Found My Checkmate

checkmate wedding inspiration

For this fun Found My Checkmate shoot, Carly Rae Weddings and Michelle Kim Photography teamed up to blend two bold ideas (a bold checker pattern and bright artistic flowers!) into one stunning unique wedding concept. Loving all the bright colors and gorgeous flowers from this shoot!

checkered invitation

bright bouquet

Gorgeous bouquet by Primary Petals with anemones, king protea, ranunculus and poppies – love the sequin ribbon too!

red dress


found my checkmate

checkered place setting

checkered place setting

bright florals

tassle chair decor

checkered cake

bright bouquets

found my checkmate

black and white drink straws


Thanks so much to all these creative artists for sharing their talents with us today!

concept, wardrobe + photography: Michelle Kim Photography // co-concept, set styling + coordination: Carly Rae Weddings // florals: Primary Petals // videography: Martin Franco Vielma II // paper goods: Goodheart Design // cake: Sweet and Saucy Shop // rentals: Choura Events // hair + makeup: Designed Elegance // models: Anthony Warne, Kiana Scott // red dress: Sincerely Sweet Boutique // “Found My Checkmate” sign: Design by Goodheart Design and execution by The Laster Cutting Shop // paper straws: Go Against The Grain

This wedding features rad artists fromThe GWS Wedding Artist GalleryGoodheart Design, Carly Rae Weddings, Primary Petals, and Sweet and Saucy Shop are all Featured Vendors in the GWS Vendor Guide! Find more rad artists for your day in our Guide.

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  1. So excited to see this! I love every one of these vendors! Thank you GWS!

  2. Thanks Jen for the feature! This shoot was a blast!

  3. Beautiful job everyone! This shoot and concept definitely stands out. Modern but pretty! Way to go Sam!

  4. That cake design is to die for!

    …loving the bouquet too.

  5. Thank you for the feature! We loved producing this shoot and are so privileged to share it with the GWS community :)


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