Planning a small wedding ceremony but still want a picture perfect day? This incredible shoot from Hubert Huy Photography and Michelle Phu Events proves you can do both with a dazzling venue, glamorous wedding dress styles, and bold modern flowers that make a splash with color and shape! Their shoot at The Mason Dallas is a blueprint for designing a small wedding day with a big impact!
Step one to creating a memorable design for a small wedding? Start with color! Rebel Ink Calligraphy used dramatic black for these white ink wedding invitations and menus, adding in gold and vellum details to give a subtle pop to the monochrome palette and modern brush lettering.
The bride had a chance to try on multiple wedding dress styles, even with a smaller, intimate affair. She chose a traditional red long sleeve dress to showcase her Asian-American heritage – the beautiful style accented the hand painted Gracie wallpaper and Chinoiserie inspired details at the venue, the former Oak Cliff Masonic Lodge designed by Dallas architect Herbert M. Greene and converted into a private event venue with stunning style.
She changed into a modern wedding dress to add drama to the photos, pairing a lace trumpet skirt gown from a&bé bridal shop with a crystal halo headpiece and chandelier earrings.
How stunning are these pre-wedding bridal photos! Hubert Huy used the venue’s antique decor to beautiful effect in these moody and mirrored shots of the gorgeous bride!
Florist Iam Styling USA used bold and glamorous red as the base for the flowers, creating an ombre effect with ivory and blush peonies, dried Italian ruscus, and deep crimson roses with burgundy scabiosa. The modern colorblocking effect on the bride’s bouquet was given a vintage touch with long blush silk ribbons.
How amazing is this setting for a small wedding ceremony! The beautiful ballroom feels just big enough for two, with the dazzling crystal chandeliers overhead. This talented wedding team showed off the best way to focus on the bridal couple in a larger event space, drawing the eye to the antique mantel ceremony backdrop with a colorful and whimsical flower garland in white, blush, and deep red. Dried grasses and white anthurium flowers added a structural touch to the dramatic flower decor, while deep blue taper candles in gold holders added to the warmth and elegance of the fireplace ceremony setting.
Even a small wedding isn’t complete without a cake to cut! This simple wedding cake from Sip and Whisk made a major impact thanks to glass smooth icing, ruffled flower details, and a geometric gold and marble cake stand.
Even a small wedding needs a seating chart to direct guests to their places! This stunning hand lettered seating display uses white ink on black acrylic to guide guests and keep the timeline running smoothly. The more intimate the guest list, the more you can play with creative options for a seating chart!
To give even more ideas for wedding dress styles to wear for a smaller wedding or elopement, Michelle Phu Events and a&bé bridal shop styled a second stunning bride. They paired a simple crepe wedding dress in a slim fitted silhouette with a long pearl accented veil to create a wonderfully romantic look with delicate details.
The bold modern colors of the bride’s flowers and the enchanting moody light are a perfect fit for this bridal look too! The pairing of the the simple wedding dress with a vintage inspired veil created a romantic vision for this stunning bride to be!
How magical are these veil wedding photos!
WEDDING VENDORS –
Photographer: Hubert Huy | Wedding Planner: Michelle Phu Events | Wedding Venue: The Mason Dallas | Florist: Iam Styling USA | Wedding Cake: Sip and Whisk | Wedding Dress: a&bé bridal shop | Hair Styling & Makeup: Beaute at Heart | Calligraphy: Rebel Ink Calligraphy | Videography: So1 Media