Back in early May, Alexandra from Blush & Bowties approached us to do a wedding styled shoot at District 28. She had gathered an amazing team of Toronto wedding vendors and wanted us on board to shoot some creative elements while documenting how it all came together. There were so many things we loved about the project from that first talk — the blending of industrial and ethereal elements, the incredible “white dome” room, and the simplicity of the concept, which would really let the spaces speak for themselves — so we set out to create a short piece that highlighted these elements while telling the story of the shoot itself.
Instead of putting together a montage of the completed sets and decorations or committing to a behind-the-scenes video, we integrated each approach into a film that paints a full picture of the entire process. We tease a few shots of the final set at the beginning (establishing the what and the where), and then we go straight back to the drawing board to see how everyone on the team made it happen (the how), and Alex’s narration explains the concept behind the entire shoot (the why).
The final product was the culmination of so many talented individuals’ work from Toronto and the west end, and as cinematographers, it was a dream to shoot in each space as it transformed.
A list of all the amazing people behind the magic below.
Planner, Designer, Calligraphy • Blush & Bowties Photographer • Artiese Studios Venue • District 28 Cakes • Amanda Foong Cakes Dress • LoversLand Dress Designer • Dan Jones Unbridaled Flowers • Coriander Girl Chairs/Linens • Simply Beautiful Decor Napkins, Runners, Ribbon • Silk and Willow Plates, Cutlery, Candlesticks, Goblets, Trays • Plate Occasions Hair and Makeup • Bespoke Beauty