Wedding InsPURRation to get MEOWied for // Black-Cat Wedding Styled Shoot

Black cats don't hold the key to your luck, but they will hold the key to your heart!

Every year there are far too many black cats surrendered or abandoned at shelters because people still stigmatize them as being bad luck. Not only is that way of thinking incredibly harmful to this sweet kitty population, but it's also just absurd (this is one superstition you can definitely let go of!). Black cats do not need to hold the key to your luck.. but maybe your heart!! They want, need, and deserve love just like everyone else, which is why this awesome team of wedding vendors decided to have a little fun and style a wedding shoot that highlights these charismatic black cats and the need to take a chance on love!

Here are just a handful (paw-ful?!) of reasons why, if you're considering making a commitment to give a kitty a fur-ever home, you should take another look at an all black cat this season!

1. They're ready to paw-rty!!

This wedding inspiration photoshoot used moody and iridescent styles to highlight the sweet black cats of this Annapolis cat cafe, Kittens in Cups! And the feline talent was ready to work (and play!) just as much as this adorable real life couple, Shannon and Mowgli!

2. They will purrfectly complement your outfits!

A little black fur just means you're reminded of their love all day long! And why not keep that little reminder in your pocket too with this adorable pocket square from The Sweetest Fern!

3. They can rock matching bridal jewels or floral collar!

Black cats can win best-dressed-guests at your wedding with beautiful jeweled collars from J'Adorn Designs, matching your bridal bracelet, or a flower collar by Rogue Petal Co.! Take your own style up a notch with a gorgeous engagement ring like this one from St John's Jewelers by Hannah Blount Design!

4. They add that special something to your stamps!

PURRsonalize your wedding invitation stamps with a little watercolor version of your cat, like these by From Pixels, to Quill!

5. You can have your cake and eat (treats) too!

Not ready to share a bite of your delicious wedding cake (like this one from Bramble Baking Co)?! How about some sweet heart-shaped cat treats instead?! They'll be ready to pop open more cat wine to celebrate!

6. Black goes with everything, so they'll look good against any color scheme!

Don't these beautiful cats look fierce? & The best way to show off every wedding color scheme has to be with an an iridescent backdrop like this one from The Darling Myth! Meeeeeowwww

7. & They'll even help you clean up at the end of the day... *knocks decor off tables*

Every vendor who created pieces for this styled shoot added the PURRfect touches!
Which elements would you add to your wedding?!

Find more by each vendor below!

Venue: Kittens in Cups

Planning and DIYs: BaM Co-Create

Photography: Britney Clause Photography and Marlayna Photography

Installation: Dear Darling Design Studio and Myth and Moss of The Darling Myth

Kitten Care: Furever & Fur Always

Flowers: Rogue Petal Co.

Rentals (table, linens, charger and bench): Honeywood Rentals

Rentals (flatware and decor): Pretty Little Wedding Co.

Hair: Dorsey Beauty

Makeup: Valerie Miller Hair + Makeup

Stationery Design, Calligraphy: From Pixels, To Quill

Models (real life couple): Shannon and Mowgli

Printed Pocket Square: The Sweetest Fern

Cake and favors: Bramble Baking Co.

Jewelry and Custom Collar: J'Adorn Designs

Watermelon Tourmaline Ring from St. John's Jewelers by designer Hannah Blount Jewelry

Cat Wine: Pet Winery

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Meet the Authors

When Marlayna isn't diving into BaM projects, she's also a wedding photographer, and the photographer at UMBC! When she's not photographing, she loves to kick back and relax with her husband Adam and their two cats Zoe and Annie! And when they're not at home, they love to travel and try new beers, cocktails, and of course, delicious food!
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