This soft, passionate and whimsical Valentine’s Day inspiration was greatly influenced by the beautiful black sequin gown designed by Narces, a phenomenal Canadian designer.
The Mango Studios team and I are fascinated by non-traditional wedding gowns, and we wanted to bring that element to a creative shoot. There’s something utterly chic about a bride who opts to rock a black wedding gown, a modern muse who is not afraid to add some edge to her wedding day. We envisioned a romantic black and red affair to complement the gown. The lush red florals added an extra touch of romance to the shoot. In order to bring our vision to life our team partnered with some extraordinary wedding industry experts including: Blush and Bloom Flower Studio and Shealyn Angus Weddings & Events.
As a wedding photographer, I am in love with soft and airy bridal portraits. Even tho this shoot involved a lot of dark and dramatic elements, I wanted to keep the bridal portraits light and feminine to show off our bride’s delicate beauty. This was achieved by directing our model into soft poses that accentuate her delicate frame. There’s lots of movement in the photos: you can feel her quiet persona and the way she confidently carries herself in these stunning gowns.
In collaboration with the amazing Shealyn Angus, we teamed up with so many wonderful vendors to create a romantic gathering for this Valentine’s Day inspirational shoot. Shealyn is such a talented wedding planner and visioner, I had no doubts her table setting design would be nothing short of amazing. Artfully mixing gold, black and off-white, Shealyn created a romantic table decor that was out of this world. The Little North Company sent us a lovely set of hand-written stationary inspired by the soft light of winter. Inspired by the rich, whimsical hues of red and dark charcoal, I had our bride draped in a modern black gown by Narces. The robust reds and pink tones of the florals, created by ever so talented Blush and Bloom, made for a delicious palette that completed the look.
For the second look, our bride’s effortless beauty was mirrored by white delicate gowns both by Rime Arodaky at Loversland. A non-traditional choker and unkempt hair became simple details that subtly break from convention. I especially love how the custom ring set designed by Theresa Duong echoed the dresses’ delicate embroidery.
I believe your wedding is a reflection of your unique personality. As a wedding photographer, I admire couples who are not afraid to bring colour and unexpected quirks to their wedding. These details reflect their relationship and who they are as a couple. Do not be afraid to stray away from convention and create an affair that is truly yours. I hope this modern take on romance inspires you to create a memorable celebrations of your own!
Huge thanks to all the lovely vendors involved in this Valentine’s Day inspiration. Your artistry, mastery, and professionalism are my endless source of inspiration:
Photography: Mango Studios
Planner: Shealyn Angus Weddings & Events
Florist: Blush and Bloom Flower Studio
Black Dress: Narces from Narces
White Dresses: Rime Arodaky from Loversland
Hair & Make-up: Aniya Nandy Beauty
Stationary: Little North Company
Table Top Rentals: Plate Occasions
Black Water Goblets: Chairman Mills
Jewellery: Theresa Duong Jewellery
Shoes: Alexandre Birman from The September
Model: Stacy Babkova