We are so honored to have worked with Sheika Lateefa M, a bride who’s art work is found at lateefabintmaktoum.com, who’s own creativity and vision permitted us the artistic license and freedom to explore and create. Bringing to life something this spectacular could not have been possible without her confidence, support and collaborative spirit.
The multi-faceted nature of what one experiences in dreams is the best way to describe the feeling of this event. For our inspiration we searched for connections between the bride’s own surreal art work, explorations in sound and live performance. To blend it all into a spectacular event we embraced the phenomenon known as the “lucid dream”, whereby the dreamer knows they are dreaming. We set out to deliver an actual sensation that was a continuity between the fantasy visual aspects associated with dreaming – but yet being fully aware you are having a waking experience… and from the comments received, we believe we did succeed!
Within creating this event space, we collaborated with noted instillation artists Andy Cao and Xavier Perrot to re-create their famous ephemeral Swarovski Clouds, Los Angeles Director Amy Tinkham and her team to bring the bride’s visual art to life and the amazing Roger Titley who created the 3 dimensional magical creatures. The events music was produced by Jean Marie Riachi, with the Covent Garden Orchestra conducted by Pamela Nicholson. Add to that 15,000 light sticks, 65,000 Swarovski crystals, 4000 paper cranes, a full orchestra, birds, falcons, gazelles… flowers and fine cuisine and you just may be getting close to imagining what this dream-like space was like.