Striking pink floral editorial inspired by Steel Magnolias
Pink lovers rejoice! You're going to love this striking editorial full of tonal pink blooms, beautifully curated by floral designer The Petaler Floral and Event Design Co., a Fine Art Curation member. From the stunning bridal bouquet and boutonnieres to the artfully styled tablescape and blush cake adorned with sweetpeas, there's so many gorgeous ideas to steal.
Elizabeth from The Petaler shares the inspiration: "Every southern American woman who grew up in the 80s and 90s knows the film Steel Magnolias, probably so well that they can probably quote it. In terms of identity and representation for southern women, this movie is it. It centers around the friendship of four women in a small town and explores concepts of female empowerment within a male dominated world and how as women we uplift one another through good times and bad.
"The movie starts with the primary character’s daughter, Shelbie getting married and everyone is getting ready. She and her mother go to the hair salon and they are describing everything to their friends and Shelbie says, 'my colors are blush and bashful. I have chosen two shades of pink, one is much deeper than the other…I like pink. Pink is my signature color.'
"This shoot is our interpretation of Shelbie’s wedding 30 years later in the middle of a pandemic. Something chic and sophisticated, with an urban garden flair. We paired blush with more vibrant shades of pink to create a monochromatic yet dynamic palette in everything from the flowers to the cake. Color is used thoughtfully and intentionally, and the pop of green is a nice juxtaposition to the warm pink tones. The hand painted place cards are a thoughtful detail for guests to take home as a souvenir of the day and reflect, and bring a casual, yet sophisticated touch to the table."
Photography: Christine Gosch | Film Processing: The Find Lab | Creative Direction, Florals, and Styling: The Petaler Floral and Events Co. | Model: Caroline Devine | HAMU: Adorne Artistry | Dress: Suzanne Neville via Lovely Bride (Houston) | China: Ginori 1735 | Table Top pieces: The Avenue | Stationary: Lauren Ellzey | Cake: Sweet