f e a t u r e s // Pure Wow
I have been dying to create an invitation with a crest, so when Kristina sent me the mood board for this project I knew it was the perfect application! The crest is a popular traditional motif, but when mixed with painterly florals, rich deep colors, and a more casual script - it turns modern. I love the cohesion that occurs when all of the paper goods coordinate. It rarely looks "matchy-matchy" because they are spread throughout different parts of the event, helping string together the theme. Like here, where the lettering style on the escort cards match the invitation, and the floral illustration is lightly added in the background.
"For this shoot, I wanted to bring out the rich tones of the forest but with pops of colour to brighten it up. We decided to combine a gorgeous emerald dress as a unique bridal idea, and deep florals with pops of light colors to brighten up the bouquet and crown.
Maggie (beautiful pup) and Suzanna (model bride) totally connected throughout the shoot, and it was so much fun to capture them working (and bonding!) together. Maggie is a 2.5 year old bi-eyed husky (one blue and one amber!) red husky, which can be unique, so we really wanted to highlight her beauty " -Kristina Staal
"We photographed this shoot at Waveny Park in New Canaan, Connecticut. And decided to use the gorgeous nature as a backdrop combined with stone buildings and their stunning mansion.
We hope that this shoot can give brides inspiration for something a bit different than the traditional wedding dress. And most of all, we hope that it inspires brides and grooms to incorporate their animals into their wedding day! Because after all, our animals are like our family, and there's nothing more special than celebrating one of the best days of our life with family, whether human or furry!
A few tips for bringing your furry bff along on your special day...
- Make sure that you put any florals you have on your dogs at the last second (as they may be tempted to rip them off or play with them)
- Have someone beside assisting to make sure the dog is safe and doesn't run away
- And most of all, to make sure your pup doesn't eat the florals, as some florals can be dangerous for animals! " -Kristina Staal
Photography: Kristina Staal
Model: Suzanna Scorcia
Beauty: Beauty By Luna
Florals: Fani Szterenbuch of Fani Flowers
Dress: Bella Bridesmaids Westport
Paper: Coppola Creative
Cake: Lovely Cakes