Hello Friends! I’m so excited to announce that I’m starting to make custom wedding backdrops. Check it out! 

I was so excited when Claire Duran Events contacted me asking if I wanted to collaborate with her for a styled shoot that she was putting together. She gave me complete artistic license (thanks Claire!) to create something within the color palette she asked for. She asked for blacks, greys, and forest greens tones, and she of course let me add my signature gold leaf touch.

Seeing the photos pulled together in this stunning shoot was so fun. I loved seeing how all of the artisans pulled their creativity together for a captivating effect winter romantic aesthetic.

The backdrop process starts with a selection of colors with the bride, or her wedding coordinator. I purchase premium, high quality, unstretched canvas and lay it out. First I iron it, to make sure it lies flat. I then prime the canvas and let the artistic vision take over.

Painting a large-scale wedding backdrop as pictured usually takes 2-3 weeks, depending on the detail and coverage of the piece. Once dry it is mounted to a wood board for support. At the top of the board hooks are mounted into the wood board for easy installation. The piece is then carefully wrapped and shipped to complete your dreamy wedding feel.

 

Each custom wedding backdrop is a piece of art for the couple. The piece usually wears many hats during and after the wedding. First it is the ceremony backdrop, then brides usually have it moved to be the photo booth backdrop.

After the wedding the backdrop can hang as a tapestry or the couple may have it professionally stretched at a local framer for a mounted piece of art. A custom piece of art for a wedding day becomes a home keepsake, artistic memorabilia to enjoy for years to come.

 

Thanks for listening to my process and if you’re a bride please checkout the other vendors from this shoot!

Vendors: @claireduranweddingsandevents (planning and design), @ameliaphotodc (photography), @regentatstonehouse (venue), @whitegloverentals (rentals), @clairepettibone via @hanneloresbridal (gown), @loveophelia (robe), @trumpetandhorn (ring), @makeupbykevan (makeup), @lorinansi (hair), @sophiefelts (flowers), @bellameribbon (ribbon), @lindsaymariedesign (accessories), @fluffythoughtscakes (cake), @mabelandmaggie (paperie), @sarahbohldesigns (calligraphy), @thegartergirl (garter), @thepaperwalrus (vow journals), @christineolmstead (ceremony backdrop), Haven Court (gift), Savvi Formalwear by Sarno and Son (tux) and @stacykosko and @sepehrhr (models)