Wabi-sabi perfect imperfection bridal editorial

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Back in spring, just after coming back from Japan all inspired, I pulled together this editorial shoot in collaboration with redwhitebluepink and did something completely different. It is such an important project for me personally- from selecting the props, styling, to implementing a vision in my head into something tangible... I felt like everything came to make sense after this. I've become more aware of my own aesthetic, the subjects that truly speaks to me, and the artistic direction I'd love to follow.

 

Featured on Wedding Sparrow

 

 

A little introduction to the story:

"Wabi-sabi" is a Japanese term representing an aesthetics centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. A beauty that is imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete. 

From my travels and experiences in Japan, I was very much inspired by the understated and natural beauty in the Japanese design. Garden covered with moss, bamboo and cobblestones; walls faded with age; tea bowls in rustic and humble shapes. Things are all refined and thoughtfully arranged, but at the same time very organic and imperfect purposely. It is appreciation of natural forms and the organic, flawed beauty from the imperfection.
ith a color palette of black/white, dark gray, wooden and hint of pale pink, Susanne from
Redwhitebluepink reated 2 ikebana arrangements and table settings that celebrate motion and atural forms of the materials. Bridie from The Little North Sea Studi designed amazing stationery combing abstract painted marks, scripts that almost look like Japanese characters and some clean texts. 
e had two looks using a veil nd a headpiece rom SIBO Designs nd gowns from Unielle Couture. The fine lace and handmade crystal beads compliments other imperfect elements perfectly. 

 

The awesome team: 

Concept & Photographer: CHYMO & MORE Photography | Film lab: Carmencita Film Lab | Styling & Floral Design: Redwhitebluepink | Stationery & Calligraphy: The Little North Sea Studio | Gowns: Unielle Couture | Veil & headpiece: SIBO Designs | Venue: Landgoed Clingendael | Hair & Makeup: Zaheera Chitanie | Model: Suzannah Cunnington

 

 

Rustic Dutch Wedding Inspiration | Featured on Style Me Pretty

 

This rustic Dutch windmill wedding editorial has finally hit the front page of Style Me Pretty! Be sure to check out the story over their site. Here are some of my favorites. Scroll down for the awesome team on this collaboration. Xx

The awesome team: 

Concept: CHYMO & MORE Photography & Naturae Design | Photographer: CHYMO & MORE Photography | Film lab: Carmencita Film Lab | Event, Floral Design & Styling: bloemenmeisjes | Headpieces and belt: Naturae Design | Hair & Makeup: Floor Bergshoeff | Cake Designer: Almie's Bakery | Stationery & Calligraphy: KIJKkalligrafie | Tableware: Wim Pollmann | Ribbons: pompomblossom | Venue: Molen-de-Ster | Model: Caroline De Booij

 


 

Destination Wedding Netherlands | Xuewen & Wing's Elopement in Amsterdam

This Amsterdam elopement has been featured on Grey Likes Weddings.

Coming from The Hague (the south of Holland), the bride has been working in Amsterdam for several years and fallen in love with it since then. They decided to have their elopement session in Museum van Loon, located on the prince canal with an impressive collection of fine rooms and an exquisite little garden.

Then we continued wandering around Grachtengordel (canal district), and finished the photoshoot at Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam. The palm greenhouse and water lilies are beyond romantic, but our whole heart went for the bizarre and impressive cactus greenhouse.

- Credits
Photographer: CHYMO & MORE Photography
Location: Museum Van LoonHortus Botanicus Amsterdam
Bouquet: A.P.Bloem
Veil: Novia
Gown: Isabufei