Modern wedding inspiration influenced by artist Katsushika Hokusai
This modern wedding styled shoot was inspired by “The Great Wave off Kanagawa” by Katsushika Hokusai with a blue, white and gold color scheme. The models in the styled shoot are a real-life married couple.
This was the first styled shoot at a new performing arts center in La Jolla, California (The Conrad). The La Jolla Music Society owns The Conrad and performs there, so for the design inspiration for this photoshoot, Rachel Welland of Bliss Events chose a piece of art that inspired a composer to write music. The piece of art is “The Great Wave off Kanagawa” by Katsushika Hokusai, and it inspired “La Mer” by Claude Debussy. The primary colors for the styled shoot were shades of blue, white and gold.
The style is modern. The floral designer created a custom large-scale floral headpiece for one of the marriers to wear. The beverage caterer used the bold color palette to inspire the creation of three signature cocktails with unique colors, ingredients and flavors, including one that is topped with a meringue and another that is topped with an edible graphic print of “The Great Wave off Kanagawa.” A white bust of a composer was featured at the front of the dinner set-up, as a nod to the performing arts venue where the styled shoot took place.
Photographer: BE Studios
Designer & Planner: Bliss Events
Venue: The Conrad
Rentals: Bright Event Rentals
Linens: Napa Valley Linens
Beverage Catering: Snake Oil Cocktail
Florals: Tenfold Style
Videographer: At Last Wedding Films
Desserts: Fab Cakes
Graphic Design: Minted
Attire: The Bustle
Jewelry: Allison Neumann Fine Jewelers