I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, the easiest way to make sure that your wedding will be beautiful is to book talented vendors and just let them do their thing.
I think that this Gracewood Estates wedding editorial shows why letting extraordinary vendors have a little free reign to get creative is a surefire way to create a day that is crafted with intention. From the very beginning stages of planning to launch my one-on-one mentorships, I knew that it would give me an opportunity to work with creative professionals who I absolutely adore and don’t necessarily get to work with as often as I would like to on real weddings. Danielle Shaw from Shaw Events was at the top of that list.
When I came to her with absolutely no plan for a mentorship editorial other than “I’d love to put something together in the Niagara region,” she immediately came forward with this stunning plan for a colour story focusing on gold and mustard tones. She fully took the reigns and created a shoot that not only brings to light a colour palette that is underrepresented in modern weddings, but brought together a team of vendors that effortlessly shine in their fields!
With a stunning Niagara vineyard as our backdrop, Danielle crafted a shoot that was romantic, elegant and a true representation of what is possible with a Gracewood Estates wedding.
From the beautifully handcrafted invitation suite from Flourish Calligraphy, to the flowing off-the-shoulder gown from By Catalfo, this evening was full to the brim with summer charm! One of my absolute favourite aspects was the incredibly textured lemon poppyseed cake that was provided by Howells Bakery placed at the edge of one of Simply Beautiful Decor’s tables (freshly added to their stock!) Adorned by fresh greenery and surrounded by elements perfectly arranged by Tina of Living Fresh Floral Studio, the tablescape almost acted as an art piece framed by a row of arching trees.