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DIY Easter Egg Backdrop

DIY Projects

When it comes to weddings, one of the first things that catches our eyes every time is the backdrop. They’re such an easy way to make an eye-catching statement, so we’re thrilled to have this one to share with you all today! Studio Cultivate by Kathryn Godwin + Ruffled collaborated to execute and style this DIY Easter egg backdrop with flowers by Springvine, while Emily Chidester took the reins behind the camera. Of course, this would be a great DIY for any time of the year! If you follow us on Instagram, you will see the backdrop in action for Luna’s First Birthday :)

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DIY easter egg backdrop - photo by Emily Chidester http://ruffledblog.com/diy-easter-egg-backdrop

DIY easter egg backdrop - photo by Emily Chidester http://ruffledblog.com/diy-easter-egg-backdrop

For this project, you will need:
– plastic Easter eggs
– scissors
– white twine or fishing line
– white spray paint
– acrylic white paint
– tapestry needle
– baster
– gray spray paint (the right shade of gray is hard to find, so we used primer)

DIY easter egg backdrop - photo by Emily Chidester http://ruffledblog.com/diy-easter-egg-backdrop

Instructions:
1. Cut plastic egg halves apart – trim off the connecting piece. Lay on protected surface to paint.

DIY easter egg backdrop - photo by Emily Chidester http://ruffledblog.com/diy-easter-egg-backdrop

2. Use a baster to drip acrylic paint over egg, allow to run and drip over egg – this gave a nice texture and variation to the egg. We varied the quantities that we dripped with paint versus what we spray painted.

DIY easter egg backdrop - photo by Emily Chidester http://ruffledblog.com/diy-easter-egg-backdrop

3. After dripped paint or spray paint has dried, thread your tapestry needle with twine – staring on the inside of the shell, thread and loop through the two holes at the top of the egg, tie in knot.

DIY easter egg backdrop - photo by Emily Chidester http://ruffledblog.com/diy-easter-egg-backdrop

DIY easter egg backdrop - photo by Emily Chidester http://ruffledblog.com/diy-easter-egg-backdrop

4. Thread through the inside of the next shell, loop again through the two holes and back out the top- slide shell down to almost stack on the previous egg. By looping through the two holes, the twine will lock into position.

DIY easter egg backdrop - photo by Emily Chidester http://ruffledblog.com/diy-easter-egg-backdrop

5. Create varying lengths of these tendrils from 5 egg halves to 20-30, depending on the length of the backdrop you desire. After having strung them, we dusted them with spray paint once more to help cover any area there may have been chipping.

6. Suspend from a strong bar that can withstand weight, and cluster tendrils together – creating a heavily layered backdrop transforms the otherwise recognizable material into something unexpected.

DIY easter egg backdrop - photo by Emily Chidester http://ruffledblog.com/diy-easter-egg-backdrop

DIY easter egg backdrop - photo by Emily Chidester http://ruffledblog.com/diy-easter-egg-backdrop

View step-by-step images from this tutorial in the gallery

Alternatively, if you’re in a pinch for time, you can string plastic eggs and spray paint them (using the paint + primer cans). Open them up, and starting string the halves with knots in between each.

DIY Easter Egg Backdrop as executed and styled by Studio Cultivate exclusively for Ruffled

Wedding Vendors

Photography:

Emily Chidester

DIY Production:

Kathryn Godwin of Studio Cultivate

Floral Design:

Springvine Design

Hair and Make up:

Adorn Studio

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DIY Easter Egg Backdrop

Photos by:

Emily Chidester

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Romantic Weddings

We wholeheartedly agree with today’s bride, Chrisli, who says that simplicity can still be exciting as long as it’s well-executed. If you need some convincing, just take a look at her wedding! South African wedding professionals dna photographers, AnnaH, and Fleur Le Cordeur helped Chrisli and Matt find their true wedding potential

South African wedding with a glam gown - photo by dna photographers http://ruffledblog.com/south-african-wedding-with-a-glam-gown

From the bride, Chrisli: We wanted something sophisticated, but still young, fresh and out of the ordinary. We believe less is more if it’s well executed – and there’s always space to add a touch of your own personality. Let’s just say we went for ‘red carpet’, not fairytale!

