Boho Vintage Inspired Style Shoot at The Art Gallery of Hamilton Design Annex


Here at Sue Gallo Designs, we love working with the lovely ladies from the Art Gallery of Hamilton. So when they asked us to organize another stylized shoot for the AGH Design Annex we were thrilled.

The AGH Design Annex is one of my favourite venues. Located on James Street North, in the heart of Hamilton’s art district, it’s part retail space, part gallery and a perfectly intimate venue space.  Included in the open layout venue space is the gallery. This time around, the beautifully unique and imaginative art work of Meryl McMaster graced the gallery walls. The ladies from AGH, wanted to focus on a spring wedding in the space. But as we always try to incorporate the art work into our installations, and Meryl’s work being so unique, we thought that designing the shoot a little bit boho with some natural elements would work best. annex40We gathered a few of our very talented friends to assist us in brining our vision to life. James and Jenn from Quills, ran with the inspirational ideas I shared with them and created our lovely stationary and signage.  We wanted an earthly feel to the stationary, and the wood vainer stationary couldn’t have been a more perfect choice.



Meet Lucy and Ricki. This Gorgeous sofa and chair couple from Warehouse 84. Which I love by the way!!!

I wouldn’t have dreamed of asking anyone else but Leslie to provide us with some of her fabulous vintage pieces and to collaborate on the style shoot with me. She also ran with my vision and new exactly the direction that I wanted to take things. Together we chose the fabulous furniture, crates, trunks, frames, props and of course Shamus, you’ll meet him a little later on, allowed us to pull things together and of course the were the perfect bases for our lovely flowers. annex39annex38annex31annex9A few days prior to the shoot, Gary from Special Event Rentals touched base and wanted me to know about the beautiful new barn board harvest tables they were now carrying. I knew it had to be part of the shoot. And I was right…perfection!

annex17annex12I am inspired on different days by different things. So when it came time for me to shop for our flowers, I arrived back at the studio with completely different flowers than I had originally planned to purchase. My inspiration that day came from the beautiful antique pink David Austin garden roses, spring parrot tulips and ruffled pink ranunculus that were in abundance at the flower market that morning. I loved the way it all came together and anchored our Vintage Boho feel.

annex15annex10annex25annex1Niche Catering provided the ever so delicious hors d’oeuvres for the afternoon. Jarek is an incredible chef, and I wish this was a scratch & taste so you too could taste just how delish everything all was. annex22DSC_4803No celebration would be complete with out cake!  As usual Sharleen from Sweet Celebrations did her usual magic and created some fabulous eye candy for our desert table. I agree that nothing is sweeter than love…but Sharleen’s cakes and sweets are a close second in my books!

annex19annex3So I promised you all that you would meet Shamus a little later on. Well, here he is, sitting watch over our evenings libations. Can you spot him?? Loved this little horned man!annex4annex6annex2 Our style shoots are always labours of love, and we are so thankful to our industry friends who worked so hard on helping us bring this one to fruition for you. We couldn’t have done it without you, so THANK YOU! A special thank you goes to Alan C Lee Photography for capturing our shoot so that we could tell you our story. We hope you find inspiration for your own wedding, and have as much fun as we all did in planning your own fabulous fete. Remember we are all just a phone call away if you need a little more inspiration or help creating that celebration you have always dreamed of.

As always, happy planning xo

{D e t a i l s}

Shoot Styling & Production Sue Gallo Designs | Fresh florals Sue Gallo Designs | Vintage Props & Furniture Rentals Warehouse 84 | Venue AGH The Design Annex | Photography Alan C Lee | Stationary & Signage Quills | Catering Niche Catering | Sweets & Cakes Sweet Celebrations | Barn Board Harvest Table Special Event Rentals


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