I have such a GORGEOUS wedding to share with you guys today! Loro was a reader of Green Wedding Shoes and found lots of her inspiration on the site including her amazing photographer, Clayton Austin. I love everything about their wedding. One of the most gorgeous wedding ceremonies and just wait until you see the food + dessert tables at the reception! Such a beautiful, gorgeous day you two. Big congrats to Loro + Mark!
After the pre-wedding photos, I was ready to go and was by myself waiting the few moments before the ceremony was to begin. It suddenly dawned on me that all of our planning and work had finally all come together and This was it! I could hardly believe that everything was so perfect. I felt like that moment was the beginning of my dreams coming true, and I could hardly wait for the rest of it to keep unfolding before me.
I LOVE how the bridal party are sitting for the ceremony. I looks like a scene from a play!! What a lovely idea. And their dresses? All so gorgeous! Loro’s dress and the bridesmaids skirts were all designed by Loro’s sister, Kara Melwood.
Love the banners they hung for the reception!
My inspiration for the reception came from this photo you posted about Sunday Suppers. I was so inspired that I had Mark help me make the tables for our reception from old barnwood that my mom & I got from an old corral fence. I also love letters of any kind, and have a collection of old wooden letterpress blocks; ceramic letters; lead letters; all kinds of letters! I wanted to incorporate them into my wedding, and they worked perfectly for the reception. WOW! So amazing. I love how these turned out!
Any advice for those planning now? Have fun with stuff, if you are a do-it-yourself-er like me, and something isn’t turning out exactly as you wished, don’t stress too much, because it will probably be just the thing that adds that bit of flair that makes it you! And most of all, DO NOT be afraid to be untraditional!
photography: Clayton Austin // venue: Truth Church of Calgary – (Church that bride and groom both attend) // wedding dress: designed and sewn by Kara Melwood (sister of the bride) ; fabrics by Ingrid Hodges – Olga’s Fabric Lane, Calgary, AB // shoes: Chie Mihara – Open Wing Heels // bridesmaid dress: Skirts: designed by Kara Melwood and sewn by bridesmaids; Sweaters: Anthropologie & Banana Republic // hairpieces: Bride’s: Flower by Noa; veil with ribbons designed by friend of bride (Annette Rhodes) // groom suit: J. Crew – Fine-stripe cotton Ludlow // event design: Bride & Sister of the Bride – Kara Melwood // event planner: Kara Melwood My sister was so awesome, she helped me pull everything together! // floral design: Bride & Bridesmaids Fabric Poms made by bride & bridesmaids // boutonnieres: Made by Loro Melwood & friend of Bride (Annette Rhodes) // invitations +paper goods: Designed and printed by Bride; Tags and Muslin Bags // cake: Brulee Bakery, Calgary, AB // catering: planned by Bride & Kara Melwood
Congrats to Loro + Mark! You can check out even more photos from this wedding here on Clayton’s Blog.