WEDDINGS

SHIBORI STYLE!

Today’s beautiful wedding inspiration shoot made me have a realisation: there just isn’t enough indigo in the wedding world! It’s perhaps not a colour that you would naturally think of, but as soon as you clap eyes on its vibrant beauty, you won’t be able to forget it.

Liesl Cheney Photography and Willow Lane Creative have collaborated to show you exactly how stunning an indigo wedding could be, and they have certainly done it in style. Shibori style, to be precise. For those not in the know (like me) I turned to trusty Google to tell us that Shibori is a Japanese tie-dying technique. It’s not as retro as it sounds, it actually pretty exquisite, and it looks a bit like this…

The concept of the 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 has to offer and I have had a slight obsession with indigo for a few years now. It is such a beautiful and versatile colour, which is often overlooked for a softer colour palette.  

Courtney from Willow Lane Creative helped translate the vision of my shoot into a reality.  After much discussion, we thought it would be great to showcase indigo in two different lights, a more modern and elegant look and an industrial boho.

For the first look, which was modern and elegant, we pared indigo with grey and white with accents of gold. For the second look, a more fun boho look, we pared 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.

Understanding that weddings can be expensive affairs, we decided to use as many DIY elements as possible. After attending a Shibori workshop in Busselton hosted by Tanya from Old Grey House, we hosted a Shibori party with some friends to dye the fabric needed for the backdrop, the napkins and the furoshiki wrapped gifts. We also spray painted some plates and a vase gold.

 

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Emma K

I’m Emma, co-founder and editor of YearOfTheYes.com where I dedicate much of my time to encouraging people to live life to the full and say ‘yes’ a little more. But with a background in weddings (waitressing since I was 12 years old for my Mum’s catering business, and dabbling in wedding blogging), I am delighted to find a second home here at BLOVED

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