The Chronicles of Narnia is an incredibly beautiful series, full of symbolism and portraits of unconditional love. The second book, The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe was the inspiratation for this shoot.
We would like to thank Rosalyn of Kāke Studio Bakery for sharing this stunning session with us.
Her beautiful cakes and creative concept made this session a reality with the help of Hilary Knegt Photography and other incredible Barrie, Ontario wedding professionals. (Don’t forget to source all the vendors at the bottom of the post!)
This stylized session is an inspiration for the bride and groom who want to think beyond traditional colour themes, while incorporating that meaningful and unique element which defines them as a couple – whether an activity they enjoy, a hobby they share, or a literary inspiration.
Shot in Midhurst (a small village just outside of Barrie, Ontario), the purity of an untouched forest in winter provided the stunning backdrop for this day. All aspects of the shoot point back to the book; from the lampost along a path, an antique wardrobe, to a stone lion in one of the vignettes and our model, Brenna, wearing a stunning vintage fur coat.
Even the entire menu and sweet table was a nod to the book – sugar topped cake, lumps of sugar, and Turkish Delight are straight from the pages, the naked red velvet cake wrapped in chocolate Italian meringue buttercream icing (and topped with a completely edible chocolate pinecone) hints at the forest itself, and the main cake represents the Pevensie childrens’ ultimate placement of royalty in Narnia.
The overall colour palette came from antique, material covered books – deep reds, greens, navy and brown.
We love all of the meaningful details, which provide an enchanting and memorable experience for guests, and a special, fulfilling day for the bride and groom.
“The vignettes completely did transport you to another world. In between set-ups, I was walking along a path, and stopped and did a double take – Brenna (our model) was all by herself, standing beside the blue velvet sofa, just waiting for her next shot. For a moment I completely forget who she was, and what we were doing – it truly felt like I had stumbled upon this surreal moment in the middle of the woods.” Rosalyn, sharing her experience with us.