A Berlin Renaissance Wedding
There are some styles that never go out of fashion. We will always love the boho vibe of the ‘60s, the art deco glamour of the ‘20s, and the elaborate weddings of the Renaissance period.
The team chose Herrenhaus Vogelsang as the impressive venue for this Berlin-based Renaissance-inspired styled wedding shoot.
This ancient manor, situated in a picturesque hilly landscape surrounded by lakes, is referenced in documents dating back to 1379 and represents the charm of old Europe. It has a unique, ailing charm which the design team used as part of the shoot’s historic aesthetic. The goal was to create an effective contrast between the modern décor characteristic of the glamour of the New Romantic movement and the antique ambiance.
The wedding planners from IDO Events designed this understated, luxury wedding shoot to inspire glamorous modern brides who aren’t into glitz and sequins. This shoot took inspiration from the old manor house setting, while adding contrasting modern twists throughout the décor. For example, on the tablescape, classic crystal glassware was used combined with contemporary matte black cutlery and candlesticks and modern menu designs from Made with Love.
The two dresses from Annika Maria used flowing ripples of lace—a soft take on the opulence of the Renaissance-style. The hair and makeup look, created by Isabel Plett, used earthy colours, velvet textures and included an effortless low bun to fuse the classic with the modern.
The photographer and videographer couple (Pia and Chris from The Saums) captured these looks with a keen eye for detail and an edgy, fashion-forward approach.
THE COLOUR PALETTE
A colour palette of warm, sandy tones was chosen to complement the exposed brick walls of Herrenhaus Vogelsang. Fresh accents of ivory and pale grey were used with pops of cool icy blue in the napkins and florals. This creates an avant-garde feel and great juxtaposition with the historic setting and the delicate use of lace.
The florist, Katya Stavitskaya, found the perfect balance between natural hues and the unexpected accent colours. Dyed phalaenopsis orchids were used to create an elegant and sophisticated look. These were paired with two types of roses (some toffee-coloured, some of a more sandy hue), cream anthuriums and white sweet peas. This combination gave the bouquets a seasonal, vintage look with a distinctly modern feel.
- The success of this look is in the use of contrast. The pairing of modern elements with vintage elements and some old fashioned glamour is simply breath-taking.
- Never underestimate the power of a pop of colour.
- Textures and layering of different textiles create a multi-dimensional feel and can be used to add depth to the aesthetic.
Venue: Herrenhaus Vogelsang // Photographer and Videographer: The Saums // Planning and Event Design: IDO Events // Florist: Katya Stavitskaya // Bridal Designer: Annika Maria // Hair and Makeup Stylist: Isabel Plett // Stationery: Made with Love // Cake: Cakes Berlin // Furniture Rentals: Got Vintage // Linen Rental: weds4rent // Earrings: Jade Oi