Delicately Industrial

Delicately Industrial

We desired to produce a wedding styled shoot concept that would be appealing to both the groom and the bride – combining masculine and feminine / hard and soft elements – hence the birth of our theme “Delicately Industrial”. This theme would be suitable for a laid-back couple with rustic taste; wanting a casual yet sophisticated tailor-made experience. As a foundation for the look we worked with hard industrial building materials like slate, marble, agate, raw wood, cement, steel, wire, mirror and oil drums and softened these elements with white florals, berries, foliage, linen, delicate, glassware, ribbon and lace. This look requires layering of texture and relies on the character and beauty of imperfections. It is an uncluttered simple look; achieved through careful selection and placement of items; so as to facilitate easy flow and conversation, but still maintains that wow factor through strong structured focal features and attention to quality details. Florals: Carefully selected florals are key to finishing off any styled look. We worked with hard and soft / fresh and dry textures to bring the contrasting / yet complimentary theme into the floral details. Soft white blooms – orchids, garden roses & hydrangea. Foliage – Dry fynbos, staghorn ferns, air plants, succulents, penny-gum, long leaf blue-gum, peppercorn leaves, pampas grass. Something Blue – Sea Holly and blue sprayed berries.         The Ceremony Area: We decorated the striking open-air framed chapel structure with florals, foliage and textured hurricanes. We created focal features using steel frame marble top plinths decorated with staghorn ferns with berries, hexagonal marble stools and oil drums filled with pampas grass. For the...
Iridescent Dream

Iridescent Dream

Alluring Iridescent colours and textures have been trending in the fashion, interior and fine arts arenas for some time now; and it is about time this lustrous colour theme is brought to life for the South African wedding market; as material and rental resources come available. The scintillating colour pallet is just a magnificent choice for a bride looking to add a dream-like kaleidoscopic quality to her big day. We jumped at the opportunity to work with the amazing Ilse Moore renowned for her underwater fine art photography. Hence, we opted to do both a wet and a dry shoot – with subtle under the sea references tying the theme together. Iridescent colours and textures are prevalent in the submersed natural world – bringing to mind images of mermaids, gleaming shells, scales, marble, gems and treasure jewels. The stylised underwater “wet” shoot is representative of our bride’s fantasy as she imagines herself immersed in the iridescent beauty of all her styled multi-faceted design choices. We manufactured a gleaming iridescent backdrop sculpture which we immersed in the underwater studio tank as a backdrop to our bride model. We also submersed floral arrangements, plants with bare roots and single stems of assorted florals representative of corals and seaweed. How exciting that our passion for scuba diving was given expression in our workday as we explored underwater “extreme floristry” for the first time – painstakingly gutting, wiring and weighting the flowers to stay in position.               The main inspiration / design element for our “dry” shoot was our new iridescent cutlery set (So exited the shipment...
Our Steampunk Rendezvous

Our Steampunk Rendezvous

After 10 years of successful business, we saw it fit to host our own epic styled event to celebrate with our staff, clients, suppliers and loved ones. The imaginary world of Steampunk completely captured our imaginations; the creative scope and intriguing layers of the theme, resonating with much of who we are as creatives living out our dreams in the adventures of business.  Fourteen months prior to the set event date, we embraced the challenge and started the creative process to create an eventing experience that would transport our guests into a reimagined fantastical Victorian era through the art of event styling. We painstakingly crafted this truly bespoke event – conceptualising, sourcing and manufacturing every tiny detail. So “Our Spirit of Adventure” was birthed, lived and experienced by all in attendance. What a night to remember  – celebrating God’s goodness in our lives! Invitation design – Victorian fonts, etch plate graphics combined with gritty industrial textures gave the design that quirky Steampunk edge. Leather bound handmade envelope with textured printed information cards including dress-up instructions & resources.   Arrival stairwell – Vintage style festoon lights, framed prints, nautical lanterns, steampunk props, signage, decor details…                 Welcome drinks experience…                   Decor details…               Suspended decor – Jelly-fish lighting pendants, gear floral features, giant clock, projection screen…       Large vintage CNC cut projection screen with steampunk screensavers and animated clockwork video loop.   Bespoke steampunk scatter cushions  – printed on rustic linen, decorating all casual lounging areas…  ...
Afro-Asian Inspiration – Look 3

