Michaela and Jay's Red Rock Canyon Elopement in Waterton // Styled Shoot

Red Rock Canyon Elopement // BexleyDesignCo | Waterton Alberta Styled Elopement

This elopement styled shoot took place in Red Rock Canyon, a stunning canyon with jagged rocks and a quick river flowing through it, located in Waterton National Park in Alberta. The stunning views and unique table set-up made for incredible photos and styling that we believe are one-of-a-kind. 

Red Rock Canyon Elopement // BexleyDesignCo | Waterton Alberta Styled Elopement
Red Rock Canyon Elopement // BexleyDesignCo | Waterton Alberta Styled Elopement
The dress you ask? It’s a style from the Blush by Hailey Paige line. We were so lucky to have Novia Mia supply this dress for our shoot, we loved it at every angle!

The dress you ask? It’s a style from the Blush by Hailey Paige line. We were so lucky to have Novia Mia supply this dress for our shoot, we loved it at every angle!

Marielle Louize and I co-styled this lovely shoot. She’s a very talented photographer, and one of my best friends, so we were very excited to be collaborating together on this project! We were inspired by some of the bohemian styling we had seen as of late, but wanted to take it one step (or two) further, and infuse some bold colours into an already stunning picturesque view of the canyon.

Red Rock Canyon Elopement // Bexley Design Co | Styled Shoot in Waterton Alberta
Red Rock Canyon Elopement // Bexley Design Co | Styled Shoot in Waterton Alberta
Red Rock Canyon Elopement // Bexley Design Co | Styled Shoot in Waterton Alberta
Red Rock Canyon Elopement // Bexley Design Co | Styled Shoot in Waterton Alberta
 

The stunning florals were from Antheia Floral Boutique (don’t you just love the artichoke in there?!) and we loved the earthy rustic aesthetic and bright pops of colour they brought to the shoot.

Red Rock Canyon Elopement // Bexley Design Co | Styled Shoot in Waterton Alberta
Red Rock Canyon Elopement // Bexley Design Co | Styled Shoot in Waterton Alberta
Red Rock Canyon Elopement // Bexley Design Co | Styled Shoot in Waterton Alberta
I LOVED this hairpiece from Blair Nadeau Bridal. The singular jewel with multiple hanging chains was so elegant.

I LOVED this hairpiece from Blair Nadeau Bridal. The singular jewel with multiple hanging chains was so elegant.

The scenery and location was a huge point of inspiration for us and we really wanted the canyon to highlight our decor and palette choices. Our primary colour palette consisted of burgundy, black, orange, and touches of blue and copper. 

Red Rock Canyon Elopement // Bexley Design Co | Styled Shoot in Waterton Alberta
Red Rock Canyon Elopement // Bexley Design Co | Styled Shoot in Waterton Alberta
Red Rock Canyon Elopement // Bexley Design Co | Styled Shoot in Waterton Alberta

Like how stunning is the deep red of this canyon!? I still can’t get over it. The location was spectacular and the deep red colour added so much richness and life to our shoot, I couldn't imagine it taking place anywhere else!

But truth to be told, setting up the table on the edge of the canyon was not an easy task!! It took me over 40 minutes, with a giant level, and multiple items underneath the table/rug to try to level the table and keep it straight. Levelling and securing the table took a lot of patience, and multiple attempts, but when I finally set up the tablescape and added all the final touches, the whole process was totally worth it!!

Red Rock Canyon Elopement // Bexley Design Co | Styled Shoot in Waterton Alberta
Red Rock Canyon Elopement // Bexley Design Co | Styled Shoot in Waterton Alberta
Red Rock Canyon Elopement // Bexley Design Co | Styled Shoot in Waterton Alberta

I am still so in love with this down-to-earth tablescape. The pops of colour, copper drinkware, and rustic wood were the perfect complements to one another. Natura Macrame created the beautiful macrame table runner specifically for this shoot! We wanted to tie in some bohemian vibes, and what better way than a stunning macrame piece! The beautiful blue glassware and cutlery were from Modern Luxe Rentals and Great Event Rentals.

Red Rock Canyon Elopement // Bexley Design Co | Styled Shoot in Waterton Alberta

My very favourite styling piece of the day, was the flowers that cascaded out the front of our DIY palette table. The orange roses, blue thistles and greenery flowing out of the table and into the canyon was a stunning feature, and easily one of my favourites to date!

