We see so many beautiful outdoor weddings here on GWS, from coastal nuptials to national park elopements to desert escapes, but it’s hard to top the mystery + magic that lie deep in the woods! Where Snow White kissed her prince, where Sleeping Beauty waltzed right in to true love: we can’t help but get swept away in the romance of it all! Becca at Rivkah Photography teamed up with the planners + designers at Blushing Ivy to run wild with that magical theme, creating a visionary day straight out of a fairy tale:
Tucked away in the rainforest of Sooke, British Columbia lies Cedar Haven Weddings, a venue lush with fern, cedar, and all of the green offerings of the West Coast. This sanctuary, as its name proclaims, is truly a haven that acted as the perfect setting for our modern day fairy tale elopement. Lead by newcomers to the wedding industry, Blushing Ivy and Ingrid Rose Floral Artistry, the color palette and vision for this magical day was ultimately determined by the changing seasons. As winter became spring and cherry blossoms began to bloom, we landed on soft mauves, blush pinks, and ivories, complimented by a pop of pink – an ode to the start of spring and the colors to come. Of course, no fairy tale is complete without a muse. Ours was Belle, a strong female lead who challenged the social ideologies of her time and made us all want to head to the bookshop, tuck into a comfy chair, and read of far away adventures.
Let’s get lost in the woods with these gorgeous photos by Rivkah Photography!
Studio 745‘s brilliant calligraphy brought the story to life!
Ingrid Rose Floral Artistry is the true genius behind that cherry blossom backdrop and all the gorgeous floral details!
Bash Specialty provided vintage, French-inspired table-top details and furniture for the bride + groom’s celebration.
These colors!! Obsessed!
Happyditty combined our favorite cake trends: naked + drip!
Notice the books and single bloom in the glass cloche? Love those little details :) Thanks to the entire team for sharing this happily-ever-after dream day with us!
photography: Rivkah Photography // venue name: Cedar Haven Weddings, Sooke, British Columbia, Canada // event design: Blushing Ivy // planning: Blushing Ivy // florals: Ingrid Rose Floral Artistry // wedding dress: Maggie Soterro // wedding dress boutique: Blush Bridal Boutique // hair stylist: Prive Beauty Lounge // makeup artist: Prive Beauty Lounge // paper goods: Studio 745 // calligraphy: Studio 745 // handmade details: Ingrid Rose Floral Atristry // cake: Happyditty // tabletop rentals: Bash Specialty // furniture rentals: Bash Specialty // linen rentals: Ingrid Rose Floral Atristry // specialty rentals: Bash Specialty // models: Elise Matzanke and Trevor Atkinson