Within the walls of Iglesia de San Pedro – a timeworn church nestled in the Terra Alta region of northern Spain – photographer Marcos Sanchez, stylist Happy Endings BCN, and floral artist Best Day Ever unite to create a moment of ethereal grandeur. A space captivatingly beautiful in its dramatic architecture, where crumbling walls, towering pillars, and a breathtaking high arching roof frame a tablescape that sits elegantly in its poetic serenity.
In a display of timeless refinement, a table is styled awash in lucid-like ambience, evoking a mood that’s deeply romantic, innately feminine and even almost a little nostalgic – like looking through a soft-focus lens into an aesthetic dreamscape. A pearlescent palette of white and gleaming silver sees textural layers of artisan ceramics, flowing fabrics and translucent decor elements interwoven between florals of blush roses and caramel hydrangeas.
“We were amazed by the majesty and emptiness of the church. The ruins suggest the longing for the past, and the clean, bare lines of its walls evoke a sense of timeless elegance and lasting romance.”
Further embracing the inspiration this incredible space bestows, a second tablescape was set to showcase the church’s striking theatrics and versatility as a reception venue. A contrasting tableau infusing darker tones and contemporary elements was created, featuring midnight-hued tableware, sculptural candleholders and ikebana-inspired arrangements of ivory-toned open tulips and black painted orchids.
“We created two stylings, a light and a dark to show how a space like this can accommodate different looks. Both colour palettes are based on the church itself and the tones found in its materials.”
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