16 Feb Grouse Mountain wedding inspiration
Grouse Mountain is not only a fun place for skiers, it’s also a beautiful wedding venue! Jelger and I will photograph a real Grouse Mountain wedding in April. But for now, here’s an inspirational photo shoot! Check out our blog feature in Real Weddings Magazine right here.
Stylized photo shoots allow all the vendors involved to think outside the box. Because there are no rules, we can all just do whatever we want. 😉 In this case, it started with me and Cristie from Umbrella Events brainstorming about having fun in the snow! I had wanted to try and dip dye a wedding dress, which turned out the be an interesting project. Don’t trust the colour of the dye until you tried it on a little piece of white fabric… the dress was supposed to be green!! 😉 But we love how it turned out.
I also remembered Cloe, the Grouse Mountain barn owl. You can have Cloe at your event, so why not have her at our styled wedding shoot!! During the shoot Cloe was absolutely adorable. She apparently loves the wind and faces it straight on! She and her owner have a very special bond. Owl cuddles are a thing. 😉
One of the coolest things for me about styled shoots is to see everyone’s ideas come together. Together with Cristie I picked the colours: forest green, silver and marble. Yes, I think marble is a colour. 😛 But after that everyone got creative and made their own interpretation.
I hope you enjoy this shoot and maybe get inspired!
PS: I added a behind the scenes photos, haha. Sometimes we have to get down and dirty to get the shot. 😉
Behind the scenes Grouse Mountain Wedding vendors
Wedding planner: Umbrella Events
Decor and styling: Past Pieces
Florist: Kaye Fleur
Trellis: custom piece by Jason Keegstra for Kaye Fleur
Venue: Grouse Mountain
Makeup and hair: Andrea Alcala from the Tianna Tran beauty team
Cake artist: Letterpress bakery
Stationary: Cornwall stationary
Jewellery: The Borrowed Collection
Calligraphy: Alexandria Script
Dress: purchased second hand and altered/dyed
Fur jacket: family heirloom