Tropical Empress Wedding at Bengal Lounge will fill you with inspiration. Coral and pink blooms are strewn across the raspberry linens and guest cakes grace each lovely table setting. Tropical plants. orchids and protea are covered in dappled sunlight as the bridal couple admire the suspended wedding cake. This shoot included two couples and we are so pleased that we can finally have one of the couples’ on our blog! The second couple is featured on Equally Wed and had the honor to be showcased on the first day of LGBTQ month! Congrats to award winning photographer KGOODPhoto and all the creative people involved and to our wonderful models – Kimberley, Ashley, Mel and Alex.
We love the tropical empress wedding details in this inspiration shoot. The Bengal Lounge is a special venue space within the updated Fairmont Empress on Vancouver Island. Rich, carved wood walls and ceilings showcase the classic wedding mood but the designers of this inspiration surprised with bright colours and modern details.
The suspended wedding cake is covered in a modern icing in colours which reflect the table settings, floral and desserts. Creating a harmonious palette in this venue space draws the eye towards the architectural treasures such as the fireplace and high windows. The window seats are not forgotten as they are lined with candles and framed by palms.
The bride and groom are a mood all by themselves! Sparkles and lace adorn the low backed gown while the groom sports a classic suit and tie. The boutonniere, on the other hand, was a trendy ‘in the pocket’ collection of floral. We are in love with the bouquets (a hoop + classic cascading) and boutonniere. The back features on the gown showcase the bride’s tattoo with the covered buttons seemingly continuing on in the same line.
For more work by Party Mood and Brown’s the Florist visit this outdoor wedding!
The tables are works of art! First, a sweetheart table for the bride and groom including velvet chairs. The couple gets their own area in front of the century fireplace and their table is covered in raspberry linen. It features floral design on the edge and down the front of the table. Second, a guest table featuring a tower of flowers in the center with floral winding it’s way across the tables and over the ends. Place settings include individual cakes on each plate, colourful name cards and crystal glasses.
Planning/Design: Sublime Celebrations | Photography: KGOODPhoto | Jewelry: Emma Glover Design | Rentals: Party Mood | MUA: Artistry by Alexa | Hair: Sofia Pastro of Life of Hair | Gowns: Shades of White Bridal | Cake/Desserts: Allison Shelrud Cake Design | Paper Suite: Tickle Tree Stationery + Design | Floral Design: Brown’s the Florist | Menswear: Moore’s Clothing for Men
Be sure to visit Equally Wed where this shoot was featured on the first day of LGBTQ month last year! Thank you to models Kimberley, Ashley, Alex and Mel…