Pop Art Wedding Editorial at Dobbin St.
My fellow color-loving friend, Leah of Color Pop Events, asked me to do the design and flowers for a pop-art inspired shoot for My Wedding Magazine. She knew she wanted it pop art inspired, although didn’t quite know how to make that happen while still keeping the look classy, formal, mature, and of course fun and colorful.
I did a lot of research on the pop art movement by digging into my art history books from college. My student loans that I’m still paying for every month are actually useful! Imagine that! Everyone thinks of Warhol’s soup cans and Lichtenstein’s screen prints as quintessential to the movement and although those are both lovely and important works of art, neither scream “wedding” or “classy” or “relatable” to me. I’ve seen a bunch of editorial shoots of late that use something crazy as inspiration, say unicorns, and take that literally by just throwing a bunch of actual unicorns around. While cool, the everyday couple probably isn’t having a unicorn wedding.
When I get the opportunity to design editorial shoots, I like to use the inspiration in a way that couples can relate to and use on their own weddings. This means making items that can actually happen on a wedding day (no giant installations that would cost a million dollars or drink stations in fields) in a design aesthetic that is more relatable to the general public.
I decided to use one piece of art from the pop art movement as our main inspiration for this shoot. Warhol’s Flower series was it. It’s bright, colorful, full of flowers, and easily translated in a variety of decor items.
Here’s a bonus image of me doing my thing. Making super cool and pretty wedding backdrops since 2011, people.
And the full list of the talented creatives who made this happen:
In partnership with My Wedding Magazine / Coordination: Color Pop Events / Venue: Dobbin St. / Photography: Amy Gray Photography / Drink stirrers: California Luster / Jewelry: Suzie Saltzman / Rentals: Broadway Party Rentals / Hand Painted Backdrop: Hannah Lowe Corman / Linens: Nuage Linens / Cake: Hudson Cakery / Cookies: Sweet Dani B / Makeup: Pre-Dame / Catering: Brooklyn Grange