This centerpiece was not from a wedding, but my friend Lauren and I had to decorate a table for our WBN charity event. She and I collaborated on our table concept and design. I thought some of you Brides might enjoy the centerpiece and color scheme we came up with. Feel free to email me if you have any questions.
The books are from a thrift store. They were $1.99 but if you go to an estate sale you can get them cheaper!
The flowers and vases are from Michael’s Crafts (totaled around $8 for all of that).
The pieces at the bottom and right are custom bookmarks- a collaborative graphic design between my intern (a.k.a. brother) and myself. The bookmarks were designed with inspiration from the fabric and a little button (purchased at Joanne Fabrics) to add a little touch of vintage charm.
The fabric squares are from Joanne Fabrics. For a wedding you may want to finish the edges by sewing them OR attaching the same ribbon around the trim of each fabric square to tie it all together. The fabric can be re-purposed for many things. One thought I had was to place them in a 10×10 matted frame for home decor.
This entire table decor, centerpiece, and favor was done for under $30.
Thanks to a good friend of mine, I had a great opportunity to shoot for the Mayr family business, Sabika, Inc. I can’t say enough about how wonderful their family is and how impressive the company is as well. I’ve never seen a business able to carry such quality representatives from top to bottom. I’ll post more images from the shoot soon, but here is a quick sample video.
Be sure to check out Sabika’s website and if you are looking for a consultant to purchase any of their beautiful products, drop me a line or contact Sabika.
Sarah and Keith were married in May. They kicked off my 2010 wedding season with totally awesome venues, details, and personalities. I met Sarah and Keith at a Starbucks in early 2009 and we had an instant connection (something I always look for at consultations). The more they told me about their wedding, the more excited I got. And when they asked if I did “Trash the Dress” sessions, I knew they were going to be a fun couple to get to know…I had hoped they would hire me as their photographer.
Keith, Sarah, and I kept in touch throughout 2009-2010 via Fracebook and email. One day in early 2010 I was shooting a High School Senior portrait session in a random alley when Sarah jogs by. Then she stopped, went back and said, “Dana?” I was excited to run into her like that BUT what was even more exciting is that I found out she lived near there AAAANNNDDD it just so happens that where I was shooting is right down the road from where I will be moving soon. SO I’m very very excited to say the Keith, Sarah, and I will practically be neighbors here in a few weeks! Just goes to show how small our world is and that you never know how life will play out!
Special thanks to Robin for being an AWESOME second shooter (and friend). Some of the images in this gallery are hers!
Once again, I have to blog their wedding, BUT I wanted you to see Sarah and Keith’s “Trash the Dress” images. “Trash the Dress” has been around for several years now, but is still a somewhat new, unheard of, and rare photo session done by brides. I’m posting this before the wedding images because I’ve had so many of my Facebook friends ask me to post these on my website. Since a lot of people haven’t heard of Trash the Dress around Pittsburgh (unless you are a Pittsburgh Bride), I figure, it’s easier to SHOW a Pittsburgh Trash the Dress session than to explain it.
Keith, Sarah, and I set out for a fun Friday evening in Ohiopyle State Park for their Trash the Dress session. Keith was kind enough to drive us up there and we had a great time traveling up there and back. I love Ohiopyle and have been there many times this summer. So, when Sarah and Keith asked to go up for their session, I was completely on board. If you have never been there, it’s an amazing little getaway in our own Pittsburgh backyard.
I hope you enjoy the images just as much as we had making them!