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Cover Shoot for The Wedding Ring Magazine

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Elate was the featured makeup brand behind the Fall/Winter cover shoot for The Wedding Ring magazine here on Vancouver island. The entire shoot was planned around the love of Lacey and Jordan, our bride and groom. I met Lacey, a talented hairstylist, on another shoot a few years ago. Her boyfriend Jordan is a tattoo artist on Vancouver Island, and Lacey is adorned with tattoos, many of which have been done by Jordan. Both Lacey and Jordan are creative, passionate, and inspired. Through adventures and travels it seems they become closer and closer each day. The whole shoot was filled with love and laughter, just as though Lacey and Jordan had read their vows for real. To inject the true emotion you find on your wedding day the bride and groom choose their best friends to be in their bridal parties.
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Lacey has been a vegan since she was a teenager, we will be featuring her vegan story on a blog post next week. As a vegan, clean, and cruelty free cosmetic company, Elate was the perfect match for our vegan models! The girls wore robes while they had their hair and make-up done at The Parkside Hotel and Spa in Victoria BC. Elate founder and make-up artist Melodie gave the girls a natural glow with the Elate Cosmetics Summer Collection. Lacey styled each of model's hair, including her own. Once the hair and make-up was completed we went across to St. Ann’s Academy. During the ‘ceremony’ Jordan read Lacey a love letter. There wasn't a dry eye around. Their love is truly that of storybooks. The remainder of the shoot included a teepee, waffle cake, piñata, hula hoops, a hawk, motorcycle, cotton candy, drinks, and the most decadent reception table we have ever seen.
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It was a day full of love and magic.
Photographer: Christina Craft (
Venue: St. Ann's Academy (
Shoot Design: Teresa Brenay & Anne Pollock of Party Mood (
Bridal Gown: Available at Kleinfeld Bridal Boutique Canada ( & Shades of White Bridal (
Décor: Party Mood (
Cake: Party Mood (
Bridesmaid: Shades of White Bridal (
Shoes: Emmy London and Hudson's Bay (
Menswear: Hudson's Bay (
Make-up: Melodie Reynolds for Elate Clean Cosmetics (
Hair: Lacey Iris
Jewellery: Designs by Twyla
Catering: Toque Catering (
Bird: Pacific Northwest Raptors (
Wine: Unsworth Vineyards (
Floral Designer: Brown's The Florist (


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