Today we are immersing ourselves in nature with this whimsical and romantic elopement shoot at the base of a waterfall captured by Chelsea Dawn Photography & Makeup ArtistryMyra Falls is located amongst the wilderness of North Vancouver Island and is a dreamy place to say your vows for a more adventurous couple. Geode details and a fall side picnic make this shoot the perfect inspiration for those wanting something really unique! The location is breath-taking so you don’t need too many details, but I absolutely love the crystal heart cake topper! 

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Photography & Makeup | Chelsea Dawn Photography & Makeup Artistry | Design & Decor | Darling Vintage Event Rentals & Styling | Florals | Petal & Kettle | Cake | Coastal Cake Company | Planning | White Willow Event Management | Film | Evergreen & Bound Films | Dress | Finders Keep Hers Boutique | Hair | Hair by Kylie Solverson | Menswear | Jims Clothes Closet

I think all great weddings are a perfect mix of elegance and fun and today’s factory loft wedding from Jordan Imhoff Photography is the perfect example! A modern industrial space contrasts with romantic florals and then whimsical details like the ‘party animals’ escort cards. Add in a sweet ring bearer pup and a handmade paper flower backdrop and it is an instant hit!

We wanted a venue that was beautiful on its own, but that was also the perfect backdrop for us to add our unique touches. We finally found an old factory that was industrial and rustic, but still modern. Our vision was to incorporate feminine and delicate details to blend the industrial with a romantic and classic feel. We decided on blush, ivory, lots of mixed greenery and a bright berry accent for our flowers. We also used a mixture of clear glass vases, mercury glass and gold framed signage throughout.

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Growing up I always admired my mom’s diamond earrings. Before Johnny and I were engaged, I knew I wanted them to be my “something old.” They’re simple, classic studs and were the perfect accessory for my dress!

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My favorite moment was finally being with Johnny at the ceremony since decided against a first look and waited to see each other till then. The few minutes leading up the ceremony we’re a little hectic and my veil fell off twice right before I walked down the aisle, but the second I saw Johnny every care in the world went away. He was so handsome standing there at the end of the aisle, impatiently waiting for me. His smile made me melt and it was so hard not to kiss him right then and there! During the ceremony, we couldn’t stop smiling and whispering to each other how we much we loved them. It was beautiful and perfect and I will always cherish that. 

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We envisioned our wedding to be a reflection of us and a true celebration of our love for each other but also for our friends and family. We always knew we wanted one of our dear friends to officiate, for our fur-baby to be our flower girl and to dance the night away with our nearest and dearest. It was important to us to create a day that was filled with romance, laughter, happiness and beautiful details.

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We wanted to incorporate candles in our design, but unfortunately, our venue did not allow for real flames. I didn’t want to give up on the vision, so we figured mercury glass votives would conceal flameless tea lights quite nicely. Well, turns out 150 mercury glass votives are very expensive! Once again, I was determined to follow through with our design vision and after many hours and a few cans of looking glass spray paint, we had mercury glass votives. We couldn’t have been more pleased with how they turned out!

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The gold-glittered animal name card holders we’re such a fun and unique touch to our day! We placed them on a table with a sign that said “find your party animal!” We wanted our guests to know they were in for a good time! We both love a good photo booth, however it wasn’t in our budget so we crafted our own flower wall for our guests’ photos. It was the perfect backdrop and tied in beautifully with our flowers and other decor!

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Everyone tells you to take it all in because the day goes by faster than you’ll ever know so I made sure to take a moment and really appreciate what we had. We we’re on the dance floor and as I looked around I saw everyone we love, from different phases of our lives, from different parts of the world dancing and having the time of their lives together. It was one of the most humbling and gracious moments of my life!

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Photography | Jordan Imhoff Photography | Venue | Starline Factory | Florals | Petals n’ Bloom | Bakery | The Sugar Circle | Rentals | Forever Birdy | Invitations | Dani Brandon Design Co. | DJ | DJ Music in Motion | Dress | Divine Atelier from Bella Bleu Bridal | Bridesmaid Dresses | Brideside | Hair & Makeup | Jasmine Salon and Spa

It’s Valentine’s Day and I couldn’t think of a sweeter way to celebrate than with this dreamy bridal session captured by Live View Studios. The shoot was inspired by Wilfred Arlan Peterson’s poem Art of a Good Marriage. The poem is a beautiful statement of love and the truth behind a successful marriage. It would make for a lovely ceremony reading and I love how this team created something so special from this pure inspiration.

She leaned over her paper, wandering the clefts of her mind in search of the perfect words for her beloved groom on their wedding day. She thought of her dreams for them, her fathomless love for him, of her air-thirsted lungs whenever she caught him stealing a glance from across the room, and suddenly her own words grew faint and muted against the vivid tapestry of their life together.
She bit her lip and paused, eyes dusting the page below, pen perched loosely in hand, when she recalled the words of Wilfred Arlan Peterson, his Art of a Good Marriage, his recipe for lasting affection and commitment. Pen touched paper, and she guided the ink as midnight words fleeted across the page in dancing swirls of love and promise:
“Happiness in a marriage is not something that just happens…”
As she stood back and admired her work, a smile played at the corners of her mouth.

“It is not only marrying the right partner; it is being the right partner.”

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Photography | Live View Studios | Venue | Leslie-Alford Mims House | Dress | Truvelle from Gilded Bridal | Florals | Serendipity Designs | Calligraphy | Quietude Co. | Rentals & Decor | Greenhouse Picker Sisters | Hair & Makeup | Michelle Clark | Fabric | Silk & Willow | Film Processing | The FIND Lab

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