The inspiration for this shoot came from wanting to create something that strays from traditional wedding colors and concepts. As wedding professionals we often work within the same trends and at times that can feel stifling to our creative appetites. Our intent for this shoot was to get outside of that box and to hopefully encourage future couples to take a more bold approach to their wedding design by embracing bright colors and unique rentals. We came across one of Frida Kahlo’s works - “The Frame” - and felt very drawn to the colors and strength of Frida’s self portrait. Frida Kahlo was a domineering female presence in the art world who advocated and understood the struggles of women and used that to create beautiful works of art. As an all-female vendor team, using Frida as a major source of inspiration was only natural. Keep scrolling to see more photos by Jessica Jones Photography. Something Blue Orlando, LLC planned every detail of this wedding inspiration and Baughaus created all of these incredible florals you'll see throughout as this inspiration came to life at The Acre Orlando. All the images are in the full gallery, so be sure to click through and read on to hear more!
At first glance this shoot may not scream “Frida Kahlo” but her inspiration is all over it. Our choice of vibrant color palette and careful selection of artfully inspired rentals and florals are the obvious nods to her influence. What is not as obvious was our intentional choice of models we felt represented Frida’s honesty and acceptance of the natural female form with strong facial features and realistic body types and choosing an all-women vendor team that celebrated Frida’s pioneering feminist views in the art world. We hoped to create a harsher, modern version of what someone thinks when they hear “Frida Kahlo”, opting for the less obvious design choices while still capturing who Frida was and the strength she represents to women. Frida’s gaze is so memorable, it was very important for us to accomplish that same quiet strength and striking expression in both women. We opted for more simplistic attire that would highlight the real couples strong, natural features and not distract from the overall design of the shoot.
One of our favorite design elements of this shoot was the ceremony backdrop. We wanted a statement piece at the altar that had bold color and unique textures. We alternated between a stucco technique, as a nod to Adobe-style architecture, and a wooden slat technique that gave some depth and dimension to the backdrop, and then filled the base with painted baby’s breath. Other elements that helped highlight the modern and artistic nature of the shoot were the half moon salad plates, which added an interesting shape to the tableware; the hand-painted napkins, which brought an actual art element to the shoot; and the unique dining chairs, which we felt showed how integral a chair can be to an overall design. We paired these rentals with soft florals, including fringe tulips and garden roses, to bring an element of femininity to the tablescape.
1. Think outside of the box! Don't pigeon hole yourself to the obvious trends we see on the day to day.
2. Trust your vendor team! Find a team of vendors you can trust to work with you and help curate your vision. Use a team that pushes your creative limits.
3. Have fun! So often planning a wedding or editorial shoot can become stressful. Allow yourself to have and fun and enjoy the process, let loose and get creative!