Modern interpretation of a white wedding
A flawless dream in white provides many details to unfold in this inspirational shoot by Simply by Tamara Nicole.
Timeless elegance forms a symbiosis with extravagance and seduction, and it finds its completion in the fascinating pictures of Rebecca Yale.
The designer of Bespoke Strokes, tried to maintain the clear simplicity of the concept in her stationery, while challenging the definition of “modern” with an unexpected combination of materials and font selection.
An artful floral crown and a cloud-like flower installation by Wild Bloom Floral in white and ivory tones invite the viewer to linger.
From Rebecca Yale and Tamara Nicole: “The inspiration behind the shoot was to show a modern spin on the classic idea of the white wedding. We see so much white on white in weddings, but always done in a very traditional way and we wanted to approach the idea of white with a more sculptural sensibility focusing on modern sleek lines with an architectural sense of structure and three dimensionality. Even though all the pieces were created for a photo shoot there was a very tactile sense of texture in all of the floral elements and using vellum and clear glass for the paper goods invites you into the scene to interact with the pieces as a viewer. I envision a modern, minimal, artsy and polished city couple with great design style. Perhaps they were getting married in a New York loft, or a big clean white industrial/warehouse located in the heart of a big city. A location that is clean, minimal to allow the multitude of layers and textures stand out center stage. I have been so drawn visually to clean lines, white space and simplicity, which we carried throughout the shoot.
From Wild Bloom Floral: “As a floral designer white is really an amazing hue to work with because it can be used as much or as little as needed to achieve a certain aesthetic. When used with other shades white can be a palette unifier or stand alone as a graphic statement. For this design we wanted to create something striking, architectural and beautiful. To do this we focused on choosing blooms that conveyed texture without being overwhelming. For the Bridal bouquet all of the textural blooms (Parrot Tulips and Garden Roses) helped support the core shape of the bouquet rather than detract from it. Then we added White Cherry Blossoms to give it an architectural quality and extend the lines in an unusual surreal way. Installations are something that I really enjoy creating for my clients. They can be an original way to incorporate florals beyond the traditional table centerpiece or garland. For this tablescape we wanted to create a real WOW moment that any couple would be thrilled to share with their guests. The main flower in this hanging chandelier is Lunaria. Lunaria is a beautifully iridescent flower with thin petals that almost resemble paper. When used in abundance the Lunaria takes on an otherworldly quality that is really ethereal. We then added Cherry Blossoms Branches to break up the design giving it an architectural & graphic quality. With a large installation is it always important to find balance. So for the table we simplified. We focused on creating levels and a sense of space with the florals and candles. On the table the main flowers we used were Ranunculus, I love the lines of the Ranunculus stem paired with the extra ruffled petals on the head of the bloom. It is the perfect balance of architectural and soft.
We are thrilled by the attention to detail in this inspirational work of art and invite you to enjoy the impressive world of Rebecca Yale’s pictures with us.
Photography: Rebecca Yale Photography
Florist: Wild Bloom Floral
Planner: Simply by Tamara Nicole
Invitations/Calligraphy/Menus/Favors etc: Bespoke Strokes
Hair and Makeup: Yessie Libby
Cake and Desserts: Lilac Cake Boutique
Model: Anya with Seattle Models Guild
Cocktails: Happy Camper Cocktail Company
Custom backdrop: Brittnee Busse
Accessory Stylist: Madly Bride
Rings: Susie Saltzman
Dress: “Etienne” by Alexandra Grecco, from The Dress Theory
Favors: Sugarfina with calligraphy by Bespoke Strokes
Escort Cards: Candle holders from Crate and Barrel, calligraphy Bespoke Strokes
Rentals: CORT Party Rental
Geometric Plates: Convivial Production
Ring boxes: The Mrs Box
Custom veil: Shavato
Vases: West Elm
Candle Holders: CB2
Cuff Links: David Donahue
Watch: Michael Kors