Movember Elopement

movember inspired shoot

Movember: the month when moustaches start suddenly appearing on some of our loved ones – but all for a good cause, right?! I’ve always thought Movember was such a fun month, so when this perfectly styled elopement popped in my inbox, I just had to share with you all! The inspiration behind this fun shoot (styled by Rook & Rose Floral Design Boutique and photographed by Studio 1079) is to showcase how perfectly styled a simple elopement can be. All the details of a lovely large wedding were included (dessert bar, whisky bar, wedding cake, beautiful invitations and tons of flowers) but without the stress of a large reception hall, dress fittings, and catering for dozens of people.

I love that the team illustrates perfectly that with a super-small number of guests you can consider unexpected details, such as an unconventional reception space. Maybe somewhere sentimental – like the location of your first date, local coffee shop, favorite book store, or in this case, a beautiful barber shop! To authentically create the spontaneous feeling of an elopement, everything for this shoot was planned and put together in just 5 days! All the products and decor were sourced from local neighbourhood vendors, who supplied easy, seasonal, and ready-to-wear pieces. Hope this not only makes you smile today, but shares how easy + beautiful an elopement can be!

moustache wedding invitation

movember men

coton boutonniere

rolled curls bride

cotton bouquet

bride red lips

vintage bride and groom

barber shop

moustache stick

bride and goom moustache

vintage suite cases, chalkboard

vintage whiskey bottles

moustache cake

moustache cupcakes

whiskey bar

whiskey bar

whiskey bar

movember wedding shoot

movember wedding shoot

Such a fun idea, right? Big thanks to all the artists below!

photography: Rita Steenssens of Studio 1079 // venue: Victory Barber & Brand in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada // flowers + styling: Rook & Rose Floral Design Boutique // paper goods (bottle labels, invitations, paper cake, etc): The Paper Suite // men’s hair + shaves: Victory Barber & Brand // hair: Lab Salons // make-up: K Artistry // wardrobe: Still Life