Cozy Styled Elopement at Classic New England Inn
When showcasing at a local wedding Expo Justine of Salon Tres Chic got to talking with Trish of Trish Kemp Photography, and realised that they had both had multiple couples approach them who were disappointed with the lack LGBTQ friendly vendors. Many of the images on display were of heterosexual couples, which made them feel out of place. The couples they connected with shared that they wanted to be confident when hiring a vendor that they’d be fully embraced for their individuality on the most important day of their lives. Thats when these two vendors decided to come together and plan a styled shoot. They spoke with other vendors, and brought everyone together so they could create a more inclusive experience with all brides so they could feel confident and welcomed fully in the wedding vendor community.
The Inn on Boltwood was happy to volunteer their venue for this beautiful shoot. This romantic New England location is located in the heart of Amherst, Massachusetts, a charming college town with many boutique style restaurants and shops, along its brick lined sidewalks. It serves as a perfect location for all nuptials big and small. Their menu is elegant and delicious, and as you can see, quite visually appealing. Their chefs prepared some of their most artistic dishes, which the models were of course happy to try later on in the shoot.
For the florals they wanted to showcase bright vibrant colours in a natural whimsical style. Thinking about the bright tones in the model’s hair, they wanted to connect the vibrancy of that with the handheld florals, which translated perfectly onto camera. The gowns chosen were lace, which added to the feel of the venue, and also completely flattered the models no matter their body type. They made a point to ensure that the models had varied body types as well, because they wanted to be sure that all brides were able to connect with the imagery.
Photography: Trish Kemp Photography // Venue: Inn on Boltwood // Second Shooter: Christina Rosario Photography // Calligrapher: Cat Wilcox Design Studio // Hair Stylist: Tres Chic Salon and Day Spa // Bridesmaid Dresses: Bridal Corner // Floral Designer: The Botaniste