Last year, at the height of the pandemic, we were asked to participate in a series of styled shoots as floral designers (by way of Envision Floral Studio) and since we were basically not doing anything else, we figured why not?
Right around that time, we were also experiencing a lot of social chaos. There was the Black Lives Matter movement that was rising all over North America after the death of George Floyd. There were riots still happening in Hong Kong. There were murder hornets. And then, of course, we were still navigating the ins and outs of lockdown and quarantine, including the wedding industry. In the history of planning weddings, the newly coined term "micro weddings" was even new to me.
In these photos, we were able to show what was possible and present ideas within this new concept of the small wedding. As someone who has planned weddings with an average guest count of 150 and up, it was a lot of fun being a part of something that was small and intimate.
Also, this marked the beginning of our signature "statement bouquet" - a larger-than-life, big bloom, big impact bouquet that is bound to make guests go "holy moly!". We've since made lots of them for actual brides and we LOVE making them.
Thanks to Danielle Andrews, the mastermind behind this shoot, for asking us to participate. We had a blast.
Venue: The Alderlea
Photographer and Videographer: Poetic Stone Studios
Florals: Envision Floral Studio
Rentals: Event Rental Group
Officiant: Danielle from My Wedding Officiant
Stationery: RSVP by Whim
Dress: Sharleez Bridal
Tuxedo: Andrew's Formals
Masks: Sew Ethereal
Models: Syreta Finnigan, Motaniel Ngina, Cassandra Worrell, and Garrick the DJ