Editorial Shoot

Bridgette Bar + Bridesmaids

Will You Be My Bride? 

I've been a bride and I've been a bridesmaid and one thing is for certain, having those you love around you and to be their to support a friend / family member you love is a heart felt honour. What I've seen that gets overlooked is how bridesmaids, when chosen with adequate thought, can be one of the most amazing roles of your friendship. Being a good bride and bridesmaid will leave either a sour taste or bring you closer for the rest of your lives. So, to pay homage to all those AMAZING bridesmaids out there, I did a shoot with them in mind. Here's to all the money you dolled out, all the hours you spent planning parties and showers, those dresses and shoes you had to try on and get approval of from the bride herself and to basically being free labor at times because you are the only people the bride really trusts, well maybe except her wedding planner she painstakingly picked out.

 

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Cheers!

Creative Team

Venue - Bridgette Bar

Floral Designer - Fall for Florals

Bridesmaids Dresses - Blush & Raven

Makeup & Hair - Top Knot Bride

Jewelry - Olive & Piper, Kate Spade

Models - Erin, Sanja & Emma

Bridal and Floral Editorial Shoot

Anthropolgie Inspired Bridal and Floral Shoot

Sometimes you just have to create something that your soul is trying to say.

 

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Creative Team

Florals - Always Sunny Floral Design

Sweets & Cake - Crave Cupcakes

Wedding Dresses - Laura George Designs

Ear rings - Kate Spade

Dishes & Bowls - Anthropolgie

Rug - West Elm

Makeup - Love and Colour

Stationary - Modern Pulp

Venue - Shawnessey Barn

Same Sex Wedding Editorial Shoot

One Love is the Best

To know love, to express your love and to know that you can have a partner that was created for you for all the days, shouldn't be for just some. It should be for everyone. It is fundamentally how human kind was created; to have a companion. As social beings, humans will forever seek connection. Its why so much is written about the human connection and love. We ALL need love.

This is why I am still shocked at why same sex marriages are still considered taboo in many places of the world. I am going to get very honest here. I love, love. I don't care what others think concerning this and that will never stop me from shouting from the rooftops that LOVE, IS LOVE. 

I'm still hear stories of how my fellow wedding industry folks receive emails from same sex couples asking if they are 'LGBQT friendly'. This is a question that shouldn't have to be asked if you serve in the wedding industry in my opinion. If you are good honest folks who love, love, come my way. I will do my utmost to capture your day with all I have because YOU ARE LOVE.

** Every vendor on this creative team, without hesitation, signed up to showcase just how beautiful same sex marriages are to us. **

We hope y'all love this shoot as much as we do. 

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Much Respect, 

Christy

 

Creative Team : 

Venue - The Nash & Off Cut Bar

Creative Director & Designer - Kismet & Clover, Jessica May

Floral Designer - Antheia Floral

Caterer - The Nash

Cake Designer - Bake My Day YYC

Stationary Designer - Bloom Invites

Vintage Decor - Orange Trunk Rentals

Dishes - Gathered Table Supply / Modern Luxe Rentals

Groom's Attire - Hudson Bay & H&M

Rocky Mountain Wedding Editorial Shoot

These Are A Few Of My Favourite Things

Every spring I am drawn back to my childhood memories of watching a Sound of Music with my grandma Duncan. She loved, loved, loved Juile Andrews and she loved the mountains and every spring we would watch the movie after our Easter church service. We would also watch it on rainy May days too! It was our thing. I find I am more and more like her as my days carry on. So of course, when I was asked to partake in a wedding inspiration shoot based on the love of the movie the Sound of Music, I was all in, no questions asked. 

Now for y'all brides-to-be out there, finding the right inspiration for your wedding is essential. I say this all the time, but I can't seem to say it enough, it must hold near and dear to your heart. It can be the most beautiful event ever but if your heart and your personality are not clearing seen and reflected in your whole day, its could have been just another person's wedding. 

What inspired Claudette Marie Events is her genuine love of Julie Andrews, the songs and love in the sound of music movie she too grew up watching and those majestic rocky mountains. Its simply about what it means to have beauty, grace, playfulness and to find your love. She is a hopeless romantic after all. 

So, when asked all of us vendors came together and made what I call one of the most beautiful mountain-scape wedding inspiration shoots I have ever done. And, as such, It has been featured in a few places already but alas, here are a few of my favourites shots from it. I hope you are inspired to make your wedding reflect what makes you happy because your wedding is all about sharing your love with all those who come to celebrate the two of y'all.

Enjoy!

 

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Creative Team

Wedding Planner & Designer - Claudette Marie Events

Floral Design - Always Sunny Floral Design

Stationary Design - Modern Pulp

Wedding Dress - The Bridal Boutique, Calgary

Flower Girl Attire - Stephanie Kids Clothing

Makeup - Jaimie Rankin Makeup Artistry

Hair - Top Knot Brides

Models - Kolby, Zoe & Jessica's May's Horse

Table - Cd Vintage Rentals

Misc. Decor & Styling - Claudette Hogan

Vintage Decor - Orange Trunk

 

 

Confetti Wedding Magazine Launch

Hello There Darling Couples

If you are here, I am yours. If you want me, I am waiting for your next move. You are my beat to my heart and together we complete each curve and groove as if we were made to fit the same mold. 

There is something to be said about two people who are just comfortable in each other's company. You know what I mean, they can tune out the world, just stay inside together on a rainy day and do nothing but watch movies, read books, talk for hours about nothing and let go of all the world's problems as long as they are together.

This shoot for the Confetti Wedding Magazine is what I think when I have this feeling on those days when you are so in love that only their breathing matches your heartbeat. I wanted to showcase how our ordinary lives are extraordinary, how couples don't have to be anyone else than themselves and how boudoir doesn't have to be overdone or boring. It can be simply authentic and beautiful.

Much Respect Folks

 

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Creative Team

Makeup - Trena Laine Makeup

Hair Styling - Hammerheadz Salon

Clothing - Knickers - n - Lace & Ed Williams

Vintage Bed & Side Carte - Orange Trunk Rentals & Styling

Concept & Decor - Christy D Swanberg, Hello There Darling

Venue - The Hudson, The Guild

Inspiration for Shoot - Luca Fogale, Shelter. See below.

Southern California Beach Editorial Wedding Shoot

Follow Your Heart Wherever It May Take You

When I close my eyes I see sun kissed skin, I can smell the salty air from the coast-line, and it is a place where I go to let go of all my worries. The beachside is where so many go to elope, get married and to just surf the waves to reconnect to all that is important. 

I wanted to do a shoot based on my love of the beach, the beautiful California sunsets, timeless fashion, and unsurprising beauty. When I also asked many of my Canadian friends and family where they would elope to, they almost always said California. 

Creative A-Team : 

 Dress - Adorn Boutique

Flowers - Rooted Florals

Model - Reanne Eisler

Hair - Pure Blow Out Bar

Stationary - Bloom Invites

Decore - Tile (Floor Store Encinitas)

Accessories - BHLDN