The Mason Styled
The Mason is a brand new venue in the heart of Dallas that is yet to celebrate their first wedding soon! Meanwhile we were happy to do a styled shoot at this gorgeous place to showcase to the future brides what this place looks like. Constructed in 1920, the Oak Cliff Masonic Lodge #705 was designed by prominent Dallas architect Herbert M. Greene (Belo Mansion, Dallas National Bank building). Almost 100 years later, the building has been thoughtfully reimagined into a special event venue like no other in Dallas. The Mason has a lot of rich details and variety of textures. It's sophisticated design reminds you of European palaces and architecture.
The venue itself became our inspiration for this shoot. The Mason has so much personality, that we didn't want to outshine it with any bold colors, decor, florals for anything else. We wanted to keep and emphasize the sophisticated and elegant look of it. That is why we picked a simple and sleek gown for the bride, and elegant tuxedo with velvet jacket for the groom. Sleek dresses and velvet fabrics always look chic!
We did two different table set ups, but both of them had only white florals for the elegant look. The second set up with light blue velvet table cloth and lot's of glass and candles is my favorite! Each object on it's own looks very simple. We purposefully didn't want to use anything flashy or excessive amounts of florals and decor because we wanted to show that less can be more BEAUTIFUL!
Tuxedo and Mens Attire:
The Black Tux
The vintage Inkwell