Wabi Sabi Minimalistic Bridal Inspiration
By now we're vaguely familiar (and love!) the Japanese term 'Wabi-Sabi' and what it represents - imperfect perfection. Today we are interpreting this Wabi-Sabi minimalistic bridal inspiration as meaning imperfect and constantly moving, changing, and evolving. The way CHYMO & MORE portrayed this beautiful bride as stoic, yet simultaneously in-motion fully encapsulates the theory of Wabi-Sabi and know our brides can draw tons of inspiration from the design elements...
From CHYMO & MORE: '"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’s appreciation of natural forms and the organic, flawed beauty from the imperfection.
With a color palette of black/white, dark gray, wooden and a hint of pale pink, Susanne from Redwhitebluepink created 2 ikebana arrangements and table settings that celebrate motion and natural forms of the materials. Bridie from The Little North Sea Studio designed amazing stationery combing abstract painted marks, scripts that almost look like Japanese characters and some clean texts. We had two looks using a veil and a headpiece from SIBO Designs and gowns from Unielle Couture. The fine lace and handmade crystal beads compliments other imperfect elements perfectly.'
Photography: CHYMO & MORE Photography | Film Lab: Carmencita Film Lab | Styling, planning, florals: Redwhitebluepink | Dress Designer: Unielle Couture | Accessories: SIBO Designs | Venue: Landgoed Clingendael | Hair & Makeup Artist: Zaheera Chitanie | Calligraphy & Stationery: The Little North Sea Studio | Model: Suzannah Cunnington