I've been holding off on posting this beautiful shoot we created last year until it was beginning to feel like spring again around here. It may be only the beginning of March, but the warm weather we had these last few weeks have me thinking about leaves budding, orchards blooming, and finally being able to go outside in just a light jacket again. It was definitely feeling like time to post photographs from this spring inspired bridal shoot!
I worked on this shoot last year with truly an incredible team of Vendors from around Collingwood, Creemore, and Toronto. We were inspired by the beautiful awakening of spring in our area, making us think about what a gorgeous time of year it would be for weddings. The temperatures may be cooler still, but the sun is warm, blossoms and leaves are budding, and it's a time when people feel like waking up, stretching, and celebrating.
The shoot started with a casual morning bridal look of softly falling hair and a simple pale pink slip. She stretches, drinks coffee, and reads letters quietly; enjoying the warm morning sun on her skin in a minimal setting of budding spring branches. The intention was to inspire a relaxed wedding day morning, free from chaos and stress, and full of intention, nourishment, and a calm happiness.
Next we moved on to an English countryside inspired bridal look with a modern twist in the bride's shirt and jewellery to contrast the flowing skirt and herringbone jacket. Inspired by the move towards less traditional bridal attire and the stylish trend of two piece bridal dresses, we created a look using a flowing wrap around linen skirt in a dove grey colour. Pairing the skirt with a structured modern top with a high collar, bell sleeves, and a stunning sheer fabric lent a more modern bridal flair to the ensemble. Finishing the look off with simple flats and a boyfriend herringbone jacket created a spring feeling of taking a walk through the countryside, and added a classic style to the look while keeping the bride warm. My favorite details of the style are the stunning bouquet in spring pastel tones she carries, and the classic look of her makeup and low chignon bun.
Photography: Corynn Fowler Photography
Florals: The Cut Flower Company
Hair: The Parlour by Stephanie
Makeup: Makeup by Lee
Ceramics: Jill Usher
Calligraphy: Via Calligraphy
Model: Clare McConnell
Jewellery: The Diamond Studio, White Feather Designs, The Georgian Artisan Shop
Venue: The Cut Flower Company
Cake: The Cheese Gallery
Props: The Little Wee Prop Shop