Sun & Moon, Wedding Inspiration

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Sun & Moon Wedding Inspiration by Los Angeles Wedding Photographer Brandi Potter

I’m obsessed with the moon and the stars and I’ve had a loose version of this shoot in my head for quite some time. Originally I just wanted to do a celestial themed shoot, which I still may do, and have a slinky silver dress and a ton of silver and blue details. Then one day I just decided that I was going to throw this Sun and Moon themed shoot together and make it work with my new branding.

When I first started looking for their outfits I still wanted to make her the moon and put her in a silver or pale blue dress, but then I found his blazer and instantly changed my mind. I was able to score the blazer and the gold dress on Amazon (I will totally send you the links if you want them) for less than $100. I also bought the plates, place settings, and flukes from pier one the same day I decided to do this shoot. We decided to run in to check some things out and I ended up finding the perfect place settings. All the little bottles came from hobby lobby or Michaels. I hand painted all the black pillar candles with acrylic paint because they were on sale, and I didn’t want to pay triple to order black ones. I also hand painted the cake and attached the painted candles to it. It’s literally a dummy cake covered in clay that I painted while watching American Horror Story.

I did hire a friend of my to do the flowers this time though, because I didn’t think I was up to the challenge of doing everything I wanted for this shoot. Brooke did exactly what I hoped for, and was always a joy to work with. I also commissioned the Macrame hanging from a friend and she drove it in from Asheville for me, AND THEN she stayed the entire weekend and shot a double wedding weekend with me.

I’m beyond lucky to know other such amazing artists and to have snagged Courtney and Drew as models. I wanted a real couple and I got one of the cutest, most in love couples in the area. I don’t think I could have pulled this shoot off without the help of them and I’m so grateful.

Models: Courtney & Drew | Florist: Fields in Bloom | Macrame Wall Hanging: The Living Wall | Candle Sticks and Copper Arch: Susan Jordan | Studio Space: Lightbox Louisville