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Funky And Fresh Summer Wedding Idea

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Funky And Fresh Summer Wedding Idea

Can you hear it? Summer is calling, and this next bright and fun citrus toned wedding day inspiration at The Historic Post Office in Virginia has us so excited for that warmer season! From that stunning sugar flower-topped wedding cake to the funky and fresh ceremony backdrop this whole day feels as fresh as a summer breeze. 

You can find more of this fabulous wedding inspiration dreamed up by Lustre Theory Styling + Design and beautifully photographed by Molly Lichten Photography in our full gallery.


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citrus themed wedding bar


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wedding cocktail

Let's Say "I Do" Here

The real same-sex couple in this shoot had just been married a few months before and were thrilled to participate. You can see their happiness and genuine joy come through in the images. The shoot is full of personalized details for the couple, including calligraphy with their names on the drink bottles along with the saying "always love is love" and also the invitation suite which was tailored for them.

The Historic Post Office is a unique historical venue located in downtown Hampton, VA. Completed in 1914, The Historic Post Office was designed during the Beaux-Arts architectural period and served for many decades as the largest U.S. Post Office in the Hampton Roads, Virginia area. Now, it is one of the most popular wedding venues. The Post Office wanted an inspiration shoot that showed their support of marriage and love for all couples.

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Funky & Fresh

Citrus fruits of all kinds, fresh and dried were used throughout the decor and paired with a citrus ombre floral theme that moves down the table and is used throughout the shoot. These images are full of natural light and brightness. Accents of blue patterned linen and antique porcelain pieces were paired with all the smile-inducing color and fruit.

he invitation suite is a botanical citrus theme, with handmade paper and custom white calligraphy. The stamps, color choices, and accents were all specifically chosen for this stationery and paired with florals and bespoke flat lay props for the photography.

There are many delicate styling choices I made in this editorial but I wanted to make sure some masculine features were also present to represent our grooms. Wood chargers and heavier velvet navy napkins were used in the table settings along with His + His vow books!

I am such a fan of watercolor painting as a designer. So you will almost always see some detail in my styling that involves that medium. For this shoot, the place card leaves on the little lemons are hand-painted with white calligraphy lettering. I really love that this is an all-male shoot! Something you don't see very often. But the styling and decor is something everyone can take inspiration from.


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Unique Details:

Real Same Sex Couple
Shot on Film - Natural Light
Painted Floral Ceremony Backdrop
Stunning Blue Table Linen
Handmade Sugar Floral Cake
Bar + Cake Styled Vignette
Custom Citrus Invitation Suite with Handmade Paper
His + His Vow Books
Calligraphy Drink Bottles
Watercolor Lemon Place cards

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Bartender ServiceExecutive Beverage@executivebeverage
Cakes & CateringCakes by Angela Morrison@cakesbyangelamorrison
Dress & ApparelBenton Knight Men’s Wear@bentonknightltd
FlowersKate Fiore Floral Design@katefiorefloral
Hair, Makeup & BeautyBlushtones
Flawless On Site
@blushtones_meg
@flawlessonsite_va
OfficiantsGet Me To I Do@getmetoido
Paper Goods & CalligraphyLustre Theory Styling + Design
Seniman Calligraphy
@lustretheory
@seniman_calligraphy
PhotographersMolly Lichten Photography@mmmols
Real Couple ModelBrandon Monahan
Justin Monahan
@bmonahan621
@jball025
RentalsDistinctive Event Rentals
Mad Hatter Vintage Rentals & Styling
Waterford Event Rentals
@distinctiveeventrentals
@mhattervintage
@waterfordeventrentals
Styling & ProductionLustre Theory Styling & Design@lustretheory
VenuesThe Historic Post Office@thehistoricpostoffice