Modern Wedding Celebrating Queer Love Modern Wedding Celebrating Queer Love
These can’t-miss tips will help you create a wedding day that fits YOUR style! When planning and designing weddings, we often find couples feel... Modern Wedding Celebrating Queer Love

These can’t-miss tips will help you create a wedding day that fits YOUR style!

When planning and designing weddings, we often find couples feel a pressure to match their aesthetic to something that someone is telling them to be. Whether it’s family saying it needs to be formal, Instagram telling them it should be light and airy, or a venue that says it needs to be farm and rustic, it goes against who we are as designers at our core. There are a million ways a couple can collaborate their personality with any space and make their wedding as special and unique as they are.

This shoot was all about celebrating that unique love. Our muses, a real couple named Rebecca and Maya, were bursting at the seams with personality. Their natural beauty, edgy style, glamorous demeanor, and queer love were all things that needed to be celebrated.

Step 1, we filtered down their style into 3 words – bold, glamorous, and edgy. This drove all the details we picked and helped ensure everything has synergy. The fuchsia and purples, were bold but still soft and glamourous.

The black and white patterns and disco ball textures were edgy and fun, but also contributed a modern beauty to their palette. Finding the right color and texture palette can help couples through the design process, giving them clear direction while navigating décor options that are within budget.

The next step in our design process was blending in the beauty of the venue. We were so lucky to collaborate with Connemara House, which offers acres of natural beauty on their grounds and historic charm. While historic and modern don’t usually go hand in hand, the key is identifying locations that blend within your palette OR offer a unique juxtaposition. For us, the beautiful white brick walls on their porch were the perfect backdrop for our sweetheart portraits – a fun, modern blend.

The ornate fireplace, white crown molding and light blue walls in the dining room pairs with the modern design of our tablespace to provide an elevated look, blending historic New England architecture with a contemporary palette.

In repeating this mindset through all of their portrait locations, often the couple themselves representing a modern fixture against historic charm, we were able to blend their personalities into a not-so-obvious match of a venue for a shoot that made them feel glamours, edgy and most importantly – totally themselves.


Planner + Designer: Kelly Elizabeth Events – @kellyelizabethevents

Creative Producer + Photographer: Amanda Macchia Photography – @amandamacchiaphoto

Brides: Rebecca and Maya – @beckycupcakes @cosmicphenomenon

Bridal Boutique: Flair Boston – @flairboston

Gown Designer: IA Couture – @theiacouture

Gown Tailoring: Newbury Tailoring – @newburytailoring

Suit: Hive and Colony – @hiveandcolony

Venue: Connemara House – @connemarahouse

Florist: White Moss and Twigs – @whitemossandtwigs

Cake Artist: Silver Whisk Bake Shop @silverwhiskbakeshop

HMUA: Erick Vargas Beauty – @erickvargasbeauty

Vintage Car: Boston Bridal Bus – @bostonbridalbus

Stationary: Unmeasured Events – @unmeasuredevents

Rentals: Kadeema Rentals – @kadeema; Party Rentals LTD- @partyrentalltd

Beauty: Erick Vargas Beauty
Event Venue: Connemara House Farm
Apparel: Flair Boston
Groomsman Attire: Hive and Colony
Design and Decor: Kadeema Rentals
Linens and Coverings: Party Rental LTD
Event Designer: Kelly Elizabeth Events
Photographer: Amanda Macchia Photography