Playful Pink Wedding Ideas from Cuba

Pink has always been a favorite wedding hue, and we can’t say that we’re surprised. Here, we love the variation between the subtle blush silk ribbon adorning the bride’s waist, moving all the way up to bold, playful corals in the bridal bouquet. Whatever your color preference, one of the easiest tips we can give you to bring life and interest to your palette is to use different shades of your chosen color.

Wedding stylist Ginny Au frequently talks about the importance of texture and mood within your color selection, as the slightest variations can create a dynamic change in the overall design. Here, Ginny layered hand-died custom silk ribbons in gentle blush hues onto the bride’s bouquet and accenting her dress, eliciting a softer, more romantic feel. In the bouquet, the playful variations range from ballet pinks to bolder fuchsias, developing movement and depth. Read on for more from the photographer Greer Gattuso.

“I had been hoping to work closely with Ginny for a while, because I love her aesthetic, and I’ve also been wanting to shoot more international destinations. So when the opportunity came up to travel to Cuba, we were both eager to go. The U.S. had just relaxed the restrictions, and the timing couldn’t have been more perfect.

Overall, we were striving for authenticity with the shoot. That’s one of the reasons why we chose to work with a local model. We arrived a few days early and scouted locations in Old Havana. Ginny was constantly seeking out distinctive textures, colors, and architectural details. We were inspired by paint pigments, archways, and even faded lettering on simple concrete walls. And being so close to the sea, Cuba has this incredible filtered sunlight that seems to look different and more magical everywhere you turn—it’s basically a photographer’s dream. 

The entire time we worked together, Ginny was encouraging me to think about composition and ways to add movement and emotion to what I was shooting. For example, the Cortana gown we chose perfectly illustrated her concept of “fluid motion.” At one point she added a flowing piece of sheer fabric over the gown and asked the model to run down a quiet street. There was a slight breeze, and the effect was spectacular.

Working with Ginny has helped me not only find my own voice as an artist and changed the way I see my subjects, but also to use what I’ve learned to attract my ideal clients. I can honestly say that she’s changed my photography and my career for the better.”

Photographer: Greer Gattuso | Styling: Ginny Au | Flowers: Bows and Arrows Flowers | Dress: Loho Bride | Ribbon: Frou Frou Chic

03.30.16 / Featured, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog

FREE Webinar with Ginny Au


Do you want an opportunity to learn from Ginny Au for FREE? Then don’t miss our Q&A Webinar with Ginny at 1.30pm EST tomorrow – Wednesday, March 30.

Ginny will be answering some of her most frequently asked questions from her in-person workshops on styling, creative direction and photography.

You’ll also have the opportunity to ask questions live while the webinar is in progress. Don’t miss out! Registrations are limited.

Click here to sign up.

03.29.16 / Featured, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog, Wedding Planning

Ideas For A Classic Tropical Wedding

We absolutely love the idea of a tropical beach wedding in paradise. What could be better than the sound of ocean waves crashing nearby and the warm sun filtering through the palm leaves. With so many different directions to take your wedding style, it can be a particular challenge to infuse local flavor into your décor while still remaining keeping a natural palette and classic details. Below we’ve rounded up some of our favorite tropical wedding ideas to highlight how you can have a timeless DIY beach wedding. Click here for more ideas!


03.29.16 / Featured, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog, Wedding Planning

Modern Indian Wedding

With inspired architectural settings, stunning fashion choices including both traditional Indian attire and a classic white wedding dress, and so much love from family and friends, this Indian wedding ceremony and reception uniquely blends the couple’s modern tastes with traditional elements. Read on for more!

“Niraj and I wanted our wedding and reception to be a testament to our life together in the future, full of details that reflected our values and interests.  We aimed to welcome our family and friends by creating warmth through food, lighting, and music. We were certain Ginny Au was the right person to anchor the design/ planning process after she attended my brother’s wedding as a guest and connected with our families personally and aesthetically.  In the months that followed, Ginny, along with each of our vendors, grew to understand our culture and vision with a fresh set of eyes.

When our wedding day arrived, I felt blissful as my family lovingly helped me get dressed.  Niraj’s Baraat, or entrance, was vibrant.  I felt ecstatic as I heard him dancing his way towards me.  The ceremony was emotive yet graceful and took place upon a Lucite altar, gently draped with florals, allowing us to still experience our environment.

At the reception the next day, guests leisurely strolled the expansive grounds of Cavas Codorniu as a trio of violinists covered modern songs.  When the sun set, we moved indoors for speeches and a dinner with innovative, international cuisine and cocktails.  We danced under floating orchids to the beat of drums well into the early hours of the morning, never more exhilarated or euphoric.

Each perfectly executed element of our wedding week was a true testament to the dedication of our families and vendors.   We are forever thankful for their talent and art, which elevated our ideas into an exquisite and unforgettable experience.”

Styling, Planning, & Production: Ginny Au| Photography: Erich McVey | Videography: CinemArt | Venue: Castle de Sant Marcal and Cavas Codorniu | Floral Design: Fabricio Giordano from Florestudio | Audio & Lighting: Marc Cunil I Tolsa from Atmosferas | Rentals: Nuovi Piatti and Catering Sensaciones | Catering: Bollywood Restaurant and Catering Sensaciones | Cake: Dolc Atelier | Hair & Makeup: Larisa Astahova and Igor Losada from Estilista Barcelona | Music: Ameet and Klaus from London Beats | Entertainment: PPC Events and Factor 3 Events | Video Mapping: Alberto Calahorro from Palnoise | Custom Illustrations & Art: Erin Petson | Paper Design: Kaela Rawson | Paper Printing: Microprint

03.29.16 / Featured, Real Weddings, Real Weddings Blog, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog