What better way to celebrate the warmer days of early autumn than with a styled shoot inspired by the warmth of the beach? Photographer Blynda DaCosta teams up with eph*ra event design in this lovely shoot full of watercolor details and soft touches of aquas and coral tones.
From eph*ra event design: The beach at Paletta Mansion in Burlington Ontario was the perfect location for this inspired shoot. We took advantage of the soft summer trees on the beach which were set in contrast to the armor stone that edges the water. The fresh beach inspired stationery from Hip Ink with its woven bamboo trim and sunset colours was the perfect place to start to plan the overall vision. No detail was overlooked with the guest name tags, table numbers and even delicate “Mr.” and “Mrs.” signs were all designed in decadent sunset colours.
There were several points of interest to keep guests moving through the space: the ceremony area, cupcake display, lemonade stand and guest tables themselves were a feast for the eye. The private beach retreat was created so the busy, happy couple could steal a few minutes alone. A white chandelier framed the space for the couple to cuddle and sip wine before the evening’s festivities.
A darling cupcake display on the shore’s edge was brought to life with the punchy colours in the flowers and cupcakes in this layered, vintage & chic table scene. Dripping in detail, the antique porcelain plates under a distressed glass window topped with mismatched cake plates and cloches was set against the afternoon sun on the beach. The guest tables were a fresh take on a traditional beach wedding.
Lighthouse inspired candle holders covered in woven organic twine towering over the the chic burlap table runner grounded the table over the fresh white pin tuck linens. Using multiple chargers with different materials, woven grass, sea shells and glass under the dinner plate gave the breezy place setting a luxurious, sophisticated styling. Linen napkins the colour of sea water and hand blown glassware were complimented by the stunning white chiavari chairs. All was set aglow by suspended tea lights held high by an antique window frame tied to the trees.
Shoot Location: Burlington, ON Canada / Photographer: Blynda DaCosta Photography / Event Design, Concept, and Flowers: eph*ra event design / Shoot Venue: Paletta Mansion / Wedding Dress: Saratina Bridal Boutique / Makeup: Megha Sawhney / Linens and Chair Rentals: Special Events / Wedding Invitations: Hip Ink / Models: Lanna Butler and Davis Allan Coulas