She’s having a photography art show tonight- and you should come! The subject is “Charleston nautical” and you don’t want to miss this gorgeous series she put together. Part of the proceeds will go to the James Island Christian Church Adoption Fund. Come out, sip wine, and show some love to Hannah! I’ll be the event photographer for open night so check back soon to see who showed up. :)
- DIY Tips & Tricks
Posted in: DIY Tips & Tricks, Wedding Photography
My post yesterday was of a photo shoot that my good friend, Sally, and I stylized. Although I can’t take credit for the amazing placement of all that bling I can take credit for a few pieces of eye candy. In this post I’ll share a few links and tips like how to make a bouquet, how to make vintage “Bride” and “Groom” signs, and how to make those fabulous, gold, skeleton keys. If you’re planning a DIY vintage wedding, these tips and tricks will definitely come in handy!
Lets start with the hand tied bouquet:
First I picked the color flower that went with the shoot: Peach. I could’ve ordered ranunculus but frankly, I ran out of time and peach roses at Wal-Mart did just fine. I knew I wanted some succulents- which Lowes carries this time of year. I chose a succulent that looked like little clusters of green grapes. Loquats (the small golden fruit balls) were in bloom at the time of this shoot. Since gold was a main color in the shoot I added them. No bouquet (or design for that matter) is complete without a bit of white. The tiny budding white flowers you see also came from Wal-Mart. I don’t know what they are but they looked like mini carnations. Lastly, I framed the outside of the bouquet with Dutsty Miller (also found at Lowes). I bought some simple lace/eyeletted ribbon, bouquet wire, and watched this video:
The sign detail was very simple. You can make your sign much more fancy than I did. Just follow the link below for more ideas.
The vintage sign printable is FREE. You can customize it to be almost any color!
And, lastly, the gold keys are a MUST HAVE vintage detail. I’ve had my eye on them for over a year. Antique shops carry them and they look really old and rusty. I was going for a more polished look so I decided to spray paint them gold. See the before & after pictures: