Inspiration

by Cynthia
03.21.17

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The Inspiration from photographer Lushana Bale:

The idea for this shoot came about on a cold February day while dreaming of Spring and mountain adventures. My friend, wedding planner Ashlie Metcalf, had recently moved out to Squamish (a small town about an hour north of Vancouver) so this was the perfect chance to create some mountain top wedding inspiration together. I really wanted to emphasize the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest, so the Sea to Sky gondola in Squamish was the perfect choice! It offers such a stunning setting with a view of both mountains and ocean. After a long winter, I wanted to create photos that felt like springtime in the mountains. We put together a team of talented vendors from Toronto and Vancouver to help bring this vision to life.

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Photographer: Lushana Bale Photography | Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Harmony Wedding & Event | Flowers & Decor: Garden Party Flowers | Rentals: Bespoke Decor | Hairstylist: Save The Date Beauty | Makeup Artist: Save The Date Beauty | Bride’s Dress: Rue de Seine | Cake Baker: Cake by Nicole McEachnie | Bridal Salon: Union Bridal | Groom’s Attire: The Tux Store | Invitations & Stationery: Peartree & Clover | Bride’s Jewelry: Hattitude Jewellery | Location: Sea to Sky Gondola

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by Cynthia
03.17.17

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The Inspiration Behind The Shoot from Photographer Samantha James:
With temperatures that can be downright frigid, planning a wedding during the Winter in Michigan is not for the faint of heart. Winter here, however, can be beautiful and it was the simple loveliness of the season that inspired this shoot.We wanted to create a romantic, winter wedding setting to inspire couples to think outside of the summer months when planning their wedding. With a monochromatic color palette of white and silver, we brought the outdoors inside. Adding textures like the white confetti linens and sparkling white sequin table covering really captured the feel of snow and elements like the clear glass vases, acrylic escort cards, and ghost chairs were our ice contributions. Lots of candles, soft white roses, hydrangeas, and a stunning lace and tulle gown definitely enhanced the romantic feel that we hoped to achieve.

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Photographer: Samantha James Photography | Location: Century Club Ballroom | Wedding Planner/Coordinator: White Dress Events | Flowers & Decor: Wasserman's Flowers | Invitations & Stationery: Jamie Lynne Creative | Cake Baker: Ryke's Bakery | Hairstylist: Flawlessly Finished Event Artists | Makeup Artist: Flawlessly Finished Event Artists | Rentals: The Rental Company | Rentals: Redi Rental | Linens: Special Occasions West | Bride’s Dress: Spring Sweet

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by Cynthia
02.22.17

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Insights from Mackenzie on the inspiration behind this lovely engagement session:

The unique beauty that Montana winters have to offer is easy to be inspired by. The blue mountains, the snow adventures, and having to cuddle to stay warm. What could be better than going on a snowy adventure with your love and snuggling on the chair lift?

We couldn’t agree more Mackenzie!

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Photographer: Mackenzie Keough Photography | Flowers & Decor: Diamond Events & Floral | Invitations & Stationery: Warewulf Design | Hairstylist: Taylor Lamb | Makeup Artist: Taylor Lamb | Bride’s Dress: Ivy & Aster | Bridal Salon: Belles & Lace | Location: Showdown Montana

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