If you are looking for a reference on achieving a rococo style, then look no further than this wedding style shoot where photographer Sara Hargrove from Sarandipity captured every aspect of this bright and elegant session.
The Bellevue Conference and Event Center was the perfect backdrop for a staged wedding reception to take place. It lent itself perfectly to the overall aesthetic with its high ceilings and tall columns and overall baroque feel. Scattered methodically throughout the hall were tables surrounded by golden chairs. Let’s talk about tablescapes that looked like they belonged in the paintings at Versailles. The floral arrangements, by Flor de Casa, looked as if pulled from a rococo still life and gently laid upon the tables.
The delicate yet plentiful arrangements brought all the colors of spring and summer into the heavenly white hall, with flowers in different shades of pink, orange, yellow, purple, and white. The accents of gold surrounding the arrangements added an air of romance and a touch of elegance to an already stunningly beautiful setting. As the candles atop golden candleholders were lit, the gold-rimmed glasses seemed to instinctively reflect dancing sparkles of light, adding a mystique only captured in the paintings of the masters and transformed the tablescapes into works of art.
Among all of the color and gilt, there were two handsome grooms. Dressed in traditional black and white, they wore satin lapeled tuxedos in jacquard, black bow ties, and black waistcoats. They finished their looks off with patent leather loafers and patent leather derby shoes. Meticulously added to both their looks were carefully curated accessories and jewels. A bejeweled brooch on a lapel, an elegant watch on the wrist, a pocket square tucked neatly on the chest; all lent themselves to a finished look worthy of an 18th-century nobleman. Sara caught every moment of this delicately balanced and elegant styled-shoot with extraordinary finesse. The grooms appeared natural as if being captured in a portrait by a rococo period artist. We appreciate Sara taking the time to share this beautiful session with us, here at BGW.