Comments from Photographer: “Sometimes a dramatic seasonal photo session is needed. I took some fun autumn engagement pictures of this amazing couple a while back, and decided to do some winter inspiration with them, at they just recently held their real wedding at the end of 2015.
“I spoke with an event planner, and we came up with an artistic idea with bold, contrasting colors. The venue is both a contemporary art museum, and a chic boutique hotel. We set up two different ideas for unique wedding colors- one is bright and metallic, and the other is more subdued with cooler winter tones.
“If you live in a big city, it’s easy to bring that same sense of style into your wedding theme. Downtown Durham is a pretty lively scene, so this new venue seemed like the perfect spot to take pictures of Anthony and Shana. We love the different colors and textures this venue allowed us to play with. Yet, our favorite part of this inspiration shoot may be the wedding cake. The metallic gold flecks paired against the navy base is truly unique. A show stopping cake is sure to win points with the guests.”
Loving this Pure Romance invitation suite.
The perfectly styled wedding cake below has to be one of the most elegant cakes we have seen in a long time. We simply love the navy and gold look and the intricate design on the base layer.
Photobooths are all the rage! Besides the traditional photobooth idea below, check out additional ideas for how you can use custom wedding photobooth backdrops and let your camera friendly guests pose with style on your wedding day.
Venue: 21C Museum Durham Hotel
Photography: Vesic Photography
Event Planner: Events By Nishaka
Cake: Cakes by Chloe
Furniture: AFR Furniture Rentals
Lighting/Photobooth: Triad DJ & Events
Wall Calligraphy: All She Wrote Notes
Bridal Makeup: Savin Face Make-up Artistry
Wedding Dress: Diva’s Bridal and Boutique
Real Bride and Groom: Shana Simpson & Anthony Boney
Stationery: Wedding Paper Divas
Despite her dreamy wedding blogger lifestyle, Meredith's day job is running ClassicVeils.com and a full-time mom to an active toddler. If she could, Meredith would spend her days taking cruises, helping animals in need, and watching Big Brother!