Lavender Regency Romance

Lavender dreams and regency romance come together for this beautiful inspiration from Baillie-David & Co. captured by Junophoto. With the softest of pale purples paired with cream, this shoot is perfect for a springtime wedding.

My original inspiration for our Regency Romance shoot at Harding Waterfront Estate in Toronto, Ontario, came from the idea of paying homage to everything that inspires me as a wedding planner and designer. Coming from a background in English Literature, I am deeply inspired by old-world traditions, classic literature, fine art, history, and nature. I knew I wanted to create a one-of-a-kind inspiration shoot that harmonized all of these elements. Because I had such a specific vision, I knew I couldn’t just pick any old venue. So when I first laid eyes on Harding Estate, I knew it was the perfect setting. It reminded me of a luxurious English estate and the property itself was brimming with life.

My goal for this shoot was to juxtapose two opposing elements: soft and wild, while still maintaining a cohesive aesthetic. I am all about balance in my designs and love playing with varying textures and elements. The soft and beautiful side of nature is represented by the delicate lavender colour palette, the fluffiness of the peonies in the floral arrangements and handmade paper stationery suite. The wild and untamed side of nature is represented by the model’s fiery red hair, the wild “ocean” view as well as the florals themselves. We also incorporated a vintage wicker flower gathering basket to represent this kind of storybook idea of a young beautiful girl collecting wildflowers in the forest. I also wanted to capture a scene of the heroine reading a book using French Provincial-style lounge furniture. Styled romantically with flowers, the lounge represents a drawing-room. Short for “withdrawing room”, the drawing-room was where ladies in the Regency era would “withdraw” after a meal to converse, read, draw or play music.

Photography: Junophoto | Venue: Harding Waterfront Estate | Planning: Baillie-David & Co. | Floral: Evyrose Design Co. | Stationery: Cody Calligraphy | Videography: Wild + Free Films | Cake: Sweet Avenue Cakery | Rentals: Special Event Rentals Burlington | Tableware: Table Love Decor | Beauty: Vibrant Beauty | Model Agency: BNM Models | Dress: Catherine Langlois | Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes | Submitted via: Matchology