Every wedding and event begins with an idea – a vision of what that special occasion will entail, from décor to overall guest experience. Perusing the gallery of a real wedding can offer a wealth of ideas, but it’s always fascinating to look at an event designer or wedding planner’s original vision board. What colors, textures, flowers, or design elements did they have in mind before the big day? In this gallery, we feature incredible styled shoots produced by some of the most talented photographers, planners, designers, and fashion houses around the world.
Having a wedding theme is a common place to spark inspiration, whether it’s Alice in Wonderland or an enchanted forest. Other designers may base their décor on an idea, inspired by incredible destinations like Morocco, Paris, or Lake Como; and some will even create an entire aesthetic by drawing inspiration from a celebrity or work of literature.
Whether a styled shoot has a specific theme or general mood, one thing is certain – it’s all about the details. In a fashion-focused inspiration shoot, a model’s hair, makeup, jewelry, and shoes make all the difference in conveying the right vibe and presenting enough ideas for brides-to-be. For shoots involving intricate décor setups, everything from the linens to the cakes serve to bring that designer’s vision to life, helping couples and planners see the potential in that particular theme and ambiance.
Many designers and event stylists will produce these inspiration shoots as a way to explore their creativity and allow their imaginations to run wild. The average wedding may not include over-the-top floral arrangements in non-traditional colors, or individual wedding cakes that look like Faberge eggs at each guest’s place setting; but a styled shoot is the perfect way to hone their skills, throw out the rule book, and display the endless possibilities behind any celebration.