiece was created using copper pipe and elbows, available in the plumbing section of your local Home Depot. The height of the piece was intended to allow guests to converse easily across the table. I arranged the flowers to showcase the lush blooms but still allow the industrial feel of the copper pipe to show through.

We were so pleased to partner with Crate & Barrel in Calgary on the table d cor (everything from the linens to the copper Moscow Mule mugs). The copper added a warm glow and element of sophistication when paired with the wooden chargers and linen tablecloth.

Sidewalk Citizen, a local bakery, provided chocolate chip, oatmeal and lemon white chocolate cookies. Just add milk, and they make the perfect midnight snack or sweet treat for departing guests!

Belt: Olivia the Wolf // Cookie Bar: Sidewalk Citizen // Dress Designer: Anais Anette // Dress Shop: Pearl & Dot // Floral Design & Styling: Flowers by Janie // Hair & Makeup: Diva Salon Spa // Invitations: Modern Pulp Design // Linens & Tableware: Crate & Barrel // Photographer: Tara Whittaker Photography // Veil: Sara Gabriel // Venue: Charbar

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