Dark sumptuous colours with a bold bright outcome for this styled wedding across the pond today. Set in Keystone South Dakota USA, it’s full of creative florals, bold styling and a gothic vibe complete with a black wedding dress. Justin Straw Designs was the creator behind the shoot; he tells us all about the inspiration and details involved to make this alternative look for your wedding day…
I want to show couples that you can have a darker aesthetic but you can still keep it beautiful and bright. To create this look for your own wedding it’s all about the colours. Implementing a strong, dark and bold colour scheme throughout every aspect of your wedding will help you create a dark but bold beautiful and bright wedding. Using black against any bold vibrant colour will create this alternative look for your big day. Having a beautiful lakefront location nestled deep in the woods also helps, but magic can be created whether you have this or not!
When it comes to styling our brides, our theory is to keep it chic and a bit sexy. Our bride Jenna, we did an amazing piece of lingerie with a tulle skirt and beautiful belt. We did an all-dark look for Josh to compliment his beautiful bride. With all this darkness we used light flowers to balance. All the flowers were inspired by spring. We knew the details would be dark so we wanted to balance it all light tone flowers.
For the cake, I picked an amazing baker that could get us this beautiful marble cake. Research your cake suppliers when it comes to choosing one for your wedding and get to know their work and what they create. If a beautiful fondant wedding cake is for you, make sure your baker can do it and do it well. The idea behind the makeup and hair involved a darker, more romantic aesthetic. I was aiming for elegant fantasy, with a touch of mystery. Think Morticia Adams meets Grace Kelly.
Photographer Moon and Mist Photography
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