Every so often, we like to publish a styled shoot to give you new ideas (and to play with pretty things). Here’s some photos of a shoot we did – the Chemistry of Love. Pronounced in our office, in a James Brown-type voice, as “the chemistry of looooooooove.”
For the tabletop, we used small glass receptacles, like beakers and test tubes, for the floral. Single stem flowers with bright, showy colors and clean lab-like whites give this table a modern look. We put the table numbers on clipboards, used square white plates, and kept the mirrored tables uncovered to add some straight lines.
Each place setting includes a menu card that explains the concepts of molecular gastronomy as well as discussing the dinner options. Place cards include chemical abbreviations in the guest’s initials, which are duplicated in the periodic table of elements that acts as a seating chart.
We love the bright primary colors in this theme! So we carried them over into our beverages. Plus a little dry ice, just to keep things steamy. We also had our bartender don a lab coat, just to give him that slightly mad science feel. And a bow tie. Because we love us some nerds.
And what would be a wedding without a little cake? We chose a square, elegant, linear cake, topped with a modern interpretation of bubbles in our primary color theme.
And then we thought we’d finish off the evening with some s’mores, with marshmallows toasted over a Bunsen burner. Y’know – for SCIENCE!
The following vendors helped us out. Thanks a bunch!
Photos: Hiram Trillo Photography
Floral: We + You
Paper Goods: Southern Fried Paper