A Classic Hotel Wedding Inspiration Shoot

Brittny Drye Founder + Editor-in-Chief of Love Inc. Magazine | On-Air Wedding Expert | LGBTQ+ Inclusivity in the Wedding Industry

Inspired by the sultriness of “50 Shades of Grey,” this team of San Diego creatives designed a styled shoot that embodied the classy lifestyle of Mr. Grey and the sexiness that went on behind closed doors. The classic palette of neutrals with a pop of red, the luxurious orchids and modern typography would all beautifully translate into a gorgeous hotel wedding. 


Ideas We Love

  • You can't have a “50 Shades” inspiration shoot without some neckties and we love their creative usage for them at the place settings!
  • That pop of color elevates the entire design. If you don't want an overly colorful palette, this is a perfect balance.

Team of Talents

Photography: Amy Millard Design + Photography
Venue: Hotel Palomar
Floral Design: Maria Owston Floral Design
Event Planning: San Diego Events Company
Dress Designer: The Fabulous Rag
Beauty: Katy Sullivan
Macarons: Le Parfait Paris


Brittny Drye is the founder and editor-in-chief of Love Inc. magazine. A fierce cheerleader for marriage equality, she launched loveincmag.com in 2013 as a way to to celebrate both straight and same-sex love, equally. She lives in New York City with her fiancé and their cat, Scout.



Love Inc. is a leading EQUALITY-MINDED® wedding publication, devoted to creating original content targeted to both hetero and LGBTQ+ couples, setting us apart from other publications in this swiftly evolving world of weddings.