I consider myself very lucky to have incredibly talented friends. And I consider myself even luckier when I get the chance to collaborate with them. I have long admired my friend Rita’s photographyand my friend Mariah’s illustrations; so you can imagine just how lucky I felt when they both agreed to collaborate with me on this spring-inspired wedding photo shoot.
Rita runs her business, Rita Taylor Photography, out of her home in New Hamburg, ON. She lives in a gorgeous old house on a farm and not only is it a great place to visit, but it also served as the perfect backdrop for our photo shoot. This wallpaper couldn’t have been more perfect.
Since we were going for a soft romantic and vintage feel to the shoot, I felt vintage sewing patterns would be the perfect material to make these pompoms out of.
Bree from Bridalgarters.ca, a local business out of Kitchener, was kind enough to send us some garters to use for the shoot.
I am particularly proud of these boutonnieres I made. Cotton just might be my new favourite material to work with.
Isn’t Mariah’s painting lovely? I thought it would work perfectly for the front of a menu card, but it could also work on the invitation or program, or just as a pretty little painting on its own. You can see more of her work on her website and her blog including work she’s done for the Walrus and Modern Dog Magazine.
A huge thank you to Cam and Leah for being such great (and very patient) models, Elizabeth and Brendan for all their help behind the scenes, and Mariah and Rita for being such wonderful collaborators.
Photography: Rita Taylor / Illustration: Mariah Burton / Garters: Bridalgarters.ca / Dress: Vintage / Boutonnieres, veil, cake flags, pompoms, and styling: Gaelan Cormier / Models: Cam Fisher and Leah Oster