A Fauvism Inspired Wedding Design
A unique opportunity came my way a couple of years ago to design and style a wedding shoot inspired by a famous Art movement called Fauvism.
When the winners of the EDP 2017 wedding awards were announced, immediately Karen Fuller, who won Wedding Photographer of the Year, contacted me and said we should organise a styled shoot showcasing as many winners as we could. It was not simply going to be enough to ask each supplier to be involved, as each supplier has their own unique style, we needed something to visually tie the whole shoot together. With her background in fine art and graphic design, Karen had dreamt of using the early 1900s art movement ‘Les Fauvres’ for a wedding styled shoot. So the idea was born!
Using Art to Inspire Your Wedding
Many brides are often very unsure about how to use colour so we intend on giving lots of great inspiration on how this can be accomplished. Also, incorporated into the shoot are elements of the Edwardian period to also show inspiration of how you can use period touches in a modern context to personalise your special day without it turning into a historical replica of a wedding day. The Fauvism art movement was a pre-cursor for the more infamous Expressionist and Cubist movements; the key characteristics were their use of bold, primary colours, with prussian blue as a binding colour instead of black. Translating this into the bridal world has been great fun as well as a challenge. The shoot was bright, opulent and full of detail, showcasing the talents of every individual Norfolk based supplier involved.
Deciding that it wasn’t enough to have the Wedding Award winners involved we also had the award winning Emily Jupp from Milly J shoes created a unique piece of footwear for us; Siofra Connor, who is renowned for show-stopping millinery, designed a bespoke headpiece especially for the shoot and Rachael Fox of Foxglove and Gingersnap Bridalwear, also created a bespoke gown for the shoot using the edwardian period as an influence.
The Wedding Team
Photographer: https://www.fullerphotographyweddings.co.uk – EDP Wedding Award winner
Venue: http://oxneadhall.co.uk – EDP Wedding Award winner
Florist: http://www.constancerose.co.uk – EDP Wedding Award winner
Cakes: http://littlemillies.com – EDP Wedding Award winner
Stationery: https://www.littlepeadesignsuk.com – EDP Award winner
Hair and Make Up: http://ameliagarwood.com – EDP Award winner
Shoes: http://www.millyjshoes.co.uk – 2015 Footwear Designer of the Year
Dress Designer: Foxglove and Gingersnap
Jewellery Designer: http://www.sonkai.co.uk