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
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!