Time-honored traditions were tossed out the window and replaced by chic, contemporary elements for this must-see editorial. France-based wedding photographer, Alejandra Loaiza teamed up with planner Scarantino Events and other pros in order to create the ultimate minimalistic and modern wedding setting—and we’re in love with the final product!
Not only did the shoot take place in a trendy industrial warehouse venue, but sleek black elements, (such as the black wedding dresses and tablescapes!) were used to evoke a modern, fashion-forward style throughout the session. “Weddings aren’t supposed to happen at an old factory, brides aren’t supposed to wear black dresses, and grooms aren’t supposed to have an all-white outfit … but we decided to smash all of those “classic” codes,” says Alejandra. It’s safe to say that her vision definitely came to life with the help of the unique floral design, altar, and wedding-day attire. Sift through the ultra-cool photos below and be prepared to want to steal some of these modern and minimalist wedding ideas.
These clean, understated invitations are perfect for those with a more scaled-back wedding style or theme.
A modern circular arch served as a ceremony-inspired backdrop and was dressed up with black and white florals. It was created by the talented florist Botanique Bazar.
Stylist Zero Katre dressed the groom model in a hip, totally white outfit to showcase a more modern and casual wedding-day look.
Hungarian designer Daalarna Couture is known for creating designs that are not only effortlessly elegant, but totally unique. So, of course their dresses were used in this modern/minimalist shoot. The model donned two looks, both in black, and it’s hard to pick which one is our favorite. The first looked included long, light and airy cape sleeves and a relaxed silhouette. The second, leaned a bit more sexy with the help of an illusion lace bodice and voluminous off-the-shoulder bishop sleeves.
Planner Marion Scarantino used all-black decorations that varied in textures and volume for the reception table to also add to the shoot’s unique theme. It was both modern and elegant.
The wedding-makeup and hair style was kept natural throughout the shoot and was done by French makeup artist Virginie Debourg. As for jewelry, rings were designed by the eco-friendly brand JEM. They specialize in creating totally unique shapes with sustainable and ethical gold.
Feeling this modern styled shoot and want more ideas? We’ve got you covered #onGWS! See more contemporary and posh wedding inspo here.
photography: Alejandra Loaiza // venue name: LYON, Rhône, France // event design: Scarantino Events // planning: Scarantino Events // florals: Botanique Bazar // wedding dress: Daalarna Couture // bride's ring: Jem // hair stylist: Virginie Debourg Make up Artist // makeup artist: Virginie Debourg Make up Artist // groom attire: Styling by Zero Katre // paper goods: Septembre Papeterie // cake: Apoline Cake Design // furniture rentals: Velvet Rendez Vous // models: Camille and Tom