by Sharon Auld
Nothing says Spring like pretty pastels and tulips! This stylized wedding shoot is chalk full of both and takes place at the gorgeous, iconic hotel, the Fairmont Palliser, in downtown Calgary. After a recent cold snap and a long, snowy winter, Spring is a welcome sight of pastel hues, warmer weather and a renewed outlook.
For our inspiration we wanted a vintage yet contemporary design featuring loose, organic florals with lots of greenery. We used lots of vintage elements such a crystal and gold rimmed glasses, vintage silverware and beautiful vintage Lamoge china juxtaposed against modern geometric elements like our maple wood place card holders.
Sarah designed gorgeous floral wreaths to hang over the tables and the organic centerpieces of white, green and barely there pink were placed in vintage crystal bowls.
In keeping with the natural feel, we used ‘Vintage Linen’, a variety of pastel hued linen napkins and our menus and place cards, were engraved pieces of a delicate, white wood veneer.
We engraved the wood menus on an angle for a contemporary look (and added a bit of sparkle!).
We used a mix of chairs for a more interesting and contemporary look.
For a current look, we used a light, maple wood for our cut out table numbers.
I adore this shot of the ‘bride’ with her beautiful bouquet created by Sarah Mayerson Design.
We made this little bouquet charm for our bride’s bouquet.
The groom’s boutonniere is both classic and contemporary.
One of my favorite floral elements was this stunning wreath created by Sarah Mayerson and we made a wood banner to personalize for the couple.
We have lots more fresh Spring inspiration to share with you, so please stop by for Part 2 of Spring at the Palliser!
For more information on our planning and design services contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Fairmont Palliser Calgary Photographs: Tara Whittaker Photography
Wood veneer stationery (place cards, menus etc.): Naturally Chic
Signage, Wood Details (Table numbers, place card holders): Naturally Chic
Floral Design: Sarah Mayerson Design
Linens: Celebration Creation
Natural Chiavari Chairs: Great Events Group
Wedding Cake: Pastry team at The Fairmont Palliser Calgary
Models: Clare McConnell and Marc
Hair and make-up stylist: Erica from Artists Within
Shoes: Nine West Canada
Groom’s Tuxedo: Cameo & Cufflinks
Special thanks to our bride and groom, Clare & Marc. To Don from Naturally Chic and Tara’s Dad for their help on the shoot!!