We believe that this shoot is on point and on-trend for those “micro-weddings” and intimate elopements that have dynamically changed our wedding and event industry.-Wendy Lee, WPICC of Asian Fusion Weddings
This is such a wonderful concept. It showcases three different variations of couples at the same winter wedding venue to show different perspectives and the highlights of each.
WPIC Inc. – What was the inspiration for this style shoot?
Wendy – I was really inspired by the actual Ice Castle structure itself.
It’s not every day that you can see something this magnificent! Being
the only non-local Edmonton team member, I had to fly there to see it in
person. It’s truly a remarkable man-made wonder. If you ever had a
chance to see it in person, you must see it in both day light and then
at night because the view is completely different.
This styled shoot was scheduled after the release of the Disney Frozen II
movie. It tells the tale of a more grown-up version of the two sisters
in a wintery setting. The colour palette in the various movie scenes
enhanced the progression of time and became the colour foundation for
our shoot – magenta, burnt coral oranges, periwinkle blues and rose gold
Although the ice castle doesn’t typically host weddings, our team wanted
to showcase how a unique setting can be transformed into a stunning
wedding location. Backyards can be a lot of fun too, but when there are
so many other venue options to select from – why limit micro-weddings to
WPIC Inc.- What is the one key piece of advice that you can offer to
couples during this COVID pandemic?
Wendy – Given the global COVID pandemic – brides, grooms and their
families have been grappling with additional wedding planning stress.
This additional worry can only add to an already stressful process.
Government rules, bylaws and regulations seem to change on a day to day
basis. This can make planning a wedding a bit more challenging to
One key piece of advice – Breathe and Grieve. It may sound strange to
“grieve”, but many times we don’t acknowledge the sadness that we may
feel when we’re so seemingly helpless during this pandemic. Many
couples’ desires and dreams for their amazing wedding event have been
blown away in 2020. Recognizing this loss is something that couples can
grow stronger together as they work through the changes as a united
If you are fatigued and tired of making numerous changes, and worried
that you might have forgotten some vital details – turn to your wedding
professionals. We all here ready to provide you with support. We want
to do all we can, so that you will have a magical wedding day.
WPIC Inc. – What is some advice that you can offer to couples looking to
design their own event?
Wendy – For those that do not want to postpone another year, your vision
of your wedding may need to be slightly adjusted. Be open to your
vendors suggestions and recommendations because they want you to have
the perfect celebrations too. Your wedding can still be visually
stunning and have all the pretty details that you could ever imagine.
Be flexible – Your floral designer may not be able to access certain
blooms at this time, so be open to substitutions. Your designer will
still ensure that your arrangements are spectacular. His or her
invaluable input is essential if you want fresh blooms. S/he can advise
what can be obtained locally versus what might be difficult to source
from out of the country.
Special delivery – If you want guests that cannot attend in person to
have something special from your intimate event, how about discussing
with your cake designer the array of decent treats that s/he can create
that would be feasible to mail in a wonderful wedding package? There
are many items that can be sent via courier or mail services.
Enhance your stationery options – For your stationery, there is no
reason why you cannot still have pretty paper and exquisite design
details that express your styles and personalities. The quantities may
be less, but you don’t need to sacrifice quality. You should still have
flourishes and embellishments that make a statement. Furthermore, your
stationery designer can likely create the special packaging that
enhances the special delivery packages being sent out.
WPIC Inc. – What are still your “must have’s” for micro weddings?
Wendy – Even if your guest count has been reduced, the importance of
photography and videography should never be minimized. These vendors
capture all those precious moments and tell the story of your wedding
day. Ask that ALL the timeless details shots be capture – getting ready
moments, and all the joyful moments leading up to the ceremony and
reception, until the close of your celebrations. Therefore, don’t limit
your visual image team to just 2 hours. You’ll never regret having more
images and footage captured because the one thing you cannot buy back is
Please get dressed up in a wedding gown, suit or tuxedo. A wedding is
still a formal and festive occasion, so take the time to coordinate all
these details beautifully. As there are global shipping and production
delays due to covid – ensure that you order your wedding gown well in
advance. Otherwise you can always shop “off the rack”.
In addition to the attire, do have professional make-up and hair
services booked. These will only add to your special day. Some
pampering and expertise will ensure that your bridal look is completed
to perfection. Also, don’t forget to have a trial before the wedding
day itself. It’s always best to coordinate that with an engagement
shoot so that you can see how the make-up photographs.
Although some may feel that a small wedding doesn’t require a wedding
planner. I would suggest that during the pandemic, a planner becomes
essential. A wedding planner is a wealth of knowledge and resources.
If things need to change on the fly because things are constantly in
flux due to covid, your planner can help with these as well. A planner
can be that stabilizing force with your wedding details as it ebbs and
flows. They’re also great at pulling impromptu celebrations together.
WPIC Inc. – Thank you very much for sharing your team’s editorial shoot with us.
Wendy – Thank you for sharing our images. Our team wants to
wish everyone a safe and joyous rest of the 2020 wedding season and look
forward to 2021 and 2022!!
Creative Concept, Producer and Wedding Planners Asian Fusion Weddings and Formosa Events| Photographer Rhiannon Sarah Photography| Stationery Wedding Design by Anika| Florals Two Buds Floral Artistry| Cake LauraBella Custom Cakery| Wedding Gown & Bridal Accessories The White Gallery| Tuxedo Derks Formals| Hair and Make-Up Artists Blush Artistry| Video Integra Films| Male Models Byeong K. The Numa Network| Female Models Sarah W and Winnie P Chan International Model & Talent| Rentals Special Event Rentals| Napkins Plate Occasions| Venue The Ice Castles – Edmonton