“Still We Rise”: A Black History Month Inspired Styled Shoot –

From the Coordinator Elle Nicole Event:

In honor of Black History Month, we paid homage to the great poet of love – Maya Angelou. The theme of the shoot, “Still We Rise” is based off her famous poem “Still I Rise.” Included in this styled shoot are quotes from some of her poems on love as it applies to a couple’s journey. The words of Maya Angelou’s poem are brought to life as they dance throughout the stationery and are echoed in the design. Non traditional colors of black, gold, ivory and chartreuse were the inspiration for the shoot, as seen in all the design elements.

Shoot location: The City Club of Washington – Washington, DC

Shoot theme: “Still We Rise”

Color combinations: Black, gold, chartreuse, and ivory

Favorite detail: Stationery with quotes of Maya Angelou’s poems



Table Decor Details

Linens: Black satin linen

Centerpiece Description: Metallic gold vases where used to display a horizontal arrangement of lush blooms of ivory and chartreuse colors. Flowers used included hydrangeas, roses, dendrobium orchids, and anemones. Gold mercury votives, stemmed gold mercury candle holders and Monet glass candle holders added a romantic ambiance to the tables.

Place Settings: Gold glass chargers w/white plate settings

Stationery: Ivory, Black, Chartreuse green


Let us know what you loved most about today's styled shoot in the comments below!


Wedding planner/ Designer: Elle Nicole Events

Photographer: Shoot Happens Photography

Venue: The City Club of Washington

Bridal Gown Designer: Amsale

Boutique Name: Hitched Bridal Salon

Bridal party attireGroom’s Styling: Geek Restored

Groom’s tux: Black tux – Zara; White tux jacket – J.Crew

Cake: Mimi’s Mocha Treat

Makeup: Accessmatized

Flowers & Designer: Designs by Oochay

Stationery: Ribbon and Ink

Jewelry: J’Adorn Designs

Rentals: Select Event Group

Cake Topper: Ten23Designs



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