This shoot is a unique spin on the holiday season with hints of dried oranges, a layered gingerbread cake, an earl grey bundt cake, cranberry pomegranate gin fizz cocktails, and a crackling fireplace. The pears on top of each place setting hint at the Twelve Days of Christmas and that partridge in a pear tree! We wanted this shoot to feel like a beautiful, luxurious and classic celebration. The historic feel of the venue comes through in its walls, large fireplace, and the brides attire.
The vision for this styled shoot came after seeing the rich tones of the wood walls inside the mansion on Keating Farm. This home on Keating Farm is very grand and has just been recently restored to its original beauty from when it was built in the 1800’s. It’s easy to imagine the types of parties and entertaining this grand estate was meant for! They are an up and coming wedding venue and are now taking bookings for weddings in 2020!
For the shoot, I wanted to create a rich and luxurious mood to pull the emotions out of the historic mansion. The vision quickly came together as I chose the colour palette of different shades of plum, pink and yellow.
The vintage dress was thrifted locally and was altered to have romantic layers and pearl embellishments. A veil was created to match. Classic and soft hair and makeup were accompanied beautifully by locally made jewelry.
Warm tones of decadents cakes, sweet festive cocktails, figs, pomegranates and pears all accompanied the beautiful floral arrangements that lined the long table. A locally foraged mantel install and the warm light of flickering candles and a lit fireplace completed the charm of the dining hall.
The bouquet boasts both the timeless beauty of Carnations and Lisianthus, as well as subtly hinting at the modern age including the currently trending appreciation for Pampas grass and silk ribbons.
The long style of centerpieces used on the table highlight the beauty of its surroundings keeping a low profile without overwhelming the space. As an eco florist who’s concern lies in the sustainable practices of floristry, all of my pieces, installs, bouquets and arrangements are foam free meaning they are all recyclable and compostable without adding pollution or toxins back into the soil, landfills or waterways.
My vision for an elaborate English tablescape with a timeless and historic feel came to life in the heart of Keating Farms venue. With the fire lit in the hearth, our model Mariah flowing through the doorways in our perfectly suited dress, and the pears sitting pretty atop plum coloured details on china plates, the look was complete.
– British Columbia Wedding Photographers, Three Sisters Photography