Wedding Trends Look Book 2018: Blanc
Inspired by the mid-century modern resurgence, we envisioned a throwback to the 1960s. Sub-atomic vibes, retro-inspired color palettes, shapes, and finishes would all play a strong influence in our design. Thinking of space-age interiors and the geometric patterns of the era, we infused the scene with modern interpretations of these bygone elements. The effect could be summed up in one word: BLANC.
The ceremony would be set as a modern sanctuary highlighted with sleek white metal benches, which flanked the aisle, creating the linear effect of church pews. The aisle made a statement with a boldly patterned graphic runner in grey and yellow featuring a modern interpretation of the quilting pattern called “wedding ring”. This geometric pattern would be replicated with a coordinating pattern featured on the ceremony program and the menu card used during the reception. White cut vinyl lettering with the couple’s names and wedding date marked the start of the walk down the aisle and silver cut vinyl phrases were added to the bench seating for the ceremony including the verses, “to have and to hold” and “to love and to cherish”.
The cut vinyl graphics in the reception space added a unique touch which made the space custom to the couple. The classic calligraphy font stood out against the modern trendy pieces used for the ceremony design.
The wedding aisle led to the altar constructed from a tower featuring textured plastic panels and acrylic columns in differing heights. The acrylic altar would hold a myriad of modern glass cylinders with floating candles, which cascaded down the tiers of the columns. Atop, sat a modern six-component wedding cake of stacked forms featuring solid, brick, and diamond patterns in white, gray, and yellow. Dramatic purple uplighting would accent the altar space and add interest.
Beyond the ceremony, we designed reception tables featuring white metal waterfall-style tables and more white gloss metal benches. The tablescape featured clusters of orange roses in clear square vases. Guest names were applied to the benches with silver-cut vinyl.
Each place setting included a yellow cut vinyl “placemat” applied to the metal tables. Modern square plates framed square yellow menus. A trio of glassware and sleek flatware completed the look.
The entire reception was surrounded by white string curtains that curved around the tables, separating the dining space from the cocktail lounge and bar. Suspended above the lounge were three large atomic sprocket chandeliers with glass orbs and metal rods. These played well with our retro vibe. The bar and lounge took on a supper club feel, providing a relaxed atmosphere for guests to mingle.
The bar was appointed with graphic black and white champagne bottles, bulbus vases and gold stemmed martini glasses.
We continued the vinyl graphics to personalize the 60’s-inspired coffee table with the names of the bride and groom. The bar would also bring attention to the festivities of the day. By adding in maize-colored sofas, we provided extra space for guests to lounge and enjoy entertainment while, of course, sipping on their martinis!
Color-changing LED lighting created a great effect on the white and grey fabric-lined walls. Patterned gobos were used to provide interest to the space and the Ultra-Violet glow of the uplighting added another layer of interest.
All the elements blended together to create a wedding that was both retro and modern. Each detail layered with the next would create an experience that evoked signature style.
Photos by Lauren B Photography
Rentals from BeThings
Cake Designed by Nadia Cakes
Programs & Menus by A Milestone Paper Co.