Happy bank holiday Monday! I hope you are enjoying this fabulous sunshine. What better way to spend a bank holiday than checking out the latest wedding inspiration, sat in the garden with a lovely G & T (well, that’s my heaven anyway!). Today’s Indigo Shibori Wedding Inspiration has to be one of my new favourite wedding shoots. It’s bold, unique, and I just love it.
Shibori is a Japanese tie-dying technique, but if you’re thinking of retro tie-dyed t-shirts (I have to admit to having one of these in my youth), it’s much cooler than that!
Using watercolour elements is big trend for weddings right now, and the Shibori concept gives an almost watercolour effect. The indigo used for these styling details is just fabulous. It’s not a colour used that often for weddings, but it’s vibrant and bold, and I think it should be used more often.
Willow Lane Creative and Liesl Cheney Photography collaborated to create this amazing concept and show exactly how stunning an indigo Shibori wedding could be. So, grab that G & T and indulge yourself in this beautiful inspiration.
Beautiful and Versatile
“The concept of this wedding shoot arose from my love of indigo and Japanese shibori (indigo blue, watercolour prints, stormy patterns and hand-dyed textiles). I love the textures shibori offers, and I have had a slight obsession with indigo for a few years now. It is such a beautiful and versatile colour, but is often overlooked for softer wedding colour palettes.
“Courtney from Willow Lane Creative helped translate the vision of our shoot into reality. After much discussion, we decided to showcase indigo in two different lights – a modern and elegant look, and an industrial boho look.”
“For the modern and elegant look we paired indigo with grey and white with accents of gold. For the second, more fun boho look, we paired indigo with bright pops of orange and pink, again using pops of gold. Each look brings something completely different to the table, but both are still feminine and elegant.
“As weddings can be expensive affairs, we decided to use as many DIY elements as possible. We attended a Shibori workshop hosted by Tanya from Old Grey House, then hosted a Shibori party with some friends. We dyed the fabric needed for the backdrop, napkins and the Furoshiki wrapped gifts, and also spray-painted some plates and a vase gold.”
Photography and Concept Design: Liesl Cheney Photography
Concept Design, Flowers and Styling: Willow Lane Creative
Shoot Location: Studio 2, Leederville, Western Australia
Wedding Dresses: Loui Col Designs
Hair and Make-Up: Go-to-Gilly Make Up and Hair
Cakes, Macarons and Hand-Painted Shibori Biscuits: Sweet Layers
Tables and Chairs: Rustic Romance
Stationery: Lines and Squares
Gold Candlestick Holders: Matthew Landers
Cutlery, Glasses, Plates and Tablecloth: Hire Society