Rodney’s Oyster House in downtown Calgary is the perfect venue to capture all things nautical in this wedding style shoot. With beautiful natural light, this old brick building has the perfect nautical setting of vintage bottles, shells, rope and assortment of lobster and crab aquariums. Rodney’s has beautiful rustic wooden tables, washed white ceilings and crisp lighting, perfect for any occasion.
With this style shoot Megan Sawchuk and I wanted to keep the look clean and natural,relying on the natural beauty of the venue. We blended navy and turquoise accents with the linens and stationery. For the table centerpiece we wanted the table runners and vintage fishnet to represent water as it flowed on the table. Shells, bottles and rustic glass candle holders were threaded over the fishnet to create a fun, nautical ambiance.
Oyster shells were used as place cards, the names written in gold pen. The stationery carried through glass bottle and shell images with soft fonts. Opal Shimmer cardstock was used for most printed pieces, the shine of the paper similar to pearls. The invitations set, menu, program and thank you cards completed the look for attending guests. The invitations incorporated soft grey tones and rustic twine to help capture a nautical style. The design is soft and romantic, with a modern flair.
A table board is also a must at any wedding, cards clipped to a crisp frame help guide guests to their seats. A bar menu was designed as a fun way of incorporating the Bride and Grooms favourite cocktails. The cake was three tiers of ocean blue, pearls and wooden boat wheel. A great addition to the theme of this wedding.
Thanks for everyone involved in this style shoot, it was so much fun!
Megan Sawchuk Weddings: (I/F) @megansawchukweddings
Laura Barclay Photography: (I/F) laurabarclayphotography
Paper Panache: (I) paper.panache (F) Paper Panache Invitation & Design Ltd
Cake by Sarah Jane: (I) cake.sarahjane (F) @cakebysarahjane
Black Earth Floral: (I) @blackearthfloral (F) @BlackEarthFloralGallery
Chair Flair: (I) @chairflair (F) Chair Flair Linen Rentals and Wedding Decor
Rodney’s Oyster House: (I) rodneyscalgary (F) @RodneysCalgary