Capitol Inspiration: Peacock Wedding Styled Shoot with DIY Feather Backdrop Tutorial!

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  • April 03, 2013

Bringing you the DIY today in the form of a stunning Styled Shoot from A Sweet Affair, KD Creative & Blissful Muse Photography. These ladies, along with a handful of other fabulous vendors, used the vibrant colors of the peacock to create a DIY styled wedding, in a beautiful natural setting.

I’ll let the vendors tell the rest of the story – but we also have an awesome “How to Make the DIY Feather Backdrop” tutorial instructions to share too!

DIY Peacock Wedding Styled Shoot

DIY peacock feather wedding decor bridal feathers

Vendors:

Photography: Blissful Muse Photography | Make up Stylist: Primrose & Co | Florist: Floral & Bloom Designs | Desserts: Dudley’s Desserts | Graphic Design: KD Creative | Event Planner: A Sweet Affair Weddings and Events| Location: Seneca Creek Park | Submitted: Two Bright Lights

DIY peacock feather wedding decor bridal feathers

Our inspiration was a peacock, with it’s vibrant colors and feathers. We wanted to portray the use of these colors and a few DIY elements (our feather backdrop) in a natural setting.

Every detail that was used were items we already had, made or were purchased from thrift stores and remade for the look we wanted.

 

DIY peacock feather wedding decor bridal feathers

DIY peacock feather wedding decor bridal feathers

Our desire and hope is to inspire this years Spring and Summer brides with both whimsical and colorful details on a friendly budget.

As we planned, designed and styled this shoot, our inspiration became a peacock, with it’s vibrant colors and feathers. We wanted to portray the use of these colors and a few DIY elements (our feather backdrop) in a natural setting.

DIY peacock feather wedding decor bridal feathers

DIY peacock feather wedding decor bridal feathers

DIY peacock feather wedding decor bridal feathers

Click inside for the rest of the images from this beautiful, DIY Peacock Themed Wedding Styled Shoot!

The ideas started to flow. We designed a theme for a ceremony, table setting, and a desert table all centered around our vibrant bird.

An amazing DIY feather backdrop, beautiful gold chargers, teal napkins, lovely flowers, peacock inspired desserts, a lavish teal scarf, and natural inspired hair and make-up set the scene for our beautiful bride and groom.

With such a bright theme we knew that a natural, open setting was just what we needed and Seneca Creek State Park in Gaithersburg, MD was the perfect location.

DIY peacock feather wedding decor bridal feathers

DIY peacock feather wedding decor bridal feathers

LOVE the tiny, yet beautiful additional detail added to the gold chairs – a pop of color with a peacock feather.

DIY peacock feather wedding decor bridal feathers

And now that amazing DIY feather backdrop we promised ~ a perfect DIY altar idea!

DIY peacock feather wedding decor bridal feathers

How to Make our DIY Feather Backdrop Tutorial:

Purchase 4 pieces of wood, (1” x 4”) each approximately 7 feet long.

Create a square frame using screws and wingnuts and paint the wood white. Stabilize the frame by screwing wood feet on the bottom of the frame.

Buy duck feathers (we used SmileyMe.com) and individually tape them onto 16 rows of fishing line. Loop the end of each line and on the other put a rubber band. Tack nails at the top and bottom of the back of the frame to attach the strings. The rubber bands on one side allow for flexibility. Decorate as desired!

 DIY peacock feather wedding decor bridal feathers

DIY peacock feather wedding decor bridal feathers

DIY peacock feather wedding decor bridal feathers

DIY peacock feather wedding decor bridal feathers

DIY peacock feather wedding decor bridal feathers

DIY peacock feather wedding decor bridal feathers

DIY peacock feather wedding decor bridal feathers

So much to love from this detailed Peacock inspired styled shoot~! A special thanks again to Blissful Muse Photography & Two Bright Lights for making this wedding inspiration feature possible!

 

DIY peacock feather wedding decor bridal feathers

 

Want to use what you saw here in your own wedding!? Check out our pricing below to see if it fits in your wedding budget!

Traditional Makeup by Primrose & Co.: Bridal make up:    $100

Hair piece: The hand crafted feather hair piece worn by bride: $ 10
Stationery by KD Creative: 100 Save the Dates w/envelopes: $175 | 100 Invitations w/envelopes: $175

Flowers by Floral and Bloom: Compote centerpiece- $120

Floral centerpiece filled with green and white kale, anemones, ranunculus, mini green hydrangeas, amaranthus, green roses, and thistle.

Brides Bouquet- $75 peacock cock feather purchased from Michaels, filled with purple carnations, eggplant calla lily, and burgundy ranunculus.

Desserts by Dudley’s Desserts: Cake to serve 50 people, a dozen cupcakes and 2 dozen truffles: $275

Rental charges: Chargers: $2-$6 each depending on style | Napkins: $.50- $2 each | Silverware: $.60 a piece

DIY Feather backdrop: $100 for all parts

Linens: Main table: Burlap- $30 and sewn together | Dessert table: $50

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