British Columbia Styled Shoot

With the most perfect blend of black accents and muted shades of color, this styled shoot set in the countryside was nothing short of stunning. The bride wore a beautiful Mikaella lace dress, lined in nude, with a deep v-neck and fabric belt separating the lace top and flared bottom. Her ring finger was adorned with an antique Alaskan black diamond, passed down from her grandparents. The groom wore a black suit and looked dapper with a crisp white shirt and brown accents. Together, they are the perfect couple. Annie, the quarter horse, was there during the shoot as well and added to the elegance with her black hair and white diamond in the center of her forehead. She was the epitome of grace and beauty, yet didn't take away from the bride. Gold Leaf Pastries provided the favors, which were beautifully crafted macarons. The stationary came sealed in black vellum envelopes and the invitations themselves had muted greenery and flowers, stamped with a gold olive wax seal. The cake was clean and white, aside from a small arrangement of greenery and roses, and was picture-perfect. Figs, gooseberries, yellow pears, grapes, and chocolate-covered almonds filled bowls at the table and brought in rich hues of burgundy and purple. Black candles in gold holders, olive branches, dried scabosia, black cutlery, and smoky bowls placed on the ivory velvet linens drew the eye into the intimate table setting. The black velvet chairs together with harvest chairs tied together with the dark romance and outside woodsy feel effortlessly. The floral arrangements combined quicksand roses, spray roses, white ranunculus, silver brunia, pampas grass, oak leaves, and white berries. This array of flowers and greenery brought to light and life to the table and to the bouquet. It isn't hard to get swept up in the moment when looking at the photographs of this styled shoot and to feel as if you are a part of their most intimate and romantic day. To feel that love in its entirety and to once again believe that fairytales, complete with a prince and princess riding away on a black horse, really do exist.

- British Columbia Florist and Planner, Brandy Maddison Event Planning & Design

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