A snow covered, fall themed elopement

I don't need to tell anyone reading this how challenging and tricky 2020 was. For me nothing much changed in my personal life, I'm quite the homebody, but professionally here at Compass Rose, the world turned upside down. We went from a full staff and full calendar to a skeleton crew and about half as many weddings as normal. While that brought on all sorts of different obstacles one of the really amazing thing it brought was more styled shoots! I love wedding pictures and photos of our arrangements so when we weren't going to be getting as many I said yes to every styled shoot I could. 

When Kelly from In Love and Adventure first reached out to me the slow wedding season had just started but my creative juices were still flowing! I immediately said I was interested in collaborating and it was a match made in heaven from the start. Kelly and I had a virtual design consultation to go over what the bouquet and boutonniere would look like and she was super excited about what I put together. I had been secretly dying to do a hand tied bouquet that fanned out to the sides so when I got the inspiration for the shoot I knew this would be the one to do it for! 

Our faux flowers ended up being perfect for Nicole and Cameron's February 18 elopement. There was fresh snow for them to snowshoe through and a light dusting fell as they said their vows. Other flowers may have wilted or been impacted by the cold, but not ours! One downfall to running a faux flower florist is I don't always get to be on site for these events. It is super convenient to have the clients or vendors pick up the flowers and drop them off, but I had to wait to get the gallery back to see how it all looked on the big day! Let me tell you, ALL of my expectations were blown out of the water! 

Katie Grace Lettering provided the most beautiful "Just Married" signs that were the right amount of rustic to fit the theme of our flowers while also being incredibly elegant to match Nicole's Lulu's bridal gown. 

Tasha Rae Designs worked her magic by creating some amazing stationary that made me with Nicole and Cameron had a full on wedding (thanks COVID) so more people could receive the amazing invitations she created! 

Kelly perfectly captured just how stunning Nicole's hair and makeup were done by Rollers and Rouge. Not a hair out of place and when your eye makeup matches your bouquet, nothing can go wrong! 
By far the saddest part of not being on site for this romantic and spectacular day was missing out on The Dessert Stand's wedding cake push pops which still make my mouth water when I look at them! 

Outstanding Vendor Team:

Planning, Design, and Photography: In Love and Adventure 

Hair and Makeup: Rollers and Rogue 

Elopement Announcements and Vow Cards: Tasha Rae Designs 

Handmade "Just Married" signs: Katie Grace Lettering 

Wedding Cake Push Pops: The Dessert Stand