Let's stay home
What is wedding actually about? You can define it with words like love, happiness and party of course, but sometimes you could also describe it with words like stress, money and waste.
we concept & puf creatif
We wanted to demonstrate the idea of a wedding without any of it, as wedding should be primarily about simplicity, family, real priorities, sustainability and the purity of love. It is difficult for a man to admit, but weddings are big business and sometimes can be also viewed as social tragicomic document. A man would rather forget about the whole idea of marriage, especially when he imagines the exaggerated effort, energy and stress that makes you feel bad until it‘s over. But the question is, does it really have to be like this?
Why people can’t just relax and stay at the place where they feel comfortable with people whom they feel relaxed with? Based on our experience, we created an editorial that didn't require a posh location, expensive decorations and unpleasant staff. Everything has been photographed purely at home, at a place that basically requires nothing but small (sometimes perhaps more thorough) cleaning.
We have only taken advantage of things that either come from sustainable sources or we own. The room was filled with food that we have cooked around our loving family. This is not supposed to be an emotional waterfall that splashes perfection to all directions, but more so we were bored of the idea of perfection. Life and people are not perfect, so why the wedding should be?
The ultimate satisfaction can come from being at home with humour and love, the flowers that can be bundled from the dry leftovers, clothes that can be sewn by a friend and food that does't have to be thrown away the next day.
Home. A place where you don’t have to pretend anything or impress anyone. On your wedding day, your living room becomes your chapel and the place for your reception, with only the people closest to you attending. As a guest, you can take your shoes off and walk around barefoot, just like at home. Your only obligation is to be relaxed and cheerful. Everything surrounding the wedding also feels laidback: only the necessities are there, and flowers, naturally. As it is the end of November, the colours are subdued, the autumn having taken some of their vibrancy away.
When colours are muted, everything feels hushed, enabling you to hear the textures whispering their desire to be touched. You notice the rustling of Lunaria and the aroma of Santolina and of the last roses of the season. The blooms have just managed to escape the frost, making their energy all the stronger, the energy to live, bloom and persevere – symbolically reflecting the soon-to-be-formed union. Wreathes made from Erica (winter heather) and Lunaria (honesty). Wedding arch made from Clematis vines with seed heads, and dried bouquets made from Pteridium aquilinum (bracken).
Sweet & Pepper Days
Preparing vegetarian/vegan catering for home-made modest wedding editorial was quite challenging, but also a step forward into a new direction. We were quite worried about how is it going to work, but in the end, we found cooking very enjoyable as we kept tasting all the various tastes. The result was surprising for all of us. A big table full of vegetarian and vegan delicacies was simply amazing. Thanks to that, we realised that meat is not an everyday necessity. This was a great experience and a step forward in the world issues perception!
That’s the way we felt it and we did it! Many thanks to everyone involved!
Check out the gallery with all photos and video here.
You can also check out the Czech version of this editorial on the web of We concept.
Concept & decorations / We concept
Photography & Video / Puf creatif
Catering / Sweet & Pepper Days
Flowers / Květinové lahůdkářství
Make-up & hair / Kristýna Perglová
Wedding dress / We concept & Zuzana Hubená
Props / Nila, Eterle, Wildmoon