We’re closing out our week-long celebration of Valentine’s Day with a bodacious styled shoot from a solid dream team of talent: Nicole Rene Events, Izzy Hudgins Photography, and French Knot Studios, who wanted to bring a funky spin to one of our favorite holidays. Bringing a touch of Pop Art was the perfect way to achieve this, and the ladies were inspired by some of the brightest of bright hues in candy-colored nail polish.

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From the stylist, Nicole: For this shoot, I knew I wanted to do something modern, funky, bright, and a little hipster. Izzy of Izzy Hudgins Photography and Audrey of French Knot Studios were perfect to collaborate with to capture this vision. Red, pink and white are so predicable for Valentine palettes, instead, our colors were inspired by a collection of candy colored nail polish. Not wanting to leave Valentine’s completely out of the project, we hinted at the “love”ly holiday with motifs of hearts, arrows and XOs throughout the detailing.

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pop art wedding

I really wanted an installation of some sort for the ceremony backdrop, and we came up with the idea of a curtain made up of hundreds of geometric forms, each with a facet of gold glitter. To show off the bright pop colors and modern elements, we needed a white space with great architecture. Savannah’s modern art museum, The Jepson Center has just what we were looking for; the lobby is clad in white limestone with a glass ceiling soaring thirty feet in the air. The sweeping staircase and lofty sky bridge all added to the visual impact. Ghost chairs are my favorite for their modern lines and lack of visual clutter, they were a must have. Local furniture company, 24 e. had these geometric ghost chairs, which were just perfect, and our scene was set.

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bright fun escort cards

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Finding a wedding dress with hot pink at the bottom was also at the top of our “must have” list, but proved difficult to source. Instead of borrowing a dress from a boutique, Audrey scored a fabulous thrift store find, and with clever alterations and hot pink petticoats designed the ideal gown for our shoot. To play off our white environment, color was essential in all the details. From the florals to the baked treats to the handmade table linens, color is everywhere. For the invitations and paper goods, we looked to Miss Pickles Press. Her contemporary sensibilities and love of glitter fit right in with our happy, sparkly setting.

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unique cake cuttings

xo wedding cake

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newlyweds with signs

View all images from this shoot in the gallery


Shoot Location: Savannah, GA / Event Planning and Styling: Nicole Rene Events / Photographer: Izzy Hudgins Photography / Decor, Styling, and Handmade Details: French Knot Studios / Flowers: Madame Chrysanthemum / Shoot Venue: Jepson Center / Wedding Dress: Humane Society Thrift Store / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Copper Penny / Hair: Loren Laney of Femme Fatale / Makeup: Jessica Mock of Dollface by Jules / Wedding Cake: Tier Luxury Cakes / Macarons: Maison de Macarons / Rentals: In Any Event / Furniture: 24e / Paper Goods: Miss Pickles Press / Letterpress Cards: Macon York


Comments (19):

  • Vivo Diamonds on September 14, 2015

    Great wedding pictures.
  • Annelie on June 14, 2013

    Where is the table runner and placemats from? I cannot seem to find them in any of the stores you linked to. Curious if it might be from Spoonflower?
  • Sara Knutson on April 8, 2013

    What is the shape made of for the colorful backdrop? Did they make these or purchase them someplace?
  • MR on April 4, 2013

    What shape have the used for the origami backdrop?
  • Jen (Miss Pickles Press) on February 21, 2013

    this was such a fun shoot to be a part of! love how everything came together – and thanks to ruffled! congrats to everyone. xo.
  • Deborah {Wedding Thingz} on February 19, 2013

    Wow.....looks like a fun wedding!
  • Steph on February 19, 2013

    Such a whimsical affair! I can't think of a more perfect way than to to usher in bright futures! Happy Happy Happy for this spectacular looking new couple! Congratulations!
  • Caribbean Wedding Events on February 18, 2013

    Sweet candy love and glitz....a true wedding party with the most vivid colors!
  • Annette, Wedditalia (Weddings in Italy) on February 18, 2013

    There is so much Valentine inspiration out there that looks the same. This was a refreshing change. I absolutely fell for the ceremony backdrop and the place settings. And that wedding gown...especially the train...marvelous!
  • Wedding Stationery by Bubbly Creations on February 18, 2013

    Such a colourful wedding, i love it. I also love the glitter envelope liners!!
  • Wedding Dresses Perth on February 18, 2013

    For a perfect wedding, you need wedding dresses that should match your style.
  • NoisyButterfly on February 17, 2013

    I love this stunning dress. Beautiful colour of a beautiful day.
  • Izzy Hudgins on February 17, 2013

    Thank you so much for featuring our colorful styled wedding shoot! It's definitely a little out there but I hope your readers loved seeing how playful and creative and vibrant a wedding can be!
  • Ashley Norton on February 17, 2013

    The cards in the last photograph are by Macon York, not Miss Pickles Press. You can see them here: http://velvetnectar.blogspot.com/2013/01/new-valentines-day-cards.html and also here: http://www.maconyork.com/index.php?/project/greeting-cards/ Please be more careful with attributions.
  • beach weddings on February 17, 2013

    Love these colors and crafts, make the wedding so vibrant and fun
  • Maggie @ Best Wedding Destinations on February 16, 2013

    Super fun wedding!
  • Haylee on February 16, 2013

    What a fun wedding! I wish I had awesome friends like these so I could go to awesome parties like this. ha, nice job you guys!
  • Bellenza Wedding Bistro on February 16, 2013

    Wow, this is one zany wedding shoot...but so charming at the same time! Would be great to see if some real couples go for something this playful for their own wedding!
  • Jamie on February 15, 2013

    This couple is definitely NOT boring! What a vibrant colorful celebration! LOVE it! Jamie from www.LinenTablecloth.com


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