Old, Borrowed & Blue

So lucky today to be joined by Calgary stylist Pink & Honey Event Styling who teamed up with Genevieve Renee Photographie to create an absolutely inspiring photoshoot filled with beautiful ceremony backdrops. You’re seeing this first here on Wedding Obsession. Enjoy…!!!

Handmade creations add the most special touch to a wedding day. So for our love of all things sweet and crafty, we put together a ceremony backdrop inspiration shoot to encourage brides to get out their scissors and tape and create something handcrafted, simple, and personal for their big day.

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The ‘something old’ backdrop arose from an idea to use them outside of an old church as the setting for a ceremony. For a modern yet whimsical twist, we added jumbo balloons adorned with mixed lace accents and anchored with white ceramic bookends.

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The ‘something borrowed’ backdrop was inspired by the simplicity and beauty of nature. We borrowed some tree branches straight from the forest floor and built an archway, securing the branches together with the fishing line. We handcrafted faux flowers using post-consumer recycled cream-colored paper for an added charming touch.

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Old, Borrowed & Blue - something blue

And finally, the ‘something blue’ backdrop came from our attraction to stately patterns and colors. A bold fabric choice and a giant antique frame were all it took to create this unique focal point for a beautiful indoor or outdoor ceremony.

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Concept, Design & Styling: Pink & Honey Event Styling
Photography: Genevieve Renee Photographie
Flowers: Wild About Flowers in Marda Loop
Model: Brooklynne Gladysz

This was all about our DIY backdrops which were inspired by old, borrowed, and blue. Now let us take you through one unique wedding photoshoot. This photoshoot is inspired by a black swan.

Whether you saw the amazing movie Black Swan or not, you’ll absolutely love this next photoshoot. The genius behind these gorgeous images is the talented Julin Athalia Lee of Vancouver-based Athalia’s Photography. She created this entire DIY affair with the help of some fabulous vendors to create a look that has a sophisticated flair with a hint of drama. One of my favorite shoots thus far.

Says Julin,

We were thinking of inexpensive DIY things every bride-on-a-budget can do for their wedding; the pompoms, sugar pearls thank you gifts, cake pops escort cards ( which can serve as Thank-you gifts too! So 2-in-1 ! ), themed menu, hairpieces, etc.. I know being a bride on a budget can be so stressful so we tried to incorporate all the fun ballerina/swan lake DIY things; white+black, lace, tutu, feather, bling, pearls, flowers to bring the whole theme together!

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DETAILS

Photography: Athalia’s Photography
Flowers: Garden Works
Makeup/Hair: Shawnna Downing, [2nd photo from top, Jennifer Schulz]
Event Design: Julin Athalia Lee of Athalia’s Photography
Event Planning: Julin Athalia Lee of Athalia’s Photography
Invitations: Julin Athalia Lee of Athalia’s Photography
Dress: Enzoani (Dress name: Ankara)
Cake: Souffle by Laura Hadi

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