Fantasy, mystery, magic and all the beautiful things in between. The familiar themes from famous fairy tales never fail to enchant our imaginations. So for wedding planner Rainbow Chan of Rainbow Chan Weddings, working on a fantastical styled shoot piece aptly entitled “Once Upon A Time” as the lead planner, creative director and co-producer alongside Toronto-based photographer Samantha Ong and the wedding videography crew at SDE Weddings, nothing could be more magical than bringing a fairy-tale dream to reality. Crafting a special style-piece feature for Wedluxe, one of the largest and most influential wedding-themed publications in Canada and across the world, it’s no surprise that it took a bit of magic in itself to breathe life into the many beloved fairy tales that have enchanted the minds of millions throughout the ages. From the dilligent work done by the cast and crew, to the choice in artistic and creative direction, to the intricate stylings of chosen floral patterns and complementing stationary elements, everything turned out as prim, proper and perfect as a fairy tale should be.
Rainbow had drawn creative inspiration for the style-piece from three iconic Disney princesses: Snow White, Cinderella and Rapunzel. Known for being idealized images of beauty and feminine grace that have all stood the test of time and are known throughout the world from their famous films, no other cultural figures symbolize what every girl growing up wishes for on her very own wedding day. So to give the perfect princess theme to a wedding day design was, after all, a perfect fit! Rainbow’s creative direction for the style-shoot seamlessly encapsulated these three tales of enchanting fantasy and idealized femininity into one magnificent style, capturing the essence of what made these princess tales so magical. A theme which embodies elegance, beauty and sophistication, and one which – as the photographs would have you know – turned out fantastically!
So after all the perfect pictures and stylized videography, the fantasy, mystery and magic behind the “Once Upon A Time” styled shoot was what genuinely brought the project together. With Rainbow Chan’s expert creative direction alongside a dedicated team of wedding professionals and similarly artistic minds, it’s no wonder that with enough effort and dedication to our craft that such a superlative styled-shoot project ended up becoming truly a dream come true. So come and take a look through the many sample photographs and the video highlight reel and experience for yourself a fairytale come to life before your very eyes.
Photography • Samantha Ong, Photography, Planning, Creative Direction and Co-Production • Rainbow Chan Weddings, Floral Design • Mum’s Garden, Venue • The Faculty Club, Stationery • The Polka Dot Paper Shop, Gown and Accessories • Je Vis Couture, Shoes • Christian Louboutin, Rings and Earrings • Alexis Gallery, Hair • Valentina Dang, Makeup • Maggie Ng, Vintage China Plates, Teacup Set, Bird Cage, Vintage Clock, Vintage Books • Cup and Saucers, Lines and Napins • Linen Closet, Chairs • Vibe Rentals, Flatware and Individual Candle Holders • The Perfect Table, Candelabras, Charger Plates, Pedestals and Lanterns • The Ultimate Wedding Project, Cake and cupcakes design • A Cake Story, Toronto Wedding Videographer & Cinematographer • SDE Weddings