Creative Direction and Styling: Birds & Honey Events | Florist: Akiko Floral Artistry | Wedding Dresses: Alvina Valenta and Hayley Paige via Delica Bridal | Hair: Katie Belland | Makeup: Amy Robertson | Rentals: Special Event Rentals | Stationery and Calligraphy: Cass Deller Design | Models: Spencer B of Mode Models and Merran Elizabeth
From Mona, stylist:
“I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it’s true I’m here, and I’m just as strange as you.”
? Frida Kahlo
Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderón, better known as Frida Kahlo has always been an inspiration to me. Frida, to me, was the epitome of a beautiful and “confident in all the right ways” kind of woman. Frida Kahlo was a “gem” in the truest and strongest sense of the word. Ever since I was a little girl I felt such a deep connection to her. Her eyes, her lips. I remember falling in love over and over again with her and her art. All those colours. All those colours and emotions she evoked. She was a revolutionary gal who liked to live in constant self expression, I believe this is most evident in her art, the way she dressed, and the way she carried herself. She basically never gave a damn what anyone thought of her. I have always wanted to pay tribute to this beautiful woman and I soon began dreaming of how I could bring all of those beautiful colors and emotions to life as wedding inspiration for those brides who were wanting a wedding that was both soft and powerful all at the same time.
Are you recently engaged and planning a wedding? Justine Milton, Calgary and Edmonton based destination wedding photographer is currently booking for 2015 & 2016 dates! We only take on a limited number of weddings each year to ensure we are giving each couple our absolute best! If you would like to chat with us about possibly photographing your wedding, get in touch with Justine here: e-mail me