I love when wedding design tells a story – that goes for my music, too! Dana Ashley Events does too, creating this Taylor Swift wedding shoot with MonPhotography to capture the perfect moody vibe of Taylor’s recent albums Folklore and Evermore! There are no gowns shaped like a pastry or white horses here – this is evolved Taylor, evoking mirrorballs and champagne problems along with just enough elegance for the last great American dynasty. Whether you’re considering the perfect Taylor Swift wedding song for your first dance or walk down the aisle, or just appreciate the creativity that goes into each one of these shoots, cue up your favorite Evermore song and dive into these stunning shots!
Moody Storytelling in a Taylor Swift Wedding inspired by Folklore and Evermore
The open floor plan and industrial design of The Everly in Kansas City was the perfect Missouri venue to capture the moody tones and dramatic details of this Taylor Swift wedding shoot! The exposed brick walls and high ceilings contributed to the atmospheric ambiance of a shoot inspired by her latest haunting music.
How gorgeous is this lighting! The floor-to-ceiling windows in the Missouri wedding venue provided gorgeous atmosphere for the indoor ceremony, turning the hanging dried grass chandelier that Daylight Flora created as the ceremony backdrop into a dazzling constellation. When it came to translating musical inspiration into the perfect Taylor Swift wedding inspiration, Dana Ashley Events let the storytelling in the songs from Evermore and Folklore translate into a couple to plan a wedding for – with the isolation of COVID making these musical stories feel real and relatable, she was able to craft a stunning narrative that blossomed into this collaboration!
The album covers for Taylor’s latest releases, combined with the moody narratives that signaled this latest step in her musical and personal evolution, created the visual design for this gorgeous wedding shoot. Rich colors, desaturated tones, and dramatic contrasts came to life in this black and gold reception table with pops of white, forest green, antler, and bone.
Event rental team Ultrapom dressed the long black wood tabletop with lace patterned china plates, black taper candles in antique gold holders, and minimalist flatware. Invitation designer Yellow Brick Graphics used a willow pattern for the black and white menus at each place setting to add another visual cue from the musical inspiration.
Clever Cakes KC evoked the woodsy visuals from Taylor’s latest cover art and music videos to cap off this gorgeous draped wedding cake – neutral flowers and artfully arranged fondant give this lovely dessert a sense of movement and fluidity.
No champagne problems here! A boxwood hedge backdrop and the venue’s signature Marry Me sign created a stunning vignette for this vintage champagne coupe tower. The marquee letters from Luminate KC added to the magical illumination of the industrial setting while playing into the Taylor Swift wedding inspiration with white and gold letters spelling out her album name and a promise perfect for a married couple pledging to love each other evermore.
Looking for creative wedding photo ideas? Marquee lights are always a good idea!
What Taylor Swift wedding inspiration would be complete without a mirrorball? This dazzling disco detail creates an image straight out of some of her most visually arresting music videos – not to mention a sweet moment between the bride and groom!
WEDDING VENDORS –
Photography: MonPhotography | Creative Direction and Planning: Dana Ashley Events | Videography: Annalise Film Photo | Kansas City Wedding Venue: The Everly KC | Florist: Daylight Flora | Cake: Clever Cakes KC | Wedding Dress: Bridal Extraordinaire | Suit Rental: Tip Top Tux | Makeup Artist: Artistry by LB | Hairstylist: Hair by Alex Compton | Salon: My Indigo Clinic | Event Rentals: Ultrapom | Marquee Letters: Luminate KC | DJ, Lighting, Photo Booth: Icon Event Group | Stationery Design: Yellow Brick Graphics | Transportation: Limo KC | Helicopter: Destin Helicopters | Marketing: Better Ask Angela | Music for Video: Crossroad Sound