by: Lauren

At the beginning of this year, I started noticing a lot of photo shoots popping up all over blogs. Naturally they’re all great for inspiration. But then I got to thinking- I wonder if brides would be able to replicate these tablescapes and stay within their budgets.  Peonies and ghost chairs aren’t exactly the most budget-friendly things.


And so the {ELD} DIY Photo Shoot was born! I’ll be honest, it’s not the absolute best, and it was the very first photo shoot that I’ve ever done (more will be coming!). But I did do EVERYTHING myself, and I’m 100% confident that any bride would be able to do what I did.


The inspiration behind the shoot was to do something country chic. I knew that I wanted to use purple, and I’m obsessed with yellow, so the color combination seemed perfect! The colors were mainly incorporated into the flowers, and everything else just had more of a “country” feel to it.


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When planning the shoot, I wanted to focus on the DIY aspects, and make sure everything REALLY was what other people (aka brides) would be able to do. Along with that, I also wanted to do something everyone could afford to do. (I actually had to stop at one point when something got hard and remind myself that the focus was DIY!) The DIY aspects of the table number, doily garland, and fabric screen are all different levels of “difficulty”, but are still somewhat simple. More details are coming your way!


Shoot Specifics:

Location: Casa Lantana

Photographer: J. Monet Studios

Coordinator/Designer: Every Last Detail

Dress: Anglo Couture

Paper: Emily Ley Paper

Makeup: Leila Easters

Model: Natalie Doyle


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Lauren Grove is the editor and owner of Every Last Detail. A clueless bride-turned-wedding planner, Lauren uses her experiences and knowledge to educate and inspire brides all over the world.

10 responses to The Very First {ELD} DIY Photo Shoot!

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  1. Karry

    Beautiful. I would not have known it was your first shoot! Love that you went with deep purples with a touch of the yellow.

  2. Tiffany

    You did a great job! And you even had a model, which is a really nice touch! Makes it very editorial. Great work, I like the escort card font and the simple flowers!

  3. Tiesha Frazier

    Great job! Love the DIY aspects, attention to detail and the real applicability.

  4. Brittany

    Lauren this so chic! I absolutely love the rich colors with the simple background of country. Looks fantastic!

  5. Aleah + Nick

    I love everything about it! Aleah

  6. Karen

    You did a great job! I looove the purple!

  7. Ink & Button

    Nice work! I love your motivation behind the shoot – to make things do able and affordable! Beautiful pops of colors – so classy! :)

  8. Sandy

    Wow, this shoot is amazing!!! I love the purple and pops of yellow!! it helps that she is absolutely stunning as well!! =)

  9. male model

    tahnk you for the pictures ! :D

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