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Art Gallery Inspired Wedding Shoot with Agate

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Christa Elyce

We’re sure you’ve noticed the trend of using agate and geodes in wedding design, and if you can’t tell, we’re pretty big fans of it. Today’s styled shoot uses these natural elements in an art gallery setting, relying on striking, bold blues and hints of brass for a truly modern look. The team of Christa Elyce, Bella Luna Bridal & Occasions, and Dream Bouquet positively nailed it, don’t you think?

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From the event planner and stylist, Bella Luna Bridal & Occasions: Our Agate-Geo Styled Shoot was inspired by a chance visit to a local art gallery in Houston, TX. We wanted to find a unique event space beyond the normal look and feel of a hotel ballroom. The Deborah Colton Gallery had a wide array of high end art. Nothing stood out to us more than the piece titled, Primeval, by Dorothy Hood. The rich, jewel tone colors and texture were the perfect fit for an agate inspired shoot. We knew we wanted to embrace the texture and imperfection of agate slices and now had the perfect art piece to accompany the look.

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Once we fell in love with the painting, we curated our shoot to reflect the rich colors and understated sophistication the piece so demanded. The base inspiration of fine art and an nontraditional wedding venue triggered the idea of submitting to Ruffled. We knew we needed to submit to a platform that appreciates something different and shows new, unique ideas to share with brides! After locking in the venue, and agreeing to carefully shoot this one of a kind masterpiece, we created a detailed style board and set out for the perfect team of vendors. With each, we presented the overall look and feel for the day and put together a stand out team of professionals who truly internalized our vision. The smallest detail, yet foundation of agate slices, proved to be most adventurous and challenging task yet! Agate slices are easily found at local boutiques as polished coasters or bookends. This simply wouldn’t do! The rough edges and textures are quickly lost with the perfection consumers crave. Luckily, during the planning process for the shoot, I found myself on the other side of the world in Thailand! I made it my personal mission to search all markets and beach-side stands for the perfect slices. On my last day in Phuket, Thailand, I was drawn into a shop with a multitude of treasures. There, on a bottom shelf, covered in layers of dust, were the perfect, sapphire blue gems!! I knew I’d met my match!! My husband quickly purchased them and we were on our way home!

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It seems so trivial and simple, they are slices of rock most would say; this just wasn’t so. What this shoot needed was the uniqueness each had to offer and the imperfections to tie in the entire look. Our wonderful calligrapher scripted the names of guest and of course, “Bride” and “Groom”, to make the perfect place cards and guest favors; some of our favorite detail shots! Geometric and angels proved to be underlining elements throughout the shoot. From the neckline of the bridesmaid’s dress, to the shape detail and angles on the bride’s, we studied every piece before adding it to the collection. The Kendra Scott jewelry was a perfect accompaniment, with the angles and edges mimicking that of rocks and the organic, natural patterns presented in agate. For floral, we focused on a look to incorporate pops of colors with the hues of blues and reds the painting offered. Blue thistles, harsh and edgy, yet sophisticated, were utilized throughout. The florist provided stunning fringed tulips with a smooth outer surface, yet unexpected jagged edges, to provide an added to element to the expected simplicity.

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We also played off of the geometric feel with the various vases and candle holders, as well as wine glasses with an acute edge (rather than a perfect cylindrical look), that created the tablescape. The facets on each gave a different dimension depending on one’s vantage point. The cake, was the perfect example of how agate and geometric inspired design go hand in hand. The cake designer utilized a marbling technique to portray the beauty of layers, and blending of hues, agate exudes. This, along with the geometric base, a gold brushed hexagon, was the perfect marriage of the two design elements. We always encourage brides to be open minded, yet stay true to themselves. Anyone can create a wedding that will leave an impression whether they choose to stay inside the box, balance on the lines of its edges, or completely jump outside!! A great team of vendors and solid inspiration board from the beginning allows one to create something unique, yet present a cohesive wedding look they will surely love!!

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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Christa Elyce

Event Planning and Styling

Bella Luna Bridal & Occasions

Floral Design

Dream Bouquet

Venue

Deborah Colton Gallery

Wedding Dress and Bridesmaid Dress

Houston Bridal Gallery

Jewelry

Kendra Scott

Hair and Makeup

Adorne Artistry

Wedding Cake

Sugary & Chic Cake Boutique

Rentals

EB Inc.

Wedding Invitations, Paper Goods, and Calligraphy

Nib and Pixel

How to Solve Guest List Dilemmas Like a Pro

Wedding Planning

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Who remembers that scene in Father of the Bride where George Banks + fam are sitting around the table, whittling down their guest list amidst two heaping stacks of names, designating which first draft guests will make the cut and which will not? And who remembers George reaching a bit of a breaking point in the process? Well it certainly doesn’t have to be that way, but it’s not uncommon for couples to feel a lot of pressure in the creation of their guest list. How much of a role should traditional etiquette play? How do you make sure you don’t overcompensate for “regrets” and undercompensate for your ideal number of guests?

We invited Atlanta Wedding Planner Kristi Collins of Coco Red Events to chime in on some of the most common guest list dilemmas her couples have faced. So rest assured knowing that you’re not alone and at the end of the day, you and your fiancé will be surrounded by the most beloved people in your lives!

Huge thank you to Kristi of Coco Red Events for her sound advice!

Wedding Vendors

Event Coordination

Coco Red Events

Modern Minimalism Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

One of the reasons we love this next editorial shoot so much is because it shows that minimalist design can still make a strong impact. The talented team of Laura Murray Photography, Banks and Leaf, and Yonder House implemented wild and natural elements for a look that’s totally organic, using a simple color palette of white, green, and gray, with just the tiniest pop of red in the tablescape. Isn’t it the dreamiest?

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From the photographer, Laura Murray Photography: We were inspired by the idea of natural minimalism — that was the feel and vibe we were going for as we chose dresses, paper goods, floral elements, and the venue. For the venue we chose a modern restaurant in the heart of Denver. To play off the ambiance of the restaurant, we kept the palette muted, but with wild and natural elements. The paper goods were monochromatic with a mix of typography and calligraphy. The dresses were sophisticated and interesting. And the florals on the tablescape were placed in handmade, earthy vessels.

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Wedding Vendors

Wedding Photography

Laura Murray Photography

Event Design and Planning

Banks and Leaf

Floral Design and Rentals

Yonder House

Venue

Gozo Restaurant

Wedding Dresses

Emma and Grace Bridal

Bride's Ring

Trumpet and Horn

Hair and Makeup

Heidi Collins Rosenbluth

Wedding Cake

Yours Truly Cupcake

Paper Goods

Sweet Zion Paperie

Daily Pick

Home Sweet Flowers

Home Sweet Flowers is flowery hearted; there is no doubt that in every creation that is made the recipe consists of love & intuition. Flowers are not merely “pretty”, we believe each stem has the inevitable ability to enhance ones mood, daily life, & wedding day.

HSF always respects a couples budget, without reducing quality. We use locally grown stems and love that “just picked from the garden” whimsical touch. Let us make your wedding glow!

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