Intimate Farmyard Elopement // Styled Shoot
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.
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 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.
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.
The farm animals were such a lovely bonus!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Here are a couple images made just for Pinterest!
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Photographer: Brooklyn Caroline Photography
Stylist + Creative Director: Rebekah Brontë from Bexley Design Co
Event Rentals: Orange Trunk
Florist: Hen & Chicks
Dress Store: Blush and Raven
Dress Designer: Emmy Mae
Hair + Makeup: Bellamore Beauty
Cake: Bake My Day
Invitations: Bexley Design Co
Bouquet Ribbon: Stella Wolfe Co
Brass Trinkets: Prairie Bazaar
Ring box: Voeu Du Coeur