The White Wedding

January 17, 2011


A glimpse into my dream wedding! Here it is, the epitome of the chic white wedding. I dropped by the wedding fair at the Four Seasons yesterday and left insanely inspired by this wonderfully produced table by our friends at Hartmann. Needless to say, you can expect to see a blog post with my own version of this gorgeous flower wall. Hartmann is one of the best and biggest event lighting and furniture rental companies here in the Bay Area. Their catalog is impressive and is a wonderful resource. They can turn any designer's vision into reality with the amazing selection of items and custom lighting options.


An all-white wedding is nothing new. A lot of brides want that clean, classic, and elegant look. I'm often asked how to successfully pull off this serene scheme without the blah-effect. Here's the perfect example, and I'll break down the elements for you:

1. Lots of texture. By adding a lot of different elements (soft, pattern, solid, hard, fuzzy, light, shiny, round, square,etc.) in the same color you work the eye into a frenzy and create movement.
2. Layers. Using chargers, artfully placing a napkin under a bowl, adding some flowers on a goblet, and creating a centerpiece with high and low elements creates layers that add more dimension. Using mis-matched items, or mixing vintage and modern elements creates layers and lots of interest.
3. Create focal points. The spectacular flower wall by the table draws the eye through the table and up towards a focal point, creating interest. One or two of these focal points throughout a space helps define areas and break up the monotony of the color scheme.
4. Use the unexpected. The white lacquered table doesn't have a table cloth. It doesn't even have a runner or place mats. But, it works. By showcasing the table's details and features, you're emphasizing more texture and scale . This table combined with the sculptural chairs  create a wonderfully relaxed look that counteracts the formality of the all-white scheme.
5. Great lighting. I can't stress enough how important lighting is at an event or in a home. You can have the most amazing layout and furniture pieces, but without great lighting options - it could end up looking dull. Highlight focal points and create interesting shadows.
6. Last but not the least, don't forget the floors! This set-up looks so perfect because everything - including the floor is white. You have to think about how your vision will look from bottom to top, and anything in between. Can you imagine what this would look with bright red carpeting?

All images taken by Therese Jacinto

11 comments:

  1. Absolutely amazing and inspiring images!
    Regards from Tuscany
    Cata

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  2. Wow . . . this white on white is almost heavenly. . . beautiful creations. Thx for sharing

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  3. White is so classic and heavenly as stated above. So stunning!
    Joyce Goeppinger
    Colorado

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  4. This is absolutely gorgeous, the background is insane. I am definitely inspired!
    Amara
    www.pink255.com

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  5. What a beautiful theme!...I'm making paper flowers for a wedding (June 2012) inspired by Chanel 2009 couture runway! I'm so excited about this project!

    ~ dragonflyexpression.com

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  6. Can you please give me the email address of the people who made this flower backdrop or their website this is exactly what I want for my wedding. My email is cassylowe@hotmail.com thank you

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  7. how is this floral wall made?!!

    kathy

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  8. Hi do you know how to make these? Or where we could find them?

    Thanks

    Bethany

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  9. Yes! Please please... how were the flowers made?

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  10. Hi Everyone! The flower wall was created by the team at Hartmann Studios here in California. They are made from white cardstock/board and paper. Also, check out http://www.balushka.com/. They specialize in paper wall flowers :) Best of luck to you all!

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  11. Where could I find directions to make this paper wall out of cardstock/board and paper. Would love to create this for a special cousins wedding...email is valeriowarren@cox.net

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