Modern DIY Inspiration Photo Shoot by Jasmine Star + In The Now Weddings & Events
January 12, 2012
United States
DIY InspiredModern
When masterminds get together to create a modern inspired shoot, it looks a little something like this spread of gorgeousness. The masterminds would be Jasmine Star on the camera helm and In The Now Weddings & Events on the design, florals and invitation front. And their spread of inspiring goodness would be vibrant hues, a completely awesome spin on the table centerpiece and all kinds of citron infused goodies. This is inspiration that NEEDS (we're actually begging) to be infused into many an upcoming wedding. We honestly had no idea metal pegboard could look so beautiful. Pure genius! And they aren't done yet. On top of the squeal-inducing tabletop and the ooh and ahh inducing pouf veil, is a DIY on how to score that perfectly dipped flatware and it's easy peasy to boot. Check out the gallery for even more of this awesome in every way shoot and check out the how-to on Plasti-dipped cutlery below.

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From Amanda Auer of In The Now Weddings & Events...

Invitations: The invitation was one of my first inspirations to the design of this shoot. Ever since I saw the neon plexiglass in this cool blue hue I knew it was a MUST for something In The Now. Since it's a subtle neon, it can be carried off as a very elegant piece of stationary — but the fun is brought in when you realize the edges of that plexi glow like wildfire! Receiving a tiny "package" in the mail is exciting for any guest, and wedding invitations are the gateway to the look and feel of your event! Inside the box was a handmade green washi [Japanese] paper to wrap the invitation along with a velvet blue ribbon tied into a bow. And, of course, we couldn't resist throwing in some of that custom confetti either!

Custom Clear Confetti: Since nearly everything in the shoot was monogrammed, I knew that my little "aisle poppers" had to be no exception. I printed full sheet, full color transparencies at my local Staples. When I printed, I had already created a full sheet of just our little plus-sign monogram. From there, I used my 1" round circle hole punch to create custom confetti that could easily be mixed in with our cardstock/solid color circles. I love the contrast, and this was such a FUN, EASY project with a lot of bang for the buck!! I mean — custom confetti?? Come on!!

Centerpiece: The centerpiece was going to be constructed of pegboard. I found a metal pegboard online and from there on, it was destiny. Since it all had to be done same-day, on-site, it was quite the time-consuming feat. But, really, the effect was so gorgeously modern, subtle, and classy — it was worth every second. The idea was these sunken flowers with their dangling stems, nearly floating above the table. The legs of the pegboard are made from metal brackets that we found and screwed in through the holes.

Photography: Jasmine Star / Event Planning + Design: In The Now Weddings & Events / Flowers + Invitations: In The Now Weddings & Events / Ceremony Location: Vibiana / Catering: Jay's Catering / Rentals: Classic Party Rentals / Specialty Rentals: Found Vintage Rentals / Multimedia Projects: Creative Media Print / Linens: La Tavola / Hair + Makeup: 1011 Makeup / Dress: Jenny Yoo / Veil: The Dresser / Accessories: H&M + Nordstrom / Plasti-Dip: Plasti-Dip