Black Ties & Champagne for Two Grooms

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This LGBTQ wedding editorial showcases a gorgeous and elegant look filled with black tie detail. Gold, black and white colours showcase the palette along with unique features such as the gold compass and striped linens. 

Olivia, from Lavish Engagements, styled this editorial shoot and shared her inspiration: 

“When I started planning the design for this styled shoot I knew I wanted it to be very masculine. Everything from the flowers to the backdrops were all designed to be completely black and white. The gold accents though brought my vision to life as it made for an elegant yet classic look. The palette is simple but powerful. The flowers were mostly black & white satin calla lilies and textural greens. I was over the moon with happiness when I saw the boutonnieres with black calla lilies as it was such a unique feature. 

When I start to pull the design together for a real wedding I always start by figuring out what will capture the couple’s personality and showcase their style.  So right from the start I play around with the design. I always look for something unique for the table, something that you usually wouldn’t see on a table. In this editorial it turned out to be the gold compass. 

My advice for couples planning their wedding is to just start playing around and see what you like. Remember, this is supposed to be fun!  Although sites like Pinterest are a great tool for couples, I recommend that once you have found that inspiration look online, close out of it, pop into a local rental company and have some fun creating a mock table setting.”

Photography: McKinnon Photography | Event Planner: Lavish EngagementsVenue: Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community |  Hair: Roots the Salon | Bakery: Cakebread Artisan Bakery & Hot Chocolates |  Decor: Always Invited Event Rentals |  Men’s Attire: Jim’s Clothes Closet |  Stationary: Tickle Tree Stationery + Design