We are so sad to have to make the decision to postpone our Mountain Elopement Session that was due to take place this weekend in beautiful Canmore, Alberta!
Have y'all seen the new roll outs to Pinterest in the last couple of months?
There has been so many new things in Pinterest and it is both exciting and daunting, but here is a basic plan to get you moving in the right direction!
I'm digging into the Pinterest libraries and downloads on all the new and up to date info to share with you.
...and don't forget about using Tailwind as a way to plan out + schedule your Pinterest (and instagram) content. Here is a link to our discount code ;)
~ wild rose
Our first Styled Shoot Class was held this past week!
What a treat to spend a day talking all things styled shoots!!
~ images by Grey Lily Photography ~
~ our socially distant seating for attendees at Glenmore Sailing Club ~
Be different. Be you.
Tell your own creative story
~ welcome bags ~
I'm really looking forward to hosting another styled shoot class!
Many thanks to the vendors who helped create this fun day.
Special Thanks to Melanie of Grey Lily Photography, who not only supported my
crazy 'lets do a mini shoot' idea, but photographed it so beautifully, AND helped me
with the class, as she graciously offered the point of view of a photographer in
regards to her own experience with styled shoots.
To our Lovely venue host, The Glenmore Sailing Club. A treat to get a
chance to play in your space is always fun.
Huge shout out to Jordan + Emily of Holy Spirits Bar for joining us for such
a beautiful fall day of decor and styling with your mobile bar and your vintage truck.
All the props to my friend Stephanie with Floral + Field, who was just trying to
attend a class, but agreed to help style the fall mini content shoot with us!
If you have a chance to try the grazing boxes by Brie + Banquet, DO IT!
BIG thanks to Katie for bringing boxes for our content shoot, but also for feeding
our on site vendors before the class began!
Chelsea, of Black Dog Bakery, also just wanting to learn more about styled shoots,
offered the sweetest of treats to the content shoot, but also to all
of our attendees in their welcome bags!
We have some serious support in this industry, and they want to support you too.
Our friends at Confetti Wedding Magazine gave a couple of magazines
to all of our attendees.
Our friend Sam at Mountain Grove Studios gave each attendee a lovely
hand lettered name tag.
Our friend Lara of Lamb's Soap Works gave each of our attendees a
cold brew coffee soap in their welcome bags.
My heart is full!
Designing a styled shoot is not about the designer...it is about the vendors!
A wise friend told me that just the other day. I have learned so much in this industry from her, and I keep learning with every conversation!
A desert shoot...with festival vibes...YES PLEASE!
I'll be honest here...I had a Pinterest board full of rad ideas for this style of design...but an opportunity to work with a real couple and their wedding team in Drumheller really got this desert festival design going!
Meet Libi. She was an absolute dream to photograph, and to work with in this design.
Thank you so much for joining the team for this desert design Libi!
Robin Hubert of Avenue Beauty always creates the most amazing looks.
Adding the gold foil to Libi's hair, and the gold tattoos + gems really made this
a one of a kind look.
Lets take a moment to admire this gown...and all its boho festival vibes.
This is a Rue de Seine gown from The Bridal Boutique in Calgary.
The florals were incredible. Rhonda, of Creative Edge Florals has done it again.
From the dried florals, pampas to the roses...each bloom was placed on site, and designed
so amazingly by Rhonda.
Coven Creative in a word...AMAZING.
I asked Kriya her thoughts on hanging her amber pendant lights in a tent
...and once again...its magical.
Bringing in macrame pieces to this design was a given with its boho feel, and
Laura of The Knot Garden always creates beautiful pieces.
The light shades are so beautiful with this rattan screen...wait til you see what
she did inside the tent!
oh my goodness...I'm not even sure I could explain the joy I had when the team showed me
what they did with the mirrors...you guys, this team is stellar!!!
Collection of gold gilded mirrors from Coven Creative and the hand lettering by
Sam of Mountain Grove Studios...not to mention the fact that these babies were hiked
to the top of this hoodoo and cleverly hoisted without damage to the natural surroundings
Stunning jewelry pieces by Elinor of Evstenroos. What a fabulous collection!
I knew exactly who to call for these bold designs, and Elinors art was perfect.
Eclectic collections, amber hues, and vintage finds....these are the things that this
table design is made of. Orange Trunk provided the rentals to create this festival
vibe wedding design.
Grazing boards by the uber talented team at Devour Catering. What a treat!
If you haven't had the pleasure of Devour Food...do yourself a favour
and book them today!
Madison of Modern Bake had incredible ideas for this cake.
Adding a glass element on top truly added to the boho design.
