When I first moved to Victoria, one of the places I had to visit right away was the infamous Hatley Castle — used in many movies such as X-men, Deadpool, and Smallville to name a few. Nestled in behind their beautiful gardens, lies a beautiful 100 year old greenhouse. I know I HAD to shoot there as soon as I saw it. Jumping through many hoops, 10 phone calls and a couple in person visits, my persistence paid off and I was allowed access for a day. Serving as the the initial inspiration for this bridal session, the ethereal feel of the greenhouse was paired with modern geometric shapes seen throughout the shoot.
We put together some of Victoria’s best in the wedding industry! The botanically inspired stationery from Studio 745 complimented the our model’s beautiful red hair and lovely makeup done by Beauty & Style by Erin Bradley, beautiful brows and lashes by Ecstatic Lash and Brows, and deep toned florals arranged by yours truly. Steering clear of tradition, we opted for a a donut cake and paper bags of mixed berries to create a more casual vibe for the day styled by Trend Decor Events.
To add to the easy-breezy vibe, this inspiration shoot called for a wardrobe change (thanks to Lis Simon Bridal gown provided by the lovely Joan from Tres Chic Bridal) – suggesting that brides may consider having a second gown for their reception or first dance.
By using non-conventional elements in a historical setting and deep, rich tones in the spring, are proving that not all weddings trends have to follow with the seasons.
You can see this session featured in HELLO MAY here: http://hellomay.com.au/article/myrtle-moss-styled-shoot-inspiration-bridal-gown-wedding-dress/
Photography: Ang McCabe of Myrtle & Moss Photography
Model: Briellen Lockhart
Hair & Makeup: Beauty & Style by Erin Bradley
Decor: Trend Decor Events
Gown Designer: Lis Simon
Gown provided by: Tres Chic Bridal
Brows & Eyelashes: Ecstatic Lash and Brows
Paper Goods: Studio 745