all images by FO Photography
set in the home of edmonton artist Slavo Cech, this inspiration session celebrates the talent of a collection of edmonton wedding vendors as inspired by Cech’s unique metalwork. Slavo’s work was featured recently on CTV News (see the interview here), and is shown in various forms in this shoot: wrought iron with an ‘old-world’ feel throughout his home, paintings in various styles and themes, an abstract metal sculpture titled ‘Orange is the New Black’ on the coffee table, and a hand-hammered copper bowl, shown holding Choconut Bites by Tamiri Bites.
from FO Photography:
‘After seeing several of Slavo Cech’s wrought iron art works in and around Edmonton, we visited his residence to see some of his extensive and beautiful art. The works inspired us to create a wedding inspiration shoot that celebrates Slavo’s artistic talents, Meghan’s makeup skills, Maggie’s impeccable hair styling expertise & Afaf’s vegan wedding cakes and desserts. The resulting images show how life imitates art and vice versa; and showcases Edmonton’s beautiful autumnal fauna on its fall equinox day.’
we’re in love with this vintage-inspired purple finger waves by Maggie Torbeih of Hair Designs by Maggie. inspired by the Cech residence, Maggie sought to create an ‘elegant, chic, vintage and meticulous’ look with this fab 1940s updo. this look was perfectly complemented by the makeup artistry of Meghan McGuigan of MakeupandMeg. Meghan says that she used mostly neutral colors, considering the bold colours in the backdrop of the Cech residence, and paired that with winged eyes and contouring for this elegant and dramatic look.
Afaf Miri did double duty in this session, serving as both the model and the creator of the delicious dessert inspiration. Afaf’s business, Tamiri Bites creates healthy raw vegan desserts lovingly handmade with high quality natural ingredients. using raw, unprocessed and organic products as much as possible, all of the products made by Tamiri Bites are gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, refined sugar-free & all natural – which is great news for couples who have any dietary restrictions, but still want incredible dessert options for their wedding!
photography: FO Photography
hair: Hair Designs by Maggie
desserts: Tamiri Bites
model: Afaf Miri
art & location: Slavo Cech for Metal Urges; Cathy & Slavo Cech’s private residence
dress: Afaf’s own; Maggie Sottero Couture from Créations Vézina, Laval, Qc.
jewelry: Afaf’s own; Créations Vézina