Grouse Mountain Wedding

Remember the beautiful engagement session I posted in the last blog post?
Well, here are the same couple tieing the knot in a private ceremony on top of the beautiful heights of Grouse Mountain British Columbia in a beautiful sunny spring day. I know I am well behind my blog posts but I have to share this beautiful stylish couples photos sooner or later. 

Bita and Sina exchanged their vows as their immediate family witnessed their love become eternal in a very intimate small ceremony.

Beautiful flowers by Hassan Aghamoheseni and Tina from Vancouver's Tala Florist

Eastern Dream

Our inspiration for the shoot was an Indian Romance – with glimmers of peach/light pink tones. We had two separate looks and a lot of beautiful, intricate details. We worked on every detail of the shoot for months & everything came together flawlessly, from the head to the toes (meaning hair to the nails and the henna detailing that was carried out throughout the shoot on the arms & feet, the stationary, and the cake). This won’t be your traditional Indian shoot – we modernized it and really brought a unique elegance to it using softer colors.

 This photo shoot, which took place earlier this year, was produced & styled fully by Hasti from La Vista Events and I am honored that we had an outstanding team on board, including Tala FloristGanache PatisserieWellgroomed Designs, and hair/makeup artist Roya Fadai – just to name a few from our extensive list of talented contributors from the Vancouver wedding industry. Lastly, we had the behind-the-scenes filmed by Kunioo.

AS SEEN ON WEDLUXE

 

Grateful

To those of you who know me, I am probably the most grateful person on the entire planet. If you lift a finger for me I never forget and I will forever cherish your kindness no matter how successful and well known I become. Those who don't know me yet, will soon know that kindness and honesty is what I have based my life and business on. I have promised myself to go above and beyond for all my brides only because I am doing this not because I have to, but because I LOVE to. 

When I look back at where I started, I want to congratulate myself. I want to give my self a pat on shoulder and say: Well done Samineh! you worked so hard to start your own business. Of course, to be successful I had a mentor and for that I am grateful. For countless volunteer hours that I put to learn the ups and downs of the business and being present in every wedding of 2014 with Vasia Han I am so grateful. As I was getting prepared for Belluxe take off, Vasia was about to start her new journey with Boheme Work Shops and I am so delighted to be the first who had the opportunity to have a one on one with Vasia while she was also working on her teaching skills for the amazing workshops to come. Now, having said that if you are looking for a great workshop that is different and unique check them out. They are taking you to the amazing historic Greece to produce an original and extraordinary experience. 

xoxo
Samineh

My Pink Valentine

 

I am so honored to have this beautiful work featured in Wedluxe Magazine blog for Valentine's Day. Here are some more pictures and the full story from that amazing, yet freezing day. 
Enjoy you all! 
Romantic colors of love and romance came together in this styled shoot at the front of the historic Vancouver Art Gallery. This shoot took place alongside concrete stairs with the large, royal lions providing a contrasting background. This shoot location was provided exclusively to Samineh Afrough from Belluxe Photography, for a few short hours to help bring her vision to life. Samineh took the lead on this styled shoot and collaborated with well-known and established industry contacts, the humble team from Tala Florist and Eclat Décor along with the talented Roya Fadai hair and makeup artist, just to name a few of the lovely contributors.

 The Vancouver Art Gallery is an alternative venue location with beautiful high ceilings, curved stairways, and an array of options for ceremony and reception celebrations. However, we took the shoot outdoors in order to capture the raw beauty from an outdoor perspective.

 The vision for the shoot was to showcase romance and elegance from every angle captured right down to every minor detail. Starting with the shoot location, there was beauty in the history behind the grand sculptures of the lions protecting the Vancouver Art Gallery and the stairs created beautiful dimensions and an artistic look. The décor provided by Éclat Décor set the tone for an opulent backdrop to compliment and offset the grey background from the concrete stairs and royal statues. The white, glossy rectangular table was a refreshing look as paired with crystal chiavari chairs. The table was styled with gold beaded charger plates, crystal glassware, luxurious utensils, and pink champagne. High and low crystal candle holders added more of a luxury feel as they were delicately arranged under two tall, overflowing floral centerpieces with rich, romantic hues of peach, pink, and lavender, full of roses and dripping down with flowing orchids – a refreshing and modern twist on Valentine’s colors. Candles and floating flowers led the way up the stairs to the table, creating a pathway towards passion.

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 Another accent wall was used to display some more delicate pieces, so we showcased that love is sweet by styling a classic cream colored against one of the historic backdrops near the Vancouver Art Gallery. The cake, designed by Soirette, had gold accents that were elegant and the macaroons were perfectly foiled with gold – adding another special touch of glow.

 The couple that was paired for this shoot perfectly represented a young love, an innocence that glimmered with timeless romance. The bride wore a flowing Hayley Paige gown, with custom beading of jewels on the shoulders and open back, provided by Blush Occasions. The dress was paired with vintage, custom designed jewelry as a homage to the Vancouver art scene where there are many local designers and artists who can contribute by adding a personal touch for one’s wedding day – hoping that this would be an inspiration for future brides. The bride’s soft facial features were accented and enhanced by Roya Fadai, hair and makeup artist. Roya focused on the bride’s eyes and kept the rest of the face more neutral with a glowing blush look and created a soft, loose up-do hair styling that was in line with the soft romantic look. The bride’s look was completed with a pair of sparkly Jimmy Choo pointed-toe shoes from Holt Renfrew. The groom wore a tux by Ermenegildo Zegna, also from Holt Renfrew. The groom’s hair was by Mahyar Khoda and the outfit was styled by Ehsan Shademrooz. Monika Georgieva was our bride model and Sourena Sadrieh the groom model. Finally, the overall day-of coordination of the shoot was assisted by La Vista Events

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