I’ll be honest, we’ve been flitting and fluttering between the poetic images for this butterfly wedding inspiration for long enough that some might call it selfish. But there’s just so much beauty to fawn over! Photographer Lovely Light Imagery understands. It’s why she shared a gallery replete with classic car portraits, butterfly-accented place settings and periwinkle wedding dress dreams! Of course, it’s Radleigh + Sage Event Co. we have to thank for all of these details and more. Serving up lush blooms nested in clusters of fresh berries (in addition to all the other design moments), they clearly know a thing or two about moody romance. And we’d follow them to the ends of the earth in search of it! See what we mean for yourself in the visual poetry below.
From the Planner & Designer, Radleigh + Sage Event Co.: In a time where many couples are opting to go smaller with their weddings, we’re here to show you that even in the world of micro weddings, you don’t have to skip out on all the details that make your day special!
This incredible, less-is-more styled shoot began at the lovely Carmel Mountain Ranch Estate. When planning as a couple, choosing an estate type venue is a great way to incorporate a sense of “home,” without missing a beat of luxury.
While the color purple is often toned down to light shades of periwinkle, or used as a background statement, our designers were inspired by the darker, moodier versions of this royal hue. When given its chance to shine, deep, monochromatic purples can absolutely hold their own!
Our lovely models, a real-life couple named Shelby and Vinny, met at a hotel where Vinny worked as a valet parking attendant. Shelby recalls the butterflies she felt when she met Vinny, and how they knew right away they had something special between them. During this shoot, both the butterfly-touched stationery and the Rolls Royce they are photographed in are nods to their own, true to life fairytale.
In tune with the not-so-traditional vibe this shoot presents, Shelby is shown in a gorgeously ruffled, purple-gray dress. These details inspired our bakers to create a cake that mirrored the things that made Shelby’s dress so special. The result was a perfectly delicate masterpiece, with white, purple, and blue ruffles that practically came to life as they danced their way to the top of the cake.
Finally, Shelby is shown gifting a guitar to Vinny. Once again as an affirmation of their love, the guitar is an untraditional gift that has a big impact on Vinny, who is actually a musician. Finding these out of the box, uniquely yours moments with your significant other are incredibly memorable, and sure to stand the test of time.
When planning your special day, big or small, reflecting on the details of your own tale as a couple is the best way to make your wedding day yours. Don’t be afraid to sidestep the norm and go bold, as this is truly your story to tell!
Feeling butterflies yet? If you love this heart-fluttering wedding theme as much as we do, be sure to visit our roundup of favorite butterfly wedding inspiration in real life here next!
Planning + Design: Radleigh + Sage Event Co.
Photography: Lovely Light Imagery
Videography: Legacy Union
Venue: Carmel Mountain Ranch Estate
Gown: Millia London
Tuxedo: Friar Tux
Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes
Hair + Makeup: Kylee Hudson Bridal
Floral Design: PETAL by R+S
Stationery: The Bridal Press
Rings: Olivia Mar
Artisan Cake: Sugar Alkymi
Rentals: Adore Folklore and Catalog Atelier
Linens: Luxe Linens
Vintage Car: Rolls Livery