The Rebellious Brides 3.0 Edition of Romeo + Juliet

If Romeo + Juliet met in 2015, will they end up killing themselves in the name of love? The answer is NO. Because Juliet would be empowered enough to fight for her freedom, truth, and love.

<Photography & Videography by Colors & Co.>

Romeo + Juliet 3.0 Video

Exactly 19 years ago, we were studying William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet in high school. It was also the year that Baz Luhrman's modern movie version of the book came out. Up to this very day, this story remains to be my favorite Shakespeare (still remember some of the lines by heart), and Luhrman's film remains to be one of my favorite movies of all time--most of my creative thought process was influenced by this film. To say that I love R+J is an understatement. But what I don't love about it? Is the fact that they had to kill themselves. It resonated with me back in high school, growing up with strict parents. But it's 2015 and we feel that it's about effin' time to give Romeo & Juliet a happy ending. In 2015 the Juliet 3.0 rebellious version has the world at her fingertips so she should be able to fight for the things that she believes in. In 2015, "perfect love" can, will, and must survive in an imperfect world. 

With the help of our collaboration "dream team" RabbitHole Creatives and Colors & Co., we brought to life one of our fantasy wedding themes in the most wicked way we could possibly do it. The layouts we made were all meant to show you a journey and an evolution--we first celebrated the Shakespearean side of R+J, transitioning to our own homage to Baz Luhrman's version of R+J then breaking free to make our own rebellious edition where the star-crossed lovers actually LIVE. In our version, R+J got to use the awesome church set design in the movie not as their death bed but as a finale of a love that survived. And then we took it a step further by envisioning what their happy ending would look like--with Juliet coming into her own fierceness in a surreal dream-like state of what it feels like to be alive, to be in love, and to fight for who you are. 

"For never was a story of more woe. Than this of Juliet and her Romeo" -- not anymore. 

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