by Sharon Auld
I had the pleasure of collaborating with some amazing local vendors for a stylized summer wedding shoot for the beautiful wedding publication, Luxe by Calgary Bride (now found on newstands in the Calgary area). The scene was set at the Earl Grey Golf Club in Calgary, Alberta for our eco-chic, summer wedding inspiration. All the beautiful photos are by the immensely talented f8photography.
I had the pleasure of designing the concept for this lovely shoot and I took inspiration from the vibrant colors of summer…fresh strawberries, watermelon, turquoise blue water and the natural elements of weathered wood and twigs. Being an eco-chic shoot, I wanted to ensure we incorporated as many reclaimed, upcycled and natural elements as possible. With the help of Trish Boyko from f8 Photography, we took to the streets and found some fabulous elements at the Inglewood store, Reworks. There we found some beautiful sea glass plates, a vibrant cushion made from upcycled fabrics, and a lovely recycled vintage chair among other things that would work perfectly with the theme.
As usual, we created much of the decor ourselves including building a table with saw horse legs. Below is a hand-painted sign we made using wood reclaimed from a 100 year old barn!
I absolutely love the floral chair swag from the very talented Rebbeca from Rebbeca Dawn Flower Design. We also made wood placecards that I engraved and hand-painted for each place setting. I loved how they looked on the recycled sea glass plates!
The beautiful cake was from Cake Works in Calgary and we supplied the birch log slice for the cake plate.
Below I made a table number, again using reclaimed wood and hand-lettered the number. I love how Rebecca used natural elements such as grab apples in the centerpieces; perfect with weathered wood candles sticks and found driftwood.
Stay tuned because I have lots more to share from this fun collaboration!
Designer and stylist: Naturally Chic
Photographer: f8 photography
Florist and stylist: Rebecca Dawn Flower Design
Venue: Earl Grey Golf Course
Hand-painted wood Stationery by Naturally Chic (including reclaimed wood place cards, table numbers, menu, birch cake stand and signs).
And! A shout out to the lovely Melanie from Blackbird Events for helping me set up and assist with the styling!