I choose you! The very lyrics that inspired the theme behind this West Coast Elopement shoot . Today I am so pleased to share many of my favourite images created for Rocky Mountain Bride’s first ever regional magazine. I remember receiving the email this past summer when Taylor, the editor, asked if I would represent BC and create something unique and inspirational for their readers. My jaw hit the floor! This was an absolute dream come true! I had followed their blog for a while and always admired the work they created and shared. With millions of ideas swirling around my head I couldn’t sleep that night but instead continued brainstorming ideas.
“A marriage is between two people who love each other- so why not design your wedding around that concept! With so many breathtaking backdrops, the Rockies are the perfect place to elope with your love and create special moments together” RMB magazine
I wanted to tell a story from beginning to end, share the beautiful intimate moments between a couple on their wedding day and inspire couples thinking of planning an elopement. I brought Christine Pienaar Photography on board and together we created something incredible! This was a collaboration between many of the industry’s finest vendors (dream team listed below) and I can’t thank them enough for bringing this vision to life alongside me. On your wedding day you are usually bombarded by family with last minute details and questions and have a timeline that doesn’t allow much room to take the time to pause and just enjoy the moment. It was important to me that this shoot highlighted the many moments available to the couple to pause and reflect on the special moment that is at hand, the love they share for each other and to get wrapped up in the little personalized details. We wanted to start from the very beginning with breakfast in bed. In my opinion there is no reason to wait until the ceremony to see each other. Enjoy the morning, laugh, finish those wedding vows and take the time to look back at all the planning you’ve accomplished. The big day is finally here! You’re going to be married! Get ready together and grab hold of your sweetheart’s hand and celebrate your wedding day.
“My whole heart will be yours forever. This is a beautiful start to a lifelong love letter. Tell the world that we finally got it all right. I choose you. I will become yours and you will become mine. I choose you” Sara Bareillies
I have always loved planning weddings at Fraser River Lodge and felt it showcases the best of what the West Coast has to offer. And they have bison!!! I knew right away this shoot would take place at this venue. Each vendor took the initial inspiration board and took their creativity full force adding stunning details to this shoot. Floralista blew all expectations with the end result encompassing the couple in a circle of foraged florals and greenery for the ceremony and a breathtaking bohemian inspired bouquet complete with a raw silk ribbon with the couple’s wedding date! Spruce Rentals truely brought our sweetheart table and breakfast in bed scenes to life with thier endless vintage and eclectic treasures to choose from. Their rustic bed frame had me jumping for joy! And our incredible couple (newly married) were the best models we could have ever hoped for. The love between them is truly inspiring. I hope you enjoy this shoot as much as we all had creating it for you and don’t forget to watch the video created by Handsome Films below. Look for the magazine hitting newstands later this month!
Lots of love xo
The Dream Team:
Creative Director/Stylist/Planner: Sweetheart Events | Photography: Christine Pienaar Photography | Videography: Handsome Films | Dress: Pure Magnolia | Calligraphy: Maurelle Calligraphy | Makeup: Katie Elwood | Hair: Victoria Jane Hairstyling | Flowers: Floralista | Jewelry: Olive + Piper | Decor: Spruce Rentals | Table dinnerware rentals: A & B Party Rentals | Venue: Fraser River Lodge | Our couple: Reuben and Natalie Meyers