This engagement party from Olivia Richards Photography and Bari Elexa is a modern minimalist dream come true, with pops of geometric accents, greenery, plus ranunculus and anemones from Colina Terui. Some bright color comes in the form of desserts, including a painted raspberry Merlot cake!

Modern Engagement Party Inspiration Shoot - photo by Olivia Richards Photography modern-engagement-party-inspiration-shoot

From the planner, Bari Elexa: This shoot was inspired by the current trend of neutrals + a pop of Pantone’s greenery. For this engagement party look, we wanted to create a simple yet elegant design to capture the classic style of modern day minimalism. And what better way to do so, then to use white and black dinnerware matched with a black farm table and ghost chairs. Can it get any more modern then this?

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black and white place settings - photo by Olivia Richards Photography modern-engagement-party-inspiration-shoot

wedding tables with greenery - photo by Olivia Richards Photography modern-engagement-party-inspiration-shoot

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Our table was adorned with a lush garland from our florist, Colina Terui, and matched with different Anthropologie candle holders to dot around the garland. The candlelit table set a glow to the whole party and created an instantly warm environment. Lynn & Lou Paper Co designed a beautiful hand torn invitation suite with matching menus and place cards, with a simple water color design of a green sprig. To tie it all together, they used a custom gold wax seal for the icing on the cake!

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modern wedding inspiration - photo by Olivia Richards Photography modern-engagement-party-inspiration-shoot

modern tablescapes - photo by Olivia Richards Photography modern-engagement-party-inspiration-shoot

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The table top pieces were all mixed and matched from Anthropologie’s home collection and paired with the existing furniture at our venue, Mints & Honey. The space was a perfect fit for this minimalist shoot, with bright natural light, white walls and wood floors. We just can’t get enough of this party venue, which is a hidden gem of the Bay Area in San Carlos, CA. We created a specialty cocktail for C+S to celebrate their special day, and Pretty Please Bakeshop created a raspberry-Merlot flavored cake to match! The red was a symbol of love to piece together the meaning of the day, and a little nod to wine country, which inspired the Merlot cake.

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wedding desserts - photo by Olivia Richards Photography modern-engagement-party-inspiration-shoot

wedding cakes with paint designs - photo by Olivia Richards Photography modern-engagement-party-inspiration-shoot

Wedding Vendors

Photography: Olivia Richards Photography
Planning and Design: Bari Elexa
Floral Design: Colina Terui
Venue: Mints & Honey
Bakery: Pretty Please Bakeshop
Tabletop: Anthropologie
Table Number Holder: Esselle
Stationery: Lynn & Lou Paper Co

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