Photography fans, you’re sure to love this inspiration shoot from the dynamic team of Lisa Blume Photography, Cheers Darling Events, On a Limb Floral Design. It’s directly inspired by Cyanotype (a photo printing process that produces a blue print), which paved the way for tons of bold blue elements — just wait ’til you see the bride’s striking skirt in outfit #2! Savannah, Georgia was the perfect location for it all, with cobblestone, tree-lined streets and sidewalks with herringbone pavers to top everything off.

Cyanotype Inspired Wedding Ideas - photo by Lisa Blume Photography http://ruffledblog.com/cyanotype-inspired-wedding-ideas

From the photographer, Lisa Blume: While planning my own wedding, I had the idea of using the alternative photography process Cyanotype as inspiration but realized my chosen wedding dress would not match the Cyanotype look. I was so excited to find out that Bevin and Sio were thrilled with the idea of using Cyanotype for our inspiration! Once we nailed down the overall style and look, we brought on Kaitlin of Cheers Darling Events, who was thrilled to come down to Savannah for this fun project! From there the shoot took off like a shooting star and we are so thrilled with the results. Kaitlin pulled together the most amazing creative team and we really couldn’t be more happy with the results.

toile inspired wedding invitations - photo by Lisa Blume Photography http://ruffledblog.com/cyanotype-inspired-wedding-ideas

bridal boudoir - photo by Lisa Blume Photography http://ruffledblog.com/cyanotype-inspired-wedding-ideas

wedding greenery - photo by Lisa Blume Photography http://ruffledblog.com/cyanotype-inspired-wedding-ideas

boudoir inspiration - photo by Lisa Blume Photography http://ruffledblog.com/cyanotype-inspired-wedding-ideas

grooms boutonniere - photo by Lisa Blume Photography http://ruffledblog.com/cyanotype-inspired-wedding-ideas

I’m so lucky to have been in the same photography graduate program at Savannah College of Art & Design with the editors and creators of Paprika Southern, Bevin Valentine Jalbert and Siobhan Egan. Paprika Southern is the magazine for art and style in the South. Published quarterly, Paprika Southern’s content includes interviews with and profiles of artists, entrepreneurs and tastemakers living and working in the South, as well as fashion and lifestyle features and creative non-fiction. Learn more on our about page. We thought that we could use this photoshoot as an educational moment to teach our vendors, our friends, and the Paprika Southern readership about what a Cyanotype is!

white bouquet with pops of green - photo by Lisa Blume Photography http://ruffledblog.com/cyanotype-inspired-wedding-ideas

Cyanotype Inspired Wedding Ideas - photo by Lisa Blume Photography http://ruffledblog.com/cyanotype-inspired-wedding-ideas

ceremony setup with a wreath - photo by Lisa Blume Photography http://ruffledblog.com/cyanotype-inspired-wedding-ideas

Cyanotype Inspired Wedding Ideas - photo by Lisa Blume Photography http://ruffledblog.com/cyanotype-inspired-wedding-ideas

wedding ceremony - photo by Lisa Blume Photography http://ruffledblog.com/cyanotype-inspired-wedding-ideas

Here’s a little background on the process which might be information we could use for the text and story: The book In the Darkroom: An Illustrated Guide to Photographic Processes before the Digital Age states: The discovered only a few years after the announcement of a daguerrotype, paper negative, and salted paper print, the cyanotype was introduced in 1842. It was used in the earliest decades of photography to make camera-less photographs, notably of botanical specimens. Because it is one of the simplest and easiest photographic printing processes to master, the cyanotype increased in use around the turn of the nineteenth century among amateur snapshooters. It also found widespread use in architecture and engineering firms as a means of copying drawings and plans, called bluprints, in which the drawing appears in white on a blue ground. Cyantype paper was commercially produced from 1872.

blue drop earrings - photo by Lisa Blume Photography http://ruffledblog.com/cyanotype-inspired-wedding-ideas

wedding bouquets - photo by Lisa Blume Photography http://ruffledblog.com/cyanotype-inspired-wedding-ideas

Cyanotype Inspired Wedding Ideas - photo by Lisa Blume Photography http://ruffledblog.com/cyanotype-inspired-wedding-ideas

Cyanotype Inspired Wedding Ideas - photo by Lisa Blume Photography http://ruffledblog.com/cyanotype-inspired-wedding-ideas

blue place setting - photo by Lisa Blume Photography http://ruffledblog.com/cyanotype-inspired-wedding-ideas

tablescape - photo by Lisa Blume Photography http://ruffledblog.com/cyanotype-inspired-wedding-ideas

cyan name card - photo by Lisa Blume Photography http://ruffledblog.com/cyanotype-inspired-wedding-ideas

Cyanotypes are based on the light sensitivity of iron salts rather than silver salts. The Cyanotype is a one-layer photographic structure: the image is embedded in the fibers of the support and thus produces a print with a matte surface. To make a cyanotype, the photographer coasted paper with a mixture of potassium ferrocyanide and ferric ammonium citrate and hung it dry. It was the nexposed to light in contact with a negative or with an object or drawing laid on top of it. After exposure , the print was washed in water to remove the unexposed chemicals. The resultant chemical mixture created ferric ferrocyanide, also called prussian blue; as the print dries, it turns bright blue. When toned with different solutions, the cyanotype’s color could be changed to gray, reddish brown, black, violet, or green tones. Cyanotypes have a high level of image stability but can fade from exposure to light. However, they can regain some of their image density when stored in the dark.

cyan wedding stationery - photo by Lisa Blume Photography http://ruffledblog.com/cyanotype-inspired-wedding-ideas

modern wedding reception - photo by Lisa Blume Photography http://ruffledblog.com/cyanotype-inspired-wedding-ideas

modern bridal looks - photo by Lisa Blume Photography http://ruffledblog.com/cyanotype-inspired-wedding-ideas

modern bridal fashion - photo by Lisa Blume Photography http://ruffledblog.com/cyanotype-inspired-wedding-ideas

blue wedding cake - photo by Lisa Blume Photography http://ruffledblog.com/cyanotype-inspired-wedding-ideas

romantic Savannah weddings - photo by Lisa Blume Photography http://ruffledblog.com/cyanotype-inspired-wedding-ideas

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Lisa Blume Photography

Event Planning

Cheers Darling Events

Floral Design

On a Limb Floral Design

Art Direction

Paprika Southern

Production Assistant

Ageda Machuca

Venue

Brockington Hall

Wedding Dresses

Lela Rose “The Lake”, Terani Couture

Bridal Store

Hitched Bridal Salon

Wedding Veils and Garters

Adele Amelia Bridal

Engagement Rings

Kristen Baird

Drop Earrings

Janis Savitt

Engagement Dress

Plante Clothing

Engagement Jewelry

Kendra Scott

Bodysuit

BHLDN

Chiffon and Lace Kimono Robe

ASOS

Fashion Styling

Lisa Blume Photography

Hair and Makeup

Jules - More than Makeup

Groom's Suit and Socks

Banana Republic

Groom's Tie

J.Crew

Wedding Cake

Buttercream Bakeshop

Rentals

Savannah Special Events by Ranco

Vintage Rentals

Savannah Vintage Rentals

Rentals and Linens

Party Rental Ltd

Cyanotypes

Bevin Jalbert & Lisa Marie Blume

Paper Goods

Paperzest

Calligraphy

Laura Hooper Calligraphy

Photography Assistant

Isabelle Von Arx

1 comments
  • SweetTeaPhoto

    Thank you for sharing @RuffledBlog!! We had so much working on this shoot!