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DIY Paper Flower Backdrop

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We’re delighted to have Jenny of Hank & Hunt back with us today to share another DIY tutorial. Last week you saw her DIY Feather Clips, and today she’s teaching us how to make a low-budget, high-impact paper flower backdrop! We love the idea of playing around with colors and perhaps even patterns to fit the feel of your wedding day perfectly. Let’s get to it:

diy tissue paper flower backdrop

From Jenny of Hank & Hunt: The best part about this backdrop is its portability. Ever wonder how they manage to move those huge photobooth backdrops? Or even how they set them up when you have a million and one other things to be doing on THE day of. The solution is this fun yet modern take on the traditional kid’s art project, a tissue paper backdrop. It’s cheap, it’s light and it’s fully customizable. I’m obsessed with deep blues lately and stayed solid, but think about doing patterns or watercolor styles with it.

For each board, you will need:
-white foam core board
-pack of 20×30″ 24 sheet fold of tissue paper
-roll of double stick tape
-empty water bottle

Simply multiply your list by the number of boards you want; I made four. Each board takes about 30-45 mins depending on how fast you are; the first usually takes the longest. Bribe some friends to help and knock out a ton at the same time!

diy tissue paper backdrop

1. Unwrap the fold of tissue paper, keep stacked and cut 6″x6″ squares. Don’t worry about being exact, it doesn’t matter… yet another beauty of this project.

2. Take your board and make a row of double stick tape across the short side of the board. Take your squares and loosen them up from each other — this makes it faster to pick up while pressing.

3. Take one square and center it over the top of the water bottle and press down. Remember the pencil eraser trick from elementary school? Just like that, but we’re working bigger.

4. Hold the paper in place, flip and press into the tape. Presto. Repeat this down the entire line of tape.

5. Add another row using the same technique about 1-2″ over, depending on how dense you want the backdrop to be. Repeat until the board is covered.

6. Repeat on as many other boards as you want.

7. Hang your first board square to where you want it to start and use two small nails to hold it up. I know some venues are anti-holes, so you can use command strips if you need to. They are super light and it doesn’t take much to hold them up. Now that the first one is up, just line up additional boards, tack into place, fluff the lines and you have an instant backdrop with minimal setup time at the location.

After I made these, I realized how pretty an ombre version would look. The light plays off the different corners of the paper and is really pretty even in a solid color. Perfect for a simple shower or party as well. Photographers could even carry one around for some detail shots!

Project and images by Jenny Batt of Hank Hunt for Ruffled

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Georgia Wedding at Serenbe

Rustic Weddings

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If we had to envision a wedding for the term “eco-chic,” it would certainly take place at Georgia’s Serenbe outside Atlanta and it would probably look exactly like this wedding from super-talented Andrew Thomas Lee. Newlyweds Sasha and Sarah pulled together the greens of succulents and orange flower tones for a fresh, woodsy palette we’re completely in love with.

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From the photographer: Sasha and Sarah are wonderful people, and they had one of the most beautiful celebrations I’ve ever been a part of. They were both completely taken by each other the whole day, which made things on my end very easy. Their ketubah signing was amazing. Normally it’s a ceremony reserved for family and close friends, but they had everyone from the wedding at theirs! 125 people are taking shots of whiskey and scotch — what could be better than that?

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Wedding Location: Atlanta, GA / Wedding Photographer: Andrew Thomas Lee / Wedding Venue: Serenbe / Wedding Coordinators: Kim and Amy of Serenbe

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Aurora Cinema is a filmmaking studio based in New York. After several years of shooting for some of the best in the wedding industry, I’ve decided to venture out and create something inspiring with beautiful imagery and powerful stories.
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Summer Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

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When Vanessa Pleasants of Vintage Whites Weddings started her rental company, the The Vintage Whites Market, one of her first orders of business was, of course, to concoct a styled shoot with the photography of Jeremy and Alicia Brown to showcase her gorgeous goods! We absolutely adore all the milk glass, mismatched chairs, and the natural beauty of bride Taalyr.

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From the event stylist, Vanessa of Vintage Whites Weddings: When local photographer Alicia Brown heard that I was starting a vintage wedding rental company, she approached me with the idea of coordinating a wedding inspiration using items I have collected over the years. We decided on a simple theme based on a house in the country with a covered porch. The location we chose is the historic Gatiss Gardens in Creston, Montana.

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milk glass flower arrangements

The tablescape is very simple and uncluttered; mismatched china and vintage silver on a farm table made from an old door. Twine was used to hang old bottles filled with flowers from wire lamp shade frames over the table. Simple and clean, yet romantic and charming. Cara Finch of Mum’s Flowers created the soft, whimsical arrangements in hobnail glassware. The bouquets perfectly complemented our vintage props. Inspired by kites, we made some with vintage fabric and lace for backdrops. Jana Roach, my business partner (we have a monthly market each summer in Somers, Montana called The Vintage Whites Market), designed the menu and invitation. The cakes were made by Sandy Holf (my mother, and also a partner in The Vintage Whites Market) of Sweet Notions Old Fashioned Cakes and Confections. Taalyr and Spencer, the lovely bride and groom, are friends of mine.

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Shoot Location: Creston, MT / Wedding Photographer: Jeremy and Alicia Brown / Shoot Venue: Gatiss Gardens / Event Styling: Vanessa Pleasants of Vintage Whites Weddings / Wedding Flowers: Cara Finch of Mum’s Flowers / Wedding Cakes: Sandy Holf of Sweet Notions Old Fashioned Cakes and Confections / Drinks: Little Bird Soda / Stationery: Jana Roach / Rentals: The Vintage Whites Market / Wedding Dress: Melissa Sweet

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Australia based, Damien and his partner Anastasia have an international scope and are available for booking in and around Europe to which they are already traveling every summer (June – September). If planning an international or destination wedding, consider the practicality and cost-saving of a trusted photographer already in situ.

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