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From the photographer:
I put this shoot together after feeling inspired by the changing season. I loved the idea of putting together a shoot which celebrated pre-winter/pre-spring – those in between seasons which aren’t always the most popular time to marry. If you’re lucky, you can end up with the most incredible light and warmth of contrast. Given where I am in my life and career at the moment (a baby on the way and how that will fit in with everything!) I wanted to create something which celebrated the themes of patience, surrender, stillness, and new chapters in life. These concepts are so poignant for me at the moment, but are also key for couples embarking on a new season in their lives.

Photography Julie Michaelsen Photography | Styling/Design Vanilla Rose Weddings | Floral Design All For Love | Dress Inbal Dror | Hair/Makeup Sanni Sorma | Venue Chiswick House | Cake Claire Owen Cakes | Photo Assistant Henika Thompson | Bridal Boutique Morgan Davies | Furniture Hire Wedhead | Linens The Linen Works | Cutlery & Styling Tray  Amara Living | Bridal Shoes Alexandre Birman | Groom’s Suit Stephen Bishop Suiting | Silk Ribbons Kate Cullen | Rings & Earrings Michaela Roemer | Stationery Vine in the Wild | Models Julia & James from Bame Models


From the photographer, Bond:
The Millennium Centre is in the heart of the Exchange District in downtown Winnipeg, Canada. The building is primarily abandoned today, and has the feeling of forgotten grandeur. Peeling plaster has taken on the appearance of beautifully marbled walls, and a forgotten fireplace served as a wonderful backdrop for our table. This aging beauty set the tone for our moody and upscale shoot.

It was important for us to have the photos illuminate the sensual confidence of our bride, as well as her glowing gracefulness. The dress by was chosen for its flow and movement as much as for the rich earth tones. You don’t have to be in white on your wedding day – you just have to select a dress that makes you feel beautiful and confident.

We layered the table with classic pieces, adding dark, edgy tones for a modern touch. Don’t be afraid to mix it up! Calligraphy is such a beautiful way to add romance to your table, and can be used for table numbers, escort cards, or menus. Here we used it to add just the perfect pop of gold. The elegantly marbled cake design shows that your wedding cake doesn’t need to be overly elaborate to make a huge impact.

The rich color palette was completed with the touches of antique oranges and pinks against the deep purples of the flowers. The tones selected make this palette perfect for all seasons. With Ultra Violet being the Pantone color of the year, purple tones are everywhere, so we were very happy to be able to share how easily it can be incorporated into your wedding planning.

Photography blfStudios | Styling/Design Inspired Elegance | Floral Design The Floral Fixx | Dress Anna Lang | Hair Annette Wilkinson Design| Makeup Jessica Jane Makeup | Venue The Millennium Centre | Cake Cake Studio | Linen Dream Day Decororators | Jewelry Patrick Beal Gemologist  | Stationary/Calligraphy VP Calligraphy and Design | Model Morgan of Panache Management

From the photographer:
Built almost a century ago, and located exactly 1.5 miles north of the president’s residence, The Meridian House is one of Washington DC’s most elegant and intimate venues. Its secluded garden and vintage decor provided the perfect backdrop for Michael & Regina’s beautiful wedding. The day was the epitome of an effortlessly styled celebration, filled with stunning florals and joyful moments from start to finish. Regina has an impeccable eye for style, and chose a gorgeous green wedding dress, accented with elegant florals in burgundy, blush and ivory. Incorporating their Jewish faith traditions throughout the ceremony and reception, Michael and Regina created a day that was truly their own – with a wonderful combination of traditional and modern details!

Photography Audra Wrisley Photography | Styling/Design Cherry Blossom Events | Floral Design Sweet Root Village | Dress Katie Ermilio | Tuxedo Alton Lane | Hair & Makeup Alison Harper and Co. | Venue The Meridian House | Catering Well Dunn Catering | Cake Buttercream Bakeshop | DJ Bruce Pike Productions | Music Sage String Quartet | Stationery Minted | Rentals Party Rental Ltd.