While the rest of the world was busy executing their April Fool’s pranks, Kiera and Desmond were all smiles at The Museum of Fine Arts in St. Pete for a very special reason – It was their wedding day!
The theme? Luxury modern in black with touches of gold and emerald green! What’s so beautiful about this wedding is that it wasn’t just modern in the aspect of theme and design, but they truly embraced the word’s meaning in a broader sense. This means tossing a couple of traditional wedding practices out of the window! You’ll get what I mean in a minute, promise!
First, let’s talk about the main color theme for this wedding. Usually, not many brides would opt to have black as the color motif. It’s a color that’s not always perceived as “wedding friendly” but as I said, Kiera and Desmond are a 21st-century couple! I admire how they decided to choose this color without worrying about traditions! The guests and bridal parties (with the exception of the maid-of-honor) wore black and I swear, there was a luxurious air to it that I truly love!
I also love how the couple stood out in their white ensembles among their guests! If you want to stand out in the crowd like Kiera and Desmond, my advice is to think of complementary colors! Say you want to wear white or a colored gown. Think of an opposite tone and make that your wedding’s color motif!
Another modern concept that I love in this wedding is the genderless bridal party! If you’re someone who has been to a couple of weddings, I’m sure you’ve noticed how it’s just bridesmaids and groomsmen most of the time. If you think about it, there’s no law stating that we’re not allowed to have bridesmen! I’m sure many brides and grooms out there have friends of many genders! This is your sign to have your own party of bridespeople and groomspeople!
This was truly a unique experience for me as a photographer. As the person behind the lens, I knew it was my responsibility to also showcase this modernness in the images I capture since this wedding is a reflection of a progressive and modern mindset plus good taste!