Today I am excited to share some incredible contemporary Frida Kahlo inspired wedding ideas in both delicate and dynamic hues.
Elizabeth says of the shoot…
This magnificent shot was shot at the stunning Horniman Museum and Gardens.
Bringing together a true London A-list, two separate two Frida Kahlo inspired wedding looks were based on the well-loved Mexican artist’s most famous painting Las Dos Fridas (The Two Fridas).
The painting was created at a pivotal point in her life, depicting an expressive double self-portrait that symbolizes the artist’s contrasting, yet very separate entities.
In the painting, the two distinct Fridas are linked together not only by their hands, but also by the connecting cord that travels around them.
Frida’s bold fashion has been a key source of inspiration for modern day designers such as Dolce & Gabbana, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Riccardo Tisci, and style icons such as Beyoncé.
Within each contrasting looks the team breaks down how these visions of wonderment come to life.
The first part of the shoot is all bridal, featuring beautiful ethereal details in white, pastels and gold styled beautifully by Anna Fern Weddings.
The second part features a hand embroidered and rich ‘Frida’ dress expertly crafted by Joanne Fleming Design featuring black with red embroidered flowers that fit the bill perfectly, pairing it with an authentic 1920s silk shawl which added a gorgeous sense of drama.
She also worked with Anna for the planning and styling to create the very vibrant, colourful and luxurious portrayal.
The hair style featured a centre parting and a scarlet scarf was woven into her hair and finished with flowers in the trademark Frida style.
Very bold colours were also used to create a dramatic tablescape by florists Wild About.
An overhanging tree canopy made up of red and dark pink roses, yellow ranunculi, Icelandic poppies, dark pink hydrangeas, green berries and cerise Phalaenopsis orchids shaded the table wonderfully.
On the table were beautiful groupings of block colours of flowers mixed with cacti and gold candlesticks topped with neon pink, green and black candles.
The cross back chairs, wooden table, black china, coloured glasses and cutlery were from Couvert, whilst the specially created stationery was supplied by Plume Design.
Each place setting also had a cupcake decorated with a realistic anatomical heart, in reference to those featured in a number of paintings by Frida.
In addition to the cupcakes, Elizabeth also created a trio of cakes in black.
The main cake featured a hand painted bottom tier and it was adorned with a double cascade of handmade multi-coloured sugar flowers, sugar butterflies and sugar green leaves and berries, to match the florals.
The second two tier cake had a rose gold bottom tier and a black top tier with a hand painted parrot, the third a single tiered featured a crackle effect and was topped with a crown of sugar roses and sugar leaves.
Venue: Horniman Museum and Gardens
Concept / Design and Cakes: Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium
Styling and co-ordination: Anna Fern Weddings
Photography: Roberta Facchini Photography
Dresses: Joanne Fleming Design
Hair: Kasia Fortuna
Make Up: Sylwia Kunysz Bridal Make Up
Flowers: Wild About
Furniture and table ware: Couvert
Bespoke stationery: Plume Design
Ring and Ring box: The Exquisite Collection
Necklaces: Stella & Dot by Emma Riddell-Independent Stylist
Model: Nicole Andrea Da Ros