A Navy Wedding Dress Brings an Artful Aesthetic to this Elopement Inspiration

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First thing’s first: the bride wore NAVY! But let’s not stop there: the groom wore sequins, the room was transformed with paintings + texture, and through every detail, a unique love story unfolded. It’s an elopement imagined for the modern couple…and did we mention the bride wore navy? Speaking to that very aspect, the dress designer Sheila of Incandescent Bridal, shared her motivation for the day’s vision:

The inspiration behind this shoot were the moments that make up a story. Art and books and dancing and laughter—all tangled up into one beautiful mosaic. The idea that a modern wedding can be whatever you want it to be, not what you’re told it should be! That your wedding can authentically encompass everything your romance embodies. And a reminder that your love is unique, incandescent, and grand!

Let’s have a look at all those special moments that made up the mosaic, captured by Shannon Rosan!

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We love a good modern invitation! This one by Natalie Perez is spot on.

painted backdrops

SO pretty!

Indie Bride Goes Navy

two piece wedding dress

She’s a total smoke show in this two-piece masterpiece by Incandescent Bridal!

white anemone bouquet

The muted colors in this dried + fresh bouquet by M Creations are sheer perfection!

Shine On

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Yep, that is a groom totally pulling off a sequined jacket!

back necklace

artist canvas ceremony backdrop

Lovers’ Lounge

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How rad is this styling by The Design Renegade? Love the mix of textures and light!

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Table for Two

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This is moody romance at its finest!

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Sweet Dreams

modern square wedding cake

Finally, this work of art: this geometric, modern painted cake by Etta Avenue Cakes!

PS: Check out these artfully-inspired painted cakes for more sweet dreaminess!


Yes, yes, yes to the black confetti!

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Okay, they are ADORABLE. Who doesn’t love a modern love story? Cheers to the team for bringing this one to life!

photography: Shannon Rosan // florals: M Creations // wedding dress: Incandescent Bridal // hairpiece: Kata Banko Couture // bride's ring: Billy Sky // hair stylist: Hair Mother // makeup artist: Megan of Glow Chico // groom attire: H&M and Old Navy // groom's shoes: Old Navy // paper goods: Natalie Perez // cake: Etta Avenue Cakes // linen rentals: We Do Designs // models: Rachel Bussey // styling: The Design Renegade // tie clip: Kata Banko Couture // plates, vase, ceramic hand + cake stand: Alex Marchall Studios