edgar degas ballet-inspired wedding

From Cavin of Cavin Elizabeth Photography “When Danielle invited me to photograph her Edgar Degas ballet-inspired shoot, I was delighted! Degas, a French painter, has always held a special place in my creative heart as his colors and depiction of movement evoke such a romantic nature.

With all of the blue environmental elements of Darlington House and of the invitations, flowers, macarons, and candlesticks, this inspiration shoot tells the perfect story of a soft, romantic French ballerina bride!”

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From Danielle at Classically Lovely Events “I was an Art History major in college and the impressionist period was always my favorite. The way the colors move and blend on the canvas always stuck out to me. Degas was the inspiration behind this shoot, specifically his ballerina paintings and sculptures. I really wanted to bring that to life through wedding design!”

The Darlington House was the perfect venue for a ballet themed wedding inspiration shoot because of it’s historic charm and modern elegance. The colors used inside the house mimicked all the colors I wanted to represent in this editorial: lights blues, slate grays, ivories and light pinks. All the vendors did a wonderful job coming together to create a beautiful inspiration!”

See another exquisite shoot from Cavin Elizabeth Photography here


Photography: Cavin Elizabeth Photography // Videography: Aubrey Alba Films // Planning: Classically Lovely Events // Floral Designs: Bespoke Occasions // Cake: Sweet as Bliss // Calligraphy: Four Things Paper // Makeup: Blush and Adore // Hair: Unveiled Bridal Beauty // Rentals: CC Vintage Rentals & Not My Dish // Wedding Dress: Dress Theory // Jewelry: The Left Bank // Venue: Darlington House in La Jolla, California.

About Sara Burnett

Editor of Burnett's Boards, which she founded to showcase global creativity in the wedding industry. Sara currently lives out of a suitcase while island hopping the Caribbean and beyond. Learn More // Follow on Instagram.


  1. Absolutely stunning! I love Cavin’s work!

  2. Thank you, Sara, for the beautiful feature! Can’t wait to promote it on Instagram tonight 🙂

  3. Stunning! Great images! I love the cake!

  4. Oh wow, that cake is amazing! So beautiful! I love the touches of red.

  5. What gorgeous details. Beautifully styled and shot.

  6. Beyond OBSESSED with that cake!! It is absolutely beautiful!

  7. The cake is my favorite!

  8. I adore the wedding vows sign! Such a adorable idea!


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