July 2019 | The Barn at Reynolda Village – Winston-Salem, NC
Planning + Floral Design – Folie à Deux Events
Photography – Ariel Kaitlin Photography | Venue – The Barn at Reynolda Village | Stationery Design – Revelry + Heart | Hair & Makeup – Modern Alchemy | Attire – Uniquely U Bridal | Rentals – American Party Rentals
This celestial wedding inspiration photoshoot was designed by Folie à Deux Events and photographed by Ariel Kaitlin Photography. We (Erica & Ariel) had both really liked the trend of geode details in weddings, but wanted to create a photoshoot that incorporated these details in a more modern/minimalist fashion. The celestial details became an essential pairing after our friend, Kasey, of Revelry + Heart showed us the star map inspired stationery suite she was creating as a portfolio piece. That was the final piece to the puzzle and Erica set to designing the rest of the elements. In many ways, our vendor team was inspiration in itself. All of the vendors involved are actively working against discrimination in the wedding industry and we wanted to highlight their incredible work.
Erica not only designed the photoshoot and florals, but she even made the cake! As an amateur baker herself, Erica had always wanted to create a geode cake and try out making marbled fondant, so this was the perfect opportunity! The florals were designed using foam-free, sustainable design techniques and highlighted several locally grown varieties, such as the cafe au lait dahlias and tuberoses.
Deanna of Artfully by D assisted in set up of the shoot and was also one of our models along with her wife, Kira. They were dressed to perfection by Uniquely U Bridal and their hair and makeup was done by Modern Alchemy.
An added bonus of this celestial wedding inspiration is that it utilizes Pantone’s Color of the Year 2020, Classic Blue. The blue velvet linens and the rich blue of the celestial stationery suite perfectly capture this bold color. We love working with blue in our designs because it is an elegant partner to so many other shades!