Modern Romance: A Cover Shoot at Community Life Center

Photos ByRogue Images Photography

Carri Fras's picture
Written By
Carri Fras
November 2, 2017
The Vision

There are many ways to interpret “modern romance.” For us and our great team of talented vendors, it was a culmination of ideas that resulted in a gorgeously modern mix that was both fresh and full of beautiful summer hues. Hannah Strickler of Design the Day did an excellent job refining the initial vision into one as vibrant and crisp as the sunny day it was shot on.


The Venue

The Community Life Center was the perfect setting for sunny courtyard views and unique architectural scenes. “The venue was a dream, and I was very lucky we were able to host it outside in the courtyard to make the most out of the natural lighting and the main focus of the Community Life Center—the gorgeous tower!” Hannah says. The tower’s stunning chandeliers were the perfect nod to modern romance and the overall neutral tones of the venue created a wonderful blank slate for our dream team.


The Florals

“For the ceremony setup, I wanted to focus mostly on greenery and making it very lush, especially since greenery is so trendy right now!” Hannah says. The clear glass urns were another addition to the modern flair. Gina from Pomp&Bloom infused yellow garden roses, white garden roses, white ranunculus, hydrangeas, Veronica, fresh pears and greens. “I wanted the florals to be clean and fresh with a vibrant pop of color,” Gina says. The white and green hues accompanied by a yellow accent lent itself to the perfect color combination—one that was the embodiment of summer.


The Look

Our bride wore a stunning dress from Beloved Brides. Its simple elegance, modern silhouette and belt embellished with gray stones was a perfect match for our romantic vision. The bride’s hair was gathered into a modern updo infused with curls and braids, highlighting the gown’s high neck. The look was completed with a Beloved Brides hairpiece and complemented by smoky makeup—a finish that tied into the gray tones. The groom’s polished ensemble also exuded clean, modern vibes.


The DÉcor

The modern gray tones and silvers infused throughout the decor allowed the fresh summer florals to shine. Other elements that added beautiful texture and dimension included the statement-making velvet linens, silk runners and napkins, A Classic Party Rental Vineyard crossback chairs and crystalline chargers. Hannah says, “The silk runners and napkins really helped emphasize the romantic side as the velvet table linens and silver chargers balanced out the modern end!”


The Cake

Indy Cakes infused hues of gray into a painterly on-trend cake as pretty as a work of art. Its modern design and silver accents tied it into the overall look beautifully.


The Stationery

Katie Bowman of Blu3 Designs created a romantic suite complete with modern gray, pops of yellow, gorgeous ribbon and a wax seal.




are you a bride-to-be?

We'd love to plan with you on Let's get started!

are you a wedding extraordinaire?

Join WeddingDay Magazine in inspiring brides by partnering with us! See how here.

Join the conversation

Log in or register to post comments
Blog Sponsored By
Businesses Involved
Coordination & Design
Flatware, Glassware, Chairs & Pipe/Drape
Chargers & Table Linen
Table Runner & Napkins
Related Blogs