This bright and expressive editorial was the first photoshoot that Cloth & Confetti could run wild with colour, coming up with the concept and taking on the role of creative director, coordinator, hire provider and stylist.
The Art of Love editorial is a colourful romance inspired by the work of French artist Henri Matisse and his collage style, playful line work and love for colour.
It intertwines the craft, talent and passions of many working hands to create art for love, much like the reality of a wedding day.
The prints and patterns on the cloth and drapery designed by Cloth and Confetti, were influenced by Henri’s collage artworks and his famous quote “He who loves, flies, runs, and rejoices; he is free” is printed onto a cloth banner running down the main tablescape.
The arch shapes featured throughout the shoot represent those found inside art galleries including the large ceremony arch provided by Willow Tree Events. The ceremony location itself was in the art gallery space at The Button Factory. The upbeat summer colour palette of yellow, pink, peach and mint, reflected many of Henri’s bold colour compositions, perfectly represented in the amazing streamer installation created by Bangin’ Hangins’.
The tablescape featured arched mustard menus from Studio Silva, terracotta clay favours and handmade geometric vases by Oh Hey Grace, acrylic charger plates cut by South East Plastics, hand painted crockery by Carla Dinnage, custom printed cloth napkins and dipped white cutlery by Cloth and Confetti.
Following Henri’s philosophy that “there are always flowers for those who want to see them”, The Flower District created magic with vibrant fresh poppies, baby breath and colour sprayed dried palm leaves.
Henri’s use of movement and flow in his artworks was captured in essence by Lunar Red Films and through the flowing gowns from Georgia Young Couture, modelled playfully by Emily Rok. Emily’s orange pop eye shadow and glowing summer look was painted by Lili Pearl.
The desserts were created in collaboration with My Cake Studio, who translated the prints from the cloth, onto the icing and texture of a three tier wedding cake and dessert platter.
Images Madeline Kate | Venue The Button Factory | Concept and styling Cloth and Confetti | Streamer installations Bangin’ Hangins | Florist The Flower District | Stationery Studio Silva | Prop hire Willow Tree Events | Linen Simmons Linen Hire | Ceramic Vases Oh Hey Grace | Crockery Carla Dinnage | Acrylics South East Plastics | Cake My Cake Studio | Furniture hire Harry the Hirer | Candles Southern Lights Candle Co | Videography Lunar Red Films | Bridal gowns Georgia Young Couture | Hair and Makeup Lili and Pearl |