featured over at Rocky Mountain Bride!!
A beautiful day spent celebrating an Alberta harvest style wedding.
Many thanks to Captured In Amber Photography + Melissa Allison Events for asking me to join this line up of vendors!
Our real life, and very in love couple, Steph + Connor were the perfect Alberta couple for this Harvest Moon styled inspiration.
Stationery by Create Love Designs.
Bride's jewelry by Field Study.
Wow...watch this beautiful cinematic capture of the day by A List Studios...it is so lovely.
Breathtaking views of the fields at our venue for the day, The Gathered. One of our favourite places to be.
Because I'm still in love with you
I want to see you dance again
Because I'm still in love with you
On this harvest moon
~ Neil Young
I am amazed at Sam's skill for hand lettering the backdrop cloths like these. Thank you Mountain Grove Studio...its so pretty!
Beautiful gown from Durand Bridal.
Suit by Atelier Ensemble.
Vow Books by Mountain Grove Studio.
Table design by Melissa Allison Events.
Grazing Boards by Food Works Craft Catering.
Sam's hand lettering is a favourite detail to pepper
throughout a design.
Our new tea trolley was the perfect piece to host the desserts.
Desserts by our friend Caroline of Lemonberry Pastries.
A cozy lounge space for you and your guests...yes please! Our Margot Sofa and all the harvest tones in cushions for a cozy space are the perfect addition to your decor.
Rings from Alberta Diamond Exchange
Have a little fun on your special day. Add elements of your lifestyle to the design.
Flat lay styling with Curated Kits.
The stunning florals by Stephanie of Floral + Field were absolutely perfect.
Sunset portraits are such a great part of the day.
I hope you loved being inspired by these images of the Harvest Moon styled wedding shoot. The team that brought this together was incredible, and I can't wait to work with them on more weddings + events this coming season.
planning + design Melissa Allison Events // photography Captured In Amber Photography // rentals Orange Trunk // styling Heather Johnston Creative // florals Floral + Field // venue The Gathered // HMUA Robin Hubert of Avenue Beauty // cake + treats Lemonberry Pastries // food Food Works YYC // gown Durand Bridal // suit Atelier Ensemble // rings Alberta Diamond Exchange // jewelry Field Study // styling kits Curated Kits // stationery Create Love Designs // hand lettering Mountain Grove Studio // cinematographer A List Studio // models Steph + Connor
We have been so excited to share this session with you all!
I do love when my worlds collide, and we get to work with some of the attendees from our
workshop series. I have loved watching Amber step into her brilliant light and bring
her career to that next level.
Huge thank you to Rocky Mountain Bride for seeing the beauty and capturing it forever in print.
Our hearts are full.
Planner Coco + Ash Events ; co planning, styling & rentals Orange Trunk Vintage Styling & Rentals ; Photography Captured In Amber Photography;
Florals Jungle Plant Project; Gown Maide The Label; Suit Atelier Ensemble; HMUA Robin Hubert of Avenue Beauty ; Jewelry Apostle Boutique;
Stationery Here There Web Studio; Custom Hand Lettered Banners & Vow Books Mountain Grove Studio; Cake Pretty Sweet;
Mobile Bar Salut Mobile Bar; Venue Sundance Lodge; Styling Kit Curated Kits
With a fresh snowfall it seems odd to look at autumn colours still, but we are prepping our 2021 couples for their seasonal colour guides!! So, to all our fun, fall loving couples...here is our first seasonal colour guide!!
So many more options for autumn tones, and fall colour palettes. If you have any questions about how to add these shades to your wedding decor for fall, let us know! We would love to help you design your special day.
Get ready for Thanksgiving with a fun autumn inspired table design.
How to book your sessions....
1. click one of the links below.
2. fill out the form and hit submit
3. watch your inbox for invoice
4. your spot is confirmed with payment
Our Holiday sessions are meeting all AHS regulations, with cleaning between photographers, and clients, and maintaining social distance. Our set is outdoors, in SW Calgary.
Photographers: please book your time slot, and invite your clients to our set.
Families: you can book a spot on our set, but please note the cost is for set only. Photographer and photos are not included.
We are looking forward to our Holiday Sessions, and hope to see you here!
~ please note: these are socially distanced Santa Sessions ~
Click the button link above to get your spot at one of our Santa Sessions on November 7th.
Socially distant backyard sessions with Santa November 7th
$145 / 30 minute session
sanitized between families / photographers
includes take home treat + kids DIY ornament
AND DON'T WORRY...WE ARE STILL OFFERING REGULAR HOLIDAY SET SESSIONS...BUT WE WANT SANTA TO GET HIS DONE BEFORE THE BIG DAY *WINK WINK*
Happy holiday planning friends...
