A Light in The Grey



Today we let Wedding Design by Marvin Trevisi  take us to a modern world with sober glamour, an interplay of colors and shapes and with extravagant couture dresses. Inspired by the design hotel The Qvest in Cologne, the impressive event planner staged an extraordinary editorial with a great sense of aesthetics and fine art, which glamorously highlights every detail with its minimalist concept.

Wedding photographer Katja Ziegert inspires with her expressive world of images, in which the ideas of the event planner are shown to advantage in a unique way.

From Marvin Trevisi: “Fine Art wedding photographer Katja Ziegert gave me the first impulse for the shoot in which she drew my attention to the beautiful hotel in Cologne’s Gereonsviertel. I visited the design hotel and was thrilled by the interplay of contrasts in form & color: white, gray & black, light & darkness, sunshine & shadow, clear lines & soft shapes. However, I was particularly impressed by the contrast between the building’s neo-gothic style and the highly modern interior design consisting of the most modern designer furniture. Neo-Gothic meets Simplicity. That’s how I would describe the hotel’s makeup.

Zack! There it was my idea: Sober Glamour – inspired by the location. Based on that, I created the concept for the shoot. It was important to me that the special building with its expressive arches, arches and windows is integrated into the shooting.

The model and the dresses by the Cologne designer Annika Maria Wedding Dresses  should be in the foreground. The modern model was to represent the light in the ancient location – A Light (Model ) in the Grey (Location). In the selection of exclusive Bridal Cotoure, we placed emphasis on extravagant cuts, shapes & fabrics, as well as modern. Who combines these attributes like Annika Maria? Hardly anyone.

For the make-up, Maria Overath conjured up a simple, natural make-up so that the focus was on the models and their facial features. For the Bridal Accescoires, the focus was on minimalist design. So I found the essentials by Ariane Ernst very fitting as a contrast to the eye-catching dresses and the gorgeous location.

For the stationery, Andrea from Paperfold also combined classic & modern. Classic colors like black & white, a mix of romantic fonts and block fonts reflect the overall concept also in the stationery. As a special feature, Andrea conjured up a Welcome Box. A Welcome Box can be sent to the bride and groom with some goodies like directions, daily schedule, fans for hot summer days and in our case a personalized corona mask as well as disinfectant as a small advance guest gift together with the invitation.

The floristry and decor style was a little more wild & free than we are usually used to from weddings. Shabby Chick Events, for example, worked a lot with ripped fabrics to again contrast with the classic location.  As you can see the contrast was always in the foreground in every part of the shoot. When pinning the flowers, they worked with different depths and heights to maintain a wild look. This look was brought into focus very nicely in contrast to the old walls & windows.

Florentine from La Fiorentina works exclusively with vegetarian and vegan ingredients and worked out a cake for us in different shades of gray and a wide variety of textures. The base of the cake reflects the location. The abstract cake topper is again used as a modern contrast. On the table, we provided a mini version of the large cake for each of the guests as inspiration for another guest gift.”




Photography:  Katja Ziegert
Wedding Planning: Wedding Design by Marvin Trevisi 
Wedding Dress: Annika Maria Wedding Dresses 
Videography: Dean Lalos Films
Cake & Sweets: La Fiorentina
Floristry & Decoration: Shabby Chick Events
Stationery: Paperfold
Location: THE QVEST hideaway Hotel
Bridal Jewels: Ariane Ernst
Hair & Make Up: Maria Overath
Bar: Mein Distrikt
Models Liana und Sophie K von Modelpool