So a big white wedding just isn't your thing...well, what about a private concert in an underground nightclub? This rock star-inspired shoot may have been shot in Boston, but it's giving us all the cool LA vibes. A vibrant and eclectic color palette sets the tone for the shoot–it is both irreverent and cohesive at the same time. And the theme wouldn't be complete without the stars themselves, and with looks like these there can be no mistake, these two are the #MainCharacters.
These photos by Amanda Macchia Photography make shooting in a dark and moody venue seem easy, but trust us, it's an art in itself. Kelly Elizabeth Events planned this out-of-the-box wedding inspiration and Twig & Briar created all of these incredible florals that help carry the color palette and overall vibe throughout. Foundation Room at House Of Blues Boston played host for this inspiration shoot, and we couldn't think of a better venue for these cool kids. All the images are in the full gallery, so be sure to click through and read on to hear more from planner, Kelly Soule.
KEEPING IT 100
As a wedding planner, I think the number one priority for couples on their wedding day is that they feel completely and 100% themselves. Whether that is through their fashion choices or the venue (or both in this case!), when a couple feels authentically their best selves, you will see it directly in the photos. In this case, our models, Dawn and Helio, fell right into the part of a bohemian, rock star couple eloping at one of their favorite spots in the city. Foundation Room at House Of Blues Boston just screams rock and roll. From the wall-to-wall oriental rugs to the marquee outside, it’s the perfect location for any couple looking for a venue to let out their inner rock star. I mean, it is a music venue after all!
DRESSING THE PART
Helio's suit from Hive & Colony not only screamed rock star in its fit and bold purple color but inside, it was lined with the House Of Blues Boston image–an amazing service that Hive & Colony provides for couples that want to add a personal touch into their attire. Dawn had two amazing dresses (because what musician doesn't love a wardrobe change)! Her first caped Jenny Packham dress was the perfect showstopper for their ceremony right on historic Lansdowne Street. A total Priscilla Presley moment! After the ceremony, she changed into a sexy, modern Ines Di Santo gown that allowed her to kick up her boots and feel at home (without sacrificing any glamor) as they toasted inside Foundation Room. With jewelry from e.scott Originals and perfect hair and makeup styling from Jenny Luu, each look was complete from head to toe.
CREATING THE PALETTE
When it came to dressing the venue, our inspiration came 100% from textures and colors inside the space. The moody color palette (straight from the upholstered walls!) and eccentric shapes inspired florist Twig & Briar to design stunning floral pieces to compliment the venue seamlessly. She even brought florals into the instruments because they deserve a glow-up as well!
Chef Adam Munroe of Perfect Strangers created a grazing table to match Twig & Briar’s floral designs. The unique bites not only popped in color but in taste! The tablescape was completed with custom calligraphed place card cassette tapes and suede menu cards from The Veronica Scripts. These are the kind of touches that add personality and fun to a couple's tablescape.
CAPTURING THE MOMENT
The final touch, and honestly one of the most important, was photographer Amanda Macchia. Her eye for creativity and ability to shoot in a very dark venue brought our vision to life and helped our models fall right into character. A photographer that understands a couple's vision and personalities is one of the most important aspects of a wedding day and ensures they get photos that bring that authenticity to life.