Creative visions of shapes and contrasts


In the premises of an old 19th century warehouse, the stylists and photographers Mónika and Aroa of Dos Santas found the perfect ambience for their concept of contrasts. Stylish elegance and perfectly formed aesthetics meet in a minimalist setting and set new standards.

Under soft drapery and infused with dreamy light, a remarkable table design was created to encourage, inspire and uplift.  Dreamlike color accents and textures combined with stone and marble and finished with black candles and white hydrangeas make this poetic editorial a stunning work of art.

From Dos Santas: “We were initially inspired by various artists and their suspended fabric installations, but then everything morphed. Obviously the space was a big influence for the final look. We always talked about the concept of contrast so after visiting the venue the first time, we knew we wanted to soften that void cold space and give it it an elegant vibe. Everything escalated form there.

Location: Colonia Rusiñol (Barcelona) An old yarn & fabric factory building from 1857.

Color Palette: We wanted to emulate all the hues form the decayed building so we went for Black, taupe, white and beige with some minimal accents of gold. Basically natural colours of the walls and materials we were going to use.

Floral Details: TABLE: White fresh Hydrangea, early grey roses, bicoloured Eustoma, black branches and local edible mushrooms called “Girgolas”
Bouquet: Lunaria, early grey Roses, white Phalanopsis, Aspargus, Tatarica and black branches.

Tablescape / Decor Details: Our idea was to make contrast in every aspect, The hard and cold materials like stone, marble and crystals contrasting with the soft organic lines and shapes of fresh local mushrooms and flowers. We chose organic shape beige vases for the flowers and a very muted palette for the tableware, and to contrast that, we chose black cutlery and candles. Also black branches to contrast the softness of the white Hydrangea. On top of the table we made a fabric installation. The softness of the fabric shapes contrasting the straight lines of the venue. All in white and hues.

Advice for brides who want to go with this look for their wedding: Our advice would be to always choose vendors they trust and have a similar style. This is a setting perfect for Autumn of winter weddings and can be scaled to a larger format.



Photography: Dos Santas 
Styling: Dos Santas 
Florist: Molist Floristes
Venue: Colonia Rusiñol
Furniture: AH Rental
Tableware, Glassware, Cutlery, Napkins: AH Rental
Plates: Zara Home 
Vases: Blanc Ceramics
Stationery: JDN Paper
Bridal Gown: Savannah Miller, The Muse Collective
Hair & Make-up: Brenda Sarkissian
Jewelry: Marina Figueiredo
Groom’s Look: Ralph Lauren
Rings: Cartier Étincelle Diamond rings
Bridal Shoes: Saint Laurent Black suede Sandals