The Open Trunk Workshop

Behind the Scenes at the Open Trunk Workshop

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!

Lovesky Design Inc & Debbie Wong Design styling a stationary suite for us to photograph. It was interesting to learn about the different textures and styles of stationary!

Stacey Foley from Joy Wed blog (and JoyFoley weddings) masterfully arranging the tablescape. 

The Creative Team that contributed to make this day awesome!

Workshop Host: Orange Trunk Vintage Styling & Rentals

Venue: The Commons, Calgary

Gown: Durand Bridal

Menswear: Derks Formals Calgary Location

Stationary: Lovesky Design Inc & Debbie Wong Design

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

Print Publisher: Lynn Fletcher Weddings, Calgary Bride

Social Media: Lace Brick Design

Models: Amanda Greene & Shawn McIntyre



  1. oh Kaycee….I love this so much! Thank you a million times over for such a lovely post about our workshop! Great photos!!!! xo

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