Just as a reminder... this is my inspiration photo
But.. I don't like all the different lengths of ribbon they have going on, or the scalloped edges, etc.
The bodice of my dress looks like it is made up of a bunch of different ribbons with frayed edges wrapped around and around and around... So, the backdrop I'm envisioning is partly inspired both by the dress and by the photo above.
I wasn't planning to start working on it this past weekend, but James and I were driving back from lunch and I saw a fabric store and we went in just to look and walked out with 15 yards of fabric. So. The project begins.
Admittedly, all I've done up to this point is cut three different pieces of fabric into 3-6 inch strips. But, progress is being made! I promise. Next weekend, I'll cut up the other two pieces of fabric as well as an old sheet set and some gauzy white curtain panels that I bought a few weeks ago.
I'm not sure if those pieces of fabric will be long enough.. the arch stands 7.5 feet tall.. so, I may have to get creative and maybe do some braiding or some knot tying to get the extra length.
So yea, overall I'm going for shades of ivory & white, and texture.. and still simple but with some depth. you know, visual interest.
And it all comes together in my mind. And it looks awesome :)
I just hope that once I start putting it all together, it will work out the way I've planned. Fingers crossed...
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To see how the project turned out, click here: OUR WEDDING // DIY RIBBON BACKDROP