In today’s world of social media, it is rare that anything is a true surprise anymore. Especially when it comes to your wedding. But what if you could pull off the best surprise in the world and create a surprise wedding?! That’s what inspired us for this shoot. The images not only tell the story of a rock-n-roll, fun-loving, romantic couple, but also the story of how to pull off a surprise wedding from invitations, to appropriate attire, to announcing the surprise, and finally décor.

Any couple planning a surprise wedding is clearly the non-traditional couple. So things like a veil or tux would not be the most appropriate. Instead, we played up the fun and funk through a relaxed suit look, a short two-piece dress, romantic hair, dark make-up and moody flowers in the hair. We used dark colors in the flowers to complement the old cotton mill ruins at Whittier Mill Park, to make this a perfect look for a fall and to play up the moody romance…because isn’t this kind of surprise one of the most romantic?


Concept, Design + Florals: Flowers by Yona   |  Photography: Tin Can Photography   |  Venue:
Planning: Melissa Bloomfield, Pretty Swell Parties   |  Lounge Furniture: Collection Event Furnishings   |  Linens: I Do Linens
Table Setting: Fragile Gifts   |  Wedding Dress: Rime Arodaky   |  Hair and Makeup: Jennifer C Nieman
Female Model: Cam Schott   |  Male Model: Urusla Wiedman Models | Richie Nuzz   |  Stationary: Foglio Press  | Jewelry: Roberta Sher Designs