Originally from Europe where they’ve designed countless creative celebrations over the last 7 years, the ultra-talented event designers at Gypset have recently moved to Los Angeles to begin a new adventure, and we’re so excited to have them as members of our LA Wedding Planning Hotlist! Unlike most other event companies, Gypset designs and builds all of their furniture, structures and lamps themselves, and hand selects all of their handmade rugs directly from the source. Instead of the traditional approach of creating a world INSIDE of their tents, they like to use their unique structures and decor to incorporate and highlight the natural beauty of each site. Weddings outdoors, in natural settings are their specialty! I love the way their website describes their approach:
“At Gypset, we combine 50 years of diverse cultural and creative backgrounds. Our passion for life, memorable experiences and creativity is the driving force behind our company. Our philosophy is to experience and not just see. Feel rather than touch. Make instead of buy. We are working artisans that design and manufacture all of our products including our extraordinary wedding tents, installations and furniture by hand assuring their beauty and uniqueness.”
Take one look at these images from some of their favorite events and you’ll see just what they mean! We also asked Gypset‘s owner Christian a couple questions about their approach to wedding design to learn more about how they create their one-of-a-kind events. Read on to see what he had to say…
When you work with couples, where do you like to begin the design process with them? What kinds of inspiration do you like to pull from? When we work with couples (or anyone else for that matter), our process begins by visiting the event site and listening to their needs. Once we then know all the variables (guest size, performances, etc) our inspiration starts with the natural landscape of the site. From there, we conceptualize a plan to accentuate the beautiful elements of the site and distract from (or cover) the negatives. This initial on site inspiration is then combined with the collective imagination of our design team which always leads to some very unique and beautiful design proposals for our clients.
What are some simple tips you can give to couples about using lighting, furniture and creative structures to create atmosphere in an empty event space? When you create an atmosphere to fill an empty event site, we are firm believers in incorporating your surroundings onto your event. The common practice of bringing a large enclosed tent and lining it with drapery and flowers to create this sort of theater inside of a box, is neither beautiful, natural or pleasant to us. If you are getting married outside, think outside the box and don’t be afraid to follow your instincts. Sometimes, the most unusual locations combined with good design make for the most striking weddings.
Thank you Christian! To learn more about Gypset and see other incredible events they’ve designed, don’t miss their website at www.GypsetEvent.com!