Contrast and colour play integral roles in this sophisticated styled shoot


"The style of this shoot is modern minimalistic chic, showcasing late summer embracing autumn. With a focus on jewel tone colours, specifically sapphire, we also added bold accents of black and gold. Style is style overall, but has an intricate side. To keep everything airy and bright, we incorporated a lot of white space and chose a place with high ceilings with ample soft natural lighting. To bring colour into our shoot, we decided to use florals to bring out the freshness and natural hues that would shine against the white space."

"This shoot is something more unique but still has the fine art touch we like to maintain in our work; a focus on balancing two contrasting sides while creating harmony and unity throughout. Like the difference between white space and colour, clean defined lines in contrast with soft waves, and solid against transparent. We used different elements throughout the shoot to both balance and showcase these differences. With a clean white wedding gown and table linens against white walls, the jewel toned colours in the florals contrast well. The clean crisp lines are softened by the soft brush swishes on the invitations. The vellum paper overlay on the stationery and the clear ghost chair create a sense of transparency while the deep velvet blue ribbons add depth. On the table, we used bold, strong candle holders to anchor the clean and simple plating and flatware. But to soften the clean lines, we incorporated velvet as well as free-flowing garland instead of one that was more structured, ultimately giving a more delicate and intricate feeling all around."

"For the bride, we aimed for a clean look, while still keeping a soft feminine touch. We chose a very simple gown... without any embellishments or fancy details. Like a clean canvas, we liked a minimalistic design that looked light and graceful, while still flowing with all the other design elements. We kept her makeup neutral to radiate a pure and ethereal aura while the hair was styled smooth on top with ends kept loose to ease all the straight lines."

"For those looking to recreate this look, we suggest choosing a dominant jewel toned colour and less really is more. It is easy to add additional items to create a fuller looking picture, but we believe it is better to choose a few statement pieces. Focus on colours and florals and let those shine."





Photography: Beige Weddings
Venue: Pipe Shop
Creative Direction, Design & Planning: Honour and Blessings
Flowers: Floralista
Rentals: A&B Partytime
Hair + Makeup: The Artistry Collective
Dress : Everly Fine Bridal
Ring: Cavalier Gastown, Esselle (ring box)
Cake: Joconde Patisserie
Stationery: JRNL Studio
Models: Kiera