Today we are featuring clean and white modern elopement inspiration that is stunning & so visually pleasing! The design behind this inspiration is that of intimacy & simplicity, for those who value a more minimalistic approach. Highlighting the true point behind any wedding ceremony, the joining of two people’s lives, this editorial is truly timeless!
“I’ve always been a proponent of intimate gatherings, and while 2020 has been a challenge to say the least, I am so thankful it’s birthed a resurgence in the smaller wedding format. I had been longing to photograph a timeless elopement-style editorial for quite some time, drawing inspiration from classic architecture as well as minimalistic Japanese design. What better time to provide stunning inspiration for brides seeking an intimate wedding than the present?
When selecting the bride’s attire, I wanted to showcase something that was affordable, yet undeniably elegant with a slight nod to modern fashion. This Lulu’s gown (yes, it’s from Lulu’s if you can believe it!) was under $100 and paired exquisitely with the large pearl drop earrings also sourced from Lulu’s. This silk gown was elegant and had a gorgeous sheen, while providing more of an empire fit, resembling a traditional kimono. I love how the flutter sleeves add just a touch of romance! The bride’s natural, texture-filled bouquet completes the overall look so perfectly.
Kerri, owner of Elle Loren and Co, and I settled on a neutral palette for this editorial with hints of pastels, drawing inspiration from nature. The light blue linen tablecloth allowed the table to pop against the stunning, neutral backdrop of the Virginia Museum of History and Culture. Delicate Ikebana-inspired florals from Kristina of Fleure Studio lined the table, while a simple matte cream place setting donned raw paper elements by Papier Handmade.
Our goal for the ceremony set up was to strip away all that was unnecessary and really highlight the point of it all—the joining of two souls. From the simple bistro style chairs, to earthy greens popping up from ground, the minimalism presented here really draws your eye to the couple, a factor I’m overjoyed we were able to achieve.
To me, this editorial is a reminder that two different styles can be brought together beautifully. As a bride, I know how overwhelming it can be to decide what you truly love when making design decisions for your wedding day. Remember, there is plenty of inspiration from both past and present to be uncovered, so long as we are willing to take the time to look.” – Michela Watson Photography
Photographer Michela Watson Photography / Venue Virginia Museum of History and Culture / Stylist / Planner / Designer Kerri of Elle Loren & Co / Floral Designer Fleure Studio / Dress Boutique Lulu’s / Dress Designer Lulu’s / Cake Designer The Sweet Stop / Makeup Artist Anna Breeding / Hair Stylist Anna Breeding / Men’s Formalwear ASOS / Rentals Rent-E-Quip / Film Lab Photovision / Models Danielle Norton + Ben Norton / Stationary Papier Handmade