October 18, 2016

Southwestern Chic: A Styled Shoot


Inspired by the rich tones of a rugged landscape, Native American aesthetics, and a bohemian sensibility, this styled shoot could inspire anyone to add a little edge to their wedding day.


In designing this shoot, Lindsay Ruggieri of Custom Love Gifts, Events, and Prints wanted to evoke a Native American theme with decidedly modern details, the success of which can be seen in  the pairing of geometric table décor with a simple pallet table and colorful floor pillows.  Especially important is the contrast between the bold color details and the bride and groom’s neutral-and-white attire, a choice that ensures that the couple always stands out against their surroundings. Even Southern Sirens’ airy, flawless makeup and the bride’s stunning jewelry and gown, provided by Simply Bridal, serve to increase the play between subject and style at the heart of the shoot.


To further embolden the themes of strong color and bohemian flavor, the details are all-important: from Unique Settings’ striking mismatched china to LB Floral’s greenery-heavy floral arrangements and Custom Love Gifts, Events, and Prints’s feather-adorned favors, each aspect of the shoot is carefully engineered to produce a distinct sense of overall unity. Even the colorful, geometric invitations designed by photographer Chastidyi Parrott of Star Noir Studios mimic the painted wooden triangles that pop so spectacularly against the earth tones surrounding them.


Beyond everything, however, is an emphasis on culture and commitment. As Chastidyi’s photographs expertly prove, the ideal wedding design will marry a couple’s diverse backgrounds while always gesturing back to the romance at the heart of the event. If every wedding is a story, this flavorful styled shoot creates a narrative of nature and romance impossible not to inspire anyone who sees it.



Event Design & Favors: Custom Love Gifts, Events, and Prints
Photography & Invitations: Star Noir Studio
Hair & Makeup: Southern Sirens
Florals: LB Floral
Mismatched China: Unique Settings
Gown: Simply Bridal



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