"The inspiration behind this styled shoot was Efflorescence which is the action or process of developing and unfolding as if coming into flower or blossoming. Efflorescence is the very definition of spring here in the mountains and it completely defined the look and feeling of this shoot.

Shooting in the Rocky Mountains, which is a very popular area for weddings, we wanted to showcase the unseen and untouched areas to inspire brides to think outside of the box. We searched and searched until we found the perfect spot that not many people know exists.

High up in the hills overlooking lake Invermere we found the remanence of a wall-like fireplace that was once the centerpiece of a grand home on the hill. We discovered that the house had burned down years ago and the land was abandoned, this grand fireplace was the only surviving trace of the past. We knew it was the perfect place for our shoot." - Minted Photography

"Drawing inspiration from the natural color of the stones that made up the fireplace, we created our color pallet for the bouquet. We used soft pinks, grayish greens and ivory. Lindsey from Fall For Florals took inspiration from the surrounding vegetation to create the centerpiece to match the bouquet but also included grasses which surrounded us on the property.

For the suit and stationery, we used a blue that matched the color of the mountains and the lake below. We wanted everything to reflect the natural beauty that was all around us. I loved the wedding dress because the lace flower details embodied the Efflorescence theme while it also had a vintage and classic look to fit with our unique venue. The bottles were used to showcase the popular and famous wine industry in British Columbia, Justine Ma added her delicate touch to the bottles." - Minted Photography

PHOTOGRAPHER Minted Photography / DESIGNER & STYLIST Jacqueline Rae / FLORAL DESIGN Fall For Florals / STATIONERY Maurelle Calligraphy and Design / WINE BOTTLE CALLIGRAPHY Justine Ma Design / TABLE DECOR Modern Luxe Rentals / LINENS Bella Linens / CHAIRS Special Event Rentals / BRIDE’S DRESS Blush & Raven / GROOM’S ATTIRE Ed Williams Men’s Wear / MODEL Amanda Noelle & Arnel Sejdic