When conceptualizing this styled shoot, Katie McCall (previous owner of Two Wild Seeds Baking Company & Chapel member) wanted to celebrate the Chapel on the Green’s rich history by highlighting its unique architectural features — inside and out. With florist Jen Turriff (The Local Petaler) and photographer Alex Cantemir on board, magic began to organically unfold …
The Chapel was the perfect backdrop to showcase Jen’s pastel-inspired, romantic palette and stunning floral arches. While initial thoughts of classic white blooms and greens came to Katie’s mind, Jen suggested a pop of color. Amidst soft pinks, she wove in warm toffee roses to complement the Chapel’s stained-glass windows, rich woodwork, sage green settee and crisp white exterior.
Alex effortlessly captured the historical beauty of the Chapel, as well as the intimacy between the bride and groom (and real-life married couple), Tanya and Austin. Hair and makeup artist, Colleen Murphy, (Shear Salon, Yorkville, IL.) kept the bride’s hair soft and simple with a low up-do, and her makeup natural and dewy, not to distract from the stunning lace gown by Essense of Australia.
Without a cloud in sight, warm sunlight filtered through the glass windows of the Chapel’s sanctuary, creating an ethereal and inviting ambiance. A raspberry-buttercream cake came to life with plush blossoms, and heirloom, gold-rimmed stemware gave a glimmer into the past.
Outside, the bride’s veil danced in the breeze as the couple embraced between the modern floral arches, perfectly framing the Chapel’s historic entryway, bringing the shoot’s “old-meets-new” vision full circle.