Inspired by the home country of the bride&groom: Australia. The feeling of roadtripping over dusty roads, while grasses dance in the wind, only in Amsterdam. Local spring flowers, some native elements, rust-colored napkins and a whole lot of love made this wedding one for the books!
Read some words from the happy couple here (in Dutch)!
I got inspired by the feeling of driving over a dusty road, with dry grasses dancing in the wind and crickets in the background. I translated this feeling to a (foam-free) ceremony backdrop design, with 2 ‘islands’ of grasses and dried flowers. The fabrics behind it really make the natural elements pop and give a soft, Summer-like feeling to the modern space.
For the bridal bouquet Eva gave me complete freedom. I decided to incorporate local Spring flowers like ranunculus & daffodils and a few native Australian elements like eucalyptus seed pods and a big banksia flower. To complement the brides stunning dress I kept the palette very clean. The banksia leaves and dried bits add a edgy touch to an otherwise sweet bouquet.
The knot-team at work! :) I’m in the middle, demonstrating how I want the place cards to lay on the napkins. As my team knows by now, I can be very specific with those things, because the details are not just details, they make the design!
The tablescape honors those beautiful Spring flowers and looks fresh, modern but also soft because of the fluffy centerpieces and crinkled linens. The rust-colored napkins bring in a bit of that Australian desert feeling. They give both warmth as a bit of personality to the design. The finishing touches: taupe candles and handlettered driftwood place cards. With nicknames, because why change the way you call each other for a wedding? :)
Thanks again to Lotte van der Zanden, who always makes great photos of our work! And to de Kas, for their kind staff and delicious food. Can’t wait to come back ‘home’ here in June! Also a big thank you to the sweetest, most relaxed couple ever: Eva&Koen. Your trust and creative freedom helped us create this magic.
But the biggest thanks to my team for the day: Chantal, Elianne and Anna. I couldn’t have done it without you. Big hug!