liquid marble styled shoot

July 2019 | Tannery






The Concept

In June we asked prominent service providers in the event industry to feature in a styled photo shoot.

The theme of the styled shoot was LIQUID MARBLE -The Movement of marble, the streaks of lava and the richness of this stone was the inspiration.

We love the components of the rich yellows and the soft lilacs and sienna’s as it truly created for a wow look and feel.

The Tamonika team truly took out all the stops and we searched for a venue and a space that would be true to the feel of a Marbled look and feel. Components of rusted metal, raw brick, cement and a feel of industrial was all elements that we associated with the look and the Tannery WHK just outside of Windhoek provided the perfect canvas for the shoot. The humble Cacti brought the whole feel together

Adding elements of riches and dramatic inserts into the displays was set out from the start to be Namibian neutrals and the splashes of paint and the use of neutral and natural coloured grasses and leaves made such an imposing display.

The use of purple and yellow sound so non-complementary but when the right tones are used it’s a match made in heaven. Subtle, Romantic and glamour and a few additional words that created the mood and feel includes “ Fluidity, Motion, Modern, Earth tones, Lava, Marble, Rigid shapes and softness while we played with the following colours as a guide Mustard Yellow, Sienna, Misty Lilac, Grey ,Iced (blush) Aqua, Mauve (blush Pinks) and Dark Purple.

Looking at the amazing work of the confectioners in Namibia you can easily see that the level of expertise is on a very high standard. The work of Gisela of Sweet Specialties and Mimi Nel of Sugercraft are both such different designs and both of these companies are well known for exemplary service and creative design.

The Fashion-Taking a look at the dresses that was used in the shoot that are from Vanilla Confetti Bridal Couture and Ana Bridal Boutique the styles was so on trend and also fresh and inviting for the Namibian Bride. We loved the neutral hues of these amazing couture dresses.

The men’s styling and outfits came from Pfohls Mens Outfitters Outfitters and these two men was dapper in their wedding attire. We loved the Masculine look and feel and was easy to fit into any alternative of classical wedding.

Hair and make-up was handled by the creative team that we use at Tamonika Events all the time and these stylists are exemplary in their trade. Marli of Pout-it-Out Makeup Artistry,Ada of Ada’s Creation and Conrad of Be Hair & Academy was used to style the hair and make-up of all the Models. Thank you, Ada, and Marli for your hand on approach on the day it was truly amazing having you on board.

The awesome Jewelry was provided by Ayala Bar Africa and the girls all looked amazing in these handpicked pieces of jewelry provided by Jarien Van Der Westhuizen

The food styling and menu was designed by the capable and marvelous Rhona of The Taste Academy and always to see this master of food in action.

Tamonika events planned the look and feel of the full shoot and we loved working with this subtle and provocative colour scheme.

The combination of raw against refined, Glittery against robust, patterned against solids truly made for a spectacular set. Using the Namibian “saltbush” and painting it the subtle hues of pale pinks, yellow and lilac made for an amazing spectacle over the table while the modern ant chairs and lush velvet chairs truly made for a wow moment.
The stationary was robust in design with dark purple, marbles and a modern contemporary font to match. Soft and elegant pinks, dark alluring black zantedeschia and privet berries made for striking floral design and the miniature cacti added a great design feel to the floral design in-between the uses of gold candles.

The final person to be thank is the awesome Shawn Van Eeden of CreativeLAB for capturing these images so delicately and portraying the ideals of the shoot

Thank you to all the models for availing your selves and being so creatively set in making the best for our marbled shoot.