Austere Beauty : Japanese Fall Wedding Inspiration
We're starting our week with some incredible Japanese inspiration courtesy of our fave Fine Art Curation photographer Taylor & Porter. Their destination wedding travels have enabled them to capture some incredible weddings and inspiration around the globe but this collaboration with Japanese Stylist/Planners Autumn & Meadow has wowed us with the gentle, subdued beauty in this timeless editorial.
From Japanese Stylist/Planners Autumn & Meadow: "Captured in Japan in November this shoot is deeply inspired by Western timeless vintage design and the Japanese idea of austere beauty, or what is known as “wabi”. Wabi is the kind of beauty that is mundane, and yet its charm is radiant through its imperfectness. The philosophy is fully developed in the Japanese art of tea ceremony and the appreciation of the unadorned falling leaves of autumn. From these two elements we created the concept of this photoshoot - an intimate tea time in a traditional machiya in Tokyo."
"The kimono worn by the bride is subtly ornamented with autumn motif, and its muted color scheme is chosen to complement the groom’s outfit that together they blend harmoniously with the ethereal setting. Flower piece that was constructed of withering branches is a marriage of classic ikebana way and raw arrangement, with another hint of Autumn obscurely displayed on the tea ceremony utensils used.
A set of matcha tea with Western delightful sweets - as an alternative to the traditional wagashi; is perfected by the calligraphy suit of a simple invitation and a handwritten letter.
All the pieces are woven together, each of them completes - not outshines, one another, that they present a delicate interpretation of a timeless and quiet beauty, gleaming with a genuine love story for our real couple."
Photographer: Taylor & Porter | Film Lab: Photovision Prints | Stylist / Planner: Autumn & Meadow | Floral Designer: Junko Hoshi | Accessories: Hair piece: Rip Monster | Cake Designer: Mie Kato | Stationery and Calligraphy: Veronica Halim | Tableware: Sarah Grace and This | Kimono: Soukyu Sudo | Candles: The Host Table