A lost love note, a gentle reminder of love...was the idea for this hand lettered poem
by Sam at Mountain Grove Studios, and we styled it using Curated Kits pieces.
This fabulous canvas tent is the piece that brought it all together. I cannot thank Natalie
of Lavish Canvas enough for all the work she put into setting this beauty up...and moving it
...and staying on site with us all day to ensure we had everything we needed.
Designing this shoot brought me such pleasure, and getting a chance to work with each
member of this vendor team was nothing short of amazing. Many thanks to each and
every one of you for every ounce of effort and time and energy and love you put into
this alongside me. I truly could not do it without each of you!
Amber. You are a treasure of a human being, and your photography blows me away with
every image my friend. I cannot imagine having done this design without you there
capturing it. I say thank you a million times over and it could never be enough.
Thank you X 1000000000000!
Watch for more from this shoot as we release images to each vendor and they get to start sharing their favourites as well. Each vendor is linked throughout the blog, and below. Please take a moment to get to know each of them and send some love their way.
Secret Desert Wedding Vendor Team:
design Heather Johnston Creative // lead photographer Captured In Amber Photography // canvas tent Lavish Canvas // florals Creative Edge Florals // gown The Bridal Boutique YYC // hair + makeup Avenue Beauty // jewelry Evstenroos // hand lettering Mountain Grove Studios // styling kit Curated Kits // lighting curator + gilded mirrors + production assistance Coven Creative // rentals Orange Trunk // cake Modern Bake // grazing board Devour Catering // macrame The Knot Garden // host Wild Rose Weddings + Workshops // model Libi
The vendors are the backbone of any styled shoot.
Nothing happens without the vendors coming together to bring life to the ideas we have!
~ images by our lead photographer Kimberly Campbell of Chic + grace Studios ~
When I was designing the fine art wedding session, there were so many ideas I was hoping to accomplish for our attendees to get a full experience. Of course those lofty dreams of mine have to be reigned in every once in a while, and I am gently reminded by my peers that we can do another shoot...haha!
I do believe we created a dream on this day...and I am so proud of our vendor team for dreaming big with me, and helping to create a magical day for our attendees.
This stunning scene is brought to you by the insanely talented Kriya Preisler of Coven Creative.
I knew I wanted a french blue sofa in this scene, but it was Kriya who suggested we use the fig trees at the venue. Her white milk-glass pendants hung from above, with the softest glow, perfectly accentuating the details of the venue, the sofa and our model. Kriya also provided production assistance at every turn, and I honestly could not have done this day without her!
Sofa provided by Orange Trunk Vintage Rentals
The hair and makeup team from Bellamore Beauty created a soft, romantic style for our model Nicole Ronsky. A vintage style chandelier earring by Joanna Bisley Designs was the perfect piece to top off the look of this bride.
The gown...oh my!
The beautiful, flowy soft ruffles, the sleeves that drape so perfectly...exactly what we had in
mind for this design. All the romance for this session friends.
Gown and veil provided by Durand Bridal Studios.
The venue is a stunning space to design portraiture photography details in.
From the indoor greenhouses, the garden arbours, the vast scenery from the outlook, and lanes leading to countryside beauty. What more could anyone dream of!
Thank you to Saskatoon Berry Farm in the rural foothills of Alberta for allowing us to dream
big with your venue.
As you can see, floral dreams do come true.
Working alongside Rhonda Fernando of Creative Edge Florals is a dream, and we so enjoy
Engagement ring envy...yes!
This stunning vintage inspired engagement ring was provided
by Alberta Diamond Exchange and was envied by all on set.
Floral ribbons provided by Curated Kits.
Many thanks to Kimberly of Chic + Grace studios for once again leading a beautiful day for our attendees. It is so lovely to work alongside Kimberly and I look forward to sharing more of her images in the coming days.
Take a moment and check out each of these vendors. They are an absolute dream to work with, and I look forward to more amazing styled shoots with each of them.
Watch for more from this beautiful day, in our next blog that covers the couples session of our fine art wedding workshop + portfolio builder.
~ Wild Rose
Fine Art bridal Portraiture Session // Vendor Team
design Heather Johnston Creative // lead photographer Chic + Grace Studios // venue Saskatoon Berry Farm // florals Creative Edge Florals // gown Durand Bridal Studio // hair + makeup Bellamore Beauty // earrings Joanna Bisley Designs // ring Alberta Diamond Exchange // floral ribbons Curated Kits // lighting curator + production assistance Coven Creative // sofa Orange Trunk // host Wild Rose Weddings + Workshops // model Nicole Ronsky
Friends, as an industry, we thrive on vendor referrals and industry networking to get a lot of our clients and jobs.
