Steel Magnolias Wedding Inspiration
There’s something about the magnolia flower that simply oozes southern charm. Event stylist Heather of Amorology Weddings took this beautiful flower and ran with it, contrasting its femininity with masculine aspects to create an inspiration shoot we’ve fallen head over heels for! A big thank you also goes out to Schnack Studios for snapping these gorgeous photos.
From the designers, Amorology Weddings: Just like the title of the movie, Steel Magnolias, this inspiration shoot is the epitome of contrasts. The beautiful duet of masculinity and femininity that is essential in marriage was reflected in the soft and strong elements of the table as well as throughout the photos. As a nod to the beauty of contrasts in a relationship and the saying “love is give and take” our bridal party engaged in a game of tug-o-war. The mixing of steel and cotton, driftwood and fresh flowers, rough burlap and soft white linen, symbolized the different components that define love. The graphics also merged masculine traits and their feminine counterparts by displaying phrases such as “soft as cotton and strong as steel or thick as rope.”
To play against the rugged feel of the wooden table and all the steel elements, dinner plate dahlias, magnolias, and roses in varying shades of pink and blush made up beautiful arrangements. The girly colors of the flowers hinted at the famous line from the movie, “My colors are blush and bashful, I have chosen two shades of pink.” Little favors of delectable pink candies also displayed the quote atop the boxes. Other details, such as the bull horns, white cotton that made it’s way to the boys boutonnieres, vintage glassware, and giant magnolias, brought in a touch of Southern charm by blending a whisper of tradition and elegance of the past.
Wedding Vendors (San Diego, CA):
Venue: Private residence / Wedding Photographer: Schnack Studios / Event Design and Planning: Amorology Weddings / Wedding Dress: Priscilla Boston / Hair and Makeup: Char Hair and Makeup / Wedding Flowers: Twigg Botanicals / Wedding Cake: Erica O’Brien / Paper Goods: Brightly Designed / Rentals: Classic Party Rentals