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Vintage Black Tie & Pearl Styled Shoot

Vintage Black Tie & Pearl Styled Shoot

A black-tie wedding is considered a classic evening event with a formal dress count, and oftentimes, it comes at a high financial cost. Wedding prices increase quickly based on your guest count, especially when it comes to providing food and drink for guests. If you love the elegance and attire of a black-tie wedding but don’t have the budget to go all out, an intimate guest count may be the perfect balance to create the right aesthetic for your special day.

Our goal with this Vintage Black Tie & Pearl styled shoot was to show that elopements can be any formality, and this cocktail-style black-tie experience is a great way to get fancy without feeding steak to 100+ guests. The ceremony and cocktail reception were set in an upscale garden setting, with black and white details accented by pearls and gold for a simple, elegant look. Along with a sweetheart table, cocktail tables, and a dance floor, traditional details such as a cake cutting and first dance were included.


Does personality matter when hiring wedding vendors? For planners and photographers, the answer is yes!

Does personality matter when hiring wedding vendors? For planners and photographers, the answer is yes!

Whether you’re planning a full wedding or downsizing to an intimate event, hiring the right vendors is essential to creating the day you want. Booking professionals with experience takes stress off your plate as you finalize your plans, and vendors often work behind the scenes on your wedding day, making things run smoothly. For most vendor types, hiring a quality pro comes down to asking the right questions to make sure they can accommodate your style of event and execute your specific needs, which can be determined via email and quick phone calls, but there are two vendors you need to hire with an extra aspect in mind – their personality.


Sparks & Sand Floral Design

Sparks & Sand Floral Design

Hello! I’m Mekai and I am the owner and designer of Sparks & Sand Floral Design! We are an elopement florist for the rad and wild, the adventurous, the madly in love, and everything surrounding good vibes. Sparks & Sand originated in Palm Springs, California and made the move to Raleigh, North Carolina but will serve anywhere and everywhere! We love couples that embrace their love and all the quirks that come with it. Sparks & Sand Floral Design is here to make sure that you are represented through your flowers. We like to make sure we perfectly accent you as a couple and don’t overpower. We are here to support our couples and make their floral dreams come true no matter how big or small.

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