Starry Night Photo Shoot
From the designer, Amber:
For this wedding styled shoot, I wanted to speak to those artsy couples who love to spend their weekends strolling through museums and whose itch for travel has brought them steps away from maybe the Mona Lisa or the Colosseum. But most of all, I wanted to show brides that they can take their love for absolutely anything — even if it’s different, edgy, or artistic — and bring it to life on their wedding day.
To demonstrate this idea in the styled shoot, I chose the dreamy painting Starry Night by Van Gogh to serve as a muse. I wanted to capture the intense colors, movement, textured brush strokes, and iconic shapes within the painting and reflect those signature elements in each aspect of the shoot.
The amazing vendor team and I decided to put a lot of emphasis on lighting to act as the stars falling from the sky and swirling in the surrounding space. From there we just tried to follow the colors, atmosphere, and shapes in the painting by using shades of deep blue, green, yellow, and texture where we could.
Intricate Icings recreated different scenes from the painting and carefully painted them onto each section of the cake. Each section of the painted cake was placed on a shelf and then suspended from the ceiling for a three-dimensional effect that allowed the cake to double as both dessert and art. Plum Sage Flowers included a mix of fresh and tissue paper flowers in blue glass to bring texture and depth to the scenery as well as keeping the arrangement in a swirling shape on the table.
We chose two brides for this shoot in order to show a contrast between a more traditional, textured white gown (Vera Wang) and a dramatic dark-blue gown (Tara Latour, for the more daring bride).
One of my favorite moments of this shoot was when the photographers, Harper Point Photography, projected a large image of the actual painting onto a wall of draped ivory fabric. It really felt like the models were briefly whisked away into a live version of the painting!
We hope a shoot like this can inspire brides to really take something they love in life, whether it is an art piece, music, food, or a special location, and carry it out on their wedding day. This concept can really transform your wedding into a different world and truly bring your dreams alive on your special day.
Vendor Professional Team:
Venue:: McNichols Building
Photographer:: Harper Point Photography
Planning and Design:: Amber at Save the Date Events
Florist:: Plum Sage Flowers
Cake:: Intricate Icings
Lighting:: Lighting and Design by Scott
Hair and Makeup:: Lady Charm Artistry
Dresses and Accessories:: Anna Be
Furniture and Fabric Draping:: Pink Monkey Solutions
Stationary:: Sweet Zion Papery
Rentals:: Event Rents
Models:: Diandra, Sierra, Caleb