When styling this flat lay I had elopements & micro weddings in mind. Before the pandemic I naturally gravitated toward smaller intimate weddings. In an effort to look at the brighter side of things, I’ve been looking forward to the idea of photographing more smaller scale weddings for the foreseeable future.
I have found that smaller weddings allow the couple to live more in the moment. There are less guests, less hustle & bustle, less timelines to meet. Couples have so much flexibility in how they want to spend their day, and what details they wish to incorporate. A smaller scale wedding does not mean less tastefulness, less elegance or a lacking of care for documenting the smaller details.
I wanted to create a photo story of details that was romantic, minimalist, and thoughtful. A styling that demonstrated thoughtfulness for the him & the her and how the two will adorn each other’s lives as they come together. I grabbed a handful of flower petals and let them lightly float over the cigar and didn’t shy from kissing the feminine details with the masculine.
Fun Fact: My husband is a big fan of cigars, particularly by Perdomo. As for me, I never thought I would like smoking cigars, but when I tried it for the first time three years ago, I was pleasantly surprised at how nice it is. Perdomo is my favorite too. While I only smoke about one a year, my husband loves them and enjoys relaxing with one when he can.