Richmond Blue Cranberry Styled Shoot

This colorful styled shoot incorporates a bit of vintage and rustic bohemian vibes, with a modern, city flair. The shoot took place at the Hofheimer Building in Richmond, Virginia, which hosts a series of events and art shows. The contrasting artwork on the walls not only adds dimension to the room but a piece of the vibrant city art scene that’s seen throughout the Richmond area. While including some of 2018’s wedding trends like hanging wreaths, this artsy styled shoot focuses on simplicity; showcasing how less and dainty, can be just as impactful in executing an overall decor vision. We love the cranberry and blue color palette with its gold accents, as well as the bride’s blonde curly hair, all of which were beautifully captured by Carly Romeo & Co.

Wood Grain & Lace Events, a Virginia-based wedding planning and design company teamed up with a group of talented vendors to bring this understated, yet sophisticated style shoot together. Here is what Ciera Pope of Wood Grain & Lace Events had to say about working on this modern boho wedding: 

“Aside from the look, I also wanted to focus on doing a shoot that would cater to black brides in the Richmond area. I’m a black wedding planner that’s been in the business for about four years now. I quit my full-time corporate job in September 2017 to pursue wedding and travel planning company. Every year I’d only have one black bride, and I want to see more of that. Black women get married, but there’s not a huge black bridal scene in this area, so I’d like to change that. The closest metropolitan cities to me are D.C. and Maryland, and they have plenty of amazing weddings with great budgets to work with. I’m trying to find that girl in my city. I’m also trying to show black brides that they can step outside of their comfort zones with traditional hotels and ballrooms, use less of formed flower arrangements and still have a beautiful wedding. So here’s my idea of that.”

Shoot location: Hofheimer Building, Richmond, Virginia

Shoot theme: “A Vintage & Modern Boho Vibe” was what I was going for. In Richmond, a lot of my black brides tend to get married in hotels or ballrooms with a traditional look, but I wanted this shoot to include 2018 trends, such as the wreaths and use a venue that’s so Richmond and non-traditional. I wanted black brides to see how going outside of the norm could also be beautiful.

Color combinations: Soft cornflower blue, deep reds with gold and green accents.

Favorite detail: The wreaths! I really enjoyed incorporating these into the shoot because it provided a great backdrop for the sweetheart table. It’s on trend for 2018, and it shows potential brides how something so simple, can create a great backdrop for little to no cost. It again was a way to show black brides how they can do something non-traditional and have it still look amazing.  

Decor Details:


Polyester, ivory linens were used for the tables alongside maroon cloth napkins.

Centerpiece Description:

I wanted to mix up the centerpieces to include large juicy arrangements with smaller dainty ones. I used a variety of metallic and clear vases for the little arrangements and large gold vases for the bigger arrangements. Because I wanted the table to remain light, I included some clear tapered and a variety of gold tapered candleholders. To incorporate more of the cornflower blue, I used a soft chiffon runner to add color to the table. 

Place Settings: 

Clear, gold beaded chargers with gold trimmings served as dinner plates. They were accompanied by brushed gold flatware.

We can’t get enough of this gorgeous styled shoot. Share your favorite details in the comments below.


Carly Romeo & Co|Hofheimer Building|Maggie Sottero|Jim’s Formal Wear w/ a mix of Styling by Brandon Lee|Ciera Pope of Wood Grain and Lace Events|Carmen Davis|Victoria Berkeley|Amanda Burnette|Paisley and Jade|Party Perfect

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