I had the pleasure of working with a fantastic team to create a Valentines Engagement Party photo shoot last week! The concept came from Sara Baig Designs and Carmen Luk Devoted To You who pulled the team and all the details together. It was beautifully captured by Mimmo Galati of Mimmo & Co.
The idea came from a painting that was used as a backdrop for the photoshoot. This painting was the inspiration for all of the stationery I created, from the invitation suite to menus, gift tags, table numbers and place cards. I always love how we start with a concept and everyone does their part and then it all comes together perfectly!
Thanks team – looking forward to working together again! Enjoy and Happy Valentines Day everyone! Laura
Concept, Design & Florals: Sara Baig Designs
Producer: Devoted To You
Photography: Mimmo & Co.
Furniture: Contemporary Furniture Rentals
Tableware: Event Rental Group
Cakes: The Pursuit of Frosting
Raspberry Tarts: Duo Patisserie & Cafe
Last spring, I had the pleasure of working with an amazingly talented group for a photo shoot that was printed in Wedluxe Magazine and on their blog. After my first photo shoot with this team the year before, I knew that we would create magic…and we did! With Malvina and her team from Fabulous Occasions leading the way and Krista Fox as the photographer, we couldn’t go wrong.
The style for the shoot was “By the Sea” and we wanted to incorporate water, natural elements like driftwood, shades of blue and brown. For the stationery I created several different watercolours to use on the various pieces I was designing. I wanted the font to be very flowy and old fashioned (think of a time when travelling by ship) and all of the stationery had hand torn edges to give it a vintage feel. Custom stamps were created to match the stationery.
I created invitations, reply cards, maps, table numbers, menus, signage and note cards. The note cards were designed to be messages in a bottle that the guests would leave for the couple.
This photo shoot was amazing to be a part of because of the talent of everyone involved; D&D Florals for their unforgettable flowers, White Cakery Co.’s unbelievable cakes, Nicole Richards gorgeous makeup, David Dunkley’s fabulous veils and Tara Fava’s stunning jewellery and the list goes one…. (see the full list below the photos)
I hope you enjoy looking at the photos as much as we enjoyed creating them!
Concept, Creative Director And Producer • Fabulous Occasions
Photographer • Krista Fox Photography
Floral Design • D&D Floral Designs Inc.
Cake And Dessert Design • White Cakery Co.
Calligraphy • Calligraphy By Diane
Hair And Makeup • Nicole Richards & Co.
Veil • David Dunkley Fine Millinery
Jewellery • Tara Fava Jewellery
Gowns • Reem Acra “Olivia,”And Mark Zunino, Available At Kleinfeld Hudson’s Bay
Location • Paletta Lakefront Park And Mansion
Decor, Linen And Chair Rentals • Have A Seat Inc.
Catering • Yorkshire Pudding Catering
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So I have been completely delinquent with my blog and my new years resolution for 2015 is to change that! My goal (and feel free to call me out on this if I don’t meet this) is to blog every 2 weeks. Wish me luck!
To start this new year off, I want to go back to a photo shoot I did awhile ago with Alex from lifeimages and Melissa from One Fine Day. I created escort cards that wrapped around glasses that would have a welcome drink in it for each guest. I thought this would be a fun way to get people to their tables. As a designer of wedding stationery, I am always searching for new and interesting ways to display the information that you need at your wedding such as table numbers, seating charts, menus etc… I am always open to hearing your suggestions so please feel free to leave a comment with your ideas!
I look forward to sharing more creative ideas for your weddings in the weeks and monthos to come!
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I had the great pleasure of meeting Nick and Sophia just over a year ago, not as clients but as our new next door neighbours. My oldest son and I brought over freshly baked muffins and a new friendship was forged! Not long after meeting they told us they were getting married and before I knew it – I was hired to create their wedding stationery. We had so much fun working together that it hardly felt like work.
Sophia wanted a bird theme to the stationery with colours from nature since the wedding reception was on the family farm. We chose yellow, green and brown as the palette on a beautifully textured cream paper. They mailed out invitations, rsvp cards and maps to all of their guests – letting them know about a bus shuttle and child care being provided for children (YAY!)
Once we started working on their wedding day stationery, Sophia realised that the colour palette wasn’t going to work with the setting inside the tent as she wanted to use a deep purple. So – we decided to keep with the same colour palate for the Church program then just change the colour of the stationery for the reception while keeping the same look and feel! It worked brilliantly and created a wonderful transition from the church and apple orchard cocktail hour to the more formal tented wedding reception.
photos of invitations and thank you card by me.
We had gotten to know Nick and Sophia so well in the process, my family and I were invited to the wedding! Since I knew that Little Party Goers was going to be there, we brought our oldest son, who is 6, and he had a blast playing with the staff and other kids. That gave my husband and I the opportunity to relax and enjoy ourselves. What a great touch for all the parents!!!
Another good friend, industry colleague and client, Michael Coombs was their DJ and I was extremely excited to hear him spin. Let’s just say that he did not disappoint! Seriously the best DJ I’ve every experienced at a wedding or event.
A greek band called H Parea also played at the wedding and you can see from the photos at the bottom of this post that they had people up on their feet – or should I say up in the air! We felt a bit too out of our league to join the dance floor for the greek dancing but we definitely enjoyed watching.
The food was also amazing at this wedding – especially the hors d’ouevres - seriously delicious! All catering was by 10tation Event Catering.
Nick and Sophia’s wedding planner was Karina Lemke. We hadn’t worked together previously but got a chance to know each other during the planning process and she did an outstanding job! Typically I don’t get to go to the weddings that I work on so it was great to see a planner in action, keeping things on time and stress free.
Jamieson Dean photographed the wedding and I hadn’t met him before either but was very impressed with his photos from Nick and Sophia’s engagement shoot. The weddings photos were stunning and I’ve shown them below. Enjoy!
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