Our styled shoot was heavily designed to feature a modern rustic feel. Together, we are a collective of local vendors that deeply wanted to provide inspiration to couples looking to add a contemporary twist to a quaint rural vibe. Our simple desire as artists was to create an opportunity for an expressive and aesthetic outlet. Inspiration for this session was based around each of our unique styles and focuses. While this session was planned with the intention of showcasing each of our individual talents, it was also important to ensure that we vividly captured the couple’s true connection and emotion. Like so many others, our newlywed couple, had to drastically change their spring 2020 wedding plans. Despite this being a styled shoot with carefully curated details, the lovely Stephanie and Clark had a chance to feel that authentic and intimate wedding day celebration all over again, while our photographer, Taeya Fierro, was able to capture the beauty of their undeniable love for one another.
The Barn at Hazel Creek Farms served as the perfect venue to achieve our rustic present-day blend. Located in Chilliwack, British Columbia, this sought after event space is surrounded by mountains and a stunning view of Mount Cheam. Recently refurbished, The Barn lends itself to both of the visions that we wished to incorporate. The Barn boasts an indoor reception space, hayloft, outdoor courtyard, and numerous outdoor ceremony options.
Capitalizing on the moody tones characteristic of the fall season, Beholden Event Design + Decor and Elegant Decor Rentals chose to accent a blush colour palette with jewel-toned pops of burgundy and shades of blue. These colours were woven throughout the entire shoot. From the decor pieces chosen for both of the indoor and outdoor looks, to the unique floral arrangements designed by The Bouquet Farm and pampas grass arbour installation by Valley Weddings & Events, and finally to the two blush wedding gowns worn by our bride. With this styled shoot we really wanted to showcase two styles of gowns; one more classic in style and the other more free-spirited. As it turned out, both dresses were the perfect blend of each style. The first dress, from The Bridal Gallery, featured a classic sweetheart lace bodice and blush tulle skirt and the second, from The Dressy Attic, a beautifully beaded lace gown, accentuated by a deep V neckline. Our vision was completed with the incredible artistry of hair stylist Teanne Clements and makeup artist Devina Karan. Teanne created two lovely looks – one braided updo with a classic pearled clip and a second curled down braid with eucalyptus leaves – while Devina created a look suitable for both styles with only a slight change in lip colour.