When I was asked to style Elda and Rob’s Foundation Hall wedding, I was really excited. The space always feels so generous, no matter how many guests are at your event. The venue itself is brilliantly located and has good bones to be able to do almost anything.
Styling a wedding is a true labour of love. It draws on such a broad skill set. So many creative drafts and revisions between you and the couple. Much time is spent honing in on the concepts that your clients love. More importantly understanding the ones they don’t. Then there is sourcing materials, getting quotes and countless site visits, phone calls and meetings to make sure that everything will fit in the room as well as the idea does in your head. Knowing where to source your materials, and the best suppliers that are suited to your brief is the true secret of any good stylist.
Styling a winter wedding is even a little more difficult. Although you’re not competing all that hard for materials, you are really trying to put together an event that feels like it is without compromise especially when it comes down to the floral brief. And I think we definitely achieved that for Elda and Rob’s wedding at the Museum of Contemporary Arts, Foundation Hall earlier this year. With such an amazingly large space to fill, we wasted no time. With a brief of gold accents, we used the height of the blossoms (hello spring is coming) and lighting to make the very large space feel warm and inviting. A king head table situated in the center of the room was an area where immediate family could share some moments over dinner, yet feel part of the party at large. What a wonderfully magic night this was.