This wedding styled shoot was inspired by a mixture of springtime lightness and femininity with moody and dark florals. Melissa Xenakis Photography captured Jen and Talon at a restored gym that doubles as an art gallery, and its huge windows, exposed brick doors and high beamed ceilings were the perfect backdrop!
Wedding inspiration at a restored gym and art gallery in Cornelius, NC
What I wanted to be a distinguishing feature of this styled shoot is the soft, romantic vibe of spring contrasted with black backgrounds, dark shadows and a bit of “edge” – I often see bright, cheery spring shoots and wanted to create something a little different and interesting. I wanted to use the groom as a way to pull in some of the “darker” aspects, so I chose to use someone with a dark beard and tattoos – which I contrasted with a fairly feminine “bride” (particularly in dress choice, which featured a tulle blush skirt and a lacy ultra-fem crop top). We used a darker lip on her as well to pull in some “edge” in regards to the bride. – Melissa