by: Lauren

I’ve really been loving peaches and corals lately, and I haven’t done an inspiration board in a while, so I thought peach and coral would be the perfect starting point! Pairing two colors that are basically the same but different tones works wonderfully for color palettes. Combine peach and coral with a bold navy, and you’ve got yourself a chic spring or summer wedding!

 

Inspiration Board: Peach, Coral & Navy via TheELD.com
Row 1: Cake, Drinks, Dresses

Row 2: Bride and Groom, Centerpieces, Dessert Table

Row 3: Escort Cards, Letters, Shoes, Centerpiece

 

And of course peach and coral would go beautifully with other accent colors, like gray, brown, or even green. The type of wedding that you can have is all in the colors and how your decor is done! What’s your favorite color paired with coral and peach?

 



by: Lauren

If you’re just now catching up, start here at Part 1, then go to Part 2, and now I give you the DIY projects from the shoot…

 

Country Chic Shoot: DIY Projects via TheELD.com

 

Paper Doily Garland: This was a total labor of love. These started out in a completely different direction-I made a bunch, didn’t like them, and changed some things around. It definitely took me a while to get the hang of it, but once I did, it was a piece of cake. The full DIY is coming soon, but basically I used stardream champagne colored cardstock, tea dyed white paper doilies, and ribbon.

 

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Table Number: I absolutely love table numbers, and of course I wanted to do something cool yet simple. I got a wooden number from Michael’s and painted it purple. I used Amazing Goop (which really is amazing) to glue it into a candle stick holder.

 

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Fabric Screen: Another labor of love- emphasis on the labor. This is definitely something your fiancé can help you with. Better yet- give him the whole project to do. I am very proud to say that my husband only helped me with one of the panels, and I did the other two completely on my own! I used it to display escort cards, and it can also be a perfect backdrop for a photo/smile booth! :)

 

Items needed: wood, brackets, drill, hinges, fabric, and tacks. Once you get the system down pat, it would probably take 3 hours, not including staining the wood. I estimated this to be about $80 to make- the biggest expense was of course the fabric, and it depends on the type of fabric you use. I originally planned to do a DIY post for this, but I figured it would be too technical and boring. But if you want a DIY for this project, let me know and I can definitely put one together!

 

All in all, just about everything about the shoot was DIY, but these are the things I kind of “made from scratch”. Again, I wanted the emphasis to have things that everyone would be able to do.

 

A big huge THANK YOU to Sammy of J. Monet Studios for her beautiful photos, and for all of the other vendors that helped out with this shoot! I hope you all enjoyed it! :)

 



by: Lauren

I’m deviating from my normal posting “schedule” this week because I really want to share all of the photos from the photo shoot! And so, today we have some details of the {ELD} Country Chic Shoot…

 

The Finds: I hit up my local Hospice thrift store, which was a haven for cheap antique things! I purchased 6 plates in the range of $1 to $15, stemware, and 6 sets of cutlery. I found 2 milk glass bud vases for about $5 each, and a gold vase for $5.  I also picked up some candle holders for something like $3. Everyone thought I was crazy, but I ended up spending a little more than $40 on everything. I borrowed some antique brooches from my friend’s collection at the last minute, but those you can get from $3 to a-whole-lot-of-$, so they’re easy finds. Although I wish I had antique chairs hanging around my house, I don’t, so the chivari chairs were provided by a local rental company, Signature Event Rentals.

Total: $45.00

 

{ELD} DIY Country Chic Shoot: Details via TheELD.com

 

The Flowers: I got a couple purple hydrangea (about $6 each), a couple white lisianthus (about $2 per stem), a few purple asters (about $2 per stem), and some yellow filler (can’t remember the name, about $2 per stem).  I am definitely NOT a florist, so I did the best I could using the milk glass bud vases and the gold vase.

Total: $40.00

 

So basically each tablescape amounted to about $85, including the place settings. For the full look, add a table rental (or borrow tables), a burlap runner, and 6 chairs (rental costs vary in all markets), and you’ve got it!

 

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Other detail goodness:

 

All paper products were provided by the amazing Emily Ley Paper. Emily was kind enough to whip up a beautiful invitation and matching menus and escort cards to tie in more yellow to the shoot.

 

The beautiful wedding dress is by a local Tampa designer, Anglo Couture. I was lucky enough to attend the line’s launch, where unbeknownst to designer Vicky, I secretly picked out this gorgeous dress for the shoot.

 

Oh, and the super cute headpiece was made by the multi-talented photographer Sammy, of J. Monet Studios. She also made the little accessory piece we used on the short dress (dress from Forever 21). She’s a lot more creative than I am- I would’ve never been able to put those together!

 

And coming up soon: The DIY Projects!

 



by: Lauren

I promised you all good stuff this week, and I think I’ve held up my part of the deal thus far. :) I’ve been wanting to share this Ohio wedding from Ashley Brockinton for FOREVER. There are so many amazing details, which is of course why I’ve fallen in love with it. And a little twist- the bride was Ashley’s college roommate, and Ashley was also a bridesmaid in the wedding (her husband Sam took the bridal party shots).

 

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And of course I’m obsessed with the bride’s necklace! I LOVE statement pieces of jewelry with wedding dresses! So many things to love about this wedding! Thank you for sharing Ashley!