Makeup/Hair/Wardrobe Styling/Creatives: Red Carpet Ready by Christina
Photography/Creatives: Ponsford & Worth Photography
Flowers: Flowers & Company
Cake: Cynthia’s Custom Cakes
Stationery: Maurelle Calligraphy + Design
Styling & Décor: Blue Violet Events
Venue: St. Francis in the Wood Anglican Church
Shoes: Lord’s Shoes
Gown: Isabelle’s Bridal
Jewellery: Katami Designs
Models: Emily & Val, John Casablancas International Model Management

Is there anything more romantic than a tale of forbidden love? In this dreamy styled photo shoot created by Vancouver’s Red Carpet Ready by Christina and Ponsford & Worth Photography, you can find your inspiration in the story of two passionate young lovers and their enchanting elopement.

For a setting straight out of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the creative team found the perfect venue in St. Francis in the Wood church in West Vancouver, with its stained glass, lush flower garden and mature greenery.

A mix of old and new, details like the décor, natural florals, gold-leaf embellished stationery and wardrobe choices for the bride and groom were inspired by old-time romance, while the modern colour palette and contemporary wedding cake kept things current.

The theme of butterflies and an enchanted forest were played up with the use of textured linens, wildflowers and rustic moss, and the weaving of butterflies into the bride’s hair. The bride’s look was kept ethereal and organic, with loose curls instead of a formal updo and sporadic natural florals instead of classic wedding flowers. Her makeup was colourful and bold, allowing her features to pop without hiding her youthfulness.

A dainty gown with a long train from Isabelle’s Bridal showed off her silhouette while pretty lace and fluttery sleeves added detail without overwhelming her. As a final touch, instead of a traditional wedding set, the bride wore jewellery from Katami Design, known for statement pieces like bee earrings and a large cuff that offers almost a medieval feel.

The result is a beautiful elopement in the woods, and a most definite happily-ever-after.