Creative process behind Lindsay & Luc's Wedding
One of my favourite Satin & Snow weddings of 2015 is here! I just saw the professional images from Lindsay & Luc's wedding on June 27, 2015 and I'm in love! I wanted to share a little back story with you first to see how it all came together. The true pictures from the wedding are coming up in the next post!
Lindsay & Luc met with me over craft beers in the market and explained that they wanted a fun party for all of their friends and family to remember forever. They fell in love with the Panorama Room at the National Arts Centre in the heart of downtown. As most of their guests were coming from out of town, we wanted something central. The NAC is elegant, refined and quite the perfect space for the look and feel that they wanted. Here's the inspiration board that we made for the wedding: I just loved the poppy red, midnight blue and gold colour palette.
We wanted a fun, budget friendly way to play with colour, so I suggested that we round up the bridesmaids and have a "Paper Party": we ate, drank, and made over 200 of these beauties by hand. All I remember is that most of us were very hung over and that my hands were sticky for days from the floral tape.
We also decided to mix our pretty little poppies in amongst real florals that I was putting together with Jenna, one of our incredible stylists, the day before the wedding. I was and still am so proud of all the arrangements we ended up making. I am still a novice when it comes to floral design, but I think I knocked it out of the park. Jenna took Italian Ruscus with her on the day of the wedding and wrapped it around the wire "stems" of the paper poppies too so that they looked more authentic in the vases at the reception. We all thought the combination of real florals and hand-crafted florals made a really lovely statement and it was so much fun to put together.
It was also my first real attempt at calligraphy for signage. I have this giant ornate gold mirror and a lantern that we transformed for use as a seating chart and card box. I think it turned out quite lovely. The below images are detail shots taken by Joel Bedford Photography:
All in all, it was a well-thought out, hand-crafted wedding and the first of our season. Christine was the lead planner on this one with me at the helm for creative direction, Nicolina assisted Christine throughout the day and Jenna was the stylist and set up the decor just as we had imagined. It was a wonderful day. Thank you Lindsay and Luc for trusting us with such a special occasion! We love you, and we're going to enjoy more craft beers together after the wedding season is over, that's a promise!