Inspiration to Reality: Surreal Sophistication
June 3, 2011

Wipe those sleepies out of your eyes my friends and get ready to enter the awe inspiring and surreal world of Salvador Dali with our newest Inspiration to Reality. This out-of-this-world-in-a-good-way board was created by none other than Brancoprata and we are super excited to share it with you! So, let's get started...Oh, and if you're new to this, first we show you the board that inspired the photo shoot, then we show you how all the wonderful vendors collaborated to make it come to life. Get it? Alright, let's get started, shall we?

K's Board

I know what you're thinking right about can anyone take all those unique, beautiful images and make them into a wedding photo shoot? Well, the best of the best collaborated on this and wait til you see what they created! We have Momental Designs to thank for the amazingly creative styling and interpretation of the board. And where would we be without the show stopping photography from Sanderson Images? Nowhere, I tell ya! And the scrumptiously delicious desserts? Those are courtesy of the fabulous Lisa over at Delicious Desserts. And designing all those desserts is no easy work, but the peeps over at Desiree Spinner Events, pulled it off perfectly. And we can't forget about the super artsy makeup job by Béke Beau. Now get scrolling! You're gonna love the dreamy and surreal images!








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From Kristy Rice at Momental Designs: I recall studying Dali in College. His surreal work is a mainstay in most beginner Art History courses and most of us recall his melting clocks and sandy landscapes filled with dreamlike imagery. In this shoot I was most inspired by Dali, the man and his expert use of color. Dali was a character to say the least; loved fussy detail and anything in excess. His existence was art; from the clothes he wore, words he spoke and movements he made. He was inspired by the nuance of life and found a way to pluck the most beautiful and enchanting details from everyday existence to make them artful and lovely. This shoot is just about can couples look to their own lives for inspiration and infuse it into simple but striking details for their day? How can you craft a celebration around the stuff that makes In this inspiration scene we create sculpture from lovingly collected dishes, table linens are hand painted, a wedding dress becomes colorful expression and bouquets last forever as painted butterflies. We were also inspired by Dali's collaboration with iconic fashion designer of the time, Elsa Schiaparelli, most known for her famed Lobster Dress. Words like, ethereal, dingy, dreamlike, sexy came to mind when visioning this shoot. Our inspiration board with its subtle reference to butterflies offered up a whimsical vibe needed in this otherwise moody scene.

Design and Styling: Kristy Rice, Momental Designs / Photography: John and Kim Sanderson, Sanderson Images / Flowers: Dorian Butovich, Central Park Flowers / Stationery: Momental Designs / Calligraphy: Moya Minns / Linens: LaTavola Linen / Dessert Table and Design Assistants: Desiree Spinner Events and Sara / Desserts:  Lisa, Delicious Desserts / Production: Danielle Pasternak Events / Vintage Rentals and Production: Maggie Farrell, Magpie Finds / Location 1: Lavish Boutique / Location 2: YMCA / Makeup: Béke Beau / Hair: Lisa and Danielle, Lavish Salon / Dress: The Wentworth Gown by Carol Hannah /Sweater: Anthropologie / Flower Belt: Twigs and Honey / Jewelry: Exstasia / Model: Kaitlin MacCullum