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Paolo Sebastian | Designers We Love

Paolo Sebastian designer profiled by The Nouveau Romantics

Season after season, Paolo Sebastian designer Paul Vasileff seems to strike an effortless balance between classic and unique.  Hailing from South Australia, Vasileff launched his first collection in 2007 and quickly became one of the most captivating designers in the industry.  Glamorous couture gowns reminiscent of old Hollywood would be enough to get our hearts beating fast, but add ethereal details, delicate boning, and hand sewn appliqué to the mix and we’re taken to a place beyond our wildest bridal gown dreams.

Staying true to the couture moniker, Vasileff consults with each client and offers one-on-one fittings for every handcrafted piece, making for a truly personal and, dare we say, enchanting experience.

More photos after the jump!

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Spring Wedding Inspiration | Under the Canopy of Trees

Ranch black tie spring wedding inspiration by The Nouveau RomanticsIt is without a doubt that spring wedding inspiration tritely calls for blush or lavender hues. And it was the moment of receiving our client’s inspiration (a photo of their pristinely painted front door, in fact) that our hearts fluttered. The richest navy paired with a strong kelly green (unintentional, yet quite the fitting shade if you know the bride’s new name). With no time at all, we drew up our Maggie’s dream wedding. Stay tuned for an upcoming post with a sneak peek video of their magical day.

Credits after the jump!

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Rhapsody in Blue

Inspired by Blues // The Nouveau Romantics

Here at TNR HQ, we’re falling hard for all the blue inspiration these days. Indigo, pacific, turquoise, french, and everything in between — it’s been a refreshing pause and a nice challenge to think about how this might expand into an events palette, for a number of reasons. It can be electric, or muted, it can have purple or green undertones, and the above quartet of images illustrate how we like to layer in these “bracketing” tones to flesh out a robust palette that definitively says Blue yet, isn’t all navy and white – you know?

We’ve also been thinking about how we might talk about how we would expand these inspiration photos into florals and other details, and questions or information that influence our approach to making design decisions for our events. And thus, without further ado … Read More

Inspired By London Artist Zadok Ben-David

One of our upcoming April weddings has a large installation piece, so I’ve been inspired by installation art a lot lately. During my undergrad I made some small-scale installation pieces, and was pleased to make the fabric streamer backdrop for Jessa & Brian’s wedding back in 2011 as my first assignment with The Nouveau Romantics. But I definitely haven’t made anything as amazing as this piece, “Blackfield”, by London-based artist Zadok Ben-David.

“Blackfield” is comprised of 10,000+ hand-painted (!!!) cut steel flowers, peeking out of a thin layer of sand. One side is painted black, while the other side bursts with color. I can only imagine how amazing it would be to witness the transition in person, and to study the detail up close. After seeing the incredible detail in “Blackfield”, our installation piece will be a piece of cake. (Pun absolutely intended.) Blackfield // Zadok Ben-David // inspired by

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