I bought a garnet ring (shown in the shoot as the engagement ring) from Prague on my European vacation this past Spring and I fell in love with the deep, rich colour. So much so that my friend (and amazing photographer) Lani Elias and I decided to create a bridal shoot centred around the ring’s beautiful colour. Garnet is so rich that it dictated the mood of the shoot: understated and luxurious.
Due to the lush outdoor setting and the ethereal quality of the dresses, the florals couldn’t be too perfect. Academy Florist opted for a more garden shape in the oversized bouquet that lent a much more romantic feel to our bride. Hand-died silk ribbon by FrouFrou Chic was brought in from France in the perfect tones of garnet and cranberry to tie off the stems.
The lush floral centrepiece is paired with 2 large bowls of fruit to add some natural colour to the table and has a dual purpose of acting as a part of the wedding appetizer (fresh fruit and assorted cheese plate). Hand dyed napkins, custom calligraphy menus and brass and silver accents all work together to create a sophisticated tablescape.
A huge thank you to all of the vendors involved in this shoot, they really brought the vision to life and I am so lucky to work with such talent. See more photos from this shoot on Once Wed!
Styling and Art Direction: Ashley Nicole
Photography: Lani Elias Fine Art Photography
Flowers: Academy Florist
Dessert:Jenna Rae Cakes
MUA: Makeup Expressions by Rimpal
Hair: Holly from Berns and Black
Ribbon: Frou Frou Chic
Model: Panache Model Management
Calligrapher: Julie Doan
Dresses: Briana by Sarah Janks and Cameo by Ines Di Santo