what signals spring more that young love?
This Groundhog's Day, we were told to expect another six weeks of winter. While it wasn't the news many of us hoped for, it did signal a countdown: spring is coming... eventually. So as the snow continues to fall, I can think of no better way to warm my insides than with this gorgeous stylized shoot from Edmonton wedding planner, Stacey Foley of JoyFoley Weddings. With gowns by Jim Hjelm and Alvina Valenta, flowers by FaBLOOMosity, and photography by Eternal Reflections, you will definitely want to check out every last detail!
From Stacey Foley: When I started the design of this shoot I was inspired by the beginnings of every relationship. When it felt as though time stood still for you and the world stopped moving if just for a minute. The time when your stomach was constantly filled with butterflies and your heart was forever a-flutter. The time when love is young and every dream is reachable.
And what signals spring more that young love?
Kari and Radelle of Eternal Reflections seem to have used rose-coloured lenses on their cameras as they brought this shoot to life. In their hands, the world is aglow! They sweep us from our feet and capture the beauty of young love.
One of the things I love most about this shoot, is how the creative team was able to convey love's sweet sentiments, and the way it feels like the most natural and most luxurious of emotions. It was in the flowers by Janine Sebastian and her team at FaBLOOMosity as they incorporated antlers and antique keepsakes with their luscious blooms. (The bridal bouquet made me swoon!) And then there was the tablescape- a perfect mix of earthy glam with its latte linen cloth with gold sequin overlay, and beautiful accent details in glass and wood. Topping it off was the cake by Ann Bhatti-Yankowsky of Style Cake. In fresh ivory and peach tones, with floral adornments and touches of glittery rose gold, this cake was simply amazing!
For the fashion element of the shoot, Stacey knew she wanted two looks. The bride wore a soft and romantic ballgown, style 1204 by Blush by Jim Hjelm & Hailey Page, and a glamorous trumpet gown with a cascading horsehair-edged tulle skirt, style 9307 by Alvina Valenta. For the groom: a fresh khaki linen suit was paired with a paisley peach tie, while the final look featured a dashing black tux with a classic bow-tie.
Lastly, the shoot could not have been done without the models, Christie and Justin, who brought their relationship to set. Stacey selected a real-life couple as her inspiration and designed everything around them! Even Stacey was surprised by the real love story that unfolded throughout the process of planning this shoot. As she explains: "A few weeks before the shoot, Justin contacted me and asked if it would be ok if proposed to Christie right before we started shooting and of course I said yes! It was an absolutely moving moment and we were so honoured that we were able to be a part of it."
A big Thank you to Stacey Foley and her amazing team, for sharing this gorgeous shoot with us. And congratulations to Christie and Justin on their engagement- we wish you both a lifetime of love and joy!