There’s no denying that Disney-Marvel’s “Black Panther” is one of the most iconic films of 2018. With its epic fight scenes, constant flood of action, and one of a kind characters, the film will be remembered for generations to come. However, the scenery and style of Wakanda are equally as memorable. For this styled shoot the designer, Tami Brown of Blush Weddings and Events, took a plunge into the world of “Black Panther” and imagined a wedding between the main character and his queen.
Read all about the design details and inspiration for this lux “Black Panther” styled shoot and enjoy the stunning photographs taken by MunaLuchi coterie member Clapp Studios.
Signaling a revolutionary moment in pop culture, Disney-Marvel’s “Black Panther” is the 20th highest grosser of all time, with $421.8 million. How can you not love the blockbuster film about T’Challa’s challenge to take his rightful place as the King of Wakanda and the Black Panther? The fight scenes are epic—it’s what makes a superhero movie, particularly a Marvel film—but, it’s the sub-storyline that intrigued planner and designer, Tami Brown of Blush Weddings & Events by Tami B. “In the film, there’s clear chemistry between T’Challa and Nakia, Lupita Nyong’o’s character. However, true Marvel Comic fans know that Black Panther marries Ororo also known as Storm from the X-Men group,” said Brown. Rumors are already swirling around Hollywood of Storm entering the story line in the inevitable sequel. Can you imagine Storm and The Black Panther’s walk down the aisle?
This styled shoot takes us into Wakanda and right into the wedding of T’Challa and Ororo. The ceremony space was lavishly filled with royal elegance. Mirrored columns topped with lush arrangements of white orchids, hydrangea, and roses flanked the aisle leading to the ceremony. The queen-to-be wore a custom black trumpet silhouette adorned with a beaded corset bodice and a chiffon cape. The bouquet of white orchids added balance against her gown. The groom was outfitted in a black-on-black tuxedo befitting of the Black Panther. Patent leather shoes, of course, completed this regal look.
The reception featured black linen atop a mix of a king’s table and rounds. Gold chairs and chargers added rich depth to the tablescape. The centerpiece commanded attention with high and low blooms of white florals intertwined with glass votives and candelabras. A Wakandian wedding would not be incomplete with the country’s natural resource, vibranium. More drama was added with kisses of blue crystals in the floral arrangement and blue napkins made from Nigerian lace. The details were just as stunning. Black tiered cake with gold accents and a stationery suite with gold-on-black engraved lettering completed this royal styled shoot.
Photography – Clapp Studios
Planner and Designer – Blush Weddings & Events by Tami B.
Florals – Bella Fiori Couture Floral & Events Design
Venue – The Hotel at University of Maryland
Cinematography – C Spot Media
Cake – Fresh Bakery
Stationery – Designs by Robyn Love
Bride’s Dress – Khemistry
Groom’s Tuxedo – The Tuxedo House
Rentals – Select Events and Lush Couture Rentals
Bridal Hair and Makeup – Elite Secrets Bridal