If you’re looking for inspiration for an alternative/grunge style elopement…this is for you! And what better place to do it than a literal junkyard in Goffstown, New Hampshire! Haus of Gravity and Pine and Birch Photography worked together to create a stunning, edgy and cohesive design. They used old tires, wreckage pieces, and an abundance of disco balls, obviously! This editorial showcases a true grunge aesthetic, rich with details and inspiration anti brides are sure to love. Let’s dive in, shall we?
The Tangled Grapevine surely worked her floral magic! The hood of a car was transformed with spilling babies breath and roses. She used tires and random parts found on-site to build the ceremony and assorted glass-blown jars filled with blooms to adorn the table. So innovative!
The stationery details, crafted by Stephanie Tara, feature a geometric elopement announcement, custom vow books fastened with velvet and a fun little ms. to mrs. portrait.
As if their chemistry wasn’t obvious, Shaunna + Alex are a real-life couple! Here’s Shaunna on the two’s relationship:
“Axel and I met in 2017 at the daycare center we were both working at! We were honestly the best of friends and it turned into more March 2019! We started modeling together because we took Christmas pictures one time and the photographer told us that we have a great look and that she wanted us to “model” for her content day. We were super nervous but we said why not and ever since then it’s been our passion! We love it because we get to work together while also being ourselves! We get to travel all over the place and meet so many awesome people!”
Shaunna swapped her long gown for a short dress, thigh highs, and fishnet heels. Also, take note of her stylish pair of bridal sunnies! Her blue glasses are the perfect “something blue!”
Bride Shaunna donned a sparkly, semi sheer gown, long tulle veil and chic black and white stiletto boots. Axel kept things simple and casual in black and white. Shaunna’s dramatic makeup, side swept curls and holographic nails tied the look together seamlessly!
Black chargers and simple white plates were adorned with menus intended to look like license plates for the table. A black silk runner, napkins, assorted blooms, and small decor gave the tabletop its’ dimension and texture. Crates were stacked on either side of the table to provide additional visual interest and bring in the blues and silvers in the color palette. This setting was a perfect display home for Middle Sister Bakes unique glitter heart cake, complete with Shaunna + Axel’s initials!
Dinner for Two…
It wouldn’t be a junkyard elopement if the ceremony and dinner for two didn’t happen amongst the broken down vehicles, so Haus of Gravity and Pine and Birch Photography decided to design and style everything where the most beat up, abandoned looking vehicles could be found.
Wow. We are totally smitten with Shaunna’s unique engagement ring!
Shaunna shared this about modeling for the shoot, “We loved the junkyard shoot because it was totally our style! We felt so cool and happy! This was our first editorial and it instantly became our favorite genre of photography. Editorials let you pose in non-traditional ways to make art and it’s truly so fun.”
We hope you’re feeling inspired by this alternative elopement shoot! Be sure to check out the highlights from S + A’s styled shoot in this moody video shot by Erin of Boston and edited by Jesse Ciulla.
photography: Pine + Birch Photography // event design: Haus of Gravity // planning: Haus of Gravity // florals: The Tangled Grapevine // hair stylist: Hair by Jenna Gianni // makeup artist: Francescaa Lupoli // videography: Erin of Boston // paper goods: Stephanie Tara Stationery // cake: Middle Sister Bakers // specialty rentals: Jacket // models: Shaunna + Axel // Press-On Nails: Press Ons by Tess