Out of the Box is a choose-your-own-adventure styled shoot challenge hosted by Catalyst and curated by Color Pop Events. Each team of vendors received a special mystery box filled with fun, beautiful, eclectic shoot supplies to be incorporated into a styled wedding shoot.
We are excited to partner with a magazine that disrupts the patriarchal capitalist wedding industry in favor of incredible and meaningful weddings that foster intimate moments of connection and equity. Blush and eggshell weddings are lovely, but we loved getting out of the box as we curated an eclectic goth-glam wedding shoot with pops of 90s flare. In the Catalyst spirit, our styled shoot featured curvy LGBTQ love, and our design featured a fresh and clean concept with out-of-the-box details. We mixed moody with bright, intimacy with celebration. It was a blast to break out of the usual wedding industry whitewashed copy-of-a-copy funk and do something entirely different. In partnership with Catalyst, we loved creating a funky alternative styled shoot that celebrates all bodies and all love! Drawing on the cultural heritages of each of our vendors, this celestial yet earthy lesbian wedding included beautiful, creative details—animal skulls painted by a local Native American artist, hand-painted feminist art adorning the refined yet funky lounge area, a moon phase backdrop, an intimate and spiritual wedding ceremony, and a rad glitter hair part, to name a few.
Each of our team members is passionate about representing every type of body and every type of love in our visual media. Our models are both tattooed chicks with alternative vibes. One of our lady models is a curvy model with a bangin’ booty, and the other rocks a pixie cut and an incredible chest piece. There are not nearly enough incredible lesbian wedding shoots in the blogosphere—or even on each of our websites. We loved creating relevant visual content that is exciting and fresh for our LGBTQ clients.
Photos by Branch + Twig Photography
Photographer // Branch + Twig Photography // @jamiecarle
Planner/Stylist // Together Events // @together.events
Venue // The Village Ballroom // @villageballroom
Model // Jenny Pilger // @ocifferjenny
Florist // Flower Friends // @yourflowerfriends
Baker // Just a Dash Cakes // @justadashcakes
Rentals // Vintage Meets Modern // @vintagemeetsmodern
Hair and Makeup // Gina Campbell Beauty // @thebirdbones
Paper Goods & Signage // Letters & Dust // @lettersanddust
Suit // Wildfang // @wearewildfang
Gallery Wall Artwork // Emily Vino // @emilyvino
Painted Animal Skulls // Canis Calva // @caniscalva
Bridesmaid Gift // With Love, From PDX // @withlovefrompdx
Mystery Box Curator // Color Pop Events // @colorpopevents
Paper // Suite Smith // @suitesmith
Acrylic Name Tags // California Lustre // @californialustre
Confetti // The Confetti Bar // @theconfettibar
Dress // Courtney Noelle Inc. // @courtneynoelleinc
Neckwear // Becoming Neckwear // @abbilynisbecoming
Jewelry // Rosey West // @roseystudio