This fall I had the privilege of putting together some new styled shoots with my friend Amy from Bridal Hair Collective. We were working at The Great Hall, one of Toronto's stunning new venues this season. It has just been renovated and re-opened as a beautiful, classic old Queen St. West building, with an elegant and minimalist vibe inside the airy white rooms. It has tall windows and even taller ceilings, as well as a spectacular old stage theater complete with balconies and velvet drapes that filter in the most dreamy dramatic light. I had no idea what a treat I was about to experience my first time shooting here, and immediately hopped-to scheduling more time to shoot at this amazing venue with the most inspiring light and a fabulous team of talented Toronto vendors. This is the first part of 3 shoots from our work at The Great Hall, and I already can't wait to share the rest with you!
One of my absolute favorite elements of this shoot is the vintage jewellery provided to us by the lovely Lilliane from Lilliane's Fine Jewelery. Take a closer look at the beautiful vintage watch our bride is wearing. I absolutely loved the idea of using a watch as part of the bride's jewellery, especially when it's such a gorgeously delicate piece of silver! The contrast of a functional piece like this watch only serves to make the brides' look appear even more elegant. And the bonus? She doesn't have to worry if she's on time!
As always, my favorite part about working on styled shoots is the chance to connect with such a wonderful group of wedding creatives, who all believe in supporting each other, and working off everybody's talents and strengths to create a beautiful collaboration together. I could never capture beautiful styled shoots like this without the work of talented hair and makeup artists, florists, designers, and models. I feel so lucky to be part of such a skilled and supportive group of people to work with!
Photography: Corynn Fowler Photography
Hair: Bridal Hair Collective
Makeup: Katie Marie Bridal
Dress: SAJA from Sash and Bustle
Venue: The Great Hall
Florals: Leaf and Bloom
Jewellery: Lilliane's Fine Jewellery
Model: Rachel from Carolyn's Talent