A little wedding styling to inspire you to explore creative and meaningful and perfectly imperfect wedding themes today.
I love to feature both established and up and coming talented wedding industry suppliers today we are joined new lady on the block the very passionate Tonbra of Anaiah Grace Events. With an established career in Project Management, Anaiah Grace Events launched just over a year ago after Tonbra developed the styling bug after planning her own sisters wedding, used as a springboard to launch her own event design business.
Based in London, we have an incredible team of passionate floral and event designers working within the Anaiah Grace team and we work diligently to encourage creative diversity in all events we produce
When I received the shoot, quality aside, I was so impressed by Tonbra’s considered concepts and fresh ways of conjuring up creativity.
For me styling, is more than just designing, I love to tell visual stories. I love the opportunity to take personal stories and weave them into the fabric of my designs because I truly believe that is what makes the difference between a good and a memorable event.
Shot by the brilliant Nek Vardikos, prepare to be inspired in how to elegantly pair old with new and create a theme that represents you.
Over to Tonbra of Anaiah Grace Events.
The Perfect Imperfection styled shoot was inspired by my faith, a committed Christian. I created three different looks to play with the concept of a perfectly imperfect world and landscape.
For the first setting , I was going for a new and broken feel. I wanted a luxurious tablescape against the rustic backdrop. The two unattached wheels against the wall I love. To me they symbolise brokenness in the sense that they came apart from something that was whole. The inconsistency in the back wall (brick + wood) as well as the rough textures, speaks of our flawed nature as humans and how we are a makeup of different experiences which shape us and make us inconsistent in parts.
The rawness in the floor was a massive appeal for me – I was captured by the plain concrete – I liked the fact that there was no floor treatment. To me, this is symbolic of being as we are and not needing any preparation or covering up.
I chose fuchsia and purple for the flowers to symbolise opulence and royalty.
The table runner is the star of the show, It was an intentional design choice to serve as the bridge between ‘the new’ and ‘the broken’. My overall interpretation of the setting is – however deep brokenness exists, its renewal comes from being linked in to the source of true beauty.
The second setting was my absolute favourite. Once I saw the messy barn, I knew it would be perfect for what I was going for. My aim was to achieve an extreme contrast. I wanted an image that screamed “Contradiction”.
Hay is representative of the earth and its vast land (thanks for the pitch forks, Nek – an absolutely amazing touch!), while the immaculate table setting was to symbolise purity.
My interpretation of this image is non-conformance. The ability to shine a light irrespective of contrary circumstances. Losing fear of standing out from the crowd. I truly believe that as human beings, we have the ability to impact the world around us by being uncompromising in our desire to let love and grace transform even the most horrid settings.
Oh, one more thing, the choice of block colours for the tall centerpiece (Orange, white and mint green) was also an intentional design choice. I went for solid colour blocks instead of mixed colours to symbolise individuality and contradiction in a further sense. Inclusive contradiction this time, the kind that says though different, we are all still one.
The third setting no deep story here unfortunately. Stripped down to basics, I simply love the mint and ivory combination and I wanted a playful relaxed setting to show off the colours.
So gorgeous, thank you Tonbra for sharing your inspiration and a snippet into how you create your designs!