Inspired by the vibrant colors and brush strokes of the legendary Brooklyn artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, today’s styled shoot is filled with bold hues and in-vogue fashion.
All of the art-inspired details mesh seamlessly, from the layered brushstroke cake, to the name cards placed on tiny easels. Read all about the design details and inspiration below brought to you by Scarlett Expressions, Inc., and an amazing team of vendors.
Inspired by the Brooklyn artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, this wedding event celebrates pride, love, and expression. This couple embraces the vibrant colors and strokes of Basquiat in every detail, from the reds, purples, and blues of their flower arrangements and decor, to their fashion-forward bridal wear. Located just over the Queen’s Bridge, the venue’s industrial backdrop gives reference to the urban influence seen in Basquiat’s work. In the true spirit of New York, a mixture of culture, art, and style commemorates love.Vennissa Scarlett of Scarlett Expressions
The stunning decor at this shoot was the excellent work of Scarlett Expressions very own Vennissa. She was inspired by her love for Basquiat’s introspective nature, and social commentary. The painting featured on the venue wall was selected as a portrait of Basquiat that utilized his artistic techniques. The tablescape itself was inspired by these techniques, layering bold colors and textures in a way that come together to create an appealing work of art. The table rentals, from Lovely Luxe Rentals, compliment these ideas with the bold blacks, and the depth of texture created by the velvet linens. Elegant tables and chairs from Heavenly Event Rentals silently support the chic aesthetic of the venue.
The beautiful cake, by It’s Delicious Desserts, stood alone as a piece of art. It complemented the colors of our florals, and the brushstroke technique created the layered texture that inspired the decor.
Our beautiful brides, Emaani Thompson and Asia Lopez, were styled by NK Bride’s head designer Nathalie Kraynina. Nathalie styled the women in a powerful way, that expressed their uniqueness and bold beauty. The brides were kept in white to keep all the focus on them. The vintage reconstruction worn by Emaani Thompson was elegant and classy, and was complemented by the modern bridal cape. Asia wore a custom two piece set from the NK Bride collection that was simple and sophisticated. Our brides looked stunning thanks to makeup artist Kara Baker’s soft glam creations and Li Bridal Designs excellent hair creations. The bold bridal hats and hairpieces were creations of Genevieve Rose Atelier, and were a perfect fit for the creative, and artistic inspiration. The shoes and jewelry from Nina polished off our brides looks.
This event was made extra special by the sweet moments brought by Puff Delights. Their cotton candy machine was an extra special touch that felt fun and modern for our special brides.
An extra special thanks to the wedding officiant from Once Upon a Vow.
Flower displays, also by Vennissa, decorated the space, and brought extra color and life. The deep reds, oranges, and purples found in the powerful arrangements were the perfect compliment for the green walls inside of our venue, The Foundry. Decorating the ceremony space, and the tables, the roses return us to the theme of love as a message. The little details on the tabletops by One Suite Day added to the overall perfection of the event. The menus designed perfectly to fit the plates are artfully complimented by the easel name cards.
To top it all our photos are accompanied by a stunning video produced by Atomic Tangerine to the beat of the famous “The Message is Love” by MFSB.
- Wardrobe/Styling: NK Bride
- Photographer: Avery White
- Flowers/Decor/ Event Planning: Scarlett Expressions, Inc.
- Venue/Location: The Foundry LIC
- Invites Suite/Menu Cards: One Suite Day
- Hair Accessories/Hats: Genevieve Rose Atelier
- Shoes/Jewelry: Nina Shoes
- Cotton Candy: Puff Delights
- Tabletop Rentals: Lovely Luxe Rentals
- Hair: Li Bridal Design
- MUA: Kara Baker
- Bride 1: Emaani Thompson
- Bride 2: Asia Lopez
- Cake: It’s Delicious Desserts
- Furniture Rentals: Heavenly Event Rentals
- Video: Atomic Tangerine Films
- Wedding Officiant: Once Upon a Vow