Dramatic + bold with major contrasts, today’s styled shoot speaks to the couples that fancy themselves a bit edgier + live for all things artistic. The florist, Corie of Foxtail Florals, shares I have always wanted to take a more dramatic and crazy approach and do weddings a bit different… I don’t see everything as pretty, perfect, and sweet! I prefer more raw, emotional, and moody. Sometimes love is a bit crazy and it takes you to emotional places you cant describe… like a rollercoaster and that is what this shoot is all about.
To capture that raw + moody essence, the team at Foxtail Florals created a large ink blot backdrop, reminiscent of the “Rorschach” tests, commonly seen in the office of psychologists. It was this black and white backdrop that set the tone for the entire shoot at Ebell of Long Beach! Working with event designer Amy from All In The Detail Design, the duo brought the vision to life with the help of an amazing team of vendors.
Ready to be blown away? Let’s take a peek at the photos by Emily Magers!
Dark, moody, with accents of gold… This is one dreamy invitation suite by Darla Marie Designs. Don’t you think?
YES. You’re seeing that right — that incredible ink blot served as the backdrop for the ceremony, complete with a gorgeous spread of florals + greenery, and of course, candles.
We absolutely adore the contrast of the black and white here, especially with the splash of color from the florals by Foxtail Florals. For the couple that truly LOVES color though, we could see this backdrop being recreated with all sorts of saturated palettes!
Clever… The team dubbed this styled shoot as the “Psychology of Love,” for the Rorschach-inspired ink blots.
The bride’s delicate jewelry details come from Petals + Stones.
We’re crazy about the use of different textiles here to create different textures. From mud cloth pillows, to cozy throws, and the draping of her Sarah Seven dress…
Only the coolest escort cards, EVER!! All the calligraphy detail was done by Heidi Davidson.
Ebell of Long Beach was the perfect venue to create that stark contrast the team desired… We can’t get over that tile!!
Muted + gray tones GALORE!!
Violinist Josh Vietti played the soundtrack, Closer by The Chainsmokers on violin during the entire shoot. How cool is that?!
Inspired by the muted tones, with added pops of gold + marble for a touch of luxe, the cake + macarons were crafted by Beverly’s Bakery!
Quite the spectacle, right?! A huge thank you to all the creatives involved in this striking shoot.
For a bit more, check out this clip by Miguel Garcia!
photography: Emily Magers // venue name: Ebell of Long Beach, Long Beach, California, USA // event design: All in the Detail Design // planning: All in the Detail Design // florals: Foxtail Florals // wedding dress: Sarah Seven // wedding dress boutique: Sarah Seven // hairpiece: Petals and Stones // bride’s ring: Petals + Stones // hair stylist: Beauty and the Beach // makeup artist: Beauty and the Beach // groom attire: Friar Tux // videography: Miguel Garcia // paper goods: Darla Marie Designs // calligraphy: Heidi Davidson // cake: Beverlys Bakery // desserts: Beverlys Bakery // tabletop rentals: Classic Party Rentals // furniture rentals: Circa Rentals // music: Josh Vietti // co-design: Foxtail Florals