There are two things that Jordan Payne absolutely adores when it comes to fashion: Chanel and Alexander McQueen. The only thing better? When the two are together! With Chanel pieces from her personal collection and design details inspired by McQueen, Jordan assembled a stellar photo shoot to showcase watercolor—one of this year’s loveliest trends to grace weddings and events. Captured by the talented Thisbe Grace Photography in the picturesque outdoor garden setting at Fearing’s at The Ritz-Carlton Dallas, the shoot highlights all the pretty things from vibrant patterns to delicate golden accents.
Custom painted gold roses? Yes, please! No detail goes overlooked when Jordan’s at the helm. The sophisticated color palette features vivid shades of fuchsia and peach—especially on the stunning invitation suite by Ceci New York—which are kept modern by the darker hues intermingled into the scene. Black driftwood ascending from the five-foot-tall breathtaking arrangement of roses by David Kimmel Design and elegant black lace trim on the chair covers from Wildflower Linens create a little edge. “The black butterflies were a nod to Alexander McQueen,” says Jordan, who has a self-proclaimed love for the winged creature. “They’re pretty and dark, a fun way to combine Chanel with McQueen style!”
The beautiful china and glassware provided by POSH Couture Rentals included delicate gold-rimmed wine glasses. Their intricate detailing elevate the gorgeous table setting atop an absolutely lovely watercolor floral motif linen by Nuage Designs. To bring together the look as a whole, it’s all about the finishing touches! Black jewels dangling from the towering floral arrangement resonate with the dark jewels encrusting the front of the cake, which also features a blossoming watercolor pattern and was created by Fancy Cakes by Lauren. And below, McQueen-like elements intermingle with a few of Jordan’s pieces from her cherished Chanel collection. “I love that they are classic and they never remake any line, so it’s all original,” Jordan says of the fashion house. “Originality is so special.”
Watercolor patterns and styles promise to accentuate events throughout the year. Jordan predicts the trend will appear on everything from the liner of wedding invitations and linens to custom drapes and even bespoke dance floors. She recently did one for a bride, which entailed a custom decal print applied to the original dance floor for an instant and very personalized makeover! It’s unique ideas and decor features like those that enable Jordan to produce truly individual events that stand out from the traditional. After all, plain is not this designer’s thing. “I love layers and layers on design along with texture,” she says. “My philosophy is more is more!”