moodboard monday

July 25, 2011

I can’t count the number of times I’ve had clients ask me to help them reconcile two completely opposite aesthetics. The sweet spot between extreme ornamentation and stark minimalism is especially popular – it’s definitely a go-to for couples who want grand but not stuffy, luxurious but not OTT.

It’s also more than a little hard to pull of without invoking a design cliche, which is always a major consideration in my creative process. To me, this look is about unexpected details, with a careful mix of luxe touches and modern simplicity.

(L-R) Top row: Sculptural floral arrangements (such a perfect backdrop for exchanging your vows!) Doily wedding cake, from Real Simple. Middle row: Black and white gown from Marchesa. Calla lilly boutonniere from here. Bottom row: Oxidized silver and inverted diamond ring from Alex and Chloe. Black and gold table setting from here. Black lace heels from Valentino.