Prairie Dusk Inspiration Shoot

I love being able to be a part of the Cielo's Garden Open Houses. Last year, I worked with Amanda Douglas Events on a fresh, simple reception design with a light blue, yellow, and terracotta palette. This year, I selected a dusky purple and dried wheat palette reminiscent of a late summer haze.

I'd been sitting on this idea of using dried materials for a few months, and on a walk early this spring, the idea hatched. I foraged plenty of dried grasses and used that wheat colour as the focal point, working in some mauves for a little dusky femininity. I wanted to keep the design on the minimal side, allowing our simple prairiescapes to inspire. 

I'm very excited that this shoot is featured today on my favourite local wedding blog, Host Winnipeg!

Photo: Victoria Anne Photography ~ Floral and Event Design: Stone House Creative ~ Planning: Amanda Douglas Events ~ Venue: Cielo's Garden ~ Dress: Bliss Bridal Boutique (Pronovias Atelier, "Niebla") ~ Hair: Bob & Page Salon ~ Makeup: 2 Chicks and a Bag of Makeup ~ Tabletop Rentals: Stone House Creative and C & T Event Rentals ~ Stationery: Jennifer Bianca Calligraphy ~ Linen Rentals: Planned Perfectly ~ Video: JAG Video Productions


Bridal bouquet ingredients: roses, fritillaria, lilac, astrantia, spray roses, sunflowers (with their petals picked off - adding great texture!), and greenery.


I LOVED the stationery suite that Jennifer Bianca Calligraphy designed. She incorporated sketches of dried prairie grass and wheat, along with an overall minimal design. It was a gorgeous combination of calligraphy, minimal type, and colour.


I wanted to go simple in the ceremony space, hanging a single branch with individual bouquets of dried foliages and grasses. I loved how it came together! Just a light, simple backdrop for the exchange of vows.


I also wanted to keep things a bit more minimal at the reception. The long wooden tables are so beautiful! I used sleek stem vases, gold-rimmed votive holders and glasses, marble coasters, and simple stems of dried grasses and plum astrantia.


Many of my couples have been choosing to do something different with their floor plans, so I wanted to show a sweetheart table as an option for the open house guests. I wanted to create a light, airy installation above the newlyweds, so I created this exclusively out of dried grasses. The soft oatmeal tone of the linen went perfectly, and I added a bit of a larger floral centrepiece to offset the bridal bouquet.


For a little glimpse at how your wedding day comes together, check out the little video below!