When I first met with Anna from Spunky Sapphire Events, I couldn’t have imagined that this session would ever happen! Especially not the way it did!!! The amount of talent in this session was absolutely amazing, and it was so inspiring. From the best wedding planner to the most stunning models and all the vendors in between, none of this would have happened if it weren’t for them. I was just lucky enough to have the privilege of photographing it all at the Art Gallery of Hamilton earlier this year.
This styled shoot was a play on simple white on white with florals and citrus fruits to accent them and bring out the gorgeousness along with summer feels! Anna found the most detail-oriented vendors, such as Jade from Mint & Magnolia who provided the florals and had the genius idea to add in some vibrant citrus as well. The copper arch from Euclid Designs was perfectly polished, and the flowers took this detail from amazing to FABULOUS!!!
Planning a wedding is a lot of work. There are so many decisions the bride and groom hava to make; from the venue to the dress, from the colours to all the special people in their wedding party. But with a wedding planner like Anna, it becomes a whole load of fun! The decisions are made on time, and she makes sure that you’re 100% happy with them while at the same time ensuring that all the schedules, from the photographer’s to that of the venue, line up so that you’ll have the most enjoyable day. We were lucky to work with vendors who appreciate a stress-free day as much as we do, and it really cemented the importance of finding the perfect vendors for your big day.
The stunning invitations, designed by Sandra from Love on Paper Co., were perfectly styled by Anna using those citrus fruits and flowers, and the ring from Harris Jeweller was the perfect centerpiece! Lauren wore a Ferres Posa dress to perfection, and Chris, in his checkered navy suit was the perfect arm candy, don’t you agree? The Art Gallery in Hamilton was the perfect host to the details from Simply Beautiful Decor, and the cake was the perfect way to pull it all together.
Does a wedding have to cost $1M in order for everything to look absolutely gorgeous? Absolutely not! This styled shoot is evidence that by focusing on one outstanding part of the day (in this case, the flowers), it can bring it over the top to a level where everyone is so excited to share the pictures. And that was the case here as well! Thanks to all of these vendors, we were able to have this shoot featured on Elegant Wedding, an amazing Canadian wedding blog (click the icon below to see the featured post).
My heart is full while I’m writing this because I believe that I’ve really stumbled on this amazing network of individual business owners, many of them women, who believe in “Community over Competition” as much as I do. It’s truly something extraordinary when you are able to build relationships with people who (in my humble opinion) are much more talented than you, and that’s what happened to me. It feels so surreal; I just never have imagined that this would ever happen to me. In one world I’m a mom of four kids, and in a whole other world (which feels like another universe) I am privileged enough to capture things like this. I won’t keep you any longer, go on! Enjoy!!!
Planner | Spunky Sapphire Events
Photographer | Dianne Velthove Imagery
Venue | The Art Gallery of Hamilton
Hair & Makeup | Teased Bridal
Stationery | Love on Paper Co
Florist | Mint + Magnolia
Cake | Sweet Avenue Cakery
Bridal Gown | Ferre Sposa
Ceremony Arch | Euclid Design Co
Rentals | Simply Beautiful Decor
Jewellery | Harris Jeweller
Models | Elle & Chris Valente