West Side Story Inspiration Shoot

Wedding Design

What could be a better jumping off point for a styled shoot than the classic musical, West Side Story? Reds, yellows, and – of course – a hardy dose of dancing make this session truly shine, but not without the fantastic helping hands of Marvelous Things Photography and Janie Medley Flora Design. So let’s go ahead and jump into the 1950s spirit:

West Side Storyshoot - photo by Marvelous Things Photography http://ruffledblog.com/west-side-story-inspiration-shoot

from the photographer, Tori of Marvelous Things Photography: I came together with some other local vendors from Richmond, VA to put together this shoot inspired by West Side Story. While we didn’t want to do a strong imitation of it, we took our inspiration from the movie’s aspects of brick, iron, red, yellow, dancing and of course a 1950s vibe. It’s simple and lovely and showcases some beautiful floral and easy decor that any bride could pull off or incorporate into her special day. The models are a local couple named Mandie and Eric Waagner.

striped wedding invitations - photo by Marvelous Things Photography http://ruffledblog.com/west-side-story-inspiration-shoot

plum wedding flowers - photo by Marvelous Things Photography http://ruffledblog.com/west-side-story-inspiration-shoot

West Side Storyshoot - photo by Marvelous Things Photography http://ruffledblog.com/west-side-story-inspiration-shoot

yellow floral arrangements - photo by Marvelous Things Photography http://ruffledblog.com/west-side-story-inspiration-shoot

West Side Storyshoot - photo by Marvelous Things Photography http://ruffledblog.com/west-side-story-inspiration-shoot

wedding bouquet - photo by Marvelous Things Photography http://ruffledblog.com/west-side-story-inspiration-shoot

summer wedding flowers - photo by Marvelous Things Photography http://ruffledblog.com/west-side-story-inspiration-shoot

striped wedding invitations - photo by Marvelous Things Photography http://ruffledblog.com/west-side-story-inspiration-shoot

red wedding bouquets - photo by Marvelous Things Photography http://ruffledblog.com/west-side-story-inspiration-shoot

West Side Storywedding - photo by Marvelous Things Photography http://ruffledblog.com/west-side-story-inspiration-shoot

gold place settings - photo by Marvelous Things Photography http://ruffledblog.com/west-side-story-inspiration-shoot

spring wedding flowers - photo by Marvelous Things Photography http://ruffledblog.com/west-side-story-inspiration-shoot

citrus wedding inspiration - photo by Marvelous Things Photography http://ruffledblog.com/west-side-story-inspiration-shoot

one tier wedding cakes - photo by Marvelous Things Photography http://ruffledblog.com/west-side-story-inspiration-shoot

simple wedding cakes - photo by Marvelous Things Photography http://ruffledblog.com/west-side-story-inspiration-shoot

yellow orange flowers - photo by Marvelous Things Photography http://ruffledblog.com/west-side-story-inspiration-shoot

cake table flowers - photo by Marvelous Things Photography http://ruffledblog.com/west-side-story-inspiration-shoot

West Side Storyshoot - photo by Marvelous Things Photography http://ruffledblog.com/west-side-story-inspiration-shoot


View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Shoot Location: Richmond, VA / Photographer: Marvelous Things Photography / Floral Design: Janie Medley Flora Design / Venue: Rocketts Landing / Wedding Dress: Ivy & Aster via Bella Bridesmaid / Hair: Mandie-Lynn Waagner Freelance Hair and Makeup Artist / Wedding Cake: Candy Valley Cake Company / Equipment Rentals: Paisley & Jade / Wedding Invitations: Dear June



6 comments
  1. Patti Wallington

    What an adorable couple. I love the vibrant colors and the mini two tier wedding cake. Great photography work as well!

  2. Andrianna

    What brand are the bride’s shoes?? They’re adorable!

  3. Tori Watson

    I loved shooting this and working with all of these amazing vendors. Thank you so much for a gorgeous feature!

  4. Erika {Artfully Wed}

    This is gorgeous! I love the floral design!

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