We’ve seen a few romantic ballet-inspired weddings in our day (this vineyard inspiration and a certain French editorial come to mind) but today’s whimsical design + photos by Lauryn Kay Photography zero in on one particularly sweet aspect: the ribbon. From the hanging ribbon at the altar to the cake’s detail and hairstyle, it’s all soft, airy, and reminiscent of spring:
Ribbon is a material native to ballet, most visible in the pointe shoes dancers wear that are so iconic to the art. This material is used and interpreted throughout the shoot, from florals by Heirbloom Floral to hand-dyed fabric by England-based Nettle Textiles used to style different detail shots.pas de deux bridal‘s wedding gowns are inspired by the romance and grace of ballet and made in NYC.
For the ceremony, a space-transforming (yet inexpensive) installation of colorful ribbon rains down from above, held taut by the weight of their spools. The subtle movements of the ribbon swaying in place create a dynamic and captivating backdrop for the altar. The spacing of the ribbon and playful variations in length and colors create an airy atmosphere that works in harmony with the building’s historic character. The daylight pouring through the windows illuminates the ribbon in a dreamy, soft way.
King protea is an especially sweet bloom for a ballet theme, no?
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Thanks to Lauryn + the team below for such a unique take on a whimsical wedding!
Photography & Styling: Lauryn Kay Photography / Venue: Willamette Heritage Center in Salem, OR / Florist: Heirbloom Floral / Hair & Makeup: Brittany Blanchard / Calligraphy & Paper Goods: The Pigeon Letters / Cake: Country Cake Shop / Rentals: Classic Vintage Rentals / Table Linens: Nettle Textiles / Gown: pas de deux bridal / Jewelry: Allison Ullmer Jewelry / Model: Melissa Araujo