Now, we know what you might be thinking. What do poppies + ballet have in common? The answer is maybe nothing, but we’re not so sure we care after seeing the beauty they create when paired together – like in this stunning editorial by Kristin La Voie Photography + florist, Kio Kreations. The girls teamed up to showcase spring using beautiful poppy flowers and tons of dreamy details. They pulled ideas from the impressionist art era with a painterly effect (seen in the custom ceremony backdrop by Kio) and fused those elements with romantic ballet-inspired design scheme.
Kio Kreations tells us, For this project we were inspired by French Impressionist ballerina paintings, gorgeous floral arrangement still life paintings by the Masters and the delicate beauty of poppies. Poppies were the focus of the bouquets for both the bride and maid of honor. The bride a presentation-style arm bouquet (much like a ballerina would carry after a performance) featuring poppies, garden roses, tulips, ranunculus and jasmine vine. The maid of honor carried a rounded nosegay of similar flowers with an ivory tulle “tutu” collar. The color palette was driven by the array of colors poppies come in naturally: oranges, yellows, peach, coral, white, and reds. For the ceremony, a watercolor embroidery hoop backdrop was designed using the colors of this poppy palette.
What could be prettier than a watercolor invite suite! We adore the work above by Ijorere, with beautiful script by Calligraphy by Cristine.
The poppy bouquet of our dreams…
Need a little hair inspiration? Dual Attraction has got you covered with this pretty braided bun! (And Sheri Cox MUA fine tuned our love of the natural make-up look with some peachy pink cheeks + a fun coral lip!)
We fell in love with this handcrafted backdrop by Kio Kreations + she’s giving us the inside scoop on how to recreate it!
DIY: Watercolor Embroidery Hoop Backdrop
Cheesecloth was stretched across a variety of embroidery hoop frames and painted with bright watercolor paints. After drying, the hoops were sprayed with metallic gold spray paint for a more finished look. At the venue, the hoops were hung very easily using removable 3M hooks. The end look was an unforgettable, splash of art creating the perfect setting to exchange vows.
Tulle for days thanks to these stunning ballet-inspired dresses from Mignonette Bridal…
So dreamy, right? The colorful tablescape would surely brighten any indoor reception + make it feel so beautifully spring! Thanks so much to the entire team below for sharing their talents with us today!
photography: Kristin La Voie Photography // venue name: Ola La Ijorere, Illinois // florals: Kio Kreations // hair stylist: Dual Attraction // makeup artist: Sheri Cox MUA // calligraphy: Calligraphy by Cristine // cake: Sugar Path // linen rentals: The Chair Couture // stationery: Ijorere // signage: Ijorere // ceremony decor: Kio Kreations // favors: Kio Kreations // dresses: Mignonette Bridal
I love the back of the white gown and I really like the hair of the bridesmaid.
Thank you so much for featuring our Poppy Ballerina Inspiration shoot today!
We are so honored to be featured on a website we all follow and love!
Thank you so much for this feature Green Wedding Shoes. What an honor!!! So thrilled to be a huge part of this feature.
I’m not a ballerina, but I love the idea of wearing ballet slippers with a big, poufy wedding dress! They have to be more comfortable than heels and I love how they look in the photos.