From Marisa (of Holiday Celebrate Event Design)...
This styled shoot was a collaboration between Los Angeles-based Event Design + Planning Studio Holiday Celebrate and Leaven Bakery. Our goal was to create a wedding celebration that was fun, colorful, queer and wildly unconventional. We chose two models who are both performance artists and are real-life friends. Jake G. Thompson (aka Frankie) is a drag performer and we chose to incorporate elements of his drag persona into the shoot. We used a cow print skirt set from his own wardrobe for his reception look which mimicked the marble pattern Leaven bakery created for the cake.
For our event design, we were inspired by the Memphis Milano Art moment. We chose a bold, bright color palette (aqua, fuchsia, yellow, electric blue and black and white) to evoke this aesthetic. We created fun decor including tassels, pinatas, giant balloons and a neon altar backdrop. SoCal/tropical vibes were emphasized with tropical fruit + ginger flowers in the poolside setting. We wrapped the shoot with the models in the pool, turning the shoot into a real pool party!