Shelby and William are a real couple who are very eclectic in nature. Although this was a styled elopement, we wanted to stay true to their vibe. The 8ft moon alter was custom built by my team. Since we wanted this “elopement” to take place on New Year’s Eve, we decided to make the moon a Waning Crescent, since that is the moon phase for December 31st, 2018. Inspired by moonlight, we used a bright light behind the moon to illuminate the alter. Backlit wedding alters have always been dramatic, but to step up the game, we added a soft amount of fog to bring out the light beams shining around the moon giving an exploding star effect.