Dreaming of a tropical + beachy day, but trying to figure out the logistics of traveling to the Caribbean? What if we told you that you can create the ultimate bohemian oasis, in the comfort of your home (or a cool loft)? Yup, that’s *EXACTLY* what today’s editorial is out to prove! Event designer, Fabloomosity, teamed up with photographer, Barbara Rahal, to completely transform the brick + concrete space at Yellowhead Brewery.
Would you ever guess that this space is about as far from the tropics as possible? In fact, it’s in Canada! Barbara tells us: I had been dreaming about putting together a shoot as special as this one. As we all know, intimate weddings are becoming more attractive to couples and I wanted to take some not so typical locations, like this local brewery, and give it a new look to inspire couples to see things with new eyes. You can create anything you want if you think outside the box for your wedding or elopement.
Let’s take a peek:
This editorial stemmed from the idea of two free-spirited + vagabond hearts that wanted to celebrate in an intimate space. Even though it was set in Canada, the set was made cozy with tons of textures, candles, and an overall tropical meets desert vibe.
The inspiration for this shoot was definitely for people who choose to lead an unconventional life: travelers, artists and bohemians at heart… combining aspects of the desert and tropical greenery, colors, and patterns from many walks of life and many areas of the world. I wanted to show them that they can create a ceremony area full of life, culture, and interesting items that embraces the carefree, the relaxed, and the unusual that look like they have been collected and gathered over time through many travel adventures.
Air plants and succulents hanging from geometric Himmeli pieces, in place of a traditional bouquet. YES, YES, YES!!
The Backdrop + Tropical Space
The team at Fabloomosity brought the tropical meets desert vibes indoors with some cacti and all the amazing tropical greenery like monstera leaves, Banana leaf, and palms.
Barbara shares: I had this idea of a Southwestern-inspired hat, and Fabloomosity made it a reality! As bridal hats are in vogue, I wanted to add a colorful and different touch to match the bride’s style.
Layers and layers of local jewelry from Andronyk Jewelry highlighted the bride’s décolletage.
Those textured rings were handmade by Andronyk Jewelry. Pretty cool, right?
I have a deep love of macramé and I knew I wanted to incorporate it in a different way, and then add the creative floral design into the mix. We also added Himmelis from Salvage + Bronze (the geometric ornament) for prosperity in their new path and a pampas grass moon, for good measure.
Isn’t this spread spectacular? From the Old World candlesticks, to the macramé runner, and all the vibrant florals — serious WOAH!
Dig this look as much as us? We’ve pulled a few pieces that you can get to create a similar look:
What spectacular day would be complete without a proper dessert? Cake Affair crafted this tropical masterpiece, complete with edible faux succulents!
Can we hang out in this room… forever?! Let’s give a huge round of applause to the talented creatives behind this editorial!
And we’d LOVE to hear — what kind of style would you bring in to transform a blank slate?
photography: Barbara Rahal // venue name: Yellowhead Brewery, Alberta, Edmonton, Canada // event design: Fabloomosity // florals: Fabloomosity // wedding dress: Rue De Seine 'Poppy Stardust' // wedding dress boutique: The Bridal Boutique // bride's ring: Andronyk Jewelry // hair stylist: Stephanie at Vanity Collective // makeup artist: Tiiu Antrea // groom's ring: Andronyk Jewelry // handmade details: Salvage + Bronze // cake: Cake Affair // specialty rentals: carpets from Something Borrowed // models: Catlin Fauchon and Harriet Foucan Armstrong