Some of my other favourite styling pieces of the day were the custom macrame pieces, our agate slice napkin rings, and the copper mugs!

Red Rock Canyon Elopement // Bexley Design Co | Styled Shoot in Waterton Alberta
Red Rock Canyon Elopement // Bexley Design Co | Styled Shoot in Waterton Alberta

I DIY'ed these agate napkin rings with some beautiful black agate slices and some copper wiring! We first wrapped the wiring around the agate horizontally, and then looped more wire through the back to create a space for the napkins to go through. Such an easy DIY project that really classes up a table setting!

Red Rock Canyon Elopement // Bexley Design Co | Styled Shoot in Waterton Alberta
Red Rock Canyon Elopement // Bexley Design Co | Styled Shoot in Waterton Alberta
Red Rock Canyon Elopement // Bexley Design Co | Styled Shoot in Waterton Alberta

The adorable macaron pyramid was beautifully crafted by Ollia. I just love the pairing of black and blue macarons, and it was such a cute cake alternative for this intimate elopement!

Red Rock Canyon Elopement // Bexley Design Co | Styled Shoot in Waterton Alberta

Throughout the shoot, Michaela and Jay's love was as evident as the smiles on their faces. They brought so much laughter and joy to the day that it was contagious! You can tell the love they carry for one another is sweet and true and joyful by simply looking at the lovely moments Marielle captured.

Red Rock Canyon Elopement // Bexley Design Co | Styled Shoot in Waterton Alberta
Red Rock Canyon Elopement // Bexley Design Co | Styled Shoot in Waterton Alberta
Red Rock Canyon Elopement // Bexley Design Co | Styled Shoot in Waterton Alberta
Red Rock Canyon Elopement // Bexley Design Co | Styled Shoot in Waterton Alberta
Red Rock Canyon Elopement // Bexley Design Co | Styled Shoot in Waterton Alberta
Red Rock Canyon Elopement // Bexley Design Co | Styled Shoot in Waterton Alberta
Red Rock Canyon Elopement // Bexley Design Co | Styled Shoot in Waterton Alberta
Red Rock Canyon Elopement // Bexley Design Co | Styled Shoot in Waterton Alberta

Like I said, we had some incredibly unique pieces custom-made just for the day! Spool and Grove Crew custom made the macrame swing for the shoot, and it was just stunning. We hung it from the bridge over the canyon! It was such a lovely and unique piece, I couldn’t get enough of it!

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I wanted the stationery for this shoot to be just as rich as the shoot itself. For styling, we incorporated the canyon red into the beautiful hand dyed ribbons from Tono and Co. I hand illustrated a leaf etching that was found throughout the stationery elements, and gold foiled the entire suite. Beautiful vintage stamps from the Little Postage House complemented the suite beautifully, picking up those deep burgundy tones.

Red Rock Canyon Elopement // Bexley Design Co | Styled Shoot in Waterton Alberta
Red Rock Canyon Elopement // Bexley Design Co | Styled Shoot in Waterton Alberta
Red Rock Canyon Elopement // Bexley Design Co | Styled Shoot in Waterton Alberta
Red Rock Canyon Elopement // Bexley Design Co | Styled Shoot in Waterton Alberta
Red Rock Canyon Elopement // Bexley Design Co | Styled Shoot in Waterton Alberta

 

Confetti Magazine loved all the unique elements and rich bold tones of this shoot.

Want to read their feature? Here’s their blog post.


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Modern Boho Styled Shoot // Bohemian Wedding Styling // On the Bexley Blog
Modern Boho Styled Shoot // Bohemian Wedding Styling // On the Bexley Blog
Modern Boho Styled Shoot // Bohemian Wedding Styling // On the Bexley Blog

Vendor Credits:

Photographer + Co-stylist: Marielle Louize

Co-Stylist: Rebekah Brontë

Dress Boutique // Novia Mia

Dress Designer // Blush by Hayley Paige

Hair + Makeup // Bare Beauty

Hair Chain // Blair Nadeau Bridal Adornments

Macrame Table Runner // Natura Macrame

Macrame Swing // Spool and Grove Crew

Flowers // Antheia Floral

Macarons // Ollia

Decor Rentals // Modern Luxe Rentals & Great Events

Stationery // Bexley Design Co