A Bright, Happy Ft. Lauderdale Shoot
What was the inspiration behind this styled shoot?
The NSU Art Museum is not widely known as a wedding venue so we decided to showcase it and its unique qualities. They currently have a ‘HAPPY’ exhibit running and we wanted to showcase this to our audience since it genuinely makes you happy! This installation is not always there, however, we wanted to show couples that getting married at a museum can be fun and incorporating the elements of what is installed can really transform the look and feel of your wedding!
What are some of the key elements in this shoot?
We really wanted to highlight the ‘HAPPY’ sign that was installed for their ceremony. It was so bright and really inspired the rainbow feel we were going for. There were also beautiful installations that we wanted to feature that represented the look we were going for. The grand staircase was also something we wanted to highlight as a photo opportunity for couples.
Is there an overall theme and/or color palette in this shoot?
Punchy bright colors with muted undertones.
Why did you choose to use an LGBTQAI+ couple for the shoot? What significance did it have?
We choose to use an LGBTQAI+ couple for the shoot because I always use real couples when I have styled shoots. They are actually in love so the modeling comes natural to them. Also, I love to provide couples with another opportunity to showcase their love! We really wanted to show LGBTQAI+ couples in our area that the museum is inclusive and a venue to consider when they are shopping for their wedding venue.
All of the vendors who worked the shoot either identify as LGBTQAI+ or are LGBTQAI+ friendly.
The couple is extremely good looking & radiates with love so that really made our decision super easy to use them!
Have you worked with LGBTQAI+ couples prior to this?
Anything else you’d like to add?
We really wanted to show inclusivity in this shoot from the vendors we worked with to the couple we chose to shoot. We really wanted to highlight the pride we have for being who we are!
- Planner/Coordinator: Gina Marie Weddings & Events
- Decor/Props: Jordan Watson
- Venue: NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
- Photographers: Vanessa Velez Photography
- & Enuel Viera Photography
- Videographer: Mels Films
- Tux Rental: Generation Tux
- Hair: Hair By DD
- Makeup: 360 Makeup Artistry
- Floral, Rentals, Table Settings: House of Glint
- Cake: Lovelee Bake Shop
- Stationery: Brown Dog Paper
- Models: Paris & Dwight