bride and groom drinking tea in woods on vintage love seat

Photo: Christine Wills Photography

The inspiration behind this shoot is "based on the classic novel 'Alice in Wonderland' by Lewis Carrol," says Christine Wills of Christine Wills Photography. Christine teams up with other Alberta vendors in order to produce a whimsical woodland ceremony, followed by a sit down tea party reception.

Take a look at the unique and stunning details below.

close up solitaire engagement ring men's wedding ring and women's wedding ring

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The engagement ring featured a gorgeous round-cut diamond.

pastel pink white and gold invitation suite

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"Lovesky Design Inc. designed the stationary for this shoot, which incorporated a few of the fun on-trend details of the season, such as pastels, watercolor, floral and glitter accents," says Christine.

bride in lace ballgown holding basket of flowers

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"I was particularly drawn to Alice’s independence and curiosity, and always thought that she would be an interesting girl to be friends with," says Christine. "She would be both glamorous and down-to-earth. Imagine, Alice grows up into a beautiful, sophisticated young woman who meets her knight."

bride in vintage wedding down with twisted updo with braids

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The bride wore her hair pulled back in a tousled low do.

floral peep toe kitten heels on rustic wooden crate

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The bride wore floral peep toe heels.

bouquet of wildflowers in wooden basket

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"To top it all off, the floral bouquet and table piece created by Two Buds Floral Artistry, perfectly captured the whimsical nature of this shoot," says Christine. "Using bright jewel tones mixed with pastels, the bouquet looked like it could have been picked in a field of wildflowers, which is perfectly, Alice!"

groom in field wearing slacks suspenders button down and a tie

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The groom looked dapper in a navy suit accessorized with a necktie and suspenders.

close up groom in dark blue suit with floral boutonniere striped button down and gray necktie

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He also wore a brunia berry and wild flower boutonniere attached to his lapel.

bride and groom formal portrait outdoor ball gown and suit

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"This shoot is a great theme for brides getting married in the spring or summer, who celebrate color and love the rustic charm and quiet elegance of the great outdoors," says Christine.

escort cards outdoor display hung by clothespins

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Escort cards were hung with clothespins.

vintage-inspired escort cards displayed in wild flowers

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Escort cards were also placed in wild flowers.

vintage-inspired outdoor tablescape decorated with a suitcase picture frame bide cage and classic books

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"The furniture design and details, provided by Rustic Charm Design and Signs, added to the dream-like quality of a beautiful venue in the woods," says Christine.

vintage outdoor wooden sweetheart table floral centerpiece in basket

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The sweetheart table consisted of vintage upholstered chairs, candles and a "Just Married" wooden sign.

close up pastel pink menu vintage decorative wine corks and boutonniere

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Menu cards were printed on pink parchment with floral accents.

bride and groom sit on vintage love seat holding vintage tea cups

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Vintage tea cups were used as props.

Vendors


Venue: Private Residence | Event Concept and Styling: Christine Thornton Design | Stationery: Lovesky Design Inc. | Bride’s Gown: Private Label by G | Hair and Makeup: Blushed Beaute | Floral Design: Two Buds Floral Artistry | Styling and Furniture Rentals: Rustic Charm Design and Signs | Male Model: Blair Robert | Female Model: Ali Chou