Good Morning! There isn't too much more in life that we need other than fresh bread from Art-Is-In Boulangerie, coffee in pretty mugs, and a nice man to snuggle up to in bed. What's nicer to wake up to than that? Oh right, waking up to see your work published on Style Me Pretty Living!
Do you remember back in February, photographer Laura Kelly and our very own stylist Brittany Frid got together to offer one lucky couple a Valentine's Day surprise styled couple's session? Well on October 10, 2014 our "Breakfast in Bed" couples session was featured on one of the biggest style blogs out there and we were very excited! Read below to see the full feature.
From Brittany Frid, the event planner...Laura Kelly and I have been talking about collaborating on a styled shoot together ever since we met. Valentine’s Day was around the corner and we were feeling the love – we decided to do a styled couples session for one lucky couple. We gathered all of our favourite vendors in the city and launched a social media campaign hunting for the “best date ever” story from all of the darling doe-eyed couples looking for a Valentine’s Day surprise gift for their hunnies.
After over 4,000 shares, tweets, likes, tags and comments from couples all over the city, we finally found the perfect couple. Elizabeth and Craig are one of the sweetest couples I’ve ever met. Not only are they adorable together, but they are truly good people. Liz is passionate about rescuing animals; they have three rescue cats together and she is currently enrolling herself in veterinarian courses while she volunteers at the Ottawa Humane Society. Craig is equally as passionate about helping others – he works at the Ottawa Mission helping the homeless rehabilitate and find permanent housing.
When Laura and I started talking about the design for the shoot, we were going to let our creative muscles flex and use the shoot as an opportunity to have some fun with a glamourous theme. But after meeting Liz and Craig, inserting them into our glam theme didn’t seem right. This couple loves being close to one another, sharing the small moments together and being at home cuddling on the couch with their cats. So we changed everything and designed the shoot around Liz and Craig. We decided to do a “Breakfast in Bed” shoot for them in their own home.
From the couple – “Our perfect date would be a lazy Sunday morning – enjoying each others company, sharing our favourite memories and playing with our three kittens. So, when Brittany and Laura suggested a breakfast-in-bed styled theme, we jumped at the opportunity to spend a morning cuddling and eating croissants. After five years together there is still nothing we love more than to snuggle, hold hands and sneak kisses when ever we get a chance – and our amazing team of vendors created the perfect atmosphere for just that. From sipping coffee from our ‘Good Morning Beautiful’ and ‘Good Morning Handsome’ mugs to strumming guitar in bed – everything set the tone for a romantic morning at home”.
And by the way, if you are wondering what their winning “best date ever” was, it was as simple as this:
“Our best date was the simplest one. Walking around downtown without any destination. We browsed the local library and found books for each other, we got gelato and sat on a bench in the market talking about memories we’ve shared. There was something so wonderful about re-discovering the city we’ve lived in our whole lives, and doing it together.”