Bright colors, geometric details, bold floral arrangements from Branch Design Studio — these are just a few of the pieces that make up this incredible inspiration shoot. The shoot itself was a photographer’s workshop, so the images you’ll see come from not one but five great photographers, including Dana Cubbage Weddings, Caroline Ro, Jenna Marie Weddings, Taylor Rae Photography, and Sara Bee Photography. Let’s jump on in!
From Dana Cubbage Weddings: In the South, it’s not very common to see a wedding that is funky and bold! We wanted to create something that would inspire brides to break the rules – to pave their own path – when it comes to their wedding day design. From the bold two-toned taper candlesticks, a non-traditional light grey wedding dress, dramatic voluminous hair, and a more relaxed look for the groom – this inspiration shoot was anything but Southern. This inspiration shoot was created as part of a workshop for photographers, hosted by five Charleston-based wedding photographers, with the purpose of educating and training second shooters.
The concept was brought to life by a team of incredible vendors, the project was such a labor of love for everyone involved. Dana Cubbage of Dana Cubbage Weddings, Caroline Howard of Caroline Ro, Jenna Moore of Jenna Marie Weddings, Sara Boyd of Sara Bee Photography, and Taylor Horton of Taylor Rae Photography teamed up together to teach this incredible workshop in downtown Charleston and brainstorm the idea for this beautiful shoot. Eliza Morrison of Branch Design Studio played a huge part in our floral-centric design, suspending bud vases + flowers from our corrugated metal backdrop, as well as creating the most beautiful centerpieces of succulents, copper-sprayed greenery, and black taper candles – a total conversation starter for guests!
Ooh! Events and Polished! Tabletop helped take everything to the next level by streamlining our modern and clean ideas with square dishes, black metal silverware, bold colored vintage stemware and mismatched seating around a dark wood farm table. A white fur runner, glass and copper decorative pieces, and bright colored napkins from EventWorks helped tie everything together.
The bride’s look was simple but still made a statement; a fitted, light grey Watters dress from our local Fabulous Frocks and dramatic makeup to match our modern aesthetic. Carrie of PaperDolls created a full, but loose, curly hairstyle that was perfect for our bride’s dark hair. To match, we asked Weston (our groom – and real-life husband of our bride, Lea) to ditch his tie at the last minute to match Lea’s off-beat look. Still wanting him to look wedding-ready, his anemone boutonniere was the perfect amount of class and formality. This inspiration shoot is a true testament to the amazing things that can happen when you think outside the box.