A Modern And Sleek Sustainability-Focused Styled Shoot

“Sustainability has been a hot topic in the last few years with many incredible designers and entrepreneurs emerging that want to have business practices that respect the environment and provide better options to an otherwise very wasteful industry,” shares Wendy La of WLA Events who was the creative force behind this shoot. “2021 will be a year embraces outdoor weddings and intimate gatherings— with smaller receptions you can really put a lot of thought into the design of your wedding. We shouldn’t lose sight of all the eco-friendly options available to us, including locally sourced florals and decor.”

La and her talented team of vendors shot this chic story with Rebecca Wood on location at Steam Whistle Roadhouse. She shares the inspiration behind it was that luxe weddings can have a timeless quality while being as environmentally kind as possible. “We styled this shoot with very edgy and dramatic touches, complemented with soft and mellow finishes. Every element has a sustainable angle, reminding couples that they are not required to be 100% eco conscious, but even just incorporating a few elements is commendable.”

Details we love include two brides outfitted in incredible statement gowns from Loversland. A slick tablescape set with a black stone plate sitting atop a black metal-framed geometric charger, with a black velvet knotted napkin and black cutlery. Eco-friendly menus were placed at each place setting with a hand-tied mini bouquet of dried floral arrangements. Just above the table setting is a stunning monochromatic floral installation featuring eco-friendly lush foliage of white roses, ranunculus, double tulips, peonies and lisianthus, to create a structure with depth and dimension to it. These florals continued on to the tabletop in deliberate small arrangements spread out across the length of the table, accompanied by tall candlesticks. A delicious detail to note also: the rustic wedding cake was vegan and was designed to match both the venue backdrop and tablescape.

Photography courtesy of Rebecca Wood

Planner & Creative Direction: Wendy La, WLA Events
Bridal Gowns: Loversland
Accessories: Blair Nadeau Bridal 
Rings: ATTIC
Hair and Makeup: Maya Goldenberg
Florals & Candle Holders: Hunt & Gather Floral
Tableware & Napkins: Nayos
Furniture: Detailz Couture Event Rentals
Stationery: Silverplate Press
Cake: Shannon M Cakes 
Venue: Steam Whistle Roundhouse
Models: Esther and Asha Carty

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