enchanting ballerina-themed wedding

Inspired by Edgar Degas’ chalk pastel paintings of ballet dancers, today’s enchanting ballerina-themed wedding inspiration shoot from Melanie Gabrielle is brimming with romance, art, movement, beauty and a unique juxtaposition of impressionist influences against Ann Norton’s avant-garde garden statues – the effect is mesmerizing!

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From Melanie Gabrielle – “I am and have always been inspired by movement and ballet so we envisioned a shoot inspired by the use of chalk pastels in Degas’ ballerina paintings. The shoot is a little on the moody side with lots of flickering candlelight and romantic tulle. For the floral design we used muted colors with an organic feel, overflowing from beautiful vessels.”

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From Janderyn of Earth and Sugar “Creating a cake for this styled shoot was such an artistic process, and we felt that given the mark Edgar Degas made in history, it was a piece we needed to make memorable. Degas was one of the founding members of Impressionism. Impressionists painted the realities of the world using bright colors that focused on light and its changing qualities as well as movement and visual angles.

Although Degas used different mediums when creating his art, we focused on replicating the chalk pastel pieces. Nicole from Sparrow and Grain is one of our in-house cake artists, and with her background in fine arts and knowledge of Degas’ artwork she was able to replicate the design we had hoped for by using the ballerinas and creating movement where you see the sketched dancers giving the illusion that they are walking around the bottom of the cake.

What I loved most about the ballerinas on this cake is that they were not only your typical ballerinas – we stayed true to his love for all types of ballerinas, which included young dancers as well as full-figured dancers that created the unforgettable pieces that changed the history of art forever.”

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Photography, Creative Direction & Design: Melanie Gabrielle // Remote Styling & Creative Direction and Design: Jessica Sloane // Rentals: Unearthed Vintage // Cake: Earth and Sugar // Degas Renditions: Sparrow and Grain // Floral Design: Julia Rohde Designs // Silk Ribbon: Frou Frou Chic // Lace Robe & Tulle Skirt: Girl with a Serious Dream // Venue: Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Part of the Wedding Inspiration Shoot Contest

Comments

  1. The tulle table coth is such a pretty idea. Tulle is uber romantic and so are these inspired images x

  2. What a glorious tribute to Degas! I seriously can’t get over that cake.

  3. Oh my, that cake is amazing! Loving the colors too.

  4. nikkolc says:

    The cake is so beautiful. I love hearing about the thoughtfulness that went into creating it.

  5. thebridelink says:

    I think the tule tablecloth has to be my favorite!

  6. That cake is seriously blowing my mind! Gorgeous shoot.

  7. Amazing!!!! I can’t wait to see the rest of the shoots this week!

  8. That cake is wildly gorgeous! Stunning shoot!

  9. borrowedandbleu says:

    This is gorgeous – and I love that it’s not pink!

  10. I always wanted to be a ballerina and this shoot reminds me why!! Love it!

  11. Stunning…and the flowers are absolutely beautiful!

  12. Melanie did such a fabulous job!

  13. girlwithaseriousdream says:

    Love every detail of this shoot. Thank you so much for the sharing! So honored to be a part of it, Xo,
    Anita

  14. Stephanie says:

    Gorgeous cake!

  15. So much inspiration here! loving all the tulle!

  16. I was overjoyed to have the opportunity to draw degas ballerinas on this cake! Every little detail in this Degas inspired shoot was amazing!

  17. Holy moly that CAKE! Love the whole shoot, but that is something really special.

  18. Chelsea says:

    That cake is a work of art in of itself! <3

  19. I love the soft blue, the tulle tablecloth ( I need to try that sometime) and that astounding cake! I agree with Chelsea – a work of art!

  20. Oh my goodness gracious is this shoot amazing!!!! Beyond in love with that cake. With my daughter’s ballet recital in 2 weeks it’s all we talk about here lately. Can’t wait to show her this shoot as she already knows all about Degas ;)

  21. Best wedding I’ve seen all week.

  22. Beautiful wedding and that cake, love it!

  23. So gorgeous!!!!!!

  24. love the flowers so much and the color pallette!!

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