Local photographer Kim-Maru (of Maru Photography) and makeup artist Christina Petry (of Red Carpet Ready by Christina) teamed up recently to create this lovely holiday-themed bridal inspiration photo shoot. They found the perfect setting in iconic Vancouver wedding venue Cecil Green Park House, with its shining mahogany walls, heritage crown mouldings and floor-to-ceiling windows.

Taking their inspiration from the love and warmth that permeates the holiday season, Kim and Christina put together a modern romantic look that is both luxurious and approachable, as well as on-trend yet classic.

For the models, they chose elegant wedding and evening gowns from the collection at North Vancouver’s Isabelle’s Bridal and combined them with statement jewellery by Vancouver’s Powder Blue Bijoux. The groom was given a classic look, thanks to a morning coat and ascot shirt from the Tux Store. Hair and makeup pro Christina went to work creating a combination of bold and natural makeup with long, loose hairstyles and romantic up-do’s.

To lend the venue a festive spirit, Vancouver’s Celsia Florist created loose and natural florals throughout, from bouquets and centrepieces to accents like chair adornments and hanging florals. Custom-designed treats were added by local pastry chef Nicole McEachnie of Cake, including spiced eggnog petit gateau, peppermint macarons and gilded gingerbread men. Finally, Candice Jones of A Day to Remember Weddings & Events pulled the vision together with special touches for the holiday dining table and, of course, the cozy fireplace.

“We hope that these images will inspire you to escape into the joy of the season and envelop yourself in the holiday spirit,” say Kim and Christina.

For a behind-the-scenes look, check out the video by Cindy of Premier Productions:

Concept Design & Photography: Maru Photography| Concept Design, Hair & Makeup, Wardrobe Styling: Red Carpet Ready By Christina | Décor & Styling: A Day to Remember Weddings & Events | Florals & Styling: Celsia Florist | Gowns: Isabelle’s Bridal | Cakes & Sweets: Cake by Nicole McEachnie | Jewellery & Hair Accessories: Powder Blue Bijoux | Men’s Formal Wear: The Tux Store | Venue: Cecil Green Park House | Videography: Premier Productions Inc. | Stationery: bean cards & stationery | Bouquet Pendants: Whisper Jewels | Models: Joshua Britton, April Blecker & Kelly Kong | Diamond Christian Louboutin Shoes: Generously provided by Kasia Antos