There’s only two more blogs post to go for our beloved Canada150 style shoot. We want to ensure that each team member that was involved in this shoot gets their moment in our glorious Canadian sun. The next elements that we are going to showcase are the marvelous florals from Periwinkle Flowers. When Wendy spoke with Jessica McEwen of Periwinkle Flowers to convey the design concepts, narrative story line and colour palette – without hesitation, she jumped on board. Here are the stunning results for the bridal bouquet, boutinnere, centrepieces and all the little floral flourish details on the the sweets table and the savory tables. Thank you to Have a Seat for all the fabulous linens and napkins that enhanced that red colour tone in our shoot so well.
Kudos to RHYTHM PHOTOGRAPHY for all these stunning images.
We also want to give a huge shout out to Event Rental Group for their chairs and table top rentals; which includes the flatware, glassware, china and wood cut chargers.
Showcasing a red and white colour theme can be challenging. The colour contrast is rather stark and the colour combination can come off looking like a child’s birthday party or a Canada Day backyard event.
Wendy envisioned a magical table top that was refined with elegance, yet had a touch of rustic vibe. We love that this colour palette of the lumber jack red and plaid with accents of silver displays a certain level of understated elegant sophistication, with just a hint of a rustic overtones The grey tones in the pillow and linen almost read white in the photos.
Those pillows are so adorable with the wooden button detailing that matches the wood cut charger plates. The glass plate on top had a gorgeous leaf pattern on them which is a nod to Canada’s great outdoors. We love how the black lace table cloth overlay and the black chateau chairs create such great accents that help ground the entire table top setting.
The other nice trick we used was to incorporate various shades of red. This helps to provide visual interest and really enhances the photography. If every featured element was in the same shade of red, it would have translated into one single mass blob of red. Using various tints and tones helps to differentiate each floral bloom and each item beautifully.
Similarly, Wendy could have opted to use a more ornate pattern for the flatware and silver rimmed stemware. For this Canadian wedding style shoot, Wendy preferred the jux-a-position of some clean lines paired with ornate ones like the lace table cloth overlay and the intricate detailing of the glass plate. When Wendy styles and designs, she ensures that all the design elements sing together in harmony. In this shoot, one element of the design did not dominate over another element.
The other principles of designs that Wendy follows is balancing the proportions of colours, patterns, and texture. If you look at the table closely, you will find that there are loads of patterns yet they do not look mis-matched. There actually is a lot of colours on the table top, yet it does not look like a haphazard mess. It also features many different patterns, but it does not look like a jumbled circus.
The menu cards, table number and little canoe with great Canadian sediments by The Ferris Wheel Press complimented the table top immensely.
So comment below and tell us, what were your favorite table top elements from this Canadian wedding style shoot.
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