Intimate Farmyard Elopement // Styled Shoot

Intimate Farmyard Elopement // Styled Shoot - Bexley Design Co

This stunning inspiration shoot, which took place on a lovely farm on the outskirts of Calgary, was filled with vintage vinyl, jewel-toned glassware, and an eclectic mix of florals, food, and rustic farm animals. I styled and directed this elopement shoot to capture the vision of local Calgary photographer Brooklyn Caroline. We met through Instagram via our shared love of weddings and beautiful things, and later found out we had numerous connections and common friends! As soon as Brooklyn and I started talking, I fell in love with her vision of bold colours, and a rustic bohemian vibe.

Intimate Farmyard Elopement // Styled Shoot - Bexley Design Co
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Together, we assembled an incredible team of vendors to bring forth a vintage yet still contemporary farmyard elopement to inspire brides and stylists, and everyone else who just wants to be inspired.

Our bride was obviously stunning. But we couldn’t have put her look together without the Bellamore Beauty team, and the incredible dress we borrowed from Blush and Raven.

Our bride was obviously stunning. But we couldn’t have put her look together without the Bellamore Beauty team, and the incredible dress we borrowed from Blush and Raven.

Our florist, Laurie from Hen & Chicks, created the most stunning set of florals for this occasion. With a wild aesthetic in mind, she added the perfect pops of colour to complement the couple, tablescape, and landscape.

Intimate Farmyard Elopement // Styled Shoot - Bexley Design Co
Intimate Farmyard Elopement // Styled Shoot - Bexley Design Co
Intimate Farmyard Elopement // Styled Shoot - Bexley Design Co
 

As we planned this elopement, we wanted to combine the eclectic feel of vintage with the classic hues of jewel-tones and our modern take on wildflowers. We were inspired by vintage home decor, bohemian vibes, and the couple themselves! Our desire was to create the intimacy and realness of a classic farmyard wedding, but inject some of our own style and flair into the evening.

Intimate Farmyard Elopement // Styled Shoot - Bexley Design Co
Intimate Farmyard Elopement // Styled Shoot - Bexley Design Co
Intimate Farmyard Elopement // Styled Shoot - Bexley Design Co

The farm animals were such a lovely bonus!

Intimate Farmyard Elopement // Styled Shoot - Bexley Design Co
Intimate Farmyard Elopement // Styled Shoot - Bexley Design Co
Intimate Farmyard Elopement // Styled Shoot - Bexley Design Co

When it came to the place setting and tablescape, I couldn’t imagine this shoot without the beautiful vintage glassware we had. Heather from Orange Trunk has the most incredible collection I have ever seen, and the selection we chose for the day complemented everything perfectly.

Intimate Farmyard Elopement // Styled Shoot - Bexley Design Co
Intimate Farmyard Elopement // Styled Shoot - Bexley Design Co
Intimate Farmyard Elopement // Styled Shoot - Bexley Design Co
Intimate Farmyard Elopement // Styled Shoot - Bexley Design Co
Intimate Farmyard Elopement // Styled Shoot - Bexley Design Co
Intimate Farmyard Elopement // Styled Shoot - Bexley Design Co
Intimate Farmyard Elopement // Styled Shoot - Bexley Design Co
Intimate Farmyard Elopement // Styled Shoot - Bexley Design Co
Intimate Farmyard Elopement // Styled Shoot - Bexley Design Co
Intimate Farmyard Elopement // Styled Shoot - Bexley Design Co
Intimate Farmyard Elopement // Styled Shoot - Bexley Design Co
Intimate Farmyard Elopement // Styled Shoot - Bexley Design Co
 

This bar cart, complete with vintage glasses, decanters, and brass was what dreams are made of. No lie. Luxurious jewel tones paired with a popping bottle of prosecco and an agate bottle opener from Anthropologie were all I needed to fall in love with this set up.

Intimate Farmyard Elopement // Styled Shoot - Bexley Design Co
Intimate Farmyard Elopement // Styled Shoot - Bexley Design Co
So if you want to know a little secret, Brooklyn, her husband, the bride and groom, and me and my now fiance were getting pretty hungry by the end of this shoot. So we dug into the most appetizing thing we saw: this beautiful cake by Bake My Day. And it was delicious. Like “we polished that cake off pretty darn quick” delicious.

So if you want to know a little secret, Brooklyn, her husband, the bride and groom, and me and my now fiance were getting pretty hungry by the end of this shoot. So we dug into the most appetizing thing we saw: this beautiful cake by Bake My Day. And it was delicious. Like “we polished that cake off pretty darn quick” delicious.

During the planning stage of this shoot, I had this idea to have a small intimate dance between the bride and groom. So I set the stage with a beautiful rug from Orange Trunk, some moody candles, and my own record player. I couldn’t be happier with the end result, just take a look for yourself!

Intimate Farmyard Elopement // Styled Shoot - Bexley Design Co
Intimate Farmyard Elopement // Styled Shoot - Bexley Design Co
Intimate Farmyard Elopement // Styled Shoot - Bexley Design Co
Intimate Farmyard Elopement // Styled Shoot - Bexley Design Co
Intimate Farmyard Elopement // Styled Shoot - Bexley Design Co
 

And last (but certainly not least because this might just be the very best part…) we have the stationery! I loved working with acrylics - both acrylic paint on handmade paper, and the acrylic plexiglass piece I added to the suite for a little modern twist.

Intimate Farmyard Elopement // Styled Shoot - Bexley Wedding Stationery
Intimate Farmyard Elopement // Styled Shoot - Bexley Wedding Stationery
Intimate Farmyard Elopement // Styled Shoot - Bexley Wedding Stationery
Intimate Farmyard Elopement // Styled Shoot - Bexley Wedding Stationery
Intimate Farmyard Elopement // Styled Shoot - Bexley Wedding Stationery

 

I was so excited when I heard Rocky Mountain Bride loved what we created as well. Their aesthetic is a combination of earthy, rustic, natural, and modern, and so our styled shoot just fit right in!

Here’s their feature of our lovely shoot.


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Intimate Farmyard Elopement - On the Blog - Bexley Design Co
Intimate Farmyard Elopement - On the Blog - Bexley Design Co

Vendor Credits:

Photographer: Brooklyn Caroline Photography

@brooklyncphoto

www.brooklyncarolineph.wixsite.com/photography

Stylist + Creative Director: Rebekah Brontë from Bexley Design Co

@bexleydesignco

www.bexleydesignco.com

Event Rentals: Orange Trunk

@orangetrunk

www.orangetrunk.ca

Florist: Hen & Chicks

@henandchicks.ca

www.henandchicks.ca

Dress Store: Blush and Raven

@blushandravenyyc

www.blushandraven.com

Dress Designer: Emmy Mae

@emmy_mae_bridal

www.emmymaebridal.com

Hair + Makeup: Bellamore Beauty

@bellamorebeauty

www.bellamorebeauty.ca

Cake: Bake My Day

@bakemydayyyc

www.bakemydaycalgary.com

Invitations: Bexley Design Co

@bexleydesignco

www.bexleydesignco.com

Bouquet Ribbon: Stella Wolfe Co

@stellawolfeco

www.stellawolfe.com

Brass Trinkets: Prairie Bazaar

@prairiebazaar

www.prairiebazaar.com

Ring box: Voeu Du Coeur

@voeu_du_coeur

www.voeu-du-coeur.com