March 26, 2013Wedding Venues in Kingston Ontario | Spindle Tree GardensPosted in Let Them Eat Cake,Weddings

Happy Tuesday,

As you may have seen Winding Violets styled and photographed a wedding editorial for Kingston Life Weddings Magazine. One of our photos even made the cover. How cool is that? As I understand, this was also the best selling issue to date. And we have two lovely, driven, and forward thinking people to thank for that, the former Editor of Kingston Life Weddings Jane Deacon & current Art Director Wendy Treverton. We would also like to express a special thank you to Susan Meisner & Tom Brown the owners and architects of the finest of all Wedding Venues in Kingston Ontario, Spindle Tree Gardens. And who can forget our wonderful models Lisa & Luke Heney aka Lily & Archibald. Thank you both for playing a “key” role in this shoot. Four years ago Melissa and I were married in this very spot, we hope you love looking at it as much as we do. Featured below is the cover of Kingston Life Weddings 2013.

Kingston Wedding Venues

So what does it mean to stylize and editorial anyway? Basically stylizing means that you are in charge of the editorial concept: the who, what, where, when, and why. If Winding Violets was going to plan a wedding, this is what it would look like. When we were coming up with our concept I came across a copy of Frances Burrnett’s classic novel, “The Secret Garden.” I spent a few dewy summer mornings sitting in my backyard drinking coffee and taking in Burrnett’s tale. I was immediately struck by the idea of a forgotten and hidden garden, a sanctuary, a lost paradise…a secret garden wedding. After sharing my vision with Melissa, she immediately suggested we shoot at one of the most beautiful Wedding Venues in Kingston Ontario, Spindle Tree Gardens. For weeks we sourced tea cups, antique keys and locks, tables, typewriters (what the novel would have been written on), the suit, and of course that gorgeous Ines DiSanto couture gown: the Lissome. The idea was to tie in as many artifacts from the novel into the stylizing of the wedding. The result, a “Secret Garden Wedding.”

Bon Appétit,

The Violets

Ines DiSanto Lissome | Photograph by Winding Violets Everlovin' Press letter press escort cards | photograph by Winding Violets Ines DiSanto Lissome | Photograph by Winding Violets Ines DiSanto Lissome 2013 | Photograph by Winding Violets Badgley Mischka Wedding Shoes | Photograph by Winding Violets L.S.P. Designs | Kingston Florist | Photograph by Winding Violets Ines DiSanto Lissome 2013 | Photography by Winding Violets Kingston Wedding Venue | Spindle Tree Gardens | Photograph by Winding Violets Ines DiSanto Lissome 2013 | Photograph by Winding Violets Ines DiSanto Lissome 2013 | Photograph by Winding Violets Garden Wedding Cake | Photograph by Winding Violets L.S.P. Designs | Kingston Florist | Photograph by Winding Violets Everlovin' Press | Letterpress Menu Wedding | Photograph by Winding Violets Everlovin' Press | Typewriter Guestbook | Photograph by Winding Violets L.S.P Designs | Kingston Florist | Photographs by Winding Violets Ines DiSanto Lissome 2013 | | Photograph by Winding Violets Spindle Tree Gardens | Kingston Wedding Venues | Photograph by Winding Violets Spindle Tree Gardens | Kingston Wedding Venues | Photograph by Winding Violets Kingston Wedding Venues | Spindle Tree Gardens | Photograph by Winding Violets

 

 

All in the Details: Published by Kingston Life Weddings Magazine, Wedding Venues in Kingston Ontario – Spindle Tree Gardens, Lissome gown contributed by Ines DiSanto, men’s suit contributed by Chris James, all floral arrangements & chair swags by L.S.P. Designs, All stationary (invites, escort cards, guest book, & menus) designed and pressed by Everlovin’ Press, Badgley Mischka shoes contributed by Cybil Scott, Cake design by Rebekah Jeffries, Earrings contributed by Sterling, hair by Liz Amorim at Echo, Make-up by Jazlyn Stoness.

Ashley These pictures and the wedding set up are completely elegant charming and enchanting beautiful photos beautiful wedding setting! this is stunning and it made me feel swept away when I looked at them wow ! is all I can say! {March 28, 2013, 02:01pm}
TheViolets Thank you Ashley, that is a lovely compliment. We really wanted to create something inspirational and aspirational. I'm glad you are inspired Ashley. Have a wonderful day! {March 28, 2013, 02:18pm}
Jocelyn This is breathe taking!! exactly how I invision our special day to be 05/15/15!! {February 07, 2014, 12:56pm}

Wedding Venues in Kingston Ontario | Spindle Tree Gardens | March 26, 2013

March 19, 2013Lovebird Bridal Boutique | Wedding Dress Shops in Kingston, OntarioPosted in Events,Weddings

Bonjour mon ami,

And happy Tuesday. Spring is in the air, even though there is 6 inches of snow on the ground. And you know what that means…another wedding season is upon us. This year we are starting the season off with something special. As many of you may already know, a new wedding dress shop opened up in the neighbourhood. Michelle Pilon is the owner of a stunning little wedding dress boutique in downtown, Kingston. Yep you guessed it, Lovebird Bridal Boutique. Winding Violets and Lovebird Bridal Boutique are teaming up for the first time ever. On Saturday March 23rd, meet us down at Lovebird to receive a beautiful photograph of your engagement ring to show off on Facebook – compliments of Winding Violets and Lovebird. This is our way of welcoming Michelle to the neighborhood, so please show your support and come on down. Even if he hasn’t “put a ring on it.”

LovebirdRingSpectacular(blog)

 

In the meantime here are a few bridal portraits that we made in Lovebird Bridal Boutique last week. These photos show case a few of the dresses Michelle currently carries, but there are many more to try on I assure you.  A big thanks to our model Sarah Trottier. This shoot was initally intended as a “screen test” for an upcoming editorial we are styling and shooting. But the photographs turned out too nicely not to share. Hope you enjoy. We’ll see you on Saturday, March 23rd at Lovebird Bridal Boutique – 172 Ontario Street. We’ll be shooting from 10am – 4pm.

Bon Appétit,

The Violets

 

Lovebird Bridal Boutique One

Lovebird Bridal Boutique Two

Lovebird Bridal Boutique Three

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Lovebird Bridal Eight

Lovebird Bridal Boutique Seven

Lovebird Bridal Boutique | Wedding Dress Shops in Kingston, Ontario | March 19, 2013