I’m so excited to finally share this boho-inspired Evergreen Brick Works wedding anniversary inspiration!
Remember that time we hosted an Instagram Giveaway together with a talented team of wedding industry pros? We launched a styled photo shoot giveaway on February 14th, and asked couples to tag us on their photos telling us why they should win our contest.
We were overwhelmed by the love that we received! Over 100 couples participated in our giveaway and it was so challenging to pick a winner since there were so many heart-warming love stories and wonderful photos. However, there was one photo that stood out to us big time. It was a photo by Natasha and Bill and their caption melted our hearts. Natasha wrote: “We had Mango Studios as our wedding photographers and having them photograph us for our wedding anniversary would be a dream come true. I get to be a bride all over again!” Finding a connection and building a lasting friendship with my couples is so important. Natasha and Billy first entered our lives back in 2014, they came into our old studio to book a photographer for their small civil wedding ceremony at City Hall. I saw them again 2 years later when they invited us to photograph their wedding reception at the beautiful Eagles Nest.
Fast forward yet another 2 years … and you can imagine my excitement when they were announced as the winners of our Styled Shoot Giveaway this February! Reconnecting with them and spending a beautiful Sunday afternoon playing with pretty props – I couldn’t ask for a better shoot.
When coming up with a concept for this shoot, I wanted to stay away from the traditional wedding colours and opt for something romantic, yet playful and whimsical. Lavender, black and blush were the colours of my choice up against the rustic brick and beam backdrop. I am so thankful for Danielle at The White Book Co who shared my vision and brought it to reality. She also brought together a talented roster of other wedding industry pros who did a killer job with florals, makeup, hair and furnishing for the shoot.
As I wanted to stray away from the beaten path for an anniversary shoot, I felt that our industrial inspired, intimate picnic and cocktail party was a great idea for a fun date night! We envisioned a whimsical shoot that would give the couple plenty of opportunity to interact with each other by adding ice creams, fruits, cigars and a bar cart. Natasha and Billy looked perfect in the boho-inspired setting and the props helped them to loosen up in front of a camera. Brides and grooms to be, take a note! Adding props to your engagement or wedding shoot is always a great way to keep yourself occupied as it gives you something to do 🙂
The team at Warehouse 84 sourced a beautiful tent, a peacock chairs, tables and a boho rug while the team at the Hunt and Gather Floral completed the picnic look with wild and unstructured floral arrangements that added a welcome touch of whimsical into the set. Our dear friends at Plate Occasions provided elegant tabletop rentals and a mid-century bar cart for the second half of the shoot, while the girls at Dawna Boot Makeup and Ladylyn Gool helped pamper Natasha and make her feel like a bride all over again. I loved how the final set-up looked against the industrial brick walls of the Evergreen Brick Works only proving once again that mixing styles and themes is always a good idea!
I hope this styled Evergreen Brick Works wedding shoot will inspire you to experiment at your own engagement or anniversary shoot and have fun along the way! Huge shout out to all the talented vendors we collaborated with! It wouldn’t be possible without you!
Photography & concept: Mango Studios
Stylist: The White Book Co
Floral: Hunt and Gather Floral
Furniture Rentals: Warehouse 84
Tableware Rentals: Plate Occasions
Bar Cart: Plate Occasions
Makeup: Dawna Boot Makeup
Hair: Ladylyn Gool
Bow Ties: Tytan Ties
Accessories: The Loved One & Loversland
Ring Box: Lacebyrd
Shoes: Alexander Birman
Venue: Evergreen Brick Works