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Floral Vignettes

Yesterday, I was a part of the Just Add Love wedding show at the Heritage Hall in Vancouver and it was such a wonderful time! You can see a photo of my table on Instagram here. I had a lot of fun putting together the floral vignettes for my display and now that wedding show season is over for me, I can enjoy them in my office! I had quite a few pieces, from two large vases of flowers to a number of smaller jars of a few blooms each. I tried to stick to the pink/white/green colour palette but somehow a little bit of purple snuck in there too. The peach stock smells amazing and has been showing up at a number flower shops lately, so this is a sure sign that more blooms are on their way.

I try to reserve Mondays as cleaning/groceries/weekly food-prep/laundry day so the clean-up portion extended to my office, which was getting a bit out of control. I have also amassed a number of new display items like those wooden crates so I needed to reconfigure the storage in my office to make way for the new things. I also have a number of vintage cameras given to me from my Mom’s best friend and a few glass kerosene lamps that my Mom used to collect. Also, it’s pretty much spring here in Vancouver so it was kind of fitting all of this happened today. Nothing like a good office purge and a little sprucing up – definitely feeling the effects of this glorious spring-like weather!

To get a better look at the Just Add Love show, check out Vanessa Voth’s review here. It was only me manning the table so I wasn’t able to get away but Vanessa pretty much captured the essence of the show!

Pink and Coral Flowers
Pink Tulip Bouquet
Rustic Pink and Coral Bouquet
Vintage Pink Floral Bouquet
Pink Tulips
Floral Bouquet
Pink White Coral Vintage Floral Vingette

Vanessa Voth - Your office shelf looks great! I loved your crates! and all the different frames, etc. The flowers add just the perfect touch!

so nice seeing you again yesterday!

Intimate Vancouver Wedding // Sarah & Kristian

There’s a first time for everything, right? Sarah contacted me about an intimate Vancouver wedding, so small in fact it was going to be held in the living room of her parent’s house with only immediate family. While I really love the larger weddings and everything that goes along with it, this kind of intimate Vancouver wedding really makes my heart smile. Just so simple – two people in love making a life-long commitment to each other with their closest kin. It also doesn’t hurt if there is a cute little doggie named Jada running around with a flower tied to her neck! The vows were spoken in the family’s living room and then we went outside for some family portraits as well as some photos of just Sarah and Kristian. The yard had the most amazing hedge of various things – rhododendrons, ivy, cedar – and since I have been crushing hard over Ireland weddings lately, this was really making me happy. And of course, Sarah had her black Hunter boots handy for a few very typical West Coast bride photographs. I just adore the white with the green and the boots. Got to have the boots!

Sarah and Kristian will be heading off to some tropical climes for their honeymoon soon, can’t say I’m not jealous! Even though we had a brief time together, it was such a wonderful afternoon.

If you are having an intimate Vancouver wedding (or anywhere else!) and are looking for a photographer, I am still taking commissions for 2015 and into 2016. Intimate weddings are a real treat because they are not confined to any sort of timeline and can also turn into fantastical portrait sessions in some magical places. Send me an email with your details to rose@simply-rose.com or fill out the contact form in the link above.

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University Golf Club Wedding :: Vancouver Wedding Photographer

I second shot this University Golf Club wedding back in June last year with the delightful Damara Moe Photography. My focus was on the boys and we had some good chill times at The Wolf and Hound Pub in Vancouver before the ceremony began. We met the rest of the bridal party at the cutest little heritage church where the bride and groom said their “I Do’s.” Then it was off for the wedding party photographs and we spent our time on the UBC campus in a number of fantastic locations, mostly forested with beautiful old growth trees. I was quite smitten by the bride’s beautiful purple, white and green bouquet which went beautifully with the rest of the fresh spring colour scheme. The bride’s foot was taped to fit inside her super-high heels – she was having some tendon issues but was such a trooper and that certainly didn’t slow her down during the day. You have to love a bride with tenacity!

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Forest and Fern // Evergreen and Gold Bridal Session

I have been waiting a long time to share this Evergreen and Gold bridal session that was inspired by forests and ferns! Since it has been published on Burnett’s Boards, I’m free to post some additional images here so I hope you enjoy them!

It was such a joy for me to do this shoot – it was something that was in my head for some time. This little piece of forest at UBC is such a stunning corner of the city that I knew I had to use it before the weather turned into winter last fall. Everything came together so beautifully and I couldn’t be more pleased with the final images.

An enormous thank you to my creative team who helped me along! I am so thankful I get to work alongside such wonderful people in the city that produce lovely things for me to photograph!

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Even though I mentioned it in a previous post, I’ll just include the contributor list here again!

Model: Irene
Dress: Truvelle
Hair and Makeup: Makeup and Hair by Atefah
Jewelry: The Borrowed Collection
Floral Design: Garden Party Flowers
Cake: Sweet Naturally Bakery
Calligraphy: Fox and Flourish

You’re the One I Love // Valentine’s Day // Vancouver Couples Session Giveaway

I am really excited about today’s announcement!

Every year around this time, I like to do a Valentine’s Day contest and this year’s is a real treat. I am partnering with Stephanie of Sweetheart Events, Bespoke Decor Rentals and Faye Smith Makeup and Hair for a really unique shoot. If you are recently engaged, getting married in 2015, interested in having a couples shoot, or know of someone who might be any of those things, then this is for you! We are doing a Vancouver Couples Session Giveaway this Valentines and all the details for it are below.

Vancouver Couples Session Giveaway

 

DETAILS
The shoot will include the following:

– One hour photo session with Simply Rose Photography (valued at $450)

– One hour consultation with Sweetheart Events to determine some shoot ideas, a location that will match who you are as a couple and on-site styling during the session (valued at $200)

– One bouquet and decor pieces from Bespoke Decor Rentals to match your session (valued at $400)

– Complete hair and makeup (including lashes) from Faye Smith Makeup and Hair (valued at $155)

 

HOW TO ENTER
Sounds pretty great, right? Entering the contest is really simple:

WHEN – The contest opens at 8:30 pm on February 1st and runs until midnight on February 13th.

HOW – Send a photo of you and your honey along with your love story to me at rose@simply-rose.com. Here is your chance to tell me all the sappy details. Seriously, guys. I really love this stuff! I am interested in YOU and how you both met.

WINNERS – The winners of the contest will be announced at 10 am on February 14th so keep your eyes peeled on Facebook and Instagram for that!

 

CONDITIONS

Deliverables from Simply Rose will include downloadable image files from an online gallery.

Couple must sign a model release and be OK with with their images online in social media and in vendor portfolios.

Delivery for any Bespoke Decor items is an additional cost.

One entry per couple.

Session must take place in the Greater Vancouver area (ie. North Shore to Delta).

Session must be completed by March 15, 2015 and will be blogged by March 31st. Weekday times are most welcome and some weekends are open due to vendor availability.

 

I will be posting this contest on social media as well, so please feel free to share to your heart’s content. We are all so very excited to meet all the couples who will enter and look forward to reading your wonderful stories!

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