South African wedding with a glam gown - photo by dna photographers http://ruffledblog.com/south-african-wedding-with-a-glam-gown

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South African wedding with a glam gown - photo by dna photographers http://ruffledblog.com/south-african-wedding-with-a-glam-gown

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Flower recipe: Imported yellow baby orchids, white orchids, tulips and interestingly used greenery.

groom looks - photo by dna photographers http://ruffledblog.com/south-african-wedding-with-a-glam-gown

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We wanted simplicity and sophistication, with a touch of personality. Our colour scheme was natural, white, wood and a touch of gold and yellow for fun. Minimalist, simplistic, sophisticated, fresh, slightly off-beat, light and summery!

wedding ceremony - photo by dna photographers http://ruffledblog.com/south-african-wedding-with-a-glam-gown

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ceremony recessional - photo by dna photographers http://ruffledblog.com/south-african-wedding-with-a-glam-gown

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Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? 1. Don’t get lost in the detail – remember the main reason for the day (if you end up marrying the love of your life, everything went according to plan!) 2. Hire a wedding planner (they save you many hours, tears and frustration…and most likely money too) 3. Download a To-Do list app (like Wunderlist) to keep track of everything that needs to be done.

tulip wedding flowers - photo by dna photographers http://ruffledblog.com/south-african-wedding-with-a-glam-gown

modern reception - photo by dna photographers http://ruffledblog.com/south-african-wedding-with-a-glam-gown

wedding reception - photo by dna photographers http://ruffledblog.com/south-african-wedding-with-a-glam-gown

weddings with a view - photo by dna photographers http://ruffledblog.com/south-african-wedding-with-a-glam-gown

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Wedding Music:
Processional: “Mid Air,” Paul Buchanan
Recessional: “Over the Rainbow,” Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
Reception Entrance: “Hooked on a Feeling,” Blue Swede
First Dance: “I Wanna Grow Old With You” from The Wedding Singer, “I Wanna Dance with Somebody,” Whitney Houston

Wedding Vendors

Photography:

dna photographers

Wedding Planning and Design:

Anneke Roux from AnnaH

Florist:

Fleur Le Cordeur

Venue and Catering:

Vrede en Lust

Wedding Dress:

Kobus Dippenaar

Hair and Makeup:

Alicia Buckle Hair & Make-up

Bridesmaid Dresses:

Forever New

Wedding Cake and Dessert Table:

Cakes by Wade

DJ:

DJ Chopper

Cocktail Hour Musicians:

Manouche Trio

Stationery:

Seven Swans

Videography:

Desert Rose Productions

Photos by:

dna photographers

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Wedding Design

It’s styled shoots like this one from Jen & Chris Creed and Enchanted Florist Nashville that make me fall in love with purple all over again. We love how much attention was paid to all the little details here, especially the decoration for the gold chiavari chairs used for the ceremony!

purple and ivory wedding in the woods - photo by Jen and Chris Creed http://ruffledblog.com/purple-and-ivory-wedding-in-the-woods

From the photographers, Jen & Chris Creed: “Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.”— John Muir (The Mountains of California). There’s a certain peace and calm that comes from being in nature, and that is where we found the inspiration for this wedding styled shoot. This is for couples who feel called to wilderness, and who want to celebrate with their friends and family under a canopy of trees, while still incorporating a sparkling style!

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purple and ivory wedding in the woods - photo by Jen and Chris Creed http://ruffledblog.com/purple-and-ivory-wedding-in-the-woods

wedding ceremony chairs - photo by Jen and Chris Creed http://ruffledblog.com/purple-and-ivory-wedding-in-the-woods

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wedding ceremony setup - photo by Jen and Chris Creed http://ruffledblog.com/purple-and-ivory-wedding-in-the-woods

wedding ceremony chairs - photo by Jen and Chris Creed http://ruffledblog.com/purple-and-ivory-wedding-in-the-woods

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A lounge area was set up with whitewashed vintage furniture, perfect for taking in the surroundings during cocktail hour, or for the couple to slip away for a quiet moment! For the reception, we loved a barnwood table set amongst the pines, with lilac and plum linens as an accent. Succulents topped the menu cards, and we did two different look options with plates and chargers. One clear charger with antique china, and one a gold charger with a clear plate. The bride’s dress was a multi-layered tulle gown by Monique Lhuillier, which floated beautifully through the trees. The lace top was by Augusta Jones, and tied into the vintage feel of the lounge area and china. The bride wore a crystal headpiece for the ceremony, and later changed to a more whimsical flower crown for the reception! Her groom was handsome in a navy tuxedo and lilac bow tie.

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purple and ivory wedding in the woods - photo by Jen and Chris Creed http://ruffledblog.com/purple-and-ivory-wedding-in-the-woods

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Wedding Vendors

Photography:

Jen & Chris Creed

Florist:

Enchanted Florist Nashville

Venue:

Pine Halls

Wedding Dress:

Monique Lhuillier

Bridal Store:

The Bride Room

Jewelry:

Paris by Debra Moreland

Hair and Makeup:

Amy Lynn Larwig

Men's Attire:

Street Tuxedo Green Hills

Lighting:

Bright Event Productions

Rentals and Linens:

Southern Events Party Rental

Wedding Invitations:

designs in paper

Photos by:

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