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.
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 //