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Larger-than-life floral arrangements, a vibrant color palette, a show-stopping gown and the breathtaking backdrop of Barcelona—today’s editorial is the perfect way to kick off Valentine’s week. The team behind this sophisticated Spanish elopement inspiration includes floral designers RodriStudio & Maisonfrancis with invitations by Pearlyn and Paper, a Dora Sasu gown and gorgeous film photography captured by Lena Karelova Photography.

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From the team:  this editorial, we decided to showcase an elopement in the picturesque city of Barcelona, featuring inspiring architecture, vibrant colors, and a look into Spanish culture. Barcelona, as an autonomous city from the rest of Spain, exhibits the multidimensional sides of an incredibly diverse location with fascinating history and landmarks, as well as, a fervent society extremely proud of its heritage but also very progressive and multicultural.

With so many incredible inspirational shoots already in the region with a focus on old-world architecture and classic elegance, we wanted to bring something fresh and unique without compromising timelessness. We sought to bring the vibrancy of the city by choosing a rooftop as a setting, a much more modern and unexpected choice for the contemporary couple that provides incredible city views. We made sure to choose a couple that had immigrated to the city, as this is very representative of its culture today: multicultural, and inviting, especially to destination couples!

While still taking into account the undeniable history nestled within the city’s architecture, we chose to have the couple exchange vows in front of the Palau de Justicia, or the Supreme Court of Catalonia, located in the heart of the city’s old quarter by the Arc de Triumf.

Designed with the fashionable couple in mind, the bride wore a custom lace gown by Dora Sasu that blended timeless with sexy elegance, while the groom showed a more contemporary style with a navy-blue suit. The rentals and décor translated into a casual yet polished and vibrant reception, a clean and elegant table scape, which helped bring to life the location’s lively culture.

This elopement has a contemporary feel that manages to remain timeless and embedded with delicate fine art moments, like the hand painted invitation, featuring an ode to the florals, as well as the architecture with a hand drawn image of one of the city’s most historical landmarks, namely the Barcelona Cathedral.

Speaking of florals, designers Sandrine of Maison Francis and Angel of Rodri Studio, chose to showcase their talents as separate yet cohesive pieces, by merging the more lavish and luxurious style of the centerpiece with the timeless chic of the bridal bouquet, while making sure to focus on color as one of the most important aspects of the shoot. Inspired by the incredibly rich tones found throughout the city and the region as a whole, and with muted colors so often misconstrued as the only representation of what fine art exudes, we thought it was important to showcase this to couples who might want to infuse color into their big day, and how they can do so while remaining undeniably tasteful and sophisticated.

What is also great about Barcelona as a perfect elopement location is that not only you get to say “I do” in this vibrant city, but it also doubles as a honeymoon spot for couples to explore the city in depth and serve as a connecting point to continue the adventure in other European cities nearby.

Let’s face it, modern-day elopement in Barcelona, sounds like perfection!

Photography:  Lena Karelova Photography // Floral Design: RodriStudio & Maisonfrancis // Invitations: Pearlyn and Paper // Dress: Dora Sasu // MUAH: HairLookStyle // Linen: Nüage Designs // Model: Sofya

 

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Chua Lee Photography and Enchanted Designs Weddings and Events  came together at Grant Humphreys Mansion to curate this Old World inspiration in a palette of yellows with pops of deep red. The florals by Ribbon and Twine Floral  and stationery by Katie Davis Creative is perfectly vintage. The film images by Chua Lee Photography perfectly encapsulate the vibes and you can see it all below.

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Photography: Chua Lee Photography // Planning: Enchanted Designs Weddings and Events // Florist: Ribbon and Twine Floral // Stationery: Katie Davis Creative // Venue: Grant Humphreys Mansion // Bridal Shop: Eleven Eleven Bridal // HMUA: Wedlocks Bridal Hair // Bridesmaid Dress: Bella Bridesmaids // Jewelry: Sarah Gauci // Rentals: Event Rents // Videographer: Katogenic // Film Lab: Photo Vision Prints

 

The inspiration behind this BEYOND-gorgeous styled shoot was romance and femininity with rich tones and botanicals woven throughout. Planner and designer, Bellafare‘s vision started with the luxe velvet linen and bell jar terrariums and grew from there. Design details, including florals by Flowershop, and stationery by Dulles Design, exude a certain softness but maintain a touch of modernity as seen in the table adorned with mustard and blush candles and organic florals with blush, yellow, and deep rose tones that appeared as if they were growing out of the bell jars creating an almost fairy-tale accent. There is not a single details that isn’t an absolute dream and it’s our pleasure to share these film images from photographer Josh Morehouse.

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Planner & Designer: Bellafare // Photographer: Josh Morehouse // Florist: Flowershop // Stationery: Dulles Design // Venue: Cannon Green // Wedding dress: Amsale // Hair and Makeup: Ash and Co. // Vintage Car: Lowcountry Valet // Event rentals: Ooh Events // Candlesticks: Mayker Creative // Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen // Cake: Wedding Cakes by Jim Smeal // Ribbon: Frou Frou Chic // Wedding ring and band: Ashley Zhang Jewelry // Ring Box: The Mrs. Box

 

Remember at end of Sleeping Beauty when Flora, Fauna and Merryweather keep changing Aurora’s dress from blue-to-pink-to-blue-to-pink and it feels impossible to decide which you like better? Well, this gorgeous shoot gives us all the same feels. Conceptualized by East Made Co & Sophie Kaye Photography, the vision was the Dutch Masters paintings executed in two equally stunning color palettes at Westlight Studios. Gorgeous florals were by Nava Floral, calligraphy by Shotgunning for Love, cakes by Trouvaille Bakery and awesome backdrops and styling Surfaces by JRD Artshop. Check out these images by Hannah Michelle Photography and see if you can decide which palette you love more??

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Photography: Hannah Michelle Photography // Host: Sophie Kaye Photography // Creative Direction & Styling: East Made Co // Florist: Nava Floral // Venue: Westlight Studios // Hair & Makeup: Caitlyn Meyer // Calligraphy: Shotgunning for Love // Cakes: Trouvaille Bakery // Gowns: Marchesa // Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes // Rings: Victor Barbone // Backdrops and Styling Surfaces: JRD Artshop // Styling Props: Curated Behavior // Rentals: Please Be Seated // Linens: Liberty Party Rental // Candles: Floral Society // Models: Amax Talent

 

Ivory Elegance Events was inspired by The Empyrean, or the place in the highest heaven during the creation of this Lush Opulent Elegance editorial. In literature, it is known as the dwelling place of blessed, celestial beings so divine that they are made of pure light. The Biltmore Hotel set the scene , with its Mediterranean architecture and classic Italian, Moorish, and Spanish influences. Delicate details, floral motifs and ethereal, organic elements shine in the work of florist Lynette Rose Co., and baker Earth and Sugar. It’s all captured here in these fine art film images by Erin Traum.

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Photography and Creative Direction: Erin Traum // Planning: Ivory Elegance Events // Floral Design and Paper Goods: Lynette Rose Co. // Venue: Biltmore Hotel // Gowns and Accessories: The Find Bridal // Videography: Uptown and More // Hair and Makeup: Nika Dernis // Cake: Earth and Sugar // Tabletop: Pialisa and Mimosas and Moonshine // Silk Ribbon and Table Runner: Hey It’s Oh So Pretty // Models: Tiona White and Erin Fitzgerald