A Vampy Wedding Inspiration Shoot In Black and White
We've seen neutral weddings before, but this one is so monochromatic that these photos almost look like they're in black and white (such a cool effect!). This inspiration shoot turns the saturation all the way down on real-life leaving big bold contrasts and a moody feel that is to die for! Without color to rely on, this wedding design leans into texture and contrast giving it a unique, sophisticated, and edgy vibe. If you're a non-traditional couple that still wants a timeless look for your wedding, going monochromatic is where it's at!
Stone House Creative kept the floral design limited as far as variety, but they went big when it came to volume, especially with that killer baby's breath centerpiece! These photos by Vanessa Renae Photography have just the right amount of contrast to make all of the subtle shades of gray, white, and black stand out. You can see even more from this shoot in the full gallery. Read on to hear more from Lauren Wiebe of Stone House Creative about how she and her team created this fun vampy shoot.
BEAUTY IN SIMPLICITY
Baby’s breath–I’ll be honest, it’s not my favorite flower, and never has been. But, for some reason, it was pulling at me and I wanted to explore that a bit. I’m also not huge on white weddings, but again, I wanted to explore this monochromatic and scaled-back palette of white, grey, and black. And guess what? I kind of love it. A full table runner, composed entirely of baby’s breath en masse.
I took that concept of repeated simple elements and applied it to the entire event design: single element bouquet, single element table centerpiece, monochromatic color palette, and so on. The bridal bouquet was simply composed of white garden roses, Queen Anne’s Lace (hidden WAY down deep), camellia foliage, and scented geranium foliage.
CARRYING THE DESIGN THROUGH
I love the way this tablescape came together! The smoke plates are the perfect neutral grey without being boring. The marble candleholders and black tapers are sleek and modern. The simple type on the flat place card is perfect. All of these details act as supporting elements that allow the baby’s breath table runner to play the central role. The invitation suite was chosen for the clean, modern type, the monochromatic color palette, and the sort of watercolor/water-stained background. I thought it would tie in really well with the photo backdrop that I painted in shades of greys.
A CUSTOM LIP
The bride was styled with two completely different gowns, one with a streamlined and modern silhouette with a high neck, and the other a full, feminine strapless bridal gown with a deep neckline and floral lace appliqué. Her dark lipstick was custom-mixed on-site by Bobbi from Primped Nd Polished, because she couldn’t find anything deep and vampy enough. It was perfect!View All Images