Styled Shoot // We Are Young: a Celebration of Young Black Love

Our debut styled shoot, WE ARE YOUNG, is about diversity and exploring the ways in which weddings can look and love can be expressed. That beautiful weddings include imagery, past rustic, chic, and pastels.

We especially wanted to celebrate young black love, which we often times feel is underrepresented. WE ARE YOUNG is a representation of the vision that many millennials like ourselves share toward humanity: that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.

Words and design by Alanzo McIntosh Jr. Photos by Kat Wooten.

 we are young bouquet on velvet backdrop
 we are young worth the wait studios diamond ring on succulent plant
 we are young worth the wait studios hanging floral garland
 we are young worth the wait studios top of bouquet
 we are young worth the wait studios wood table with diamond pattern in center
 we are young worth the wait studios invitation, menu, name card, and handwritten vows on velvet backdrop
 we are young worth the wait studios place setting
 we are young worth the wait studios candles and place settings on table
 we are young worth the wait studios floral strand table centerpiece
 we are young worth the wait studios low table and cushions
 we are young worth the wait studios table and cushions from above
 we are young worth the wait studios floral centerpiece and candles
 we are young worth the wait studios couple on cushions around table
 we are young worth the wait studios couple posing on cushions
 we are young worth the wait studios couple lounging beside table
 we are young worth the wait studios couple with eyes closed, embrace
 we are young worth the wait studios bride pulling groom closer by suspenders
 we are young worth the wait studios bride smiling as she pulls groom closer
 we are young worth the wait studios bride at altar with paper lantern-decorated arch
 we are young worth the wait studios couple at altar
 we are young worth the wait studios couple smiling at one another under arch
 we are young worth the wait studios paper lanterns on arch
 we are young worth the wait studios bride's shoes on fuzzy carpet
 we are young worth the wait studios wedding cake on table
 we are young worth the wait studios set table with cake
 we are young worth the wait studios cake, serving knife, and cake cutting knife
 we are young worth the wait studios slice of cake on plate
 we are young worth the wait studios groom outside glass building
 we are young worth the wait studios groom posing in front of stained glass
 we are young worth the wait studios couple outside stained glass building
 we are young worth the wait studios portrait of bride
 we are young worth the wait studios bride holding bouquet
 we are young worth the wait studios bouquet
 we are young worth the wait studios embrace outside 

VENDORS

Photography | Kat Wooten Studios

Designer | Worth The Wait Studios

Venue | Overland Park Ballroom

Florals | KP Floral & Event Design

Wedding cake | Adorn Cakes

Reclaimed wood table | Bison Design Co.

Calligraphy and paper goods | Magpie Designed

Dress | Belle Vogue KC

Suit | Tip Top Tux

Rentals | Ultra Pom

Makeup | Chalee Shaw

Hair | Jaz'd by J

Models | Stoney Nicole | Michael Mora


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ALANZO MCINTOSH JR.

As the owner and lead creative at Worth The Wait Studios, I am a young black male event designer who is not interested in following the latest trends but instead being an innovator of the latest trends and shifting wedding culture. Unapologetically black, unapologetically millennial, unapologetically changing culture one event at a time.

KAT WOOTEN

Kat is a Kansas City born and bred artist and photographer. Her motto is to love wildly and capture candidly, focusing on the authentic passion and playfulness of her clients and curating work that exemplifies their uniqueness.