Happy Monday guys + gals! Since it’s V-Day week, we obvs had to share some inspiration influenced by one very essential detail: LOVE. The team behind today’s editorial wanted to give your traditional Valentine’s setting a twist. Lauren + the Belovely team, who dreamt up the concept + brought it to life, worked with M2 Photography, Maggpie Vintage Rentals + OH MAI art creations and what they created is just so good! Masculine + industrial, yes, but everything is still elegant enough to work beautifully for a wedding. Lauren shares more with us below:
So much of Valentine’s Day is marketed towards making ‘Her’ happy, and we wanted to break that mold. We wanted to show love at it’s rawest form. No hearts, no chocolate, no diamonds or gimmicks. LOVE IS LOVE. Using a gay couple surrounded by their supportive entourage of lovely ladies, we created a table that is masculine in a delicate, yet powerful way.
But of course our love affair with this scene doesn’t stop at the dresses! Shop below to get this stunning industrial look for your celebration (or home!):
A bit more about the shoot’s inspiration from Lauren, We stumbled upon this amazing copper and wood triangle and immediately fell in love. The Pink Triangle was used at the Nazi concentration camps as a badge to identify male prisoners who were sent there because of their homosexuality. We empowered this symbol. We gave it strength and support; because the heart wants what the heart wants.
These are some detail ideas grooms all around are sure to love!
A big thanks to the crew below for sharing their talents with us today! Is anyone tying the knot this Valentine’s Day?!
photography: M2 Photography // concept, design, styling + florals: Belovely // venue + vintage rentals: Maggpie Vintage Rentals // hair + makeup: Make Up By Yvette // stationery + calligraphy: OH MAI art creations // gowns: BHLDN // flower girl dresses: BHLDN + Kohls