A couple of months ago I caught some buzz about a styled wedding workshop, that would be hosted by Orange Trunk Vintage Styling and Rentals. It was fun & out-of-the-box to meet other vendors in the industry– shake hands (okay– hugs) and share ideas. The morning was spent with informational speakers sharing their insight on topics such as social media, print publishing and submitting to online blogs. Then the rest of the afternoon was dedicated to breakout sessions: we were split up into groups and traveled around from station to station, asking questions and watching our vendors do the work. It gave me a fresh perspective when a lot of the vendors (makeup artists, florals, bakers, stationers) mentioned that they hardly ever got professional photos after a wedding, to share on social media and add to their portfolio. I think as photographers, we need to give back to the vendors that make our job considerably easier by giving us pretty things to photograph!
It was a treat to see my girls again and put the faces to the names of some incredibly talented folks that have been coming into my social media lately!! Heather was a wonderful host and created a hashtag for us to use for the day #theopentrunkYYC. Thankyou so much to all of the vendors that worked so hard to put on this event!! I am so full of gratitude! Stay tuned for more!
Katie Kerr putting the finishing touches on Shawn’s hair.
The beautiful chandeliers at the Commons YYC!
Heather from Orange Trunk Vintage Rentals & Styling brought an arsenal of chairs from her personal collection. Comfy & functional!
Chelsea from Fern & Frond sharing some insight.
My friend Chloe from Chloe Buie Photography adjusting Shawns suit!
Stacey Foley from Joy Wed blog (and JoyFoley weddings) masterfully arranging the tablescape.
Workshop Host: Orange Trunk Vintage Styling & Rentals
Venue: The Commons, Calgary
Gown: Durand Bridal
Menswear: Derks Formals Calgary Location
Hair & Makeup: Katie Kerr
Cakes & Cookies: Cake Bake Shoppe Inc.
Florals: Fern & Frond
Photography: Gingersnap Photography
Caterer & Rentals: Great Events Catering
Flower Wall: Bloom Screens
Online Publisher: Joy Wed
Table Scape: JoyFoley Weddings
Social Media: Lace Brick Design
Models: Amanda Greene & Shawn McIntyre