Last week I had the honor of being published on one of my favorite wedding blogs, 100 Layer Cake! For my aqua & gold (or dip dyed inspiration) shoot, I was lucky enough to work with some really talented vendors from New Orleans and Baton Rouge. I love to bring in vendors that I’ve never worked with and who haven’t been published everywhere already. Sometimes I notice certain wedding planners using the same vendors every time for their styled shoots. For me, I like to spread the creativity and bring in new people.
Dip dying has been a huge trend recently (or at least Pinterest makes it look that way). I wanted to combine that with a venue that typically gets decorated the same way every time it’s used.. The New Orleans Pharmacy Museum. It’s a gorgeous and intimate venue right in the middle of the French Quarter. It’s one of those venues that you would never even know it’s there but once inside, you find a beautiful backdrop of greenery and old brick. Typically, the the archway at the venue is decorated with greenery and flowers. For me, I wanted to take this classic piece and add some creativity to it.
I decorated the archway by dip dying the ends of 30 ft of fabric. I then braided each piece to add some texture to the backdrop. I enlisted Poppy & Mint to make the beautiful flower arrangement at the top. I wanted to go big and bold on this archway and I think I accomplished that. For any DiY-ers out there, the dip dying part was a nightmare on 30 ft of fabric but the end result was definitely worth it!
I was seriously amazed by my team of vendors. I couldn’t believe that all their pieces fit perfectly together. When I was describing my vision to the vendors months prior to the shoot, they all had trouble envisioning my style for the shoot. This was due probably to the fact that I get so excited about my ideas that I don’t know how to describe them. That’s the reason why I was amazed by what they created because they created items with minimal understandable direction. Once the shoot was put together, I think some of them had an AHA moment and they finally saw my vision.
Finally, a huge thanks goes out to Tasha Rae Photography who trusted and believed in my vision! She never doubted me or made me feel crazy. Her images definitely delivered as well.
Photography: Tasha Rae Photography- http://
Styling, Decor, and Design: Roses and Lace – http://
Flowers: Poppy & Mint Florals- http://
Calligraphy/ Dessert Banner: SmallChalk-http://smallchalk.com/
Graphic Design/Paper Goods: http://cieradesign.com/
Dress: Blush Bridal and Formal Salon- http://
Vintage Furniture and other decor- Pret a Fete Event Rentals-http://
Favors/Drinks: Locally Preserved- http://
Venue: New Orleans Pharmacy Museum
Cakes: Sweet Elizabeth Cakes- http://