It's not often a blue and white wedding touting Chinoiserie details comes our direction. Yet, Amy and Jordan Photography have a way of sending us weddings that simply make our jaws drop, and this couple's Chinoiserie (prouned sheen-waz-ree) wedding planned by Imoni Events and designed by The Flower Studio and Refined Design is a prime example. It may be the definition of perfection and it takes one look to see precisely why we are swooning over it. Not a detail was missed making Lindsay and Erik's wedding beyond stunning. You may be asking what is Chinoiserie? So first, let's dive into this décor styling that incorporates the decorative or fine art based on Asian motifs. Essentially, the imitation of Chinese patterns and techniques in western décor elements. It is bold, yet sophisticated and very on-trend for weddings at the moment. Blue and white Chinese porcelain is always in style, but lately it is taking center stage.
Blue and White Wedding Inspiration
Lindsay's inspiration for her wedding was originally sparked by an Instagram image she saw by Revelry Event Design. She thought of using the garden theme for her bridal shower, until she fell in love with her Madison James gown when dress shopping. The gown flowed with peach underlays, blue overlays and was adorned in silver beading. It threw her off initially as it did not match the colors she was planning for her wedding. Once she sent Imoni Events the Revelry Event Design photos everything clicked for the overall wedding scheme.
As the design focal point of the ceremony, The Flower Studio and Refined Design used big porcelain statement jars and smaller pieces adding in several bunches of floral arrangements that were bursting with hydrangeas in periwinkle and white, accented by hues of pale pinks and foliage. The use of patterns played an integral part in the color palette tying the look all together from the ceremony to the reception. The subtle integration of weathered oak plinths and light blush tones created a casual elegant ambience that complimented Arizona's landmark, El Chorro which provides a renowned desert setting at the base of Camelback Mountain.
The reception was illuminated by hand carved, oversized wood pendant lights with trailing whimsical floral. Various sized wood candle sticks and antique votive candles were accented by more Chinoiserie porcelain vases, nude sequin linen and lucite ghost chairs. Lindsey and Erik, who met online through eHarmony, had an unforgettable day of festivities for their family and loved ones. But one stolen moment with her dad stands out for Lindsey. The reception room had doors on two sides that opened to a courtyard yard. Toward the end of the night, she and her dad were able to escape the reception and joined each other on a courtyard wall where they simply talked and watched everyone enjoying themselves and having an overall fun time. This was the instant, Lindsey could breathe taking in that relaxing and rewarding moment for all that is was and meant.