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.)
I almost forgot about the impending Valentine’s day — but remembered some amazing imagery that is perfect for a quick mid-winter jolt of color to snap us out of whatever mother nature is sending our way these days. Ta da! Here: a gorgeous assembly or poppy red, electric orange, and tones in between together as an inspiration board of sorts. This kind of palette is a refreshing change to those soothing pastels and neutrals we work a lot with, not to mention show that “Valentine’s Day Inspiration” doesn’t have to be all red or pink. That orange is calling my name, and I blame those sari fabrics.
May you all have a lovely [& electric] week!
[clockwise from top left: florals by Saipua, red sari girls by Steve McCurry, Raspberry-Pomegranate Champagne cocktai by Heather Cristo, bed by Ingrid Rasmussen]
Illusion necklines were a big trend at New York Bridal Week this past October, and we sure are big fans, too! They show a little skin, while still being modest. Some even have a little vintage flair to them. What’s not to love? We rounded up some of our favorite wedding dresses AND bridesmaid dresses that feature some truly beautiful illusion necklines.
Clockwise from top left: Amsale // Monique Lhuillier // Carolina Herrera // Christos
Clockwise from top left: Aidan Mattox // J. Crew // Monique Lhuillier // Jenny Yoo
Do you have any favorites that we missed? Let us know!