Tips & Trends: Reframe Your Wedding Day Photography and Bringing Back Baroque

Tip: Reframe Your Wedding Day Photography. You’ve planned the perfect wedding day, with guests arriving from near and far, and of course you want to spend as much time with them as possible. To that end, photographer Kate Preftakes has some creative suggestions for how not to feel captive to your
wedding-day photos. “I’m seeing less focus on a photocentric wedding,” she says. Instead, Kate encourages brides to have their formal portraits done before the hecticness of the wedding day, when they’re more relaxed. She also suggests rehearsal-dinner coverage in lieu of an engagement photo session.
“It’s a really nice way to ease into the wedding day.”

Trend: Bringing Back Baroque. “Baroque” typically implies something ornate and elaborate—think Marie Antoinette—and modern Baroque wedding inspiration is popping up everywhere, from stationery and table settings to cakes, floral accents and tufted sofas for reception seating. “My feeling is that the old-fashioned Baroque style is coming back, in cakes with five to six tiers and all the elaborate piping,” says Jenny Williamson. Black wedding cakes with gold filigree details and gold-foil monograms are another Baroque classic that Jenny notices, along with gold-accented vases, mirrors, and candlesticks. “Tapered candles are having a moment,” says Dionna Porcello, adding that deeply hued tapers are showing up in Baroque-inspired floral arrangements. So maybe consider going for Baroque!

Written by Pat Chaudoin

Photography by Kim Chapman Photography