"Put your words into the fire
Watch them burn your heart's desire
Rise up in the air
In a cloud of silk and smoke and dust
Fade into the night
It's a comforting feeling with you at my side"
- Patrick Watson, Words In The Fire (listen to video in gallery below)
Mood: Opulent, daring, wild, adventurous
Palette: Gilded, ageing golds, deep copper, rust, onyx, bone white, wood browns
Decor: Juxtaposing bold opulence with a mood of wild spirited adventure, this wedding is set on a spectacular outdoor property where raw, rugged & untouched surroundings create the perfect backdrop for a lavish dinner setting (Think a beautiful South African field or a beautifully rustic hinterland property). Scattered tribal rugs in faded, earthy tones cover raw, red dirt ground.
Worn recycled wood tables are filled flickering candles & all-white wildflowers, vintage bone handle copper cutlery & handmade ceramic bolds accented with metallic gold leaf foil placed over raw hemp or linen napkins or placemats with slightly frayed edges. Chandeliers in earthy barb wire or bone coloured beads are suspended over the tables to create soft, ambient lighting. Gold foil invitations set the tone for this lavish event, carried through to the reception with gold foil place cards and menus on beautiful textured paper stock.
Inspired by rich golden sunsets, the bridal party wear decadent gowns in burnished golds, matte metallic sequins and decadent embellishment. Think high necklines, long sleeve gowns and extravagant trains. Soften the look with messy braids, or a fuss-free top knot. Groomsmen are dressed in earthy neutrals and the couple exchange wedding bands adorned in black diamonds.
Recreate This Look:
The Print Fairy Metallic Foiled Invitations & Place Cards / Samantha Wills Heart of Aries Cuff / Samantha Wills Remember That Night Bracelet / Suzanne Harward Bridal Couture 2013/14 Sequinned dress in gold (see very last dress in look book) / Pink & Grey Florence Flowergirl Dress in Late / Tutu du Monde Final Act Flowergirl Cape - Gold / Tutu du Monde Magnolia Flowergirl Dress - Gingerbread / Raw wooden reception table hire from The Hire End or Timbermill Rentals (Sydney) / The Hire End Vintage Timber Folding Chairs / The Hire End timber stool in Ikat print (perfect ceremony chairs!) / The Hire End Ivory Frey Placemat / The Hire End textured linen napkins / The Hire End Festoon Lighting / The Hire End Carved Wooden Candlesticks