Have you ever looked intently at the seeds of a pomegranate? Their almost sheer burgundy lustre surrounded by plump flesh. What about the deep blue of the sea or the ragged edges of the rocks? Or even the coarse hairs of a paintbrush? Natural Artiste is a celebration of these details and more, tying together Mother Nature’s creations and man’s creations: both equally artistic and both guaranteed to make a statement on your wedding day.
Recently, bridal trends have embraced the concept of incorporating nature more than ever, from ubiquitous floral crowns, to Pantone’s ‘Greenery’ Colour of the Year 2017. But what to do if a garden or traditional estate wedding simply won’t cut it for you? Natural Artiste blends both the elegant high fashion aesthetic of a magazine spread and the earthy, relaxed feel of the Ibiza coast.
Monochromatic Fornasetti-inspired plates contrast with the multi-coloured cut crystal glassware, yet somehow blend seamlessly thanks to the traditionally beautiful antique lace tablecloth, with lacework reflected in the bride’s gowns. The centrepiece is reminiscent of a deconstructed Arcimboldo portrait, with the essence of the décor reading as a portable museum, combining both modern features with a 19th century ‘nature morte’ aesthetic. The cake is naked: honest and simple, as well as being spot on with bridal trends.
Simple or rather, natural, was the key word when I put together this styled shoot in October 2016. I wanted to show that couples can achieve a nature-rich wedding day without scrimping on details and luxurious touches.
The advantage of this kind of wedding is that it can work for a couple who has chosen to elope or for a wedding with guests, with a need in that case to slightly adapt location and facilities in order to accommodate them suitably. Flexibility with this theme is paramount, and there is no question that it can be duplicated anywhere, from Ibiza to England: it’s all a question of setting the scene and creating a wedding space removed from the world in some sense.
What I love more than anything for styled shoots is taking two concepts and merging them, creating a unique fusion. I believe that as an approach for events, it can often be the most effective way forward: completely bespoke, completely creative and completely memorable.
I had so much fun working on this styled shoot, from sourcing suppliers to setting everything up. It was a challenging day at times, especially with the rocky ground (!), but that made it all the more beautiful and worthwhile. I hope that you enjoy this Natural Artiste post and photos and that they might provide you with some wedding inspiration. I’d like to end this post with a quote by Honoré de Balzac, that sums up exactly what I was trying to show, “What is art? Nature concentrated.”
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Planner & Stylist: La Fête Weddings & Events
Photographer: The Galaxy’s Edge
Videographer: AMS Love in Video
Stationery: Alma Guëll
Model: Anita Moreno at Dress To Impress Ibiza
Make-up & Hair: Jessie May
Florist: Flors Mercat Vell Ibiza
Cake: Cup Cake Collection Ibiza
Decorations: Remedio sin Receta and Beautifully Lost Studio
Vintage White Lace Dress: La Galeria Elefante