I'm a fan of all things pretty. And all things sweet. And all things nice. As a wedding photographer in Kelowna I am lucky enough to shoot some gorgeous venues & weddings. But sometimes, sometimes I just want to sit down and drink an old-fashion and talk about my secret wish of getting a sleeve (of tattoos), and use a lot of swear words. You know? Get a little more rugged and tough and just kinda a little bit bad. But that doesn't always happen.
EXCEPT, when we shot this styled wedding shoot. This past spring, along with the amazingly talented, Lauren of Perspective Event Designs, and Christina from Classic Creations Floral designs, we came up with a concept based on a couple running off to the woods to get hitched, ditching everyone to taste a little freedom. We were inspired by a more rugged, wild and free kind of love; a west coast, banjo-playing, whiskey drinking, Bonnie and Clyde (without the dead bodies) kind of characters who also happened to be ridiculously in love.
Not only did they style and help plan, but Lauren also sourced locally or handmade all the decor pieces used, and Christina designed and styled the bouquet and tablescape.
This shoot would be nothing without the we had amazing, wonderful team of vendors from some of the very best in the industry. Melanie Feeny from Shimmer & Gloss was the makeup artist, Ashley Nitti from Mint Hair Salon was our Hairstylist, Laura Ayotte from Dandelion Willows designed & printed all the stationary and invitations, Tanis Giesbrecht baked and designed the cake and breads, and when we couldn't find a dress that fit the theme of the shoot, my very own momma stepped in and whipped up that boho wedding gown.
And of course, our fabulous models, who bared hail, wind, stormy conditions, were easy to work with, and laughed with us the whole shoot. Rod Anderson and Alex Kimiko thank you.