Love & Family

Cristina & Court  |  September 8th  |  British Columbia, Canada

From the photographer, Carmen Adams of FRESH:
Cristina and Court’s wedding of apple green, cantaloupe, and ivory included many personal details and nods to their cultural heritage. The mother-of-the-bride’s lace was lovingly sewn into the hem of Cristina’s gown.  She also paid homage to her mother’s Filippino heritage with the veil & cord ritual – symbolizing the joining of the couple – and the coin ritual (aka Arras) – symbolizing blessings on the marriage.  St. Anthony’s was the chosen ceremony location for the Catholic couple who appreciate its’ simple beauty. Their reception at The Colombo was chosen based on its historic significance in the Italian community and its personal history, being the site of the groom’s parents’ wedding decades prior. These are just the kind of people that Cristina and Court are. The kind that regard each other, their family and their in-laws with respect and honor. They are definitely a couple who prioritize marriage over wedding.

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Style Shoot: Taxidermy Wedding

Today’s bridal shoot incorporates taxidermy, vintage dresses, installation art and lots of vintage props with an autumn color palette.

The Story:
Three wishful brides with divergent lives and paths, reflected by their blonde, brunette and auburn hair – have met circumstantially at an abandoned home. Their hearts, in a similar state – neglected but not yet abandoned – are bound by common hope and longing to meet their beloved, their Sparrow. The word “sparrow” being a Native American symbol of desire and fertility.

{LOVE this!}  From the Artists:
We’re mostly creatives from a small mountain town, fighting boredom in the off-season.

From the Photographer, FRESH:
It’s a personal goal to challenge myself creatively, technically and professionally on a regular basis.  Stepping out of my comfort into an explosion of autumn color and shadow has, I think, pushed all of us artists in a positive direction.  For it is usually when we step out – in faith, out of the box, off the cliff – that one’s potential is reached. View the Behind the Scenes video.

Concept, Styling, Photography:  FRESH Photography
Hair Stylist:  Shine Salon  // Cake:  Sweet Dreams Cakery  // Cinematography: Ben Olsen  //  Mixed Media Artist: Joey Conundrum  //  Makeup:  Makeup by Emily Kjelshus  //  Models: Lisa Frisk, Sam Zielsdorf, Tamer Vockeroth  //  Set Furnishings: Trail’s Treasure Chest