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This hot little number was submitted by the talented team at Anaiah Grace inspired by a scripture.
The rich reds and golds in this shoot are perfect for this season, two elegant looks intentionally juxtaposed against the softness and timelessness of a white and silver colour palette.
Changing your look on the evening of your wedding day is something that is becoming increasingly popular. Captured by Nek Vardikos, packed with inspiration, scroll down to discover how you can re-create these gorgeous looks for your own day.
Recreate the Look
Cloud by day
A light, near angelic soft tablescape was the objective of this set. Ivory, white, silver and a touch of blush pink were the colours of choice. The plan was to create an elegant finish with luxurious exaggerated embellishments and we had every intention of meeting our goal!
Table linen should always be the starting point of any tablescape design as it is a key component to the overall look and feel of the table. I chose a simple and classic white fabric with little or no texture as I wanted a fabric that would compliment rather than detract from the look I was going for.
Selecting tableware for this shoot was a complete delight! Often overlooked, a good selection plays an all-important role of marrying the entire design. Being one of the few items guests get to lay claim to at an event, a good selection has the potential to make an impact and linger on in their minds long after an event is over and so I selected luxury oozing diamanté embellished tableware to add a memorable touch.
The design included a combination of two tall statement pieces on either side of the table, a touch of feathers for added softness on the gorgeous cake and vases and multiple mini floral arrangements. The final piece of the jigsaw was a floral chandelier to keep in theme with the vision of the shoot; serving as a hanging cloud.
Fire by night
A bolder, strong contrast to the first set was the vision for this set. Red and black with highlights of gold were the colours of choice.
I wanted table linen with a bit some texture, so I selected black fabric with a textured lace overlay. Overlays can be hugely versatile when it comes to tablescape design. From table caps to table runners to entire table covers, overlays have proven to be a secret weapon when it comes to changing the look of a table design with minimal effort. They have the potential to infuse colour, texture as well as any requirements for glitz and glam without breaking the bank.
Central to the theme of this set was fire, so candles were hugely beneficial in reinforcing this. My choice was to have layered candles on three varying levels. My selection included tall gold candelabras, medium stemmed candleholders and low votive candles to finish off.
I am big advocate of being consistent in choice of colours when designing a tablescape, hence proper coordination is always top on my agenda. Black candles, black vases, black tablecloth, black glasses were among the items I included in this design. Gold came in candelabras and votive candleholders. And there was Red for everything else! A red wall for added drama, and a unique red floral base as a throne for the gorgeous gold cake. To top off the look, a red floral candlelabra completely immersed in hydrangeas and tulips was used as the table-centre.
Creative Director, Styling and Florals: Anaiah Grace
Photography: Nek Vardikosk
Cake: Teal and Roses
Model: Lucy Adams
Dress: Bridal Rogue Gallery |
Makeup: Malkia Roberts
Hair: Debora Lola
Furniture, linen and tableware: Rosetone Event Furniture