This romantic Cincinnati styled shoot has us feeling peachy!

We caught up with event designer and planner Chelsea Baker of Block Party Event Co. to hear about her vision for this incredible modern, rooftop wedding inspiration photoshoot that featured Sarah Seven and Jenny Yoo gowns from Lovely Bride Cincinnati. So much local-love went into producing this incredible content. Keep reading to learn more about the vendors and to find out what inspired details like the bride’s etherial baby’s breath hairstyle. (Hint: it has a little something to do with Beyoncé’s little sis.)

The Venue

Step aside New York and LA, the midwest has style too! Our shoot took place in the the Over-The-Rhine neighborhood in Cincinnati, Ohio. Over-The-Rhine is one of the largest, most in-tact urban historical districts in the country. It has experienced an amazing renaissance in the past 10 years, with trendy bars, restaurants and stores popping up all the time. The venue is called The Penthaus, located on the top floor and rooftop patio of The Strietmann building. The space provided a crisp blank slate for a bride with touches of industrial elements. The showstopper is the outdoor patio which overlooks the business district to the left and the sprawling Over-The-Rhine neighborhood to the right.

The Stationery
The local-love carried over into the custom stationery by Sign & Sealed. They were inspired by the late Cincinnati artists, Charley and Edie Harper. Married for over 60 years, the Harper’s depicted nature and wildlife in their signature bold, graphic style. We love how the suite was styled to accentuate the industrial elements of concrete and bronze that adorn the space.

The Florals
Eve Floral Co. provided a modern, romantic floral palette of pinks, creams, oranges and pops of lavender. The idea was to create a fresher take on the oh-so-common blushes and beiges. The tablescape installation acts as both centerpiece and hanging installation as the flowers cascading down onto the table. For the ceremony we went with a lighter palette to allow the downtown buildings to really shine. We saw the cityscape as the ceremony backdrop and the two standalone arrangements as accent pieces. A couple of painted baby’s breath clouds were designed to add an ethereal touch to the otherwise industrial setting.

The Looks
Our bride and groom are hip city-dwellers that want to incorporate touches of edginess and personality into their wedding day. Cincinnati has a flourishing art scene and two well-known art and design colleges. We imagined our couple working in the arts and wanting their wedding style to reflect that. Both female models took turns playing bride in the dresses provided by Lovely Bride Cincinnati. One of our favorite elements of the shoot was the dyed baby’s breath hair piece inspired by Solange Knowle’s iconic 2014 wedding. The groom rocked two luxe velvet suits from Folchi’s Formalwear, classic black for the ceremony and a rich burgundy at the reception. All of the looks were accented by jewelry and accessories from Lane & Kate. Alternative stones like onyx and grey diamonds played up the modern feel of the shoot.

The Table
Our reception table is draped with a blush velvet linen from All Occasions Event Rentals. Plates, napkins, flatware, glassware, runner and candle holders were provided and styled by Block Party Event Co. The hand-dyed cheesecloth runner adds another layer of texture to the table. We love the softness of the table paired with the contemporary black wire chairs, the wire floral installation and matte black candlesticks and flatware. The three-tiered, extra tall cake was created by Hygge Cakes. Light peach fondant covered the tiers while a black, abstract, floral form cascaded down the side. The avant-garde twist on the modern wedding cake fits perfectly with our imagined artist couple’s design sensibilities.

written by Chelsea Baker