If you fall into the “scared to go modern” bandwagon, this inspiration is guaranteed to change your mind. It balances the sleek sensibilities of a contemporary affair with elegant details that give it an all out romantic feel. Crafted by Rachael Ellen Events with photos by Kenzie Victory, take a peek at column gowns paired with ponytails, elegant gold details married with a pop of bloom, and then there’s the marble cake by Flour & Flourish. It all makes for a combo that will promote you to modern’s #1 fan.
For this shoot we were inspired by the combination of modern romanticism—the way a minimal stark backdrop pairs with lush, feminine flowers. The way simple gold tableware balances the pop of color marble cake. It was all about opposites and the way they work together to evoke a feeling of chic modernism without skipping out on feminine bridal details.
For the bride, we styled her in a sleek, modern, Halston Heritage dress knowing that it would pair perfectly with glowing bridal makeup. We kept her hair in a messy but chic pony tail for a twist on the traditional up-do and paired that with mod geometric earrings. We love the use of gold and yellow paired with muted neutrals seen in the flowers and the accessories. J. Brooks Jewelers pieces provided the perfect amount of classic timelessness to balance the modernity in the rest of the design.
For the tablespace, I love this take on soft blues, greys, and lavenders—they are the new neutrals. Who says it has to be white to go with everything? The blue really allows the golden hues to pop while allowing for minimal color in the dinnerware which gives that modern appeal. We kept the geometric taper candle holder as the focal piece as it gives the design a wonderful linear yet romantic feel. Hand calligraphy for the place cards kept to the romantic feel while the pink marble cake gave a fun and unexpected pop of color while taking advantage of the marble trend. We styled the cake without any blooms or decorations because we feel that statement pieces speak for themselves.
The invitation suite was again the perfect balance between modern and romantic with a bold type paired with soft floral details. Styled with bloom clippings, Frou Frou Chic ribbon, and a Mrs. Box, the details felt luxe, mod, and feminine all at once. Our groom wore a classic tux that was the perfect amount of tradition to balance our fashion forward bride.
Photography: Kenzie Victory | Event Planning: Rachael Ellen Events | Wedding Dress: Rent The Runway | Cake: Flour & Flourish | Invitations: Script Merchant | Jewelry: J. Brooks Jewelers | Hair & Makeup: Katie Livingston | Groom: Darryl Dzapasi | Groom's Attire: The Black Tux | Wedding Venue: The Charcoal Loft | Bride: Jordan Blackhurst | Rentals: Wonderland by Alice Lane | Ribbon: Frou Frou Chic | Ring Box: The Mrs Box | Styling Board: Lux Bindery