Our Workshop series is no different.
Our new referral program is designed to help us build a fantastic network of new attendees and vendors, but this also builds your career network, and
gets you discounts on your workshop fees with
Wild Rose Weddings + Workshops.
Your workshop fee now gets you a referral code designated to you, that you pass on to other wedding + event industry vendors who you think would enjoy our workshop series.
When they use your code at ticket request, you receive 10% off your next workshop fee!
~ 10% OFF FOR EVERY REFERRAL CODE USED ~
and....then they get a code to use as well!
The growing and building just keeps going!
Our workshop series is by vendors, for vendors.
We create + collaborate, grow + build, educate + support each other.
2020 has taught us a lot...but mostly, support to each other is key to the
continued growth of our industry.
Register for a workshop today to get your referral code and start growing with us!
We would love for you to join us
~ wild rose
We get asked time and again about our styling sessions...hands on sessions where attendees can essentially get their hands dirty and make the pretty come to life themselves!
Hooray! We have just that planned for you!
Wednesday, September 9th, 2020
12 noon - 3 pm
Saskatoon Berry Farm, Foothills, Alberta
Our Fine art wedding session is more then just portfolio builder for photographers!
Thats right...stylists, florists, designers....this is for you!
The afternoon session will focus on the style and design aspects of planning a styled shoot.
How to bring in the vendors that fit the style you are designing.
How to create a beautifully styled table with florals and place settings.
How to create those gorgeous flat lays.
...and lots of tips along the way!
We are so excited to be offering this styling session along side our fine art portfolio builder. We all have portfolios we want to fill and show off to our potential wedding and event clients...lets get to filling them!
Click on the button below to sign up for our styling session
I think we brought those mood boards to life...and these are just a few of the images!
design + styling Heather Johnston Creative
lead photographer Christy D. Swanberg of Hello There Darling
venue Venue 308
model + lingerie Sam Karl
hair + makeup Robin Hubert of Avenue Beauty
florals Rhonda Fernando of Creative Edge Flowers
bedding + wardrobe Shades of Sleep
bridal gown + veil Love Note Bridal Calgary
jewelry Joanna Bisley Designs
ambient lighting Coven Creative
rentals Orange Trunk Vintage Rentals
styling kits Curated Kits
hand lettering Mountain Grove Studios
poem From Salt + Sea
caterer Food Works Craft Catering
workshop Wild Rose Weddings + Workshops
so, thank you
Thank you for putting your trust in us to produce quality styled designs for
you to learn and build on.
We are so appreciative to each of our attendees!
We want to introduce you to all the vendors who are helping us make this beautiful day come together!
Penny + Bretton
There is a great feeling when we get to bring together a team like this to capture a magical day.
Thank you so much to our original vendors who have been so amazing and patient as we navigate rescheduling our sessions during this crazy time!!
11 am - 4 pm
~ click below for your ticket request ~
Christy D. Swanberg Photography and Hello There Darling Boudoir Photography
to the role of lead photographer and guide for our attendees.
Christy has been an active wedding and boudoir photographer for 10 years in Calgary. She is a Southern Lady, with a outgoing personality that makes you feel like you have been friends for years. Christy's style is all about the client. She has a knack of creating a comfortable atmosphere and making things fun and upbeat!
We welcome Christy with open arms as she shares her experience and knowledge with you, and helps to guide attendees through posing, and creating a comfortable space for your boudoir clients.
If you have considered boudoir photography as a part of your service but are unsure how to get started...this workshop session is for you.
If you are brand new to photography and want to try new areas to learn what your niche is...this workshop is for you.
If you are a photographer who captures moodier tones and more dramatic exposure...this workshop is still for you!! We are creating a fine art style, but as an artist, you are able to capture and edit your own images within your personal style to showcase in your portfolio to your clients.
If you have any questions at all about our workshop series, please reach out! We are here to help you build and grow your business.
We look forward to meeting and working with each of you
tips on posing/lighting; guiding attendees through the day
professionally styled set, with two installs for optimal portfolio images + use of the venue architecture
guide on social media sharing + tips on using portfolio builders to boost your business
abundant floral instalment
coffee & tea station + catered lunch
Orange Trunk Vintage Styling & Rentals
Christy D. Swanberg Photography
Creative Edge Flowers & Events
Model Samantha Karl
Food Works Craft Catering
Hi, I'm Heather, creative director of Wild Rose Weddings + Workshops. Follow along as we introduce you to the vendors, guest speakers, and all things 'styled shoot' in the industry!