EDGY, ART-INSPIRED WEDDING IDEAS
Planning a DIY wedding is hard enough, even if you have the time and skills. So, when it comes to adding your own handmade touches, when you have neither, it’s easy to throw out the idea once and for all and start over with something ‘easier’ but not necessarily ‘YOU’!. The thing is you can add instant personality to any wedding, whether you’ve handmade it or not, all you have to do is get creative as event designer & stylist, Ronya explains.
“The theme for this shoot was of course a colorful one, but I also chose to focus on ways I could incorporate artists’ work for a unique spin on the DIY wedding trend.” She began.
“Some brides don’t have the time to DIY all the details of their wedding day but still value items that are personalized and made by hand. For this shoot we sourced most of our items from small shops or local artists. Many of the elements can be recreated by the bride who does have the time to create these pieces on her own.”
“I love to support local and worldwide makers and think that getting a bunch of nontraditional vendors involved on your wedding day is a great way to express your unique style. Take for example the handmade farmtable by Beyond the Barn Rentals or the abstract oil painting we used as a backdrop. You can commission a local artist, maybe one from a nearby art university, to create a backdrop of your own. One that really speaks to your personality as a couple. This particular painting made by Andre Kaulesar’s went so perfectly with the cake design. Getting custom made pieces made is a great way to keep design element cohesive.”
“We chose to forgo traditional flowers and used paper flowers made by Chantal of Paper & Peony. She just recently wrote a book called Bold & Beautiful Paper Flowers, explaining how you can make these beauties on your own! We placed a few real roses to bring in an element of texture.” Ronya explained.
“Another key element from this shoot was the gorgeous modern gown that was handmade by designer Amanda Ergen-Jennings of MinkMaids. We had desserts like Fatty Sundays chocolate covered pretzels which perfectly matched our color pallet, and personalized handlettered cookies designed by LHE Bakes.”
“Our dessert plates were handmade and engraved by Susa Bella. They can be given to guests as favors after the celebration. Some other great element were the handmade cake stand which was handcrafted by Mayware Ceramics, Oh, and those earrings are made out of upcycled vinyl records.” Added Ronya.
“As you can see there are loads of options nowadays for handmade items that will really make your celebration a personalized reflection of your personality and style.”
Event Design & Styling: Ronya & Co | Photography: Rachel Watkinson Photography, Christina Julia Photography, Olivia Christina Photography | Photography & Cinematography: Courtney Elizabeth Photography | Oil Painting: Jacklyn Kling Distinctive | Sugar Cookies: LHE Bakes | Baker: FLOURBOMB cake Co. | Bride’s Dress: MinkMaids | Bride’s Shoes: Becca & Louise | Love Appetizer Plates: Susabella | Hair: Jesse Fox | Makeup: Brittany Alfaro | Paper flowers: Paper & Peony | Geometric centerpieces & Ring Box: Euris | Love never fails painting: M. Dare Designs | Couture Linens: Party Crush Studio | Cake Stand: Mayware Ceramics | Earrings: Dana Jewellery | 2 yards of Eco Canvas: Spoonflower | Favors: FATTY SUNDAYS | Art Installation: Jacklyn Kling Gallery | Artisan Candles: Nordic Candle | Vintage Centerpiece Vase: Brook Street Beach House | Invitation Suite: Loveletter studio | Place Cards & Watercolor Print: Lace and Belle | Venue: 18 Label Studios | Farm Table: Beyond The Barn Rentals | Abstract Painting: Andre Kaulesar’s | Biodeg (eible) Cups: Loliware | Coordination: Hostess of Memories |