Are you ready to get cozy? Never mind the fact that it’s almost May ~ this incredible styled shoot will have you reaching for a cup of tea (and in my case, burning my cinnamon-scented candles)! Sarah Redmond of Celebrations By Sarah and Shannon-May of Shannon May Photography brought this autumn DIY concept to life with the help of local artists and businesses in New Brunswick, while they did certain elements like the flowers themselves. They wanted to inspire brides and grooms planning fall and winter weddings by showcasing all that New Brunswick has to offer, without necessarily incorporating the traditional gourds, leaves and shades of red and orange. Instead, they chose to draw upon the rich tradition of woolen arts and handcrafted goods along with the natural beauty of the New Brunswick landscape. The lovely models, Sharon and Clinton, are a real couple, too! Sharon’s hair piece is a hand-felted fascinator, and her sweater is made from reclaimed wool (both handmade by June Cable of The Wizard of Felt). The shoot location was Ganong Nature Park, a local treasure donated to the town by the Ganong family (owners of Ganong Chocolates), and the historic Ganong Cottage. A local food artist, Kristen of The Sugar Bakery, created the gorgeous dessert table, which included chocolate chip cookies, caramel-dipped apples and other yummy goodness.
Event Planner: Celebrations By Sarah ~ New Brunswick, Canada
Linens and Coverings: Cottage Craft Fine Woollens ~ New Brunswick, Canada
Makeup Artist: Luxe Day Spa and Salon ~ New Brunswick, Canada
Bakery: The Sugar Bakery ~ New Brunswick, Canada
Event Venue: Ganong Nature Park ~ New Brunswick, Canada
Handmade Goods Designer: Wizard of Felt ~ New Brunswick, Canada
Photography: Shannon May Photography ~ New Brunswick, Canada
B&B Week in Review ~
- A video tour of Villa Punto de Vista in Costa Rica
- A woodsy green autumn wedding in Charleston
- A DIY vintage Italian-inspired wedding on a $10K budget
- A sweet engagement session at Little Galilee
- A giveaway for 25 thank you cards from Smitten on Paper, ending April 30
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