Romance & Darkness

When you have a beautiful location, the sky is the limit when it comes to decor.  Take today’s gorgeously styled shoot in Ontario.  With a fairytale theme, the vendors went to town with whimsical decor and magical details.  Photographer Anne Edgar breaks down all the thoughtful details:

Our goal was to inspire brides to think outside the box.  The gorgeous mix of purples and added splashes of pink, peach, green, teal, grey, and gold created a romantic charm and mystery to all the natural elements surrounding this shoot.  

Little Details created a whimsical invitation suite of shimmery gold with whites and purples to compliment the romantic vignette.  A deer head motif was used to blend the natural elements.  She also created a unique seating chart out of an old garden accessory and menu cards were placed upon each plate.  
Our stylists created a quaint little whiskey and cigar bar using a vintage hall table topped with moss, a crystal decanter, vintage glasses, old cigar boxes, and a deer skull. Two beautiful floral arrangements filled with flowers were placed upon the table.  

Sweet Treats by Jen designed a beautiful cake infused with the woodsy romantic feel complimenting the theme.  For the romantic side of the forest, she created a simple three tier square cake with gold swirls.  Adding a little moss, flowers, and a miniature gold birdcage to adorn the top pulled the look together.  She also created a whimsical three tiered round cake embellished with a bark design.


Style & Elegance worked their magic to create the romantic tablescape. It spring to life when two tables were snuggly placed between weathered benches inside the garden.  Layers of white linen, scalloped satin overlays, and ribbons blended the feeling of light.  Natural elements of moss, roses, orchids, peonies, ferns, fiddleheads, and even a set of antlers created the stunning centerpiece.  Small mercury glass vases turned upside down and strands of pearls were twisted into the florals along with tiny vintage mirrors.  Antique china was layered on top of a vibrant purple charger that blended well together.  Our wedding planner’s own gold flatware added that touch of sparkle to the place settings.  


Photographer:  Anne Edgar Photography // Photographer: CGE Photography // Floral Designer: Floral Factory & High Gloss Weddings // Hair Stylist: Pino’s Salon // Makeup: Sonia Ryan and Co. // Bakery: Sweet Treats by Jen // Event Designer: Little Details Stationery // Event Planner: Style & Elegance Wedding and Event Coordinaiton // Event Venue: The Arboretum University of Guelph // Event Planner: High Gloss Weddings // Stationary:  Little Details

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Sam Temsah-Deniskin

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the whimsical life of accidental photographer, stylist, & writer, Sam. Her approachable and fun style has received critical acclaim from such media outlets as The Huffington Post, Real Simple Magazine, PopSugar, and Buzzfeed. In addition to running a successful photography & content creation business, Sam also serves as a contributing writer for and Scary Mommy.

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  1. I loved working with all the wonderful & talented vendors involved with this shoot it turned out more beautiful then ever envisioned!! Kudos to everyone!! 😀

  2. Bruno Cherubino says:

    Great shoot! Very good choice on models as well!

  3. We had such a fabulous time working with all the professionals involved!
    The result…a gorgeous, stunning styled shoot we are so very proud of!
    We hope you all enjoy it!

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