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Moody Motorcycle and a Bit of Boho

Alexa + Beau | May 5, 2018

Edgy and moody style for the elegant bohemian bride with burgundy, red and gold at Old Sheldon Ruins in South Carolina

What do you get when you mix a motorcycle, the color burgundy and a rattan wicker peacock chair? Inspiration for the moody and edgy bride that has an elegant boho style. This styled shoot flawlessly combines different types of style to create one amazing look.

“We wanted to bring the allure of a southern romance but the edginess of the ever popular and the addictive aesthetics of the bohemian movement/trend,” explained the photographer. “The motorcycle was brought in to fray the edges of all the frilly fluff of a traditional style wedding adding a little moodiness to the mix.”

On top of all of that, the models used were an actual couple in real life and helped paint the picture of a bride and groom truly head over heels in love. 

The bride wore a form fitting lace gown with an illusion neckline. She had a sunburst shape pair of earrings and a soft yet romantic up-do

“I wanted to staya bit traditional with the wedding gown as we already had darker and more bohemian elements in the details,” the photographer said. “Classy, elegant, boho, glam, a bit of a vintage flair and most of all, the perfect fit for our moody brunette bride.”

In the bridal bouquet there were reds, pinks, burgundy and creams flowers, including two of the most amazing King Proteas for an elegant, yet edgy style. There were different types of greenery mixed in to give it a wild feel. Believe it or not, the florals were actually a mix of real flowers and paper flowers. It could have fooled us!

“The paper artist and the florist worked closely together as they curated those floral masterpieces featured in our shoot,” the photographer said. “Intense reds, hints of pinks and burgundy, creamy neutrals, and a bit of coastal/tropical eucalyptus willow stem made the bouquet and arrangements feel dark, moody and elegant.”

The groom wore a black suit that had a modern, skinny fit. He had a burgundy and black patterned tie that had a moody flare to it. Overall, his look was kept more neutral to let his bride really shine.

There was a sweetheart table set on top of a bohemian inspired colorful rug for the couple. It was a dark wood rectangular trestle table, draped with a sheer burgundy table runner. There were two groupings of gold terrariums filled with moss and greenery, and gold vases on each top corner of the table. In the center was a gold vase the bride put her bouquet in and gold candlestick holders with burgundy tapers. 

At each of the place settings was a burgundy and gold vintage charger topped with cream and gold designed plates and finished off with a hand written gold dipped place card. The gold silverware really popped against the dark wood table. A pair of rattan wicker peacock chairs were placed at the sweetheart table. The bride’s chair was decoration with a greenery garland laced with a few white, red and burgundy flowers. 

The couple spent time hopping and snapping the most amazing shots between the rattan chairs, a vintage red velvet settee and the motorcycle – the true inspiration to this styled shoot. Not to mention it got the moody memo with it’s all black color. The handlebars were draped with a greenery and floral piece that softened the style. 

After soaking in all the amazing photo opportunities, the couple gathered by the cake table. The dark wood vintage buffet felt so elegant, but the black sheer table runner draped across it gave it an edge. There was a gold branch design candle holder with red tapers on one side of the cake and a trio of vases on the other side. In front of the cake was a display of red, burgundy and ivory blooms on a bed of greenery. The naked cake was drizzled with caramel and surrounded and topped with more greenery and flowers.

One more amazing aspect to this styled shoot was the invitation suite. The all black (duh!) invitation really set the mood for the edgy style. The flowy gold writing really popped against the black paper. One of our favorite things about it was the gold seal on the envelope– what a statement it makes!

This styled shoot really captured the edgy yet romantic and elegant yet bohemian styles perfectly. 

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Creative Team

Stock and Bloom

The Baker and the Farmer

Old Sheldon Ruins

Decor by the Day

Bare Bones Beauty & Photography

Bare Bones Beauty
K.C. Murray

Paper Goods + Calligraphy
The Artisan Abode
622 Press

Dee Ruel

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