It seems funny to call a city wedding a breath of fresh air, but today’s rooftop modern wedding shoot is just that. While I love a rustic barn wedding as much as most of you do, I also love to see something different. And I love mixing styles and ideas too, and this wedding has vintage touches using silhouettes throughout but combined them with an urban setting and did it all in a modern way. And you’re going to die over this laser cut ceremony canopy! Read More
Silhouettes are a great wedding detail that you can use in your wedding design and style! You can use silhouettes of yourselves, or lots of different silhouettes. You can make them vintage or modern, depending on the design and how you use them. And you can literally use them in every single detail if you wanted to.
Personalizing your wedding with thoughtful or unique details is an important part of designing your wedding. I love DIY projects and cohesive elements that you can weave into different aspects of your wedding. One detail that I think works great in so many different elements is the silhouette. Silhouettes can be modern or vintage (or both!), and are always chic whether they are on stationery, programs, decor, or on fun little details!
Silhouettes make great wedding “branding.” If you think you can only use silhouettes on stationery or paper, maybe this round up will change your mind!
Top Row: cookies by Sarah K. Chen Photography,garland by Leigh Miller Photography, stationery by Hammerpress, cookies by Amy Squires Photography, Middle Row: cameo by Jewelry Basket, buttons by Flowertoss Photography, cookie and portrait from Martha Stewart Weddings, Bottom Row: programs by Amy Squires Photography, cameo by Tarina Tarantino, portrait banner by Amy Squires Photography, held silhouette by Jose Villa, stationery by Bird and Banner
So, what do you think of silhouettes in wedding decor & details? Love? How would you use them?
This DIY is perfect for making a silhouette alone, or a silhouette pumpkin for your fall wedding or home porch decor. I’m sort of OBSESSED with this. I’ve wanted to do just a silhouette of my little one for a while now (but who can get a 10 month old to sit still to get a good profile pic!?) and now I want to do a family of silhouette pumpkins for our porch. And for those having a fall wedding, I think this might be THE perfect little detail to add, and so easy to do!
What you’ll need:
- computer and printer
- white printer paper
- medium to large pumpkin (orange or white, but I think white would look best)
- black acrylic paint
- stick pins
- small flat craft paint brush and small tipped detail paint brush
- hot glue gun and glue sticks
- optional: black lace, fabric, or beads for border of silhouette
For the full DIY instructions, go to the HGTV site here
If you just want to do a paper silhouette, for home decor, stationery, or some little wedding details, another great silhouette DIY can be found here
on Design Sponge. You can do wedding signage, home decor, and I think these would make great gifts too!
Do you love silhouettes as much as I do?
I love these quirky silhouette drawings by Charmaine Olivia. Just one, or all three, would be lovely hung in your home.
I am IN LOVE with this wedding I spotted on the Ruffled blog. It is equal parts romantic, pretty, and fun. The bouquet is my favorite and I think the color palette is perfection.
As I’ve posted in the past, I love hanky details at weddings. I really love hanky invitations or save the dates, but I always thought they would be incredibly difficult or expensive to pull off. That is, until I saw this awesome DIY Hanky Invites post over at tulle and feathers. Don’t get me wrong, they still look difficult, but they can be done DIY. Here are some great examples:
I really want someone to try these and then send me pictures as to how they turned out! Make sure to check out the post at tulle and feathers for more pictures and instructions.