It was a beautiful rainy west coast day that was highly anticipated by all of us new and eager faces. I built the team of vendors while planning my own wedding. I was looking for amazing talent but more than that I was looking for individuals that loved what they did and put their heart into their work.
I was lucky enough to find Natalia from Ingrid Rose Floral Artistry and Becca from Rivkah Photography while searching for vendors and was blown away by the fact that they weren’t already highly sought after vendors. I asked them if they would work with me to create a shoot and luckily they were very interested! Little did we know we were all on our way to amazing careers in the wedding industry here in Victoria BC, on Vancouver Island.
Natalia and I came up with the idea of creating a fairy tale in the forest just like the princesses we grew up watching.
Tucked away in the rainforest of Sooke, British Columbia lies Cedar Haven Weddings, a venue lush with fern, cedar, and all of the green offerings of the West Coast. This sanctuary, as its name proclaims, is truly a haven that acted as the perfect setting for our modern day fairy tale elopement. Lead by newcomers to the wedding industry, Blushing Ivy and Ingrid Rose Floral Artistry, the color palette and vision for this magical day was ultimately determined by the changing seasons. As winter became spring and cherry blossoms began to bloom, we landed on soft mauves, blush pinks, and ivories, complimented by a pop of pink – an ode to the start of spring and the colors to come. Of course, no fairy tale is complete without a muse. Ours was Belle, a strong female lead who challenged the social ideologies of her time and made us all want to head to the bookshop, tuck into a comfy chair, and read of far away adventures.
It was a truly magical day filled with amazing talent, a dash of hard work, and a lot of excitement! We were just a bunch of creative people doing what we loved. But best of all, our creativity was rewarded ten fold when we found out it was being featured in Green Wedding Shoes!
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Photography: Rivkah Photography // Venue: Cedar Haven Weddings, Sooke, British Columbia, Canada // Event Design and Planning: Brittany Sagal Event Design // Florals: Ingrid Rose Floral Artistry // Wedding dress: Maggie Soterro // Wedding dress boutique: Blush Bridal Boutique // Hair & Makeup Stylist: Prive Beauty Lounge// Paper goods& Calligraphy: Studio 745 // Cake: Happyditty // Rentals: Bash Specialty // Ingrid Rose Floral Atristry //Models: Elise Matzanke and Trevor Atkinson