I talked about the wedding group, We Do Weddings
, last month. It’s the group of photographers, designers, stylists who came together to get magic done in Denmark and I was more than thrilled to be involved while I was there. We decided to stage a series of photoshoots and broke up into 4 groups. Each group took on one of the sayings from “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue” and yes, we were something new. Sorry, bad joke. Of course, we were something blue. This was one of my favorite projects of all time! I got to work with Amanda Thomsen
, Lina Ahnoff
, and Anja of Elefteria
, who just took my spot in the studio. These ladies are the best!
We took “something blue” to mean the black sheep of the bunch. The couple who does things a bit differently. So, we envisioned a couple who do things differently. This couple doesn’t plan a year in advance. They aren’t getting married in the church. They aren’t wearing white. Gasp! This couple told their friends and family to come to a party that week “dressed in blue” and bring a small dish to share.
Once their friends and family showed up for a leisurely afternoon at their blue kolonihave, the couple announced that they were actually getting married and they were the guests. The garden turned into the reception site with a simple bunting in blue strung along the bushes to frame the couple as they said their vows. Instead of a wedding cake, a friend made a piñata in shades of blue. Once they knocked it down, fortune cookies with personalized fortunes came spewing out as favors fo the guests. (I showed how to make the pinata on Etsy Weddings.)
Later that evening, the guests gathered in the kolonihave for a dinner made up of the smørrebrød that everyone brought. Friends had decorated the place in old wedding veils from their family’s generations. They enjoyed the occasion with simple hygge and cherished their new bond.
This simple wedding brought out the best in the couple and made it an easy affair for all. By sticking with just one color palette, they were able to focus on the people that they shared the event with.
The dresses: The first dress from Elefteria.dk is called Anna with denim skirt, perfectly morning outfit for a wedding. The long length model Eleni, a bias cut dress in crepe de chine so soft to wear in the late afternoon and finally decorated and dressed up for the evening dinner with silk chiffon covers to give you the upportunity to change the look of the dress for any occasion. All of them made specially for the Something Blue shoot, by Anja from Elefteria.
I made the pinata, bunting, floral crown, and style the shoot (thanks to Amanda’s stellar blue collection!)