Bold, striking, powerful, divine, these are a few of the many words that come to mind when experiencing this “African Royalty” styled shoot. The purple florals pop against the brilliant leafy greens, and both are enhanced by the pink lit background – while the royal gold color tones keeps it all grounded and unified. The African landscape and wildlife themes of the stationary is a wonderful detail, and the unique cake is simplistic yet truly royal.
Explore this striking “African Royalty” styled shoot, planned and designed by Kierra C. Barnes of Je T’aime Event Productions.
“Nefertiti, Amenhotep II, Cleopatra, Osei Kofi Tutu…Kings and Queens who ruled, shaped and defended the motherland, Africa.
I’ve always had a passion for bold colors, grandiose design and the spirit of these African royals who dominated chapters in my books and my own imagination.
When I was given an opportunity to create a styled shoot from my own inspirations, I jumped at the notion to celebrate one of my hidden obsessions. “African Royalty” was inspired from a love of all things color, culture and allure.
Bold colors, a breathtaking couple, unique florals and striking beauty were a must in order to bring this concept to life. Pinks, purples, deep greens and golds were the foundation followed by opulent floral pieces surrounding the tablescape and closing with a high standing cake enveloped by jewels, it was truly a story of elegance. African influences were blended through traditional food, fashion and other exquisite details reminiscent of the beauty these Kings and Queens commanded.
I wanted to take a moment to celebrate the spirit of Africa in design, give an appreciation to ancestors and provide a glimpse into what my imagination viewed would be a celebration these royals would be proud to attend!”
~Kierra C. Barnes of Je T’aime Event Productions
Planner & Styling: Je T’aime Event Productions
Photography: Ashley Kidder Photography
Floral: Newberry Brothers
Cake & Desserts: Astonishing Cakes
Catering: Culinary WAVE Catering
Hair & Make-up: Glamour Bar Denver
Gown: Brilliant Bridal
Jewelry: Geri’s Gems – A Chloe + Isabel Boutique
Bride nails: Candace Jones – Independent Jamberry Consultant
Rentals: Colorado Party Rentals, The Wright Group
Custom Lighting: Skyline Productions (Eric Bernal)
Signature Drink: Blanc de Bleu, Elaborate Bartender (Chad Nix)
Venue: Forney Museum of Transportation
Public Relations: Leila Lewis of Be Inspired PR