I am absolutely in-love with the boho-chic beauty of this crochet style wedding dress provided by Auburn Vintage Clothier and photographed by devoncphotography in this ever-so-lovely boho chic orchard wedding shoot at 200 year-old Brantview Apples & Cider farm.
From the photographer
Brantview Apples and Cider has been a landmark in St. George, Ontario for decades. The venue features a beautiful 39 acres of fruit-bearing trees and a truly rustic aesthetic that other venues can only try to mimic.
Because of this and so much more, it was an exciting bit of news when they announced that as of 2016 they were entering the wedding game with a stunning family built pavilion! With this announcement came the attention of my good friend and local florist Brandy, from La Petite Fleur and myself (Devon Crowell Photography) as we have both been so heavily involved in everything wedding related in the small town of St. George for the last few years.
The first thought that came to mind was the need for a styled shoot to announce the grand opening of the facility. A few ideas were tossed around until the group, including the local dress shop Auburn Vintage Clothiers, landed on a boho themed inspiration with a dessert table to die for and seasonal bouquet featuring local crab apples picked on the day!
Another key part was to find our perfect bride and a dress that clearly stated how much of a hippie she was! After some time searching, we found the perfect model and had a selection of 5 dresses to choose from, all provided by Auburn Vintage Clothiers. Also, our team featured Keira of FAD Hair Design who has generously provided her touch to multiple inspirations this season!
We settled on a crochet style dress and determined that barefoot was essential in selling the boho style we were ultimately going for. One thing about a small town is that you can count on it having incredible baked goods! Brandy’s mom generously baked our entire sweets table with the exception of the apple cider, sangria, and donuts provided by the orchard itself. Wendi from C’est Cheese Please in Cambridge brought some of her best-aged cheddar to compliment the apple desserts, which shortly after fed the entire crew!
With weather conditions nothing short of perfect, the day began with the assembling of our sweets table, adding orchard related props like ladders, apple boxes, and antique milk cans as we saw fit. Once the dessert table was set-up and photographed, myself and our bride for the day headed out into the incredibly dense rows of apple trees and got to work! This portion of the day lasted until sunset, taking advantage of the golden hour light it provided.
We then headed to our dining table, settled nicely in between two rows of plump green and red apples and framed by two antique apple ladders. The table featured handmade stationery created by Heather at Red Bicycle Paper Co., along with our custom labeled apple cider sangria and pages of sheet music as our table linen!
This inspiration session was truly a highlight for me in 2015, and I’m confident that the entire team involved feels the same way! I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the launch of what could become one of the most highly sought after wedding destinations in Southern Ontario!
Thanks for stopping by!
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Photographer: devoncphotography | Floral Designer: La Petite Fleur, St. George ON | Dress Store: Auburn Vintage Clothier | Reception Venue: Brantview Apples & Cider | Specialty Foods: C’est Cheese Please! | Hair Stylist: FAD Hair Studio | Invitation Designer: Red Bicycle Paper Co. | Model: Angela Meinzinger | Submitted via Two Bright Lights