This month we find inspiration from a pretty unorthodox couple.Â We chose two people who werenâ€™t a couple in the traditional realm, but loved each other just the same and to this day exude an intense sense of style and charisma that we just couldnâ€™t pass up!Â Andy Warhol and Edie Sedgwick.
Warhol was obsessed with celebrity so we incorporated newspaper print as a literal representation of media and the celebrity machine. Seems appropriate in this age of online media where anyone (perhaps even a bride + groom) can turn into a celebrity just from the internet. â€śEveryone will have their 15 minutes of fameâ€ť. Â Large format newsprint becomes an interesting backdrop with pink and neon pink stencil paintings of glasses, high heels, wine glasses and diamond rings.Â We used Warholâ€™s famed projection technique to create the pieces.Â Silk screen frames with the same stencil patterns litter the room as a nod to Warholâ€™s propensity for silk screen in his early years.Â We also incorporated movie and photo shoot lights, cords, crates, and utilitarian elements to the set-up to bring in that Factory feel.
Guests enjoy a cocktail of fizzy spiked strawberry lemonade punch and a delicious pink velvet cake emblazoned with pop art lips in pink and red and Warholâ€™s fitting quote: â€śOneâ€™s company, twoâ€™s a crowd, and threeâ€™s a partyâ€ť.Â Â Hot pink gum balls flanked the cake in wacky glass bowls on top of candle holders.Â To wipe away the crumbs we made graphic napkins goccoâ€™d with a great big kiss.
For favors we took the stencil graphics and designed stickers to affix to false eyelashes for the ladies and ripe, yellow bananas for the boys â€“ or vice versa of course!Â Displayed among the iconic Campbellâ€™s soup cans creates the perfect homage to Warholâ€™s famous works.
Location: Siren Studios
Rentals: Town & Country
Cake: bittersweet treats