Design & Production: Julianne Young Weddings
Dress: Samuelle Couture
Hair & Makeup: Beauty Asylum Hair & Makeup
Model: Abigail Rose, Managed by 3BBM Model Management
Stationery: Art & Alexander
Rentals: Evermore Event Rentals
Velvet Linens: La Tavola Linens
Florist: What’s Up Buttercup
Venue: Morning Glory Farms
From the Designer:
Many things in life are best left uncomplicated. Today’s ethereal styled shoot aims at keeping things authentic & meaningful, beyond the oversaturated world of all things well styled & “just pretty”. Life’s simple pleasures should be about enjoyment; From a sip of earthy red wine paired with salted dark chocolate, to the glow of candlelight around the dinner table at sunset, or the perfect soft burgundy tones in a Samuelle Couture gown… Sometimes it’s the smallest, most thoughtful details that are remembered the most on your wedding day.
At Morning Glory Farms, the open grass fields in which horses graze, and quiet reflections of a blue sky on the lake stole our hearts & warmed our souls. I wanted to bring to life the authenticity of an intimate wedding in this remote North Carolina farmland, where life lived simply is almost woven into the landscape itself.
Creative Direction and Styling: Birds & Honey Events | Florist: Akiko Floral Artistry | Wedding Dresses: Alvina Valenta andHayley Paige via Delica Bridal | Hair: Katie Belland | Makeup: Amy Robertson | Rentals: Special Event Rentals | Stationery and Calligraphy: Cass Deller Design | Models: Spencer B of Mode Models and Merran Elizabeth
From Mona, stylist:
“I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it’s true I’m here, and I’m just as strange as you.” - Frida Kahlo
Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderón, better known as Frida Kahlo has always been an inspiration to me. Frida, to me, was the epitome of a beautiful and “confident in all the right ways” kind of woman. Frida Kahlo was a “gem” in the truest and strongest sense of the word. Ever since I was a little girl I felt such a deep connection to her. Her eyes, her lips. I remember falling in love over and over again with her and her art. All those colours. All those colours and emotions she evoked. She was a revolutionary gal who liked to live in constant self expression, I believe this is most evident in her art, the way she dressed, and the way she carried herself. She basically never gave a damn what anyone thought of her. I have always wanted to pay tribute to this beautiful woman and I soon began dreaming of how I could bring all of those beautiful colors and emotions to life as wedding inspiration for those brides who were wanting a wedding that was both soft and powerful all at the same time.
Are you recently engaged and planning a wedding? Justine Milton, Calgary based destination wedding photographer is currently booking for 2016 & 2017 dates! We book weddings all over the world & love to travel so no matter where your wedding is taking place, if you love our style, give us a shout! We only take on a limited number of weddings each year to ensure we are giving each couple our absolute best! If you would like to chat with us about possibly photographing your wedding, get in touch with Justine here: e-mail me