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Dark Romance Inspiration Wedding

Hey there everyone! My name is Whitnie and I’m interning with A Vintage Affair this summer and as part of our tasks we were asked to create an inspiration board for a potential wedding that was based on a non-wedding photograph. Well, I had just gotten back from a month in Paris where I was exposed to more art than my brain knew what to do with, and subsequently took a ton of photos as well of said art. When we were given this assignment I immediately knew what photo I wanted to use.

This painting by Giacometti includes beautiful rich tones and a dark aesthetic. The deep red and blue colors were complimented by the cool whites and accents of gold. These colors and the overall composition evoke a feeling of dark romance, and I knew this is what I wanted my inspiration board to reflect as well.

I began by looking at photos that incorporated this moody vibe and wanted to embrace a variety of textures and finishes. I absolutely love the contrast between the opulence of the velvet furniture against the industrial finish of the candle shelf. I also really wanted this board to contain a balance between natural elements, like the wood of the farm table, and more polished and romantic details, as seen in the gold flatware and the whimsical blush table runner.

The flower arrangements contain stunning shades of maroon along with greenery, which perfectly reflects the outside ceremony space and gorgeous place cards, done by the amazing Bash Calligraphy . The accents of sparkly gold against the stark black reminds me of the days of gothic cathedrals and adds a touch of glamour.

I wanted this inspiration board, and corresponding wedding, to transport guests to another world. A world filled with magic, intrigue, and fairytale endings. I hope you all enjoy and can take aspects of this board and incorporate them into your own special day!

Furniture: The Perfect Palette | Circle Shelf: Something Borrowed | Altar: Nonagaya | Tablescape: The Perfect Palette | Cake: Cakes2Cupcakes | Bridal Party: Junebug Weddings | Escort Cards: Bash Calligraphy |

Katelyn & Dirk’s Vibrant Blanc Wedding featured on Green Wedding Shoes!

With an industrial feel, a crazy photo booth, and an incredibly creative couple, Katelyn and Dirk’s wedding was truly a night to remember! Katelyn and Dirk chose to say their “I do’s” at Blanc right in the heart of Denver! Flowers and lighting transformed Blanc, a beautiful blank palette into an innovative and romantic space. The vibrant and stunning flowers from Flora by Nora helped to transform the atmosphere completely. During the ceremony the couple stood in front of vintage dresser topped with a statement floral centerpiece, which we later moved to the sweetheart table. The Edison bulb lighting placed over the head table created a romantic ambiance. June Cochran beautifully captured all of the special moments.

Katelyn and Dirk had a creative and colorful antler monogram for their invitations. They wanted to carry it through to their wedding, so Dirk created a real life 3D version. He crafted a beautiful wooden box, which the antlers attached to. Strung in between the antlers were the couple’s laser-cut initials, matching the invitation exactly. The stunning and bright flowers from Flora by Nora filled the box creating a complete replica of the monogram from the invitations. To make it even more of a focal point, Dirk also made a wooden beam that hung above the antlers with strings of twine hanging down. Little clothespins held the escort cards accented with lavender and rosemary. The display was a truly beautiful focal point of the evening.

The detailed table arrangements and plated seats were soon filled with tasty food from Biscuits and Berries. From the energetic bridal party to the crazy dance floor, this wedding became a party really fast. As if that wasn’t enough, the fabulous bride and groom surprised their guests with a dessert truck and a vintage camper photo booth! The Bumble Bee Truck provided delicious sweets throughout the evening while guests danced the night away and took fabulous photos with Picture Me Camping.

From Flora by Nora:

“I loved the vision Katelyn and Dirk had for their wedding florals- incorporating bright vibrant blooms as a nod to Katelyn’s mexican heritage added such a personal and unique touch. For me, finding a way to bridge the more standard spring wedding blooms, such as peonies, roses, and tulips with the more textural, Spanish influencing flowers, different types of protea, succulents, and blooming grevillea was a fun challenge.  And the antler monogram!!  The groom put so much time and love into building the framework for that, it was SO fun to bring their invite monogram to life.”

We loved working with Katelyn and Dirk to make their wedding a true reflection of who they are and creating a fun and unforgettable night! See this magnificent wedding being featured on Green Wedding Shoes now

photography: June Photography // venue: Blanc Denver, Colorado // event design + planning: A Vintage Affair // florals: Flora by Nora // wedding dress: Yolan Cris from Emma and Grace Bridal Studio // hairpieces: Ann Taylor Loft // shoes: Caparros // bridesmaid dresses: Mismatched Dresses picked by the bridesmaids from Adrianna PapellChetta BEliza JForever 21 // flower girl dress: Rustic Road Boutique // hair: Blow Dry Lounge // bridesmaids makeup: Alli B // groom + groomsmen suits: Calvin KleinTessitura di QuaregnaAlfani // ties: Express //  paper goods: Paper Please Studio // catering: Biscuits and Berries // desserts: The Bumble Bee Truck //photo booth: Picture Me Camping // rentals: Event Rents and La Tavola // officiant: Pastor Mark Tidd // reception music + lighting: Elite DJ // ceremony music: Chris Webb