by Sharon Auld
We were absolutely thrilled to be asked to do this winter wedding shoot for the latest, Fall / Winter 2013 edition of Luxe by Calgary Bride magazine (available on newstands now). We designed a summer tablescape and a winter tablescape for the issue. You can see our post on our summer inspiration here (Part 1) and here (Part 2).
We collaborated with the amazing husband and wife team, Matt and Trish from f8 Photography and the very talented Rebecca Bruhjell owner and designer at Rebecca Dawn Flower Design for both shoots! Trish captured all the beautiful images!
For the our eco-chic, winter shoot at Earl Grey Golf Club we wanted to keep things somewhat simple and minimalistic, but with luxurious touches like the gorgeous flowers from Rebecca (I am a huge fan of her work!!).
At Naturally Chic, we love working with reclaimed woods and natural textures. Having a mix of various textures such as wood and burlap is perfect for an elegant, yet rustic setting, and adds warmth to winter decor!
I love Rebecca’s use of textures, such as; artichokes, evergreen branches and cotton mixed with soft lamb’s ear, roses and hydrangea.
I have always loved weddings that have useful (read edible 🙂 favors. I love the idea of food favors which are rarely left behind, like our dark chocolate dipped figs in our hand-crafted wooden boxes which guests can re-purpose to hold small treasures or trinkets afterwards.
We engraved wood tags and made wood buttons from small pieces of found branches.
We used a burlap runner and our table number is made from reclaimed walnut.
For our menu, we engraved wood veneer and placed in a vintage frame.
The beautiful ‘winter’ centerpieces by Rebecca Dawn Flower Design were arranged in mercury glass vases.
We made walnut wood placecards from engraved pieces of walnut leftover from other projects.
We made wood “mr.” and “mrs.” signs for the bride and groom’s chairs from reclaimed construction lumber.
The beautiful cake was made by Cake Works in Calgary, Alberta.
To complete the look we decorated the mantle with pinecones, candles and birch wood.
Publication – Luxe by Calgary Bride
Design and concept: 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 all the wood signs).