Moody Wabi Sabi Inspired Bridal Fashion


March 30, 2023

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Wabi-Sabi Styled Wedding Editorial Shoot

Wabi-sabi is a Japanese aesthetic that celebrates the beauty of imperfection, impermanence, and incompleteness. It is a philosophy that embraces the natural world and its flaws. This shoot was co-styled with East Made Co and inspired by the concept of wabi sabi, and it greatly influenced the aesthetic direction.

Together, we curated elements that complement one another when tied together. Set in one of Baltimore’s moodiest bars, Fadensonnen, the deep pockets of darkness against light pouring through the caged windows show stark contrast, yet the tones are perfect together. Many of the styled items were found in the bar, curated by owner Lane Harlan. Structural florals were arranged by Pomona Floral, and while the summer heat made the models glow, so did our talented hair and makeup artist, Caitlyn Meyer.

The result is a beautiful and unique shoot that captures the essence of wabi-sabi. It is a reminder that beauty can be found in the unexpected, and that imperfection is not something to be hidden, but to be celebrated.

The overall effect of the shoot is one of simplicity, elegance, and beauty. It is a reminder that perfection is not necessary for beauty, and that imperfection can be a source of beauty in itself.

Photography and Stationery: Nikki Daskalakis | Co Stylist: East Made Co | Florals: Pomona Floral | Venue: Fadensonnen | Hair & Makeup: Caitlyn Meyer | Gowns: Carol Hannah | Handmade Paper: Eliv Rosenkranz | Rings: Victor Barbone | Models: Cole and Nioby

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