Spectacular contrast takes center stage in today’s Black Swan wedding inspiration captured on film + cinema by Beige Weddings just as Halloween slowly creep up on us. The dance between dramatic and beguiling, ethereal and vivid, confident and tender is narrated through an all-sensory experience composed by Wonderstruck Events. Gossamer gowns, semi-sheer bridal shoes, loose script calligraphy, feathery plumes juxtapose against the historic stone facade, concrete candle holders, black velvet linens, and structured Dutch braid. And we feel like we’ve just struck gold! Da Fiori Design imbues the romantic, yet slightly demure setting with graceful blooms in a composition that only natural talent matched with hard-earned skill can boast. We cannot wait for you to fall head over heels for this balletic Black Swan wedding inspiration. Shall we?
From the Planner & Designer, Wonderstruck Events: Inspired by the film “Black Swan,” we wanted to create an editorial that was moody and romantic, with swoon-worthy details and striking bridal looks. In Swan Lake, the white swan is beautiful, but fragile and demure, whereas the black swan is malevolent and effortlessly seductive. With these qualities in mind, we chose to feature not one, but two breathtaking gowns by London-based designer Millia London. The first gown is a stunning blush number with ruffles galore, which we paired with voluminous loose waves, rosy lids, and a flawless black liner for an ultra-femme look that packs a punch. In contrast, the second look is all about drama, featuring a sensational black tulle gown, feathered brows, and a gorgeous braided up-do.
The rest of the editorial was also designed with juxtaposition in mind: luxurious velvet linens paired with textured stoneware, gold accents intensified with black hardware, and two wildly organic, and opposing bouquets designed by Da Fiori Design. Elegant calligraphy and textured paper goods by Papier Handmade Finery completed our design with romantic quotes, vintage prints, and an exquisite wax seal.
Cake by Nicole nailed the concept with her two creations, the first being a soft and delicate white cake with shards of fondant and bleached skeleton leaves, finished with a cascade of white skeleton hydrangeas. By contrast, the monochromatic black cake showcases a beautiful textured stone finish, adorned with black skeleton leaves.
Although there are two sides to every story, we wanted to interweave the two narratives of Swan Lake into one visual story — one where beauty is exaggerated, imperfect, and unconventional.
In case you haven’t lost consciousness from all the direct exposure to this star of a gallery, explore more of our favorite wedding hairstyles with braids here next. Though who are we kidding, this Dutch braid wins bar none 😉
Planning, Styling, & Design: Wonderstruck Events
Assistant: Keira Seah
Photography & Cinematography: Beige Weddings
Ceramics: Anna Ceramics
Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes
Chairs, Flatware, & Linens: Bespoke Decor
Candles, Ribbons, Runners: Camilia Supply
Bouquet Ribbons: C Fleurs Design
Cake: Cake by Nicole
Florist: Da Fiori Design
Bridal: Millia London
Stationery: Papier Handmade
Beauty: Rita Tang
Beauty Assistant: Leslie Chung
Ring Boxes: Vel Weds
Venue: Hycroft Manor
Originally published in August 2021