Luxurious and Elegant Berkeley Hotel Wedding Inspiration Shoot

June 30, 2024 | justine

Couples constantly look for ways to make their big day stand out, wanting to do something different and unique. And that’s exactly what this talented team, led by Junebug vendor Honeyscout Photography, achieved. Their inspiration for this Berkeley Hotel wedding shoot was combining elevated romance with extravagant editorial style. The goal was to create a curated wedding experience that felt both luxurious and achievable. With meticulous attention to detail, they crafted a celebration that epitomized elegance and charm, setting a new standard for wedding inspiration.

The stunning beachfront hotel, with its Victorian aesthetic, served as the perfect backdrop for this styled shoot. During the reception, accents of red and pink, along with ambient lighting, enhanced the atmosphere. A grand charcuterie board adorned with fruits and other delicacies added an interactive element to the tablescape, delighting guests. And for the grand finale, the bride and groom joyfully toppled a champagne tower, marking the perfect end to a magical celebration.

Despite the dramatic setting, the fashion stole the spotlight, particularly with the bride’s three chic bridal looks. Are you obsessed yet with this ultra-romantic theme? You surely will be after seeing these stunning photos that you’ll want to save for later.

The Inspiration Behind This Berkeley Hotel Wedding Inspiration Shoot

The inspiration behind this shoot was to mix the elevated romance with an over-the-top editorial opulence. As a photographer, I always try to think outside the box and do something a little different than everyone else. Honestly, I just tried my best to create a curated wedding experience that felt luxurious yet attainable to use as inspiration for brides and grooms. The team who helped bring this vision to life was second to none. We all truly enjoyed every minute of our day together, and everyone worked extremely hard and cohesively in planning and execution. I am so grateful for them and their talent.

Wedding Fashion That Featured Classic Romance With a Touch of Drama

The tailored drop-waist dress was a dream of mine to shoot, and adding my own black gloves to the mix gave it the feeling of a classic romance novel vibe that we were searching for. We gave the bride and groom gaudy jewels to play with on their dinner plates and told them to just get as creative as possible with them. Then, we did high-flash photography in a final reception look, with a dress completely full of crystals. 

Adding Interactive Elements to the Reception Tablescape

I wanted to highlight accents of red and pink, ambient lighting, and a grand charcuterie board intertwined into the tablescape because I would love to see touches of fruit and food as an interactive experience for guests at future weddings. I wanted to do a champagne tower, but instead of pouring champagne into it, I wanted the bride and groom to completely destroy it, as seen in the photos. 

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The Wedding Team:

Photography – Honeyscout Photography
Event Planning – Champagne Magnolias Events
Venue – Berkeley Hotel
Floral Design – Sticks and Stones Flora
Content Creator – The Lucky Share
Cake – Confections of a Rockstar
Charcuterie – The B’s Cheese
Videography – Lex Christie Films
Calligraphy – Dana Britni
Makeup Artist – Casey Moltz
Hair Styling – Lock and Shade + Deanna Saviano
Wedding Dresses – Nicole Bridal + Jersey Gowns
Groom’s Apparel – The Black. Tux
Couple – Eric + Elisa


Congratulations to the talented team for making this luxurious and elegant Berkeley Hotel wedding inspiration shoot a huge success. A big thank you to Junebug vendor Honeyscout Photography for capturing and sharing every beautiful detail with us. To see more incredible celebrations to pull inspiration from, check out their profile in our directory of the world’s best wedding photographers.

Make your wedding really special by celebrating what makes you and your partner different. How do you tie everything together and make it all match? You need a good team to bring your ideas to life smoothly. Check out our curated directory of the world’s best wedding professionals to find the perfect team for your big day. With their help, you can ensure that every detail reflects your personality and style, making your special day truly unforgettable.

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