We always go weak at the knees when we see wedding photos sent to us from around the world, and in particular, the incredible style that European weddings exude. So with today’s editorial, we thought this would be the perfect time to show you how to create a European-inspired wedding style.
Venue: It all starts with a gorgeous venue! If your city has incredible architecture that looks as though it could have been part of Italy or France, then you’ve found the perfect spot. These photos were captured at The Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco , which was inspired by ancient Roman and Greek architecture.
Color Palette: We always suggest taking a cue from your venue for your color palette. With the soft sandy and grey tones of the stone architecture, a neutral palette feels both well-suited and elegant. Adding in fresh greenery brings it all to life.
Calligraphy Details: If you’re dreaming of a European-inspired wedding style, then one thing you cannot forgo is beautiful calligraphy. It brings a historic element to the design, and if you add in an elegant wax seal or deckled edges on your invitations, then your wedding stationery will come together even more beautifully.
The Dress: While you should always choose the dress that makes you feel the best about yourself, we think this simple gown is an incredible choice. It doesn’t try to compete with the glory of the surroundings, making it stand out because of its simplicity. The bride kept her hair and makeup minimal as well, emphasizing the timeless quality of her style.
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“The inspiration for this shoot came from our desire to create a European-inspired wedding without flying across the Atlantic. There are so many venues in California and throughout the United States that give you a European vibe without actually leaving the country. Chloe+Mint designed this inspiration shoot at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, where you could easily believe you were in Italy or some other popular European destination. Floravere provided a gorgeous low-back wedding gown, while Seniman Calligraphy crafted a custom wedding invitation featuring a detailed illustration of the Palace. A little bit of Europe right here in San Francisco!”
Photography Tenth & Grace | Styling and design Chloe+Mint | Calligraphy Seniman Calligraphy | Florals The Bloomery Co. | Hair and makeup Angela Nunnink | Gown Floravere | Jewelry Susie Saltzman | Suit Stitch & Tie | Shoes Bella Belle Shoes | Marble ring dish Luca & James | Marble placecard holder Esselle SF
Once Wed copy writer Lauren was recently able to visit the Boca Raton Resort & Club, which is an incomparable wedding venue in the south of Florida. After an unparalleled stay, she can't wait to share her experience with you!