Lord of the Ring E-Session
I am so excited to share with you a styled engagement shoot that I had coordinated and styled at the Kortright Centre. Thank you Style Me Pretty for the feature and write up on Mei-Yan and Chris’ engagement session!
When Mei-Yan and Chris first met with Sandy, they shared with her their love for Lord of the Rings. They even dreamt of a Lord of the Rings themed wedding but dismissed the idea because it would have been over their budget. With this in mind, when it came time to planning their engagement photo shoot, we decided to fulfil their dreams.
As homework, Sandy and I got together and watched All THREE Lord of The Rings movies! The extended version too! We took elements from the movie that encompassed romance and fantasy to create our interpretation of an enchanted forest. We wanted the shoot to carry a fantasy feel, something like Lord of the Rings, but not too literal. From the movie, we also borrowed a quote that makes my heart flutter each time I read it: “I would rather share one Lifetime with you than face all the Ages of this world alone”.
We knew Kortright Centre for Conservation would be a perfect location for our enchanted forest because of their lush greenery. We found the perfect spot with tall pine trees that stretched for more than a quarter mile. We could not have asked for a more perfect backdrop.
The shoot was designed to be fresh, romantic, and earthy. The colour palette for this shoot was based on the couple’s wedding colours; blush pinks, greys, and purples. Coquette Studios did a phenomenal job with the florals, creating a beautiful curtain of purple orchids and light purple alstroemeria that hung from the trees. A beautiful acrylic chandelier was brought in from J Company Designs, garnished with pink peonies, spray roses and spirea greensand asparagus fern, adding that touch of romance. To keep the Lord of the Rings theme going, without it being too literal with elves and hobbits, we added crystal potion bottles, old books, and replica Lord of the Rings jewelry! I am in love with the Elven necklace that Arwen wore in the movie. Wearing a romantic flowing gown with long loosely curled locks decorated with a beautiful floral crown, Mei-Yan looked stunning next to her handsome beau in a grey suit jacket and navy trousers.
(“The Ring” is Groom’s own)