Jun 7, 2012
Jun 5, 2012
Here is a quick tutorial of the wooden nail and string letters I made for our recent gold shoot. By the way, when I say "quick tutorial" I mean it... I hardly took any pictures, and the pictures I did take were with my cell phone. So this is a rough explanation just in case you want to make your own.
#1- Cut your wood boards to any size you want your letter to be, these were about 20"x30" pieces made from 1/2" plywood. I was using these letters I got at JoAnns as a template which made it very easy to know sizing and to trace them.
#2- Stain wood boards if desired
#3- Trace letters on to boards
#4- Spray paint every single nail shiny gold... Oh wait, that's only if you're crazy like me... I suggest skipping this part if possible. :)
#5- Hammer a nail about 1/4" into the wood in all the corners of the letter (see image below), this will give you good starting and ending points. It also helps with spacing your nails.
Fill in the gaps and spaces as you go until you have a uniform look
Here you have it! I absolutely love the way these turned out. They would be fun to use as a headboard (secured well to the wall), wedding decor, or even over the mantel in your living room.
Here is the final image and how I chose to display them in the photo shoot. They made a really sweet backdrop to our mock engagement party.
May 8, 2012
Large thread and nail letters made for a fun and interesting backdrop. The table was full of gold details and bits of teal.
Centerpiece was simply a long 4"x4" piece of wood with holes drilled in the top for the candles to fit in.
The table edges were lined with Instagram pictures that were printed on using PostalPix. I laid them out, then taped them down using washi tape.
Next set up was a simple gold fringed backdrop... how adorable is this couple?1?!
Our last look was simply strands of lights with gold spray painted cords so they wouldn't stand out as much.
The cake was a square, ruffled, teal ombre cake on a rustic wooden base. I also really loved this simple cake topper... it gets sorta lost in the photo but in person it's even better.
I took hundreds of sew together gold circle and taped them to the top of the cake table to add some interest.
Invitations were done in tones of gold and teal. Jen from Blushprintables on Etsy designed a really lovely chevron teal ombre invite for our shoot.
I also have a quick tutorial for the threaded letters I'm going to try and get up here soon. They're pretty simple to do but do take a bit of patience and precision. You can also contact me for pricing if you'd like me to make them for you.
We're off to Portland and Seattle on Wednesday but I've got a few giveaways in the works... exciting stuff coming!
Here is a list of everyone who worked on the shoot and all of the wonderful vendors that were used!
Photography- Kristin Rogers Photography
Makeup- Amy Clarke
Cake Stand- Morgann Hill Designs
Instagram Prints - Postalpix
Cake- Rose Marcellino
“I Do” Cake Topper- Blissfully Wired
Teal Feather Napkins- Feisty Fashion
Invitation Design- Blush Printables
All Hair Pieces- Bethany Lorelle
Sea Urchin Centerpieces, Ring, Shell Ring Holder- RobinCharlotte
Posted by Bre at 8:44 AM
Apr 30, 2012
I'm still in the process of updating my blog from the last 6 months or so. Sorry these are months and months old, but I still wanted to get them on here for anyone that may be able to use them for ideas on projects they're working on.
This was a fun little project I was hired to do set-design for. It was a workshop for Kristin Rogers Photography. We pulled together 2 different looks for the students to practice on. It was a fun day and I got to meet some really great people.
First up was a bridal look. Lots of balloons in various sizes hung from the ceiling and covering the floor. By the way... blowing up those giant balloons is a nightmare, even worse is trying to tie them! Yikes, my fingers were raw when I was finished!
Second look was an eclectic mix of props. That red chair looks so good in photographs, I love it every time I see it. :)
Here's a collage of some of the girls from that day.
For more pictures or to get information on tutoring sessions, check out this post here.
Here is a list of all the lovely and talented people who worked on this project. I hope we have a chance to do this again!
Make Up – Amy Clarke
Hair – Dianna Lopez
Wardrobe Stylist – Gabby Lewis
Florist – Floral Design By Jacqueline Ahne
Fashion Model – Mira
Bridal Model – Kiarra Elliot
Apr 27, 2012
1. I know Le Creuset is super well known but it is by far one of my most favorite things in my kitchen. I have the 5 1/2 qt and would recommend this size for anyones first piece. On line they sell for about $250+, but if you have a Le Creuset outlet near you then you can almost always find them there for about $150 (depending on the color)... I use this pot more than I use my microwave or toaster, seriously!
Here are a few behind the scenes photos and close-up shots of some of the props and decorations used.
In the pattern room I made scalloped pennants and giant ruffled balls
All of the bouquets were really beautiful!
Large hoops hung with fabric and lace.
And here are a few photos of the MUA, hair stylist, and wardrobe stylist working their magic.
I really love doing this so much, and it's extra special working with such an enjoyable group of people!
Photographer: Logan Cole
WHITE Magazine (Australia)
Makeup: Amy Clakre
Hair: Lady Dianna
Stylist: Gabrielle Lewis
Set Styling: Me
Flowers by: Flower Allie
Models: No Ties Management & Willow Model Management