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Rock Steady: Wedding Inspiration Shoot at Velour Live Music Gallery

Ring in the New Year with this high-style, high-drama photo shoot by Camilla Binks

We’ve still got a number of hours to countdown before the clock strikes midnight, but we’re getting the NYE party started early here on the blog. We’re ringing in 2014 with this edgy yet elegant inspiration shoot by photographer Camilla Binks and a crew of talented local vendors. Staged at Velour Live Music Gallery in Provo, one of the state’s coolest music venues, these moody, dramatic images are dripping with rock-n-roll style. (And you know how we love a bride in a leather motorcylce jacket!) The inspiration for the shoot? “Brides are starting to get bored with soft vintage, ” says Binks. “They’re craving something more cinematic with high-fashion imagery and styling.” Enjoy the images and read on for more info about the shoot + vendors!

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Below, photographer Camilla Binks shares more about her inspiration for the shoot:

I was inspired by the moodiness of Velour and the venue’s beautiful red hues and dim glowing lights. I decided to use off-camera flash in a way that wouldn’t drown out any of the setting’s gorgeous ambient lighting. I know a lot of brides love this type of lighting in a venue, but they don’t see it shine a lot in wedding photographs because of the way the camera flash is used.

The beautiful red lighting and wall colors of Velour set the tone for the red and gold color palette of the flowers and cake. A touch of black was used to incorporate some edge to match the edginess of the bride’s and groom’s styles and the venue. We were trying to achieve something that had that edge but could still be really beautiful at the same time and not too harsh. I think our bride is a great example of this kind of style: her dark eye makeup is paired with soft and pretty blush and lip color, and her dress features sexy hip-hugging curves but also has a delicate lace pattern. Mixing pretty and edgy styles makes my heart sing!

Thank you Camilla for sending this inspiration shoot our way!

Have a fancy, festive, and safe New Year’s Eve, friends! We’ll see you back here in 2014!

Venue: Velour Live Music Gallery
Photography: Camilla Binks
Gown: Rosa Clara from Avenia Bridal
Hair and Makeup: Versa Artistry
Suit: Perfectly Suited by Garth
Paper goods: Champagne Press
Flowers: Flower Afternoon
Cake: Layers Cake
Rentals: Diamond Rental
Coordinator: Silvia Carhalo