Pink is for girls, blue is for boys...could there be a less 2021 sentiment? And, it wasn't always that way. In fact, pink is, historically, a masculine color. This team of wedding vendors came together to prove that pink (and its cousin, purple) is for everyone! To hammer in their point, they opted for a hot pink that pops right off the screen. They created their color palette by mixing different saturations of pink and purple, so everything, including the "neutrals" pays homage to what they set out to do.
Keep scrolling to see more of these vibrant photos by Aaron Liu Photography. Indigo Event Design planned this innovative yet timeless wedding inspiration and Color Theory Design created the florals with a subtle nod to the Japanese floral tradition, Ikebana. Del Mar Villa was the perfect classic backdrop for this inspiration shoot. All the images are in the full gallery, so be sure to click through and read on to hear more from photographer, Aaron Liu.
A COLORFUL FUSION
In Western society, you’re most likely to see pinks and purples surrounding all things feminine, romantic, and particularly a color of choice for a girl's baby shower. However, this is not true in every culture, including many Eastern cultures. For instance in Japan, pink relates more to men than women, although it's worn by both genders. In China, purple is considered a strong honorable color often symbolizing not only royalty but also the magical aura of deities. The combining of the Asian and Western views of these two colors became the inspiration for the design of this shoot.
50 shades of pink (and purple)
Del Mar Villa created the perfect royally elevated yet neutral backdrop for this styled shoot, allowing the pink and purple floral and decor to take center stage. Our color scheme was an easy choice. By utilizing a wide variety of shades of pink and purple, from a light pale lavender and deep rich indigo to a bold reddish fuchsia, we showcased the depths and versatility of these colors.
We staged this small ceremony in front of the picturesque Del Mar Villa estate with an epic doorway perfectly framing the couple. To add the colors, our florist created a floral installation that perfectly showcased the masculine side of purple. The large, structural, and flat caladium leaves juxtaposed beautifully with the thin juniper pine branches. These two forms of not-so-green “greenery” were the only greenery used in all of the floral decor throughout the wedding. The rest of the floral was comprised largely of various types of roses, peonies, and orchids (and all of the floral was completely foam-free!).
The reception took place next to the arched breezeway in the back of the estate. The long 22-person rectangular head table was semi-surrounded by circular tables mimicking the shape of the patio. The tablescapes were set with majestic nova ivory table cloths, stiletto thin glassware, and three minimalistic white porcelain plates. Similar to the neutral color of the estate, these neutral elements of the tablescapes allowed the shades of purple and pink in the napkins, menu, and floral to shine in all their glory. The floral was structural, highly intentional, and minimalistic, similar to the Ikebana Japanese floral arrangement tradition. The menu combined modern and traditional, with the modern typeface monogram and the traditional Roman numerals, lavender wax seal, and floral detailing. As the sun set, the candlelit toasts began, and then the cutting of the three-tiered cake with its ever so delectable ivory and pink sugar flowers.
The bride wore a gorgeous Amsale ballgown with a traditional silhouette in modern streamlined fabric with a sharp scoop neckline. The groom looked ever so dapper in a deep rich blue custom-tailored suit with a matching blue satin tie. The purple in the caladium leaves in his boutonniere perfectly showcased the masculine structural side of the color.