Japanese wedding inspiration with Great Wave floral installation
It's good to be reminded that inspiration for your wedding aesthetic can come from absolutely anywhere if you open your mind to the possibilities. This Japanese wedding inspiration shoot in France is a perfect case in point. The famous woodblock print by Japanese artist Hokusai, Under the Great Wave off Kanagawa, inspired this stunning wave floral installation and backdrop to an elegant wedding workshop hosted at the medieval Chateau de Latour.
Beautiful in its simplicity, the arc of the cresting wave was recreated with rattan baskets stacked in a curve, overflowing with white bellflowers (Campanula) for a floral installation that is both organic and dramatic. The neutral tones of nature flow throughout the satirical styling and details, with highlights of the iconic Prussian blue.
The print Under the Wave off Kanagawa, better known as the 'Great Wave' is famous throughout the world. First published in 1831, the woodblock print has inspired generations of artists. Hokusai's famous work was among the first prints in Japan to use Prussian blue, a new synthetic pigment that resisted fading, imported from China and the Netherlands. The drama of the gigantic wave about to engulf the three small boats together with the new blue colour made the print incredibly popular in Japan.
"We took a different stance on the Japanese wave and interpreted the work differently than the artist," explains Fine Art Curation member, Laetitia Mosca who designed the great wave floral installation for this Japanese wedding inspiration shoot. "While he saw it as a symbol of nature's strength and man's weakness in the face of it, for us it shows that by merging with nature we can tame it and draw all the benefits for our own survival."
Planning: Laetitia Mosca Events | Photographer: Nadia Vaisse | Host, wedding planner and artistic director: WEP in Provence | Host photographer: Christophe Serrano Wedding | Second shooter: Matt Kobi | Assistant : Clarisse Mondielli | Stationery design: Creme de Papier | Floral designer: Floresie Floresie Framework | Venues : Chateau de la Tour and Le Moulin de Vaucroze | PR agency : Nona Paris Filmmaker : Emmanuel Amou Weddding | French blog: Adore Blog Mariage | French wedding press : Albe Edition | Furnitures: Be Lounge | Shuttles : Provence Panorama | Vintage collection car : Provence Classic | Couture gown: La Metamorphose Paris represented by Méphistophélès Productions and Official Caviar | Wedding gowns: Maison Roula | Gentlemen's tailor brand: Maison Geraci | MUAH: Celia Cancona MUA | Tableware: Magnolias on Silk | Baskets: Anata Bazar | Cake designer: Made in Cake | Haute couture parfumerie: Rose et Marin | Earrings: Maison Sabben | Silver earrings: De Bonfils Lavernelle | Jewelry: Lanka by DMJ | Models: Frederic Tisseau and Marie Wu