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The Venue

Stonefields Estate, located in Beckwith, Ontario is a beautiful wedding venue that takes your breath away as soon as you step foot on the grounds. From their sweeping fields to the old stone farmhouse, rustic barns and country gardens, Stonefields offers everything you need for your special day. Events are held the Stonefields Loft – a beautifully restored barn that blends European charm with modern elegance. As of this spring, the French-country inspired chapel provides couples with an elegant indoor space for wedding ceremonies, complete with white-washed walls, crystal chandeliers and wall-to-wall windows offering views of the estate. This chapel is stunning and we wanted to take advantage of being able to be some of the first few to design a gorgeous floral installation over the fireplace. This installation was our focal point for this shoot & inspired the whimsical, garden feel.

The Inspiration

Our shoot inspiration came from the European charm and modern elegance that is Stonefields, while placing heavy focus on florals. This shoot was very much floral inspired. From the garden-style centrepieces to the floral frogs with whimsical, bright coloured ranunculus, a gorgeous installation over the fireplace in the chapel, to the sweet little floral ice cubes in the cocktails. We wanted the florals to be colourful to show that you can have fun with color, while keeping it sophisticated & timeless.

As mentioned above, the fireplace installation was the focal point for this shoot. Sinclair & Co. Design did a large installation that was different from typical arch ways & arbours pieces. She used a mix of greenery and added pops of colour that pulled from the centrepieces. Coloured candlesticks are also a lovely way to play with color.

The Chapel

For inside the chapel, we used soft rose & white candlesticks in the brass candlestick holders to compliment the beautiful white-washed walls to keep it bright & airy. Sinclair & Co. Design always wants their floral pieces to reflect their vision, but to tell their own story. They wanted to keep the fireplace piece more green, so the aisle markers were able to be more floral heavy and much more whimsical. They used softer colours, with a mix of textures and sizes, including huge peonies & petite little anemones, which was the focal point of the bouquet.

The Bouquet

The bouquet was also very garden inspired and loosely hand tied to allow for different heights & textures, so the florals can bounce & compliment the movement in the dress.

The Tablescape

The tablescape was full of gorgeous detail. The dusty rose velvet linen was our inspiration for using color. We wanted to allow the floral centrepieces to pop against the linen, while keeping the decor minimal, yet elegant. The white napkins & white round back chairs keep the tablescape bright and airy against the dusty rose velvet. The mix of metals and textures on this tablescape is a great way to combine more vintage looking pieces with more modern. We wanted to make sure we used crystal wine glasses because the crystal compliments the chandeliers in the chapel and loft perfectly. We wanted to use gold accents, such as the brass candlestick holders to mix with the gold rimmed champagne glasses and the gold rimmed charger plates. Shooting down the laneway allowed us to have that “garden” inspired feel in the French-countryside, yet show off the beautiful grounds of the Estate.

The Couple

Our models were two beautiful blondes in love. They had so much fun with each other and were so playful, their love for each other really shows through in photos. Nicole’s make up by One Fine Beauty, was bronzed and glowy, with a low bun full of twists and texture. We wanted her hair & make up to reflect the airy, whimsical feel from the florals & the Eva Lendel dress.

The Dress

As for the dress, we wanted it to be inspired by our florals. This Eva Lendel dress was the first dress we saw at Sinders Bridal House and we fell in love instantly. Out of the hundreds of dresses in this boutique, we knew this would be the perfect fit for our vision for this shoot. It had the perfect amount of floral detailing and even had little detachable bows on the shoulders! We wanted something with movement, so the model could have fun and be playful. The layered skirt allowed for the perfect amount of movement and those fun running & twirling shots.

The Rain

Towards the end of the shoot, it began to rain and this dress truly was the perfect dress for those running in the rain shots. Of course we had to capture a few kissing in the rain shots as well, and make the most out of it! There’s just something about kissing in the rain that is so dreamy.

Creative Team:

Venue: Stonefields Estate
Planning, Florals & Styling: Sinclair & Co. Design
Dress: Sinders Bridal House
Hair: Rosewood Hair
Makeup: One Fine Beauty
Invitation Suite: Lupin Design
Rings: Stor By Margot
Mobile Bar: Cellar 82
Linen & Charger Plates: Pearl Decor
Tablescape Glassware: Amy & Jen

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