i am so excited to finally share our modern luxe wedding editorial shoot with you; it was published in 100 layer cake and we are ecstatic with the feature!
as you might know, along with shooting weddings, i love styling and collaborating with other creatives to create amazing inspirational wedding editorial photo shoots to inspire brides to be. this past summer, my friend siuleth and i got together to brainstorm ideas, and we came up with the theme “modern luxe” inspired by the industrial beauty of snap! space. as we’ve been wanting to collaborate with laura of ashton events for a long time, we invited her to join the team. after a brainstorming session at snap with laura and lisa, we came up with some amazing ideas of how to use the space in unique ways to showcase the raw beauty of it while creating unique vignettes.
the angular nature of the different elements of the shoot was inspired by the jewelry line of alexandra of sommi jewelry. you can see these elements throughout in the cake wall, the invitation suite, the guest table, and the ceremony area as well as in the little details. i love the idea of drawing inspiration from the unexpected such as a modern jewelry line!
the overall color palette was black, white, gold with touches of cranberry. these colors were carefully chosen to contrast with the white brick walls and exposed cement of the venue.
laura created an angled metal detail on the wall of the cake area by mixing metal finishes and attaching flowers to it. the cake was purposefully off centered on the wall to create an asymmetrical balance with the wall detail.
the idea for the guest table area was to create a unique interactive experience in which guest could serve themselves by putting the hour d’ oeuvres and cocktails in between the two tables. two of my favorite details were the hanging menu and guest benches, so unexpected and so unique!
the ceremony area decor was a play of angles and balanced asymmetry by having the florals cascade from the black ladder and providing balance with the beautiful cinder block display. the black angled rug made the bride’s gown really pop!
the invitation suite designed by eleven note was beautifully bold and unique, and really brought all of the elements of the shoot together!
asha of bright frame films captured the essence of the shoot in this amazing video!
i hope you enjoyed the photos and insight to our shoot. oh, and make sure you check out the feature on 100 layer cake! next week we will be sharing some behind-the-scenes photos of all the vendors in action… see you then!
here are the amazing creatives that made it all happen:
photography & concept: lh photography | videographer: bright frame films | venue: snap! space |
event design, florals & concept: ashton events planning and design | furniture rentals & concept: wish vintage rentals | hair, makeup, & nails: ali lee artistry | stationery, favors & concept:eleven note | cake & sweets: the pastry studio | hor d’ oeuvres: arthur’s catering | cocktails: the courtesy bar | dinnerware & drinkware: dishie rentals | wedding dress: malindy elene bridal | jewelry: sommi jewelry | model: joy mayfield | custom veil: olivia gray