Afro-Asian Inspiration – Look 3

For the third and final look of our Afro-Asian – East meets West wedding concept shoot – We opted for an earthy natural look. Natural tones and textures, complimented by green florals and foliage, then offset with metallic copper – created a decidedly tranquil contemporary setting. Raw wood pallet dining table with copper tolix dining chairs.   Suspended raw linen lampshade with woven basket pendants housing dripping amaranths and parrot tulips.   Cork underplates, subtle grey botanical print napkin, rose-gold cutlery.     Copper pipe candle sticks – repurposed as a vase to hold single green cymbidium orchid heads. Turned raw wood vases with bamboo shoots. Conrete and grey ceramic planters with green florals and foliage.     Smoky grey wine goblets. Raw edge grey sheer linen runner. Layered breadboards, square textured ceramic side plates and bowl and bespoke menu cards and name tags.       Cascading green floral bouquet looks amazing against our brides raw silk earthy gown.   Behind the scenes:   Publication:     Blog Feature: See our shoot featured here  https://southboundbride.com/afro-asian-fusion-wedding-inspiration-by-ninirichi-style-studio-ginger-ale-photography/ Interested in renting any our our beautiful decor elements featured in this shoot – view our catalogue http://stock.ninirichi.co.za/ or visit our Johannesburg showroom http://www.ninirichi.co.za/contact-2/ Credits: Concept, Décor, Styling & Florals @ninirichistylestudio | Napery Hire @setthetablehire | Photography @gingeralephotography | Flower Sponsor @yesexclusiveflowers | Venue @thegalleria | Garments & Accessories @lunarlifestyle | Belts @thespacesa | Makeup @missymakeupartist | Hair Styling @hair_dimension | Furniture Rentals @inspirefurniture | Cutlery @nicolsonrussell | Graphic Design & Stationery @thedesignlot_sa | Publication @wedding_inspirations_magazine | Model – Farana Ferini Dayal @Farah_dayal | Wardrobe Styling...
Afro-Asian Inspiration – Look 2

Afro-Asian Inspiration – Look 2

We worked with striking teal, yellow, white and gold for our second styled look created for the Afro-Asian – East meets West wedding concept shoot. Exotic oriental influences paired with more subtle African indigenous and patterning touches – created a uniquely bold yet harmonious styled look. Ivory perspex Ghost chairs paired with a classic golden dining table,  was adorned with a white natural  raw-edge cotton runner,  yellow and teal napkins,  cedar wood slice chargers, vases in a mix of textured gold, black oxide, and teal glass. We worked with a combination of yellow dendrobium and cymbidium orchids paired with African Arum lilies in the floral arrangements. Teal tassels were used in the stationery to complement the Vietnamese silk lanterns suspended above the table.       Exquisite bride with her striking yellow floral bouquet we designed.     Published in the Spring 2017 issue of Wedding Inspirations Magazine     See our shoot featured here  https://southboundbride.com/afro-asian-fusion-wedding-inspiration-by-ninirichi-style-studio-ginger-ale-photography/   Interested in renting any our our beautiful decor elements featured in this shoot – view our catalogue http://stock.ninirichi.co.za/ or visit our Johannesburg showroom http://www.ninirichi.co.za/contact-2/   Credits: Concept, Décor, Styling & Florals @ninirichistylestudio | Napery Hire @setthetablehire | Photography @gingeralephotography | Flower Sponsor @yesexclusiveflowers | Venue @thegalleria | Garments & Accessories @lunarlifestyle | Belts @thespacesa | Makeup @missymakeupartist | Hair Styling @hair_dimension | Furniture Rentals @inspirefurniture | Cutlery @nicolsonrussell | Graphic Design & Stationery @thedesignlot_sa | Publication @wedding_inspirations_magazine | Model – Farana Ferini Dayal @Farah_dayal | Wardrobe Styling @eleniarvanitakis  ...
Afro-Asian Inspiration – Look 1

Afro-Asian Inspiration – Look 1

In an over-saturated social media market, jam packed with replicated ideas, it often seems impossible to come up with anything new. Search on Google or Pinterest and you are likely to find it has already been done numerous times. We at Ninirichi actively seek ways to always remain innovative and original when developing wedding and event styling concepts for our clients. One of my favourite strategies is to marry two seemingly opposite concepts or styles and sit back and enjoy the surprising fresh beauty that emerges! Hence the birth of this beautiful styled shoot concept of East meets West, Afro-Asia. The local elements, earthy textures, African patterns and objects are warm, tactile and familiar; whereas the oriental elements are exotic, dramatic and dreamy. Is that not what a marriage is all about – the merging of two separate lives to create a new and unique unified identity? The starting point for each design was the selection of unique natural linens from Set The Table. The colour schemes stemmed from pairing the linen choices with our décor elements that best popped. We then chose floral forms that best suited the containers and rental furniture pieces and cutlery that complemented the looks. We then briefed The Design Lot of the stationery concepts and sourced earthy statement garments and accessories from Lunar Life and The Space to bring it all together. This striking yet delicate look marries soft pinks, bold reds, dramatic black and natural tones and textures – prevalent in both African and Asian aesthetics.   Suspended African chicken baskets and red Chinese bird cages – embellished with floral heads and...