Jul 29, 2018
When the opportunity presented itself for a same-sex styled shoot, these Raleigh wedding vendors couldn’t help themselves! Kaitlin of Rowan Lane Events had decided this was something she couldn’t pass up when she saw the Facebook post asking for interest in a same-sex styled shoot.
“I had personally decided to sit out any more shoots this year but when this came across my feed I couldn't stay away,” she said.
In fact, the Facebook post had such a large response, this shoot was one of seven (yes, seven!) same-sex styled shoots. Each shoot had their own team of planners, photographers, venues, cake makers and other vendors.
We might not have seen the other six, but we are certainly partial to this one!
Luckily, Kaitlin just happened to have the perfect models in mind. There’s nothing like using a real life couple in a styled shoot to make it feel all the more authentic and real. Nothing looks better in photographs than real love and Rose Trail Images certainly captured that real love in this shoot!
Staring with a venue with tons of natural light was the key to this airy and romantic atmosphere.
“I wanted to show that weddings don't have to be over the top to be special, so we stayed simple, clean, and modern as we let the table top be our main focal point,” said Kaitlin. “Our couple was another main focus and highlight as they were as unique and lovely as the space or any of our decor pieces.”
The color palette of whites, blues and gold helped achieve the clean and modern look. The few geometric design elements used tied in an extra modern feel, while still keeping things simple.
With the ceremony set in front of floor-to-ceiling windows, there couldn’t have been a better spot in the venue. From the hardwood floors to the most unique white chairs for guests to the crystal chandelier, everything was perfection.
The backdrop was a folding wire structure with geometric lines and a floral installment of the boldest blue and white florals, eucalyptus and honeycomb. Hanging from the florals were gold geometric stars.
The florals matched the bouquets each bride carried down the aisle. One bride wore a simple sheath gown with embellished waist line and sleeves. The best part of the dress? The back! It was completely open with button detailing going all the way down the train!
The other bride wore what looked like a similar sheath fit, but once you look closer – you discover it’s actually a two piece! The lace-sleeved crop top was paired perfectly with a white trained skirt.
Both brides wore a braid, one pulled back with a side braid and the other with a pony tail in a braid. We are a sucker for a good braided ‘do!
The brides used blue vow books to read their vows from… is there a better personalized touch than that?!
After the ceremony, the bar and reception space were set. The bar was ultra-modern with the gold wire bar stools and glass globe pendant lights. The couple enjoyed a glass of wine out of midnight blue tinted crystal glasses
Once they enjoyed a drink at the bar, the reception space was revealed. There were two long wooden tables with gold chiavari chairs dressed to the nines. Each place setting had a marble charger, blue pattered dinner plate and white salad plate topped with a royal blue napkin. Our favorite part? The black onyx flatware for that modern feel. There were metallic geometric centerpieces lining the tables to finish off the look.
Now let’s talk about everyone’s favorite part of weddings (aside from the whole love thing, of course!) – dessert! The dessert table had a blue and gold geometric shape and textured linen. There was cake and pastries… we’ll take one of each please!
Each of the desserts, including the cake, sat on a gold geometric shape stand. Not sure how it’s holding the weight of that cake, but we are too distracted by the beauty of the cake to care!
The four-tiered, square cake was full of life. The bottom tier was painted gold with a triangle design in the corner. The next tier was marbled blue and gold, followed by a black and gold tier. The top tier was white with gold dripping down and the topper – well, you just have to see the pictures for yourself to understand.
At the end of the day, this was a day full of love with a modern touch.
Rowan Lane Events
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CE Rentals (Charlotte)
Wildflower Vintage Co.
Triangle Pastry Co.
The Cannon Room
Rose Trail Images
Silverceiling Beauty Consulting
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