Architectural Inspired Photo Shoot by Gina Meola Photography + AVE Styles
October 10, 2011

Whether you're a design buff, an architecture aficionado or just really into gorgeous inspiration, this shoot captured by Gina Meola Photography is going to knock your socks right off. It's modern meets wedding and the result is clean lined, eco-chic and breathtaking through and through. With design and styling by AVE Styles, insane florals by Avant-Garde Studios and the most perfect invitations we ever did see courtesy of LittleOwl Letterpress, you are sure to find a few amazing ideas to incorporate into your Big Day, or a million for that matter. Get your gallery on for more!

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From Gina Meola... Architect meets designer, a romance buds, and an eco-chic wedding is born. The marriage of an architect to interior designer is the marriage of two similar minds. So in this case, similarities attract. The loft space allows us an inside peek at the couple's life. Clean lines, raw materials, and negative space ooze a minimalist's savvy. Our bride appears in her delicate, but sophisticated, Claire Pettibone gown. Her sleek, asymmetrical hair is another manifestation of this style. Our groom accompanies her in a piped tweed Dior blazer, sporting a DIY simple weld boutonniere made from salvaged bike gears.

The first bouquet is bursting with white peonies, succulents, and lush garden roses. The trickling white dendrobium orchids create a vine effect, and the bouquet is a mirror of the lace pattern in the gown. It almost becomes a piece of art in itself. Because a wedding invitation sets the tone for the entire event, it had to be perfect! The invites exude "movie premier" or some other large production. From an architect, we should expect nothing less! Our reception takes place at an architect's dream - The Audubon Center. It's ALL about the environment, space and structure here. The Audubon is one of only two LEED Platinum self-sustaining buildings in Phoenix, Arizona, and juxtaposes scenic views from every angle with incredibly smart and efficient structures.

Our bride is modeling shape and form in her timeless gown by Ian Stuart. As an interior designer, she wants something unique and unforgettably fashionable. Our groom is clean and simple in his black fitted suit, and focused on functionality and aesthetics. The second bouquet is bold, full of lines, and reflects the origami of the gown's neckline. The vast tablescape is eco-centric and appropriately "green". We believe the opportunities to think outside the box for a wedding are endless, and creative professionals should be at the forefront of "new" and "unique". This was a way to showcase creativity, sustainability, and architecture at its finest - with a major dose of pretty.

Photography + Art Direction: Gina Meola Photography / Styling + Concept: AVE Styles / Model: The Arizona Agency / Flowers: Avant-Garde Studios / Wedding gowns + Jewelry: Mariee Gallery / Cakes: Classic Cakes and Confections / Invitations: LittleOwl Letterpress / Contributing Photography + Graphic Design: Purple Nickel Studio / Loft Venue: Portland 38 / Reception Venue: The Audubon Center in Phoenix / Makeup: Ashley Nicole / Hair: Kim Cornwell at Triple Threat Studios (480-225-4282)