From Calvina Photography – “True love is a beautiful mystery. We wanted to evoke the multi-dimensional, magic, romance and passion that deep love brings. Inspired by Arabian nights, we used deep, vibrant shades like oxblood, orchid, and tangerine. We love the juxtaposition of a wild organic feel with luxurious textiles – like sultry velvet, Persian rugs, furs, painted metals, and stained glass. By adding a moody bohemian undertone, we modernized this old-world concept while still maintaining the enchantment and magic.”
From Calvina Photography – “The original concept was designed by Artsy Heartsy Events intern, Christy Coleman. She designed the winning inspiration board, titled “Wish Granted,” during an Event Design Workshop for the AHE team. The winning intern would get to see their concept brought to life in a styled shoot, and we were so excited to execute her vision! The two requirements she was given were to use the color Radiant Orchid and the word ‘wish,’ and her finished project stole our hearts with its enchanted, moody aesthetic and unique details.
(scroll down to see the mood board that inspired this shoot!)
Artsy Heartsy Events brought her vision to life by creating and styling elements like a dip-dyed “chandelier” of antique tassels; a tabletop full of painted metals, geodes, a velvet runner, and an installation of hand-stained and adorned glass bottles and vases. Roots Reclaimed provided the perfect mix of luxe details like ornate rugs, fur pillows, beautiful tableware, and antique brass pieces.
Verbena Flowers & Trimmings created a stunning bridal bouquet, centerpiece, and floral installation piece in vivid tones and textures that paired perfectly with the timeless Sarah Seven gown and crystal headband. Our bride’s sultry look was pulled together with dramatic eyes, full hair, and a berry lip by Maple and Moss.”
From Calvina Photography – “Paper Heart Patisserie designed a four-tiered cake, bringing our Arabian Nights concept to life in a modern way with handmade sugar gems, intricate patterns, and hand-painted shades of blue and gold – evoking an exotic, rich feel.
Meredith Carty Design created the perfect paper goods with complex Arabian-inspired patterns and type with a dip-dyed treatment, topped off with a kraft envelope sleeve and a mini hand-woven tapestry. She topped each place setting with a note to the guests – “Thank you for making our lives magical!”
As Arabian Nights is synonymous with the magic and enchantment of genie folklore, we finished off our concept with a ‘magic lamp’ that took our breaths away.”
Photography: Calvina Photography // Concept & Event Design: Artsy Heartsy Events // Floral Design: Verbena Flowers & Trimmings // Paper: Meredith Carty Photography & Design // Cake: Paper Heart Patisserie // Décor & Rentals: Roots Reclaimed // Wedding Dress: Sarah Seven // Beauty: Maple and Moss // Venue: Miner’s Ravine Nature Reserve near Sacramento, California.