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Valentine’s Day Love Letter Shoot

Let the Valentine festivities continue! There’s no fighting our love of Valentine’s Day-inspired photo shoots, especially when it includes a collaboration between two great vendors like Juli Vaughn Designs and photographer Amber Wilburn. Read on for the duo’s inspiration behind their shoot and a special DIY Project!


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Valentine's Day: An Old Fashioned Love Letter Inspiration Shoot

From the stylists: Nobody – and I mean nobody – really wants to get Kroger flowers and cheap chocolates for Valentine’s Day. And they definitely don’t want a tweet or a facebook message. But an old fashioned love letter? One that is straight from your love’s heart and dripping with meaningful inside jokes and true romance? That will melt any disillusioned Valentine’s heart. This was the inspiration behind a project that Amber Wilburn Photography and Juli Vaughn Designs concocted: An old fashioned love letter “updated” in a coffee table book format and personalized for anyone wanting to tell their love to “be mine.” These images are from the shoot for that project. They are inspired by the idea of a romance that is both playful and timeless. A “Mars” sweeps “Venus” off her feet and tells her he’s “Her biggest fan; She’s his “Honey Bun” his one true “Sweetheart.”


Valentine's Day: An Old Fashioned Love Letter Inspiration ShootValentine's Day: An Old Fashioned Love Letter Inspiration Shoot

Valentine's Day: An Old Fashioned Love Letter Inspiration Shoot

Valentine's Day: An Old Fashioned Love Letter Inspiration ShootValentine's Day: An Old Fashioned Love Letter Inspiration Shoot

Valentine's Day: An Old Fashioned Love Letter Inspiration Shoot

Valentine's Day: An Old Fashioned Love Letter Inspiration ShootValentine's Day: An Old Fashioned Love Letter Inspiration Shoot

Valentine's Day: An Old Fashioned Love Letter Inspiration Shoot

Valentine's Day: An Old Fashioned Love Letter Inspiration ShootValentine's Day: An Old Fashioned Love Letter Inspiration Shoot

Valentine's Day: An Old Fashioned Love Letter Inspiration Shoot


View all images from this Valentine’s Day shoot here

The sign/markers above could be used as table numbers! To make them yourself, you will need the following:

-Heart Shaped Egg Molds (Found at cooking.com)
-Wooden Circles (Michaels or Hobby Lobby)
-Small White Frames
-Brown Craft Paper
-Letter Stamps + White Inkpad
-Decorative Ribbon
-Hot Glue + Scissors

1. Open the Egg Molds and hot glue the Wooden base to the Wood Circle
2. Cut out the Brown Paper into 1 inch strips and then cut to arrow shape
3. Stamp desired name on Brown Paper
4. Glue strip of ribbon on end of “Arrow”
5. Hot glue the arrow to the Egg Mold and hold until dry
6. Place the wooden base on the small white frame (you can glue it if you want to.)


View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors (Douglasville, GA):

Wedding Venue: Foxhall Resort and Sporting Club / Event Design, Flowers, and Styling: Juli Vaughn Designs / Wedding Photographer: Amber Wilburn / Wedding Caterer: Mrs. Meister

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