This week’s bridal shoot had a specific—and unique!—vision: a styled shoot designed and inspired by renowned artist Ted Ellis’s abstract painting “Exploring Rothko“. The question: How to translate Ellis’s brilliant colors into a bridal shoot and allow them to flow beautifully throughout the details? Members of Houston Munaluchi’s Coterie team: Darryl Wilson of D’Concierge Events, Nadia Beard of Studio 82 Events, Erika Maddison of E Madison Events, Chef CJ of CJ’s Masterpiece, and myself teamed up to create a work of art! Images from our art inspired styled shoot can be found in the Fall/Winter Edition of Munaluchi Bridal Magazine.
First job? The venue. We chose the River Oaks Garden Club, my favorite Houston venue, for this shoot because of its rich history, the beautiful, peaceful atmosphere, and the four bright, majestic gardens—giving us our choice of backdrops!
The second key: The indoor design. The combination of bold turquoise linen, red and purple flowers, and gold embellishments bring out the painting’s brightness, strong lines, and sophistication, and the bouquet and headpiece were designed with the abstract detail of the piece in mind.
Overall, the unique design of the shoot complements the story “Exploring Rothko” tells me: a beautifully composed, unexpected combination blending together, akin to the union of two souls.