The inspiration for this styled shoot originates from a set of beautiful illustrations designed by Shinn Wen, an incredibly gifted artist, living overseas in China. “We have been a fan of Shinn’s work for several years and it is such an honour to receive these special, custom designed pieces of artwork for the launch of Eri Styled Events.”
Shinn’s attention to detail is impeccable and she brought the vision to life by capturing the styled shoot’s team love of purple, mauve and rose tones. The goal was to create an editorial shoot, featuring the undeniable beauty of these tones when blended together. They also incorporated taupe and beige hues, for unexpected contrast. They created free form floral arrangements including some of their favourite blooms: peonies, ranunculus and freesia, which add an auspicious beauty to the table scape, reception chairs and bridal bouquet. The florist experimented with free form shapes compared to the more structured or rounded bouquet shape. The brides bouquet was colourful and fun with a long hanging silk ribbon.
This vintage mauve shoot was held at The National Club, a designated historical site built in 1907 in the financial district of downtown Toronto, Canada. It combines a warm, vintage and elegant heritage charm with a contemporary, modern aesthetic. The clubhouse provides 13 private dining and function rooms, which can accommodate up to 200 people. It’s an ideal wedding venue for couples who wish to host their ceremony and reception at the same location. The team loves all things vintage and chose the Howland Room for its stunning crown moulding ceiling, soft pastel walls and gold sconces. They also captured images in the Goldwin Smith Room, which boasts wooden architecture, vintage decor and natural light.
Je Vis Bridal’s stunning gowns, adorned with butterfly embellishments and intricate beading, add a touch of whimsy. Je Vis Bridal are skilled in matching up their gorgeous gowns with their customers’ vision. When the team sent Je Vis our storyboard, they immediately pulled their stunning lilac gown and butterfly embellishment gown which coordinated beautifully with COQUE Millinery’s veils and headpieces.
The model’s timeless beauty stands out, with a luxurious make-up application by Beauty Marq, make-up artist extraordinaire.
The tablescape started with a neutral palette as a base, with the dinnerware and decor. The team then incorporated a rose table linen for a punch of colour, as a backdrop against the soft draping, of the table runner. For a touch of glam they used metallic edged salad plates. The silverware and candle holders give a vintage feel to the place settings. They also draped the chiaviari chairs with curly chair covers and added florals to soften the look of the reception chairs. They wanted to show couples how easy it is to dress up a chair, that may not work with well with the decor. They also created three complimentary floral arrangements in coordinating vintage urns, with some of our favourite blooms including: peonies, ranunculus and freesia.
The vision was brought to life by Qing Lee Photography, who is an outstanding visual story teller and has an eye for capturing amazing images with ease!
Photography: Qing Lee Photography // Venue: The National Club // Event Planning & Floral: Eri Styled Events // Stationery: Staples // Makeup: Beauty Marq // Model: Sandi Wight // Wedding Dress: Je Vis Bridal // Veil & Headpiece: COQUE Millinery // Submitted via: Matchology