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50s Nostalgia Shoot – Ashley & Scott

50s Nostalgia Shoot – Ashley & Scott
August 9, 2012 Haley Shandro

We recently had the pleasure of working again with Kristina from Event Planning Headquarters on a shoot that we conceptualized with her.  I can’t remember whose idea was what exactly, but somehow it all came together – an authentic 50s styled shoot with a real couple in a house under construction.  It’s very symbolic, so many of our couples go through the process of moving into their first house shortly before or after their wedding, and I also love the idea of incorporating items from your ancestry into your wedding.  Any bride can do it!  When I photographed Ashley & Scott’s engagement photos (which we incorporated into the shoot), I knew that they were the perfect couple for this shoot.  Their classic good looks worked well with the conservative vintage style of this shoot. We really appreciate them driving up from Calgary for us!

And…we’re so excited that this shoot was featured on Wedding Chicks!  This amazing blog has awesome tips and DIY information for brides who want to style a unique wedding.

Fabulous vendors involved in this shoot:

Design: Kristina McAnally of Event Planning Headquarters and Haley and Michael Shandro of Shandro Photo
Photography: Shandro Photo
Linens, furniture, tableware: Special Event Rentals
Makeup & Hair: Astrid Woodard of Eclectica Beauty Studio
Bridal Gown: Delica Bridal
Peach dress: Vintage – made by Haley’s Grandma
Florals: faBLOOMosity
Groom’s Attire: Derks Formals
Jewelry & Accessories: Vintage – courtesy of Haley’s Grandma and Kristina’s Nana
Turkey Dinner: Michael Shandro & Kristina McAnally

A couple of really cool touches – the peach dress was made by my (Haley’s) Grandma, and she wore it in the 40s – I have photos of her in it! The alcohol in the bar is real vintage alcohol – it’s amazing what we found in my grandma’s basement! The mens hat, chandelier, and pill box hats are all from my grandma. If I were planning a wedding today, I would love to try to incorporate family heirlooms into my wedding. It was really cool going through the process of looking through her house and hearing stories about all of the things we were borrowing.

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