Chantal + Samantha's Romantic Greenhouse Wedding

I LOVE an outdoor wedding. Ceremonies, receptions, dinner, dancing… if I had the choice, I would do them all outside, all the time. But.. I live in Ottawa, making this impossible for a solid 8 or 9 months out of the year. Us Ottawans can often get away with a short outdoor ceremony, but committing to a full dinner outside is a rare occasion when you’re battling the possibility of +40 °C in July or -40 °C in January. Spring and fall are tricky too because one year we can see 30 degrees in October and the next we could have 6 inches of snow! So what can you do if you want that beautiful, natural look of an outdoor dinner but don’t want the risks that come with the weather? Chantal and Samantha booked this incredible greenhouse called Madsens, filled with greenery, indoor trees and twinkle lights! Beautifully captured by Bows & Lavender photography, this romantic wedding feels like it’s taking place outdoors on a beautiful summer evening... all without the threat of rain, wind or snow.

Photography: Bows & Lavender | Venue:  Madsen Gardens | Florals:  Room To Bloom | Chantal’s Hair: Jen Magee Artistry | Makeup: Sarah J  | Officiant: Jeff McQueen | Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal | Donuts: Artsy Baker

Frida Kahlo Inspired Styled Shoot

I’m a huge fan of all the pale hues that have been so popular for weddings over the past couple of years, but every now and then it’s just so wonderful to see a shoot full of big, bold, bright colours! Enter this stunning Frida Kahlo inspired styled shoot, shot by Shannon Rosan Photography. This styled shoot included a whole slew of incredible vendors, and you do NOT want to miss it. Check out how it all game together with a video showing behind the scenes footage at the end of the post!

Photography: Shannon Rosan Photography | Creative Director, Rentals, Design, + Coordination: Jenifer Rodriguez of Eco Peach Design + Rentals | Bride Models: Maya Ellis + Sarah Coover | Gown Designer: Rekindled | Floral Design: Molly Ryan Floral | Makeup Artist: Cassandra Pierro Professional Makeup Artist  | Hair Stylist: Cortney Riegel | Nails: Nichole Francois | Jewelry Designers: Earth Momma Originals + Claire Fong Jewelry  | Event Branding + Collateral: The Idea Emporium | Cake + Cookies: Lovely Layers Cakery  | Photo Backdrop: Ty Mendoza | Film: Milan Rosan  | Film Editor: Alex Bridgman  | Bridesmaid Attire: Bootleg + Rekindled  (Purple Dress) | Bridesmaids Models: Melody Bell, Rose Lynch, + Sierra Negrete | Set Styling: Jenifer Rodriguez, Carey Galliani, Molly Harman, and Emily Zimmerman | Fashion Styling: Jenifer Rodriguez, Crystena Hemingway, Devon Dorenzo, and Claire Fong