This Modern Boho Coastal styled shoot was designed by Samantha Miller of Ocean State Events and beautifully captured by myself.

The initial theme of the shoot was Modern Boho, but with a venue as historic as The Towers in Narragansett, you can’t NOT incorporate coastal decor! While steering clear of the typical nautical items, we brought in the coastal theme with pops of blue in the tablescape, cake, and florals. We had a gorgeous farm table donned with a dusty blue runner, gorgeous florals, and tall candlesticks.

dark and moody coast boho style wedding shoot
dark and moody coast boho style wedding shoot

We kept a Modern feel throughout with dark colors, gold accents, and geometric patterns. The geometric gold arbor was a focal point on its own but when Songbird Floral Designs added their floral touch, it became a showpiece. The bride’s bouquets were both whimsical and modern with their dark red and mauve roses, long greenery accents, and a surprise of cranberries!

dark and moody same sex style wedding shoot
dark and moody same sex style wedding shoot

Our real couple brought the love which had us forgetting it was a styled shoot. The little glances they snuck at each other getting ready and the look on their faces when they came out in full hair, makeup, and dresses was pure excitement and love. They said “you look beautiful” to each other at the same time and our hearts melted. The gorgeous dresses complimented each other in a subtle, yet unique, way. While Nicole wore a more modern, structured gown, Brianna flaunted a fitted boho dress with vines and overlapping leaves trailing from the sweetheart neckline to the train.

dark and moody same sex style wedding shoot

While it may have seemed impossible to tie modern, boho, and coastal all together in one shoot, Ocean State Events did just that. The timeless color palette, design, and details will have us feeling the love into 2021 and we’re not mad about it!


Venue: The Towers
Wedding Planner: Ocean State Events
Photographer: Nicole Gesmondi Photographer, LLC
Video: Backstory Wedding Films
Cake: Bella Confections
Florals: Songbird Floral Designs
Make Up: Makeup By Jenna
Hair: Michele Slade from Glam Salon and Boutique
Nails: Novo Salon
Dress: Spark Bridal
Decor / Flatware: Fabulosity Design & Rentals
Furniture Rentals: Pranzi
Stationary: FXA Calligraphy
Jewelry: Mullen Brothers Jewelers