JEWEL-TONE IDEAS FOR A GLAM ROCKSTAR INSPIRED WEDDING
Floral designer Erin Matkowski and photographer Theresa Matherne teamed up to create this jewel tone, glam rock star wedding whilst visiting New Orleans for the Inspire Design Workshop. The color palette is deep but still vivid and combines lots of jewel tones to create a vision that is elegant yet edgy.
“I loved that Revelry was such a blank space to work with. One of my favorite things about a wedding is truly being able to make a space unique to that couple. Revelry allows you to do that, it gives you the basic building blocks with the cement floors, exposed beams and lighting, large front windows and original brick work- but after that it is totally up to you what direction you want to take. It is a designer’s dream space.” Began photographer, Theresa.
“I draw all my inspiration from the couples I work with so doing photoshoots is always really interesting because I don’t have a real couple on which to base my design. So, for this shoot I kind of described the bride first and then went from there, I kept picturing this concert going girl who was going to wear a leather jacket and drink red wine instead of champagne at her wedding. It became this rock star glamour look with a gemstone colour palette.” She explained.
“I wanted everything to feel like a David Bowie, Cyndi Lauper or Queen video but translated into wedding decor. Every time I thought to myself “Are gemstone napkin rings too much?” I would think of that and push forward by adding even more glitter to something.” She laughed.
“A lot of the tabletop details were made in my studio at J&M Home and Garden in Madison, NJ prior to the shoot. I created the gemstone napkin rings, geode place markers, mirrored table number, and invitation suite and menu card (GNGB Paper-a subsidiary of J&M Home and Garden) myself. With all of these little details my focus was on pulling in as much of the jewel toned color scheme and sparkle as a I could.”
“The votive candles, tulle runner, ribbons and candlesticks we grabbed from our studio stock, I knew it would be hard to pull in the royal purple and shades of teal with the flowers so I wanted to make sure I got those tones on the table with the hard goods. I wanted the pieces to have this lovely wild luxury quality to them, so I mixed more formal flowers like lush black pearl roses, ranunculus and lisianthus with wildflowers like scabiosa, bunny tailgrass and thistle. I used the florals to bring in more color and pull in the shades of pinks, reds, lavenders and greens to the tablescape.” Theresa told us.
“For the furniture, my lovely iconic red loveseat was a fantastic find in the waiting area at Revelry. The other items including the lucite chiavari chairs, black velvet table linen, navy napkins, flatware, dishes and glassware were all from Explore Events. I loved that play of a warm black velvet texture but with these cool crystal clear chairs and the service ware was simplistic and clean lined but had this semi gaudy luxury gold feel, these elements subtly accented all of the pops of color and texture I had already created for the table.”
“Of course the piece that pulled the whole look together was the amazing gown from Pedram Couture, it was absolutely the perfect rock star dress the grey color, fully sequined bodice and perfect textured tulle skirt paired beautifully with the vintage leatherjacket.” She added.
“I think the most important inspiration na couple can take away from this shoot is personalizing their wedding day with color, style and texture. In every detail of this shoot I went back to my theme/ vibe that I was creating and asked, “how would (insert design element here) work with this look?” Not every couple is going to want a bow shaped napkin fold with a gemstone napkin ring, but every couple should think how is the napkin on the table helping our vision come to life?”
Professional: Inspire Design Workshop I Event Planner: Weddings By lulu I Equipment Rentals: Event Rental I Cake Designer: Gambino’s Bakery I Beauty: Just Face it LLC I Model: Launch Model Management I Dress Designer: Pedram Couture I Event Designer: J&M Floral and Event I Event Venue: Revelry Nola I Photographer: Theresa Elizabeth Photography I Submitted via Two Bright Lights I