Wow...our new favourite trend is area rugs...and ALL THE THINGS we can do with them!!
Read below for our favourite ways to show off area rugs in your wedding decor.
Using area rugs to create a lovely aisle for you to walk to the altar is a lovely way to add colour and style to your wedding decor. The rugs can overlap, or be separated to show grass through. There really is no right or wrong way to do it!
Using area rugs as a base at your altar is also a great way to add that pop of colour!
Add one of our arches for major pop!
Thinking of creating a lounge for your wedding reception? Using an area rug in the lounge will certainly make it a welcoming space for your guests.
And, let's not forget about using an area rug to create a beautiful spot for your picnic! Be it your engagement session, or elopement in the park or mountains!
We hope you have fun designing your wedding day decor. We are always open for helping with those design questions, so contact us anytime with your questions!
Wow friends...this summer has been so wild and different from our
typical wedding season!
First we had everything pushed til 2021, and then slowly we started getting small event requests for elopement packages, and backyard events...and then, things really went wild with the new 50+ people rule...etc. hahaha
So I will say, we have been jumping from one event to the next with our friendly neighbourhood wedding vendors creating beauty and love for our wonderful couples, and not spending as much time writing blogs!! yikes!
But I wanted to share something with you all...my creative brand!
I finally took the time to start building my creative brand over on instagram!
You can find me at @heather_johnston_creative for all my creative designs, styled shoot designs, and other fun projects I get to work on!
~ a few of my recent design boards with images pulled from my website + pinterest ~
I adore getting a chance to put my creative side to work with my creative friends in this industry. We get to bring so much pretty to life, and show what we can do for a real wedding. The design boards above are just a jumping off point...the images from the photo shoots are even more brilliant and I can hardly wait to show them off!
The design above is a collage of images from the finished gallery of our Rustic Italian Fine Art inspiration. This wedding design has been featured in multiple wedding blogs in North America, and most recently was shared in print in our favourite Canadian wedding magazine,
Confetti Wedding Magazine; and subsequently used in Jillian Harris' blog about postponing their wedding due to Covid.
I hope you join me over on the creative side, and love seeing the inspiration our teams come up with and bring to life to share with you. We strongly believe that you can bring your pinterest dreams to reality. A discussion our vendor teams often has: 'would this work at a real wedding?'...if we can't say yes to that...then we find a different way!
~ images above from Heather Johnston Creative instagram ~
I look forward to chatting with you about your wedding designs, creating more designs with our vendor teams, and bringing love stories to life!
Are you a day dreamer at heart?
Are you looking for an outlet to release your creativity and build your content creation business?
We have teamed up as a sponsor for the Day Dreamer Collective in Calgary, July 23- 25, 2020
DAYDREAMING 101 is the inaugural 3-part workshop, from July 23rd-July 25 including a webinar, content shoot out & rooftop patio mixer.
July 23rd - Daydream & Do Webinar - hosted by Kayley Reed of HERMANA AGENCY.
A 90 minute webinar hosted by Kayley Reed of HERMANA Agency that focuses on strategic inspirational content, growing and monetizing your platform in 2020 and securing meaningful partnerships and collaborations. There are two times available for attendees - 10:00am & 6:30pm.
July 24th & 25th - Content Shootout @ the Formans Building - styled by Dani Anderson Creative
A Shootout Space designed & styled by Dani Anderson Creative. Held in the iconic Formans building, we have 3 floors of maximalist inspired spaces, focusing on fashion, home and lifestyle. We invite dreamers to come play in our creative playground, where our design philosophy is MORE IS MORE! Each 2hr time slot will have a limited number of attendees per slot, and includes a 1 on 1 mini strategy session with Kayley Reed.
July 25th - Rooftop Patio Mixer & Fireside Chat - 7:30pm
As a final send off of the weekend, we invite all Daydreamers to join us for a patio party on top of the Formans building, overlooking the iconic Beltline district. There will be entertainment, small bites and a bar available. This is an opportunity to meet likeminded creative professionals, and learn from a panel of experts at our Fireside Chat.
Fireside Chat - hosted by Authentic Influence
A Fireside Chat hosted by Brooke Donohue of Authentic Influence that explores defining your niche, creating “out of the box” content and building a business around strategic creativity. Our panelists include Kayley Reed (Hermana Agency), Maria Jose (A Glimpse of Maria) and Ally Fiset.
@authentic.influence - @kayley.e.r - @aglimpseofmaria - @allyfiset
You can grab your ticket here, and use our special code DDVINTAGE for $15 off
your ticket price!
Happy Summer Friends!!
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