Elegant Black Ballet Themed Wedding Ideas and Inspiration

Inspiration can come to you anywhere and anytime! For this black ballet themed wedding, it all started with a selfie of bride Gloria Shih in a beautiful black dress to get the ideas flowing.

Thanks to one of her bridesmaids, she decided that the love she has for ballet should be represented throughout her wedding. We couldn’t agree more because the wedding photography is simply stunning!

At the same time, she didn’t forget her groom! Gloria also incorporated the love her soon-to-be husband has for video games. She describes the planning behind their big day in a few words:

“To make sure my husband’s love of video games is also represented in our wedding, we searched online for someone to create custom Animal Crossing character cake-toppers for us, as that’s our favorite game to play together. We were so grateful that Geek Mythology Craft’s GeeksatHeart shop on Etsy was willing to work with us to bring our adorable game avatars to life. With these subtle personal touches sprinkled throughout our wedding, we feel it truly represented everything we love on an unforgettable day. “

Both the bride and groom in this wedding incorporated two things they love to create their special day. Sasha Chou, who the couple chose as their wedding photographer, was able to capture it and we hope you love these photos as much as we did!

back view photo of a couple walking down the stairs while holding hands, wearing black ballet inspired dresses for wedding
groom and bride wearing black ballet inspired attire poses on the stairs
half lower body shot of newlywed wearing black ballet attire
behind view photo of a couple wearing black ballet wedding attire, with faces so close to each other

Here is a bit more from the bride:

“I have to credit my very observant bridesmaid Shelley for giving our wedding a cohesive theme. One of the first things she said to me after seeing a selfie of me wearing the black BCBG dress I’ve been raving about was that she could see why I love it: it’s very balletic and very me. She’s well aware of how obsessed I am with ballet (I still take classes at the Joffery Ballet School) and that my now-husband is a fan of the art form, so a ballet-inspired wedding seems to be a natural fit for us. Our theme was actually very helpful in guiding all our other decisions — from using bolts of tulle to decorate our venue, posing in ballet positions for some photos, to choosing our processional music that would fit in a ballet class.”

candid shot of a sweet couple wearing black ballet wedding themed attire and doing like a dancing pose with a fountain in the background
behind shot of newlywed couple wearing black ballet themed wedding attire while looking at the fountain
black and white behind shot of a couple sitting down while looking at each other, with river background
focus shot of couples holding hand
two different photos with different poses of couple wearing black ballet wedding attire
wedding couple doing a kiss on the forehead pose
happy couple wearing black ballet wedding attire posing on the bridge while looking at the river
smiling wedding couple looking at each other pose with a river and buildings in the background
close up shot of the bride's hand with a golden bracelet while holding a bouquet of white flowers
two different photos, one with the bride alone holding a bouquet of white flowers, and the other one together with the groom
photo of a couple in a park wearing a black ballet themed attire, a pose like bride is looking at the camera and the groom looking away
cute wedding shot of a couple in a park, wearing a black ballet attire, with the bride smiling looking at the camera and the groom covering his face with the bouquet of flowers
bar bordeaux
inside bar bordeaux with a focus photo of cupcakes and couple topper
cute pixilated couple chibi cake topper for newlywed
two different photos of the reception area, one with a mermaid statue, and the other is a white flower vase on a table.
teddy bear in a chair
bestman reading his letter of wishes to the groom while holding a teddy bear
focus photo of cupcakes with a newlywed couple topper

We would like to thank Sasha Chou for sharing this unique and beautiful wedding with us! If you would like to see more from her, check out her site: http://sashachouphoto.blogspot.com/.

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