Jul 24, 2020
Boho-chic rooftop styled shoot with dried florals and an earthy color palette at The Balcony Orlando in Orlando, Florida
Bohemian elements and an earthy color palette came together for this rooftop styled shoot in the heart of downtown Orlando. Paired with industrial-chic details, the dramatic views of surrounding skylines and quaint market-style lighting created an urban oasis.
“I am a huge fan and supporter of alternative elopements and micro weddings,” said the wedding photographer, “and I feel that people are worried about doing small weddings at venues because they just don't know where to go that supports that kind of need!”
This intimate gathering kicked off with a gorgeous invitation suite, utilizing soft earth tones, playful celestial prints and dark, moody accents. At the bottom, they included a dreamy illustration of the city skyline.
For the bridal look, the model looked anything but traditional. She wore a champagne-colored gown with bohemian flutter sleeves and a dramatic deep V neckline. From head to toe, the dress was dripping in sequins that hung from fringed fabric.
Her hair and makeup were kept natural, and she wore minimalist jewelry. The one statement element was an embellished hairpiece, pinning a section of her bobbed amber blonde waves to the side.
The groom kept it sleek in a tailored gray suit with a black bow tie and black pocket square. Both showing off tattoo art, the couple exuded sophistication and edge.
“I also think that tattooed brides just vibrate at a higher frequency!” said the photographer.
In the groom’s boutonniere and the bride’s bouquet, foraged arrangements included dried flowers, pampas grass, ivory garden roses, tropical flamingo flowers and lush green palm fronds.
“We were inspired to use dried florals mixed with fresh flowers,” said the photographer, “and to include a lot of flowers for extra details.”
Inside the cement-clad event venue, natural light flooded in from floor-to-ceiling windows while modern spotlighting and circular pendant lights illuminated the space. The ceremony site was set to showcase a micro-wedding, accommodating eight guests and the soon-to-be Mr. and Mrs.
“I love that the venue was a completely blank slate and very minimalistic,” said the photographer, “and we could design and do whatever we wanted together as a team!”
For the wedding arbor, they incorporated a large wooden circular structure decorated with massive floral installations. At the foot of the guests’ seating, there were modern brass lanterns and wicker hurricanes filled with softly lit candles and small floral arrangements.
“Getting the wooden geometric wedding altar arch up to the 16-floor rooftop was interesting,” said the photographer, “and SO WORTH IT!”
The cozy floor lounge area combined textural elements including layered Moroccan rugs, plush accent pillows, woven poufs and an abundance of warm candlelight and dried grasses in artisan vases. All of the decor meshed in shades of blush, ivory and beige. Rounding out the earthy color palette, there were hints of blue intensified by the breathtaking city skyline.
To celebrate the “I Do’s,” an intimate dinner party was created for the couple to drink some celebratory champagne and enjoy a private meal. At the foot of the table, there were more wicker hurricanes, single stem arrangements in glass bottles, and a round seagrass rug.
The couple sat in modern, brass-legged dining chairs, and taper candles added a warm ambience to the tablescape. Across the center of the table, there was a wispy ivory fabric runner topped with tropical florals in ceramic white vases.
Each place setting featured a hyacinth charger layered with a boho-patterned dinner plate and olive linen napkin, held by a geometric wooden napkin ring. For final touches, they used gold stiletto flatware and mismatched acrylic glassware.
Like the rest of the shoot, the petite, single-tiered naked wedding cake was uniquely beautiful. It was topped with loose florals in moody, earth hues and a laser-cut topper reading, “We Eloped.”
“I'm so happy we did this styled shoot,” said the photographer, “and I hope that the joy and love that we felt in creating this shoot shines and blasts through those photos!”
We hope this boho-chic styled shoot inspires many brides-to-be!
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