If there's one place in Canada where you might chance upon a woodland fairy, that would be British Columbia's enchanted west coast. From secluded turquoise inlets and and emerald rainforests that produce jungle-sized ferns and soft mossy floors, the islands off the west coast invite a sense of artistic whimsy and expression unlike anywhere else in the country. This fantastical bohemian shoot by Erin Wallis Photography takes place on Quadra Island and collects inspiration from the envrionment's vibrant palette and spectacular setting teeming with life. From oversized blown-glass jugs in sea-green and a pretty robin's egg blue boat, to the bride's bare feet on the tempting forest floor and greenery-infused florals, this scene cries out for a bride willing to let the island breezes whisper through her cascading tresses and ruffle her skirts with ease. Like a woodland fairy, this bride seems to tread lightly and emanate a sense of the ethereal.
I love the fresh inspiration and use of ideas that feel at home in this very natural spot. Nothing seems out of place or too contrived, and I think that's important when styling a wedding to suit a landscape; be it grand or humble, the designs and decor that define fine art wedding styling should complement rather than overtake a space. If you are a West Coast aficionado with a love of organic styling, you'll love this Coastal Winter Wedding shoot by Vancouver Island film photographer Adrian Michael.
Credits // Photography - Erin Wallis Photography / Venue + Event Coordinator - Gowlland Harbour Resort / Floral Design + Decor - Aspen Wild Valley Flowers and Special Event Decor / Gowns - Blush Bridal Boutique + Private Collection / Hair - Mandy Headquarters Hair Studio / Makeup - Ali at Indira Esthetics / Jewelry - Bekah-Anne //