When Paul and Harleen first reached out to me to style their pre-shoot, they had no particular theme in mind. They trusted me with the process and we came up with a unique concept of a fairytale garden. I wanted the space to mimic an outdoor bedroom, somewhere you’d find the sleeping beauty. Initially, they were hesitant but creativity knows no limits! We recommended Eagle Manor for the perfect location. Their garden was absolutely stunning, and allowed us to keep nature as the main focal point by hanging the decor off the tree. I recall scouting the gardens to try and find the perfect tree, luckily it was not hard at all! The shoot truly felt like a garden fairytale, and even though it was a gloomy day, the grey skies added an element of mystery.
This styled shoot took weeks in the making. I put my heart and soul into creating, and finalizing all the smaller details such as the custom canopy, vintage pillow cases, and the suspending chandelier. We sourced the fabric for the canopy from a local fabric store, and began sewing to create a circular drape, this allowed the canopy to flow seamlessly from all ends of the daybed. The soft organza complimented Harleen’s gown perfectly. Together, all the props, fabric and staging told a romantic story, and reminded us of the sleeping beauty. The florals added a whimsical touch and transformed the simple day bed into a enchanted outdoor escape.
It wouldn’t have been complete without our gorgeous models as well as Harleen’s stunning dress designed by Hannah Tikkanen. Her gowns are inspired from the Ocean, the soft blue green fabric was perfect alongside the dusty rose vintage pillows. Harleen’s look was completed by Aquarious Art, who provided the hair and makeup. And last but not least, all these components were captured immaculately by Varsola Visuals. They did an amazing job at both capturing our bride and groom to be in their stunning fairytale garden.