Imagine a young bride on her wedding day waiting on the island shoreline for her fiance to return home from a long sea voyage. A lot of the inspiration for the shoot came directly from our surroundings on the island. We wanted to embrace and reflect the natural beauty all around us and did so by using foliage in the bouquet that was foraged right from the island itself. The indigo tones in the paper reflected the color of the ocean as well as the overall feeling of mystery. The rusted elements represented time that had passed and the nautical fishing items were symbols of her fiance and where he had gone. We started the shoot in the early evening and finished as the sun was almost behind the horizon to show she had been waiting all day but had still not lost hope. It's kind of a sad interpretation but also one of strength, hope and love.
When the shoot was in its planning stages, we were planning for a more moody style with clouds and fog typical of the pacific northwest but the entire week ended up being very sunny and warm so it was a bit of a challenge to accomplish a cohesive look. The shoot took place at Bodega Ridge which is on the northern coast of Galiano Island in British Columbia Canada.
As seen featured on 100 Layer Cake
Photography: Minted Photography/Creative Direction: Magnolia Rouge/Styling & Stationary: The Wells Makery/Hair & Makeup: Jess Wilcox/ Floral's: Ponderosa and Thyme/Jewelry: Rye Grass Studio/Gown: Leanne Marshall/Model: Heather Hockley/Silverware: Something Borrowed/Silk Runner & Ribbons: Seidenband/Location: Bodega Ridge