Because of my extreme excitement for the upcoming movie, I decided to share a very sweet and creative stylized faux wedding session featured on Green Wedding Shoes! Click HERE to view the full article and to see all of the images from this beautiful and inspirational session! Gosh, do I love Peeta and Katniss.
Here's what the coordinator of the shoot had to say...
One of the things I love as a coordinator or stylist for events and weddings, is getting to help ideas and dreams come to life. That is exactly what happened with this Hunger Games Styled Shoot. I truly believe that adding small touches in unique ways will give any event or wedding that personal feeling. Keep in mind that most everything we used was purchased for a cheap price at our local craft store or found in my own neighborhood. (It’s true what they say; One man’s trash is my craft supplies).
We had two specific wood burned details. The first was the Mockingjay symbol, this was created to tie in our theme with the desert table, and to match the fantastic chocolate Mockingjays that Kacee created. The other was our “Happily Ever After” sign. This was a twist on your average “Ceremony/Reception” Sign. It’s those small twists and changes that make YOUR event unique, and thus-more YOU. Both of these were created with left over wood from a previous project, but they can easily be found at any craft or hobby store. There was no special wood burning technique, just a simple wood burning tool.
During one of our preparation meetings, Meghan thought that it would be a great idea to have Katniss holding not just a normal bouquet but a bouquet of arrows. Immediately my creative juices started flowing. Getting arrows from a general archery store would be expensive and quite honestly they would not create an aesthetically pleasing bouquet. Knowing this, I went to JoAnn’s (you could go to any local craft store) and I picked up small wooden dowels and some wooden hearts. These, in addition to the spray paint, glitter, hot glue, and modge podge, would be all the supplies needed to create something both unique and beautiful. After I cut the dowels to size, and hot glued the hearts (upside down), I spray painted them so that they were the brown I wanted. I added some modge podge and glitter to make them sparkle and some feathers to keep it authentic. To finish it up I added burlap, twine, and one of Grandma’s old buttons to tie it all together. In the end I got to help Meghan’s unique idea become a reality.