I hung a strand of black string lights from the only hook we could find putting our rental ladder to good use. Why not work with the elements at hand? With the right surface, even a single strand of string lights makes an atmospheric backdrop for a ceremony or photo booth, and is easy as pie to string up.
Here's a closer look at Andrea's deckle edge stationary suite on one of our metal serving trays.
Starry string lights. We love them. They are our fairy dust; we can't resist using them most of the time.
I adored this white bouquet from The Flower Shop. I'm not sure where we got the impulse to hang it, but I feel good about our decision.
We hadn't thought about what to write on the mirror, so couldn't resist a little plug for Make Merry. I love the way simple greens elevate a sign. If you're looking for a custom mirror sign for your wedding, Krista and I have your back. Just let us know what you'd like.
Jayme Niford's not looking so bad himself! The shoot was held at the King's Wharf admin offices. When we arrived this area was full of construction material, so let's just say we got our workout that day.
I love the way Krista styled the table. Krista and I have a funny thing going on; we're a bit of a yin yang.
When it comes to shoots, I am full of 50 inventory ideas and directions to run and run off at the mouth, while, Krista patiently, confidently scales it back until we have a focused scope and a curated scene. When it comes to shoots and wedding shows I unpack the breakables, and Krista puts them in their place. I'm a big picture person. Krista is the master of the finer details.
I'm definitely loving the tarnished silver in this one. I prefer my silver tarnished- more character, less work.
We would love to add matte, ceramic dishes like these to our collection, but hesitate. Matte isn't a great choice for rentals, as it tends to mark and scratch easily. I gave in with my personal collection though, and I'm happy I did, as these provide a perfect blank palate for styled shoots and food styling. If you'd like to rent my dinner plates, I can be convinced. I'll just have to eat soup that night.
Keys. We've got a bunch of these nice ones, a key door seating chart to match, and antlers from a junk shop that used to be on Agricola.
The pine chairs are inherited from Mom & Pop, and the metal chairs were Chelle's contribution.
This lovely square cake was made by our cake crush Crystal Ross from Gateaux Rose. Crystal always hits it out of the park so we were really happy to get a chance to work with her! You put Crystal and Krista together and this is what you get.
Pretty into the way the cake trunk turned out. Wasn't planning on a cake trunk, but the table we were eying found another date so we had to improvise. I'm happy we did.
The cake arch is a result of my good luck finding things. Don't ask me where I found it though.
Mercury glass not only looks good in delicate scenes, I think it looking great with wood and brick too.
I got this mahogany bar tray for my husband & stole back from him (a frequent occurrence).
I love this beautiful Locusart Jewellry engagement ring & wedding bands. Emily Seaboyer takes local organics and textures for her inspiration. We are excited we will be working with Emily more in the future!
Sigh. The Flower Shop.
I love the crimson that Selena went with on Sara's lips.
Apparently you can create this drunk effect by diffusing light through a crystal.
There was no real discussion about colour palate when planning the shoot. We all just pick out things we liked, which ended up being tarnished silver, grey, brown, white, and green. I think colour schemes are a little overrated. I tend to like to lead with natural materials and tones, and add some pops of colour, or not. If a colour is a little wayward but I like it, I just add more somewhere else to integrate it. It generally works out.
I love the warm pine beams in the King's Warf Industiral Offices.
If what you see here resonates with you and your betrothed, good news: it is possible to recreate the look and feel of this shoot for your wedding, as the vendors involved in this shoot were all local.
If you would like to roll with this inspiration, touch base with the vendors listed slow, call up an industrial-style venue like The Agricola Street Brasserie or Lot Six, and of course get in touch with us about rentals ;)