Romeo + Juliet: Stylized Shoot
Photo Shoot , Toronto , Wedding - July 19, 2013 - 0 Comments
One of the greatest love stories of all time, Romeo and Juliet is the ultimate lovers’ tale. We used this romance, the most sought after Shakespeare play about two star crossed lovers, as our inspiration for this wedding shoot.
The invite suite and signage was created by Barbara Kua Calligraphy and felt classic and bold with the deep red ink on the raw edged paper.
To set the stage, we created a vintage Shakespearean page aisle runner lined with vintage books and rows of candlelight. The altar was completed by a natural and simple garland.
Our Juliet wore a beautiful rosette gown by Twobirds Canada to pay tribute to one of the most quoted lines, “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet”. The gown was accessorized by a veil and garter by Posh Veils.
We wanted the florals for this creative to be rich and deep in palette, with the softness of the pastel and blush tones to reflect the Shakespearean time when the story was written. Roses were the first variety that came to mind for us, as there are so many rose references in the play. Becky from Blush and Bloom used several David Austin rose varieties, cluster roses and full, deep burgundy “Hearts” roses and incorporated lots of textural greenery with ferns, and other foliage reminiscent of the time to contrast the florals. A simple bouquet of roses tied in velvet is exactly what we envisioned our Juliet to carry.
The tablescape was created with a combination of vintage pieces mixed with classic contemporary elements. Calligraphy name cards, stacks of vintage books, velvet tied loaves of bread, crystal and luscious blooms filled the sweetheart table and brought our vision of a dreamy and enchanting wedding to life.
The talented Scarlet O’Neill was there to capture every detail.
Photography: Scarlet O’Neill
Flowers: Blush and Bloom
Cake: J’Adore Cakes Co.
Hair and Makeup: Ashley Readings
Catering: Elyse Leanna
Veil and Garter: Posh Veils
Dress: Twobirds Bridesmaids
Invite and Signage: Barbara Kua Calligraphy
Rentals: Happily Ever After
Models: Michelle Mylett and Evan Spergel
Venue: Camp Robin Hood
Styling and Creative Design: Ashley Lindzon Events