Indiana Jones probably isn’t seen as a typical source for wedding inspiration, but I think this fun tablescape designed around the movie is such a rad idea – and something I know both I + my hubby would love. :) When Josh from Casa de Perrin walked into the Found Vintage Rentals warehouse, he had a vision. Furniture stacked to the ceiling, industrial lights, treasures everywhere you look. It harkened back to images of the warehouse scene from Indiana Jones’ Raiders of the Lost Ark – and they ended up with a glowing table in an unexpected place. An elegant dinner party that is happening with amazing florals in a place of chaos + treasures galore?! What’s not to love! I also love that they played off these fun quotes from the movie: “Snakes. Why’d it have to be snakes?” and “‘X’ never, ever marks the spot.” Big thanks to Studio EMP for the inspiring photos, Honey & Poppies for the florals and Pitbulls & Posies for the paper details!
From Pitbulls and Posies who created the paper goods:
I was going for Snakes! Honestly, I felt like it would be fun to do a take on snakeskin since everyone kept quoting movie lines about snakes. And as soon as I found some snakeskin online, I thought we had to make our own pattern… out of the holy grail… part of the collection from Casa. Antiqued envelopes with coordinating liners delivered the dinner invite… and on the table… the X marked your spot.
From Honey & Poppies who created the gorgeous florals:
Even though the Indiana Jones movies take place in a wide variety of locales, to me the quintessential Indy scene is of him in the jungle. I wanted the flowers to evoke that lush and exotic jungle feel. To achieve this, I used a wide variety of foliage, including several types of fern (umbrella, maidenhair, and sword), assorted creeping vines and tropical leaves, and exotic looking begonia leaves. To me, tropical flora is lush on foliage and scare on actual blooming plants, so I wanted to use just a few really stunning exotic cattleya orchids and gardenias. Both of these flowers also evoke the 1930’s and 40’s (Indy’s time period), when they were commonly worn by ladies out on the town.
From Found Vintage Rentals:
As our collection continues to grow, we were eager to work on a project like this. Playing with shadows, something unexpected, and a scene where we could use so many pieces. For us, this mood wasn’t just about the tabletop, although, we were stoked with the new take on tropicals from Honey & Poppies and the lovely pieces from Casa de Perrin. This was a chance for us to create a complete environment. Celebrations aren’t just about the table; the effect of an event is influenced by the entire setting. This one was all about treasures tucked in hidden places. abundance, opulence, and the reward at the end of a long search.
Pallets stacked to the ceiling, reclaimed wood, an abundance of trunks; the environment was mysterious. Piles of books created walls. Hanging chairs made the tunneled entrance. Trays became shelves. Luggage turned into treasure chests. While the backdrop may not be practical for most weddings, we wanted to demonstrate some out-of-the-box thinking that can transform a space.
Hope this helps demonstrate that your wedding inspiration really can come from anywhere – your favorite movies included. :) Thanks so much to all these super creative artists for sharing their vision with us today!
photography: Studio EMP // venue name: Found Vintage Rentals Warehouse // florals: Honey & Poppies // paper goods: Pitbulls & Posies // tabletop rentals: Casa de Perrin // precious metals: Casa de Perrin // vintage furniture: Found Vintage Rentals // decor: Found Vintage Rentals