Set along the beautiful shores of Lake Erie at Eventful Niagara, today’s styled shoot celebrates the wedding anniversary milestone in a totally stylish + personal way. A beautiful quote that stylist, Sue Gallo, came across one day acted as the ultimate inspiration for her project with Shaw Events + When He Found Her photography. By Dayelle Bartow, the quote reads, “This, our closest friends, our family sitting comfy on the prettiest of beaches. Wine, craft beer and home cooked dishes and all of our lives stories to talk about until the sun sets beautifully over the lake and we wrap up in thick blankets to watch the stars until we fall asleep. This is my dream…”
And so Sue + the team created a beachside summer first year anniversary celebration that allowed for a relaxed atmosphere for reminiscing about the big day.
Sue Gallo Designs says, We are always inspired by the love stories of the couples we work with. There are so many different stories, past histories and future dreams that each person brings into a marriage. The love that binds, the hopes and dreams that keep them focused on the future together.
Hawk & Sparrow styled the couples in hand-selected vintage threads.
Sue also crafted the stunning floral arrangements, rich hues of plums, marsala, soft peaches, and greens. We love how they act as such a sharp contrast to the natural beauty of the rugged shoreline.
We truly love this idea for an anniversary celebration. Intimate, and totally unique to you, a party like this one allows for lots of reflection about the big day and the opportunity for meaningful conversation about what’s in store for the years to come.
How cute is this ethereal cake by Sweet Celebrations, which was perched perfectly in a birch frame teepee?! Love.
How many of you would love to celebrate your first anniversary in a similar way? Thanks so much to the team below for sharing this project of theirs with us today!
photography: When He Found Her // venue name: Eventful Niagara, Niagara on the Lake, in Ontario, Canada // event design: Sue Gallo Designs // planning: Shaw Events // florals: Sue Gallo Designs // hair stylist: Glow Hair & Beauty // makeup artist: Glow Hair & Beauty // cake: Sweet Celebrations // furniture rentals: Warehouse 84 // coordinating: Shaw Events // prop rentals: Warehouse 84 // vintage clothing: Hawk & Sparrow // sweets: Sweet Celebrations // stationery: Post Calligraphy // jewelry: Hattitude Jewels // luxury plateware: Plate Occasions