Deb and Dan's wedding day in the Glen at Crossmount. They had to make the call in the morning on whether or not this planned outdoor wedding was going to be moved inside. As they got ready the rain started. Many things about this wedding changed last minute but I think how Dan and Deb handled those changes reflect well on what life will look like for them and their character. I love how they chose joy and peace in the midst of it all. A lesson I needed to learn on this day as well. The feel overall was one of romance, with blush tones and grays. Wispy cascading florals and live jazz music to dance the night away.
Wedding planning/styling by Sarah Beth Wedding's and Events. https://www.facebook.com/Sarah-Beth-Weddings-Events
Florals by Blossoms. www.blossomliving.ca
David and Rebekah are two of the kindest souls. I was so honoured to be a part of their beautiful gold and navy spring wedding in Saskatoon! Thank you for stopping in and checking out my work. Leave some love in the comments if you liked this post!
Florals by www.fairmavenfloral.ca If you are planning a wedding, check out her amazing floral style!
Inky watercolours, rust-toned elements, and a coastal serenity that embodies the best of Canada's West Coast scenery, this shoot from the Forage & Fern workshop on Galiano Island brings dark and light together with fluidity and a wealth of texture. One of my favourite aspects of this shoot and the style it evokes is that it's clearly inspired by the surroundings. From the local flora and fauna, to the salty sea air and rocky shores, to the weather, skies, and surf, the location has informed the design, style, and look of the shoot. This is what I love so much about Canadian geography -- its vastness and unending beauty is a never-ending mine filled with treasures to inspire creatives in their work and offer couples limitless possibilities when planning their weddings. If you are planning a wedding, consider returning to nature for your inspiration and your motivation. Nature speaks to us, centres us, and inspires us -- it is the ultimate muse
Photography - Mela Photography / Workshop - Forage + Fern / Creative Direction - Magnolia Rouge / Photography Tutor - Brumley & Wells / Styling + Paper Goods - The Wells Makery / Floral Design - Ponderosa & Thyme / Silk Runner + Ribbons - Seidenband / Silverware - Something Borrowed / Hair + Makeup - Jess Wilcox / Gown - Leanne Marshall / Jewelry - Ryegrass Studio / Model - Heather Hockley / Sponsor + Film Lab - The FIND Lab / Venue - Bodega Ridge, Galiano Island, British Columbia //
Rainy days | cozy blankets | white washed walls | barefeet | silk robes | candle light
"Behold, you are beautiful, my love; behold, you are beautiful"
-Song of Solomon 1:15
This lovely and simple bride's morning was designed by Lindsey Zamora . Taken at the Amanda Watson Workshops Attire: Girl & A Serious Dream // Rings: Amulette Jewelry // Florals: Poppy Lane Design // Hair & MU: Beauty & The Blush // Venue: The White Sparrow // Model: Caroline // Film Processing: Indie Film Lab
Overcast and beautiful, our hearts were a little more full after this elegant Saskatoon wedding. Ty and Rosa live life with big hearts, overflowing laughter and kindness. A warm celebration, good food, and great company. I'm forever grateful I was able to be a witness to this day.
Often times the beauty of celebrating the engagement can be overlooked. I loved how Marilynne and Henri put together an intimate dinner for their friends and family with little details that spoke to the care they have for their closest and dearest. Every element lent to creating a warm atmosphere to enjoy good conversation over a delicious meal. Here is some inspiration for you, if you are planning to mark your engagement season with a commemorative evening.
I would love to photograph your unique engagement dinner- feel free to send me a note about your event!
Vendors: Amanda watson workshop | Amanda Watson Workshops | Venue: Savor Gastropub | Design: Lindsey Zamora | Florals: Poppy Lane Design | Paper Details & Calligraphy | Fig & Flourish | Tabletop: Posh Couture Rentals | Bride’s attire: BHLDN | Groom’s attire: The Black Tux | Hair & MU | Beauty & The Blush | Bride’s Ring | Amulette Jewelry | Film Lab: Photovision
I've always dreamed of photographing an elopement. There is something so powerful about the minimalism. Putting aside a big party to curate a day for just two people in love vowing to be together forever. I was so blessed to be able to work with some of the finest vendors in Vancouver for this shoot- Maurelle Calligraphy penned in gold the most gorgeous vows on handmade paper, she was so lovely to meet in person with the warmest personality. Amanda wore a gown from Truvelle bridal- a local store where everything is designed in house for beautiful quality dresses. Quince fine florals put together a naturally loose garden style bouquet bound with raw silk ribbon from Stella Wolfe. Denise Elliott + team gave Amanda's hair loose textured waves and enhanced her gorgeous features with subtle fresh make-up.
I met Amanda and Matt in the city while everyone was preparing for a typhoon storm. It had been forecasting torrential downpour all day but I was confident that the weather would hold until our session was over. We went out to Whytecliff and talked about adventures they had been on together and Matt's love for exploring the outdoors. Amanda and Matt find joy together in what seems to be anything; they are quick to smile and laugh together. When we packed up ready to drive back, the rain came. I was so grateful for the timing of it all.
The stone steps of the cliffside were my favourite part about the location Matt had chosen. With an old world charm it was comforting to be standing in view of our Canadian coast. The giant swaying trees creaked cordially. The sound of waves lapping the rocks and the wind filled with mists of salty water are things I crave when I got back to my prairie home.
If you are planning a beautiful intimate get-away for your wedding please ask me for my elopement session packages! I'm so excited to be incorporating more of these sessions into my work as they speak dearly to my heart.
Photography: Mela Photography www.mela.photography
Models: Amanda and Matt McBrkich
bouquet+ flowers : Quince Fine Florals http://www.quincefineflorals.com
Dress: Truvelle Bridal - http://truvelle.com
Hair + MUA : Denise Elliott and team http://deniseelliott.ca
Calligrapher : Maurelle Calligraphy http://www.hellomaurelle.com
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Ribbon : Stella Wolfe http://www.stellawolfe.com