Styled Shoot

It’s Halloween today and we are absolutely THRILLED to announce that our LOVE + DEATH Photoshoot has been featured on Green Wedding Shoes!!! Eeek! You can see their blog post here.
Inspired by the massive destruction caused by the wildfires this summer in western Canada and United States, our shoot is an homage to the rebirth that comes from an end, a death. Love will prevail in a world that seems to be burning and flooding but in this incredible destruction there is new life, hope and new love. We set our story in the burned-up woods in Joe Rich, just outside of Kelowna, BC – a location that was on fire less than a month ago.
We wanted this shoot to be dark like the charred woods we were setting in and magical like new love. The flowers were a mix of dried and fresh, signifying the end and the beginning. We chose to work with a real couple, rather than models, a couple who are in love because this was such an important element to our shoot, incredible, beautiful, powerful love. We dressed our bride in a long black dress and real skull necklace, it was important she appear as a dark goddess, not evil but dark and powerful complemented by her man in black.
The furniture and tableware were a mixture of thrifted items and new, not only is this part of our ongoing style but also a symbolic homage to recycling of life and new beginnings. The cake design was created with magic in mind, and incorporated the woods in the design with sticks and in a darker tone. The stationary was done simple and dark to compliment our table of magical objects; pendulum, smudge stick, prism and crystals. Our dining table was decorated with cheesecloth runners we hand dyed, stick placemats, obsidian and fluorite crystals with dried and fresh flowers scattered throughout – we love incorporating nature into our tablescapes! The rock circle was created with foraged stones from these woods as the location for our handfast ceremony. We modeled our rock circle after another circle we found much farther into the woods and were inspired by the mystery of its existence in the middle of nowhere. It was important to us that this ceremony felt ritualistic and filled with all the love magic.
The shoot itself was truly an adventure as we discovered bones and waded through piles of ash and holes in the forest floor from burns. The charcoal trees we brushed up against would leave black marks all over us and by the end of the shoot we were all covered head to toe in soot. Little chipmunks happily dance around us and it really drove home the fact that this forest would grow again, new life has already started and in life there is love.

Styling + Planning – Dreamy Wedding + Event Planning
Photography – White Willow Photography
Florals – Blue Sage Farm
Cake – Whisk Cake Company
Dress – French Knot Couture
Models – Simone Dutz + Clay Castles
Flat + Glassware – All Occasions Party Rental
Make-up + Hair – Missy MacKintosh
Stationary – Wolf + Wander Calligraphy

This week at Dreamy we are thrilled to announce our Mediterranean Boho styled shoot is being published in Rocky Mountain Bride –  YAY!

Earlier this year, Lindsay from Boketto Photography got in touch with us about and extra DREAMY collaboration at Sanctuary Gardens in West Kelowna.  We absolutely LOVE this venue and Lindsay’s vision of a Mediterranean boho inspired styled shoot – so of course we were in!

Our shoot begins with a handfasting ceremony.  Under the open, lake-view, gazebo at Sanctuary Gardens, our couple bind hands  with naturally dyed silk from Stella Wolfe in this ancient ritual. The handsome groom then serenades his new bride in a field of daffodils followed by a Mediterranean feast table and champagne toast inside the Rose Room at Sanctuary Gardens.

With a dusty blue, burnt orange, bright pink and yellow accents, we wanted bright spring colours with a hint of moody (just the way we like it). After months of thrifting and sourcing of unique pieces, artists and rentals we pulled this shoot together in April – just in time to catch the daffodils!

We had so much fun working with so many wedding creatives locally and internationally.  This shoot features so much talent from gowns, to rings, ceramics to custom made macrame and invitations.  Check out this amazing list of vendors below.  Also, we don’t know if it was a coincidence that our shoot is being published on July 1st, 2018 – i.e. Canada’s 150th birthday, but it is, and we are pretty darn honoured and delighted to be selected for such a monumental date for publishing.  Thank you Rocky Mountain Bride!

Much love!




Photography – Boketto Photography

Planning + Styling – Dreamy Wedding + Event Planning

Venue – Sanctuary Gardens

Florist – Petal and Vow

Macramé – The Makery

Rentals – Calli Duncan and Pearls + Paisley

Calligraphy – Write Away BC

Ceramics – Kiln 9 Ceramics

Dress – Anna Campbell Bridal

Groom Attire – Georgie Girl Vintage

Hair – Daneka at Pomme Salon

Makeup – Gabby K at Pomme Salon

Models – Jordyn + Des with DEJA VU Model Management

Ring – MiskWill

Ribbon – Stella Wolfe

We are thrilled to share our first DREAMY shoot, a desert boho wedding, styled and designed by yours truly!  Of course we couldn’t have done it without the collaboration of such a stellar and creative vendor team – check out the list of vendors below to learn about some of the exceptional talent we have in the Okanagan.  The venue, La Punta Norte Guest Inn, was the perfect backdrop for this shoot.  With miles of sagebrush and breathtaking lake views paired with a perfectly cloudy Okanagan fall day, this location delivered exactly what we were looking for in all its Dreamy-ness.


Taking inspiration from the landscape, we incorporated a spiritual side of the desert with warm earth tones of brown and burnt orange and paired them with raw crystals of amethyst and fluorite. The vast amount of sagebrush surrounding the shoot acted as an incense wafting its sweet aroma throughout, so naturally we took a few shots of the model burning sage against the stunning backdrop of the lake – how could we not! The 70’s also have a place in this shoot, in true boho wedding fashion, by incorporating vintage finds like the ceramic plates, colour pallete and wardrobe. Fun fact:  The blue hippie dress so elegantly worn by our model was actually worn as a wedding dress in the 70’s in a legit hippie wedding!


This shoot was magic to be a part of and its earthy romantic vibe came directly from our hearts. We are always inspired to curate wildly romantic spaces, and look forward to the next opportunity to do just that.  We hope you enjoy!


Styling + Design: Dreamy Wedding & Event Planning

Photography: Photography by Zandbeek

Bouquet & Floral Cuff: Passionate Blooms Floral Co.

MUA: OMG Okanagan Makeup Goddess

Stationary: Wolf + Wander Calligraphy

Venue: La Punta Norte Guest Inn

Model: Chelsea Goshulak