We truly let our wildest creative dreams set sail with this shoot. Our canvas: Horseshoe Bay, home of the BC Ferries terminal, is a small town in the western part of the North Shore. This town deeply inspired our “Sunset in San Tropez” theme. With views of the majestic mountains, calming waters, and the marina as our backdrop, I felt it fit our theme just perfectly.
Drawing from the bright colours found in the vibrant San Tropez scenery and lifestyle, I curated the following elements to round out the theme:
- The Trilojay Event Band added a bit of “fun” to our shoot
- Our modern take on a tablescape: We made sure to have only the freshest, most colourful blooms which made for the perfect accent over a white “leaf” design linen. Plus, the dock was slipcovered with a contemporary rug
- Ghost chairs with back imprint signage and amazingly gorgeous modern chic stationery suite, menu, name cards added to the Tablescape and Cake Table. The Cake Table vignette accented with various throw pillows to add details.
- The cake was designed in an almost sea-feel, to add details and depth.
- The Lazy Gourmet catering service was anything but lazy. They supplied thematic food offerings; the sea and land inspired each entree made with care by Chef John.
- The white dining ware was brought to life through plates that I had painted and designed, adding uniqueness, a touch of colour and whimsy to the otherwise vanilla dishes
- Our model wore two different looks for this shoot to authentically capture the San Tropez aesthetic. First, the white with the silver dress paired well with a scarf headpiece. The look we felt was genuine to a San Tropez look rather than having a traditional veil.
- Hair and MUA were inspired by a high-end fashion look–chic and sleek, while keeping things light-hearted yet approachable
- The jewelry designed by Elsa Corsi added bling and luxe while, at the same time, helped create a carefree and effortless look
- Last but not least, the sailboat. I believe this was the icing on the cake to help us achieve our staged Sunset in San Tropez