If you can’t seem to decide between a contemporary and timeless wedding style, why not choose both? A fab team of DC wedding creatives, including a couple Ruffled vendors, came together for their annual runway to table styling session where they melded texture, structure and a monochromatic color scheme in the most seamless way. Inspired by haute couture fashion designers you’d recognize immediately (did someone say Oscar de la Renta?), these innovative designs equal art at its finest.

strapless wedding dress with abstract bouquet and monochromatic tablescape

Lisa Blume delights in the dramatic, and her fine art captures give us a sense of Old Hollywood glamour… I know we’re not the only ones will get some major Audrey Hepburn vibes!

abstract wedding cake with wavy texture and sugar brushstrokes

old Hollywood bridal style

contemporary monochromatic wedding tablescape with abstract backdrop

Elizabeth Duncan Events styled the scene to perfection, with 3 distinct bridal looks that spanned the most romantic (and free-spirited) decades. And how amazing are those abstract backdrops forming twisty pillars to the sky?

old Hollywood bridal style with striped umbrella

abstract wedding cake with wavy texture and sugar brushstrokes

Abstract cake goals from Fluffy Thoughts!

abstract wedding backdrop with form fitting wedding dress

silver metallic bridal jumpsuit with disco ball

contemporary monochromatic wedding tablescape with abstract backdrop

Amaryllis brought excitement to this black and white table through sharp geometric lines, textured anthuriums, burgundy accents, free-standing menus and soft candlelight. We’re obsessed with the lucite chairs (who isn’t?), and those fierce as all get-out blooms!

strapless wedding dress with abstract wedding backdrop

abstract monochromatic wedding bouquet

silver metallic bridal jumpsuit with disco ball

With diverse hairstyles from Remona Soleimani and bold makeup from Carl Ray, this gal is like a Hollywood icon in the flesh.

contemporary monochromatic wedding tablescape with abstract backdrop

old Hollywood bridal style with veil

And where does this impeccable bridal fashion come from, you ask? Carine’s Atelier is to thank! From the strapless embroidered statement gown with a tulle overskirt to the silver metallic jumpsuit, we’re hooked.

old Hollywood bridal style with striped umbrella

contemporary monochromatic wedding tablescape with abstract backdrop and cake

silver metallic bridal jumpsuit

From the photographer, Lisa Blume: Each year, we collaborate with a stellar team to design an original wedding inspired by the season’s fashion runway trends. We predict these trends will, ultimately, become widely popular with brides and wedding pros alike.

haute couture bridal fashion with black bow cape

abstract wedding tablescape with burgundy and black hues

Runway trends in 2018:

  • Bold black and white contrasts
  • Surrealism
  • Dramatic headpieces
  • Fish scale pattern
  • Texture
  • Liquid silver

70s wedding fashion inspiration silver metallic jumpsuit

abstract wedding tablescape with burgundy and black hues

strapless wedding dress with abstract wedding backdrop

Designers of particular inspiration include: Dior, Balmain, Valentino, Maison Margiela, Viktor & Rolf, Oscar de La Renta, Jean Paul Gaultier, Guo Pei, Iris van Herpfen

contemporary monochromatic wedding tablescape with abstract backdrop

For this year’s design, we specifically wanted to contrast the nostalgic beauty of black and white photography with contemporary black and white event design. A completely custom space was created by Amaryllis, incorporating playful black and white contrasting patterns and unusual textures. This sensational design is ideal for the bride who wants a wedding combining timeless beauty with of the moment design.

old Hollywood bridal style with elbow length gloves

contemporary monochromatic wedding tablescape with abstract backdrop

strapless wedding dress with monochromatic tablescape

Styled Shoot Vendors:
Photography: Lisa Blume
Event Design and Styling: Elizabeth Duncan Events
Event Design & Decor: Amaryllis
Gowns: Carine’s Atelier
Hair Stylist: Remona Soleimani
Makeup Artist: Carl Ray
Cake: Fluffy Thoughts
Paper Goods: Paperzest
Model: Morgan, THE Artist Agency
Linens and Placesettings: DC Rentals

Wedding Vendors

Event Coordination

Elizabeth Duncan Events

Photography

Lisa Blume Photography

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