This spring I had the chance to participate in a styled session not only an amazing group of vendors and brides, but also the chance to work at one of the most picturesque wedding photography locations: Rockwood Conservation Area.  Wedding photos at Rockwood Conservation Area are breathtaking; not only because of the natural elements in the background such as the trees, cliffs and water – but also because of the old Rockwood ruins.  I’m a fan of incorporating architecture into my photos and I must admit that Rockwood ruins wedding photos are some of my all-time faves!

Theresa’s styled session featured a few detailed from our Vanity vignette but also our Antique Cake Table vignette.  The strength and power showcased by the high walls of the ruins in juxtaposition with sweet, soft cakes and cupcakes is truly dazzling.  An antique buffet was used as a cake table and handmade, DIY tissue pompoms were placed as a backdrop.  The designer cakes showcased vintage elements and were placed upon vintage cake stands adorned with ribbons.  As if the set weren’t sweet enough, mini metal tins housed lollipops and roses (a simple take on the traditional ‘candy buffet’).

Theresa’s Rockwood Ruins Wedding Photos

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Although many couples use images from styled sessions to gain inspiration for their wedding day theme, it’s always possible for couples to hire their vendors for a pre or post-wedding styled session of their own.  Some couples choose to do their formal photos before the wedding day. They’re dressed up, their flowers are delivered and they have an infinite amount of time to take photographs.  Some couples also choose a creative session to commemorate their first anniversary; anniversary styled sessions can include hair and makeup, decor, treats as well as flowers.  The sky is the limit when you’re getting creative!

BONUS:  Rebecca, Make Up Artist at High Gloss Weddings provides a few make-up tips for the summer heat: “Use waterproof eyeliner & mascara, no raccoon eyes! Always keep blotting papers handy to soak up any excess grease. Apply a long lasting foundation and concealer with a primer: this will keep an even, smooth, and lasting look. Use a lip stain product with a lip balm on top for a lasting lip color with a soft finish!”

Meet the amazing behind-the-scenes team:

Shoot Coordinator
Anne Edgar

Venue
Rockwood Conservation Area

Floral Bouquets
Flourish Florals // www.flourishflorals.com

Stylists
Style & Elegance Wedding and Event Coordination // www.styleandelegance.ca
Little Details // www.littledetails-wedding.com
High Gloss Weddings // www.highglossweddings.com

Makeup Artists
High Gloss Weddings // www.highglossweddings.com
Through Your Eyes // www.throughyoureyes.ca

Hair
Pino’s Salon // www.pinosalon.com

Stationery
Little Details // littledetails-wedding.com

Cake
The Cake Box // www.cakebox.ca/

Accessories
Urban Bride // www.myurbanbride.com

Photography
Ten·2·Ten Photography // www.ten2tenphotography.com
Anne Edgar Photography // www.anneedgarphoto.com
CGE Photography // www.cgephotography.com
Vision Photography // www. ision-photography.ca
Lyn Ismael Bennett // www.lynismael.com