Do you remember the absolutely gorgeous shoot that we featured a few weeks back that Ginny Au and Rylee Hitchner created while they were in France? Well, these talented ladies were inspired by the environment of in the South West part of France to design a minimalist-inspired shoot that highlighted the beauty of their surroundings. Ginny wanted to use this shoot as a way to demonstrate to brides that they shouldn’t be afraid to tackle simple décor for their weddings. Work with the beauty of your surroundings and utilize natural materials like silk, cotton, and linen to create a simple and magical design.
We instantly fell in love with the playful nature of the tea died linen bunting that Ginny created to mimic old-fashioned festival bunting. That shoot was one of our favorites of the year so far, and Ginny has been sweet enough to provide us with a quick and simple tutorial on how to recreate this white linen bunting. The scene Ginny and Rylee styled looks like an absolute dream, and if you’re in love with the bunting that hangs over those sweet little tables as much as we are, you can easily reproduce the same style for your very own French-inspired wedding day. Use this DIY tutorial if you’re looking for something really simple to adorn your reception area to achieve a similar minimalistic aesthetic.
Take a few minutes and read over Ginny’s instructions on how to create your own DIY linen bunting for your wedding celebration!
Large Mixing Bowl or Bucket
1. Brew Tea (make sure to use a dark tea.) Take your linen fabric and cut into long strips. Pour the tea into your large bowl or bucket and allow to sit until desired color.
2. Wring the fabric and rinse lightly under cold water. Hang dry. Take a piece of paper and draw and cut a flag template.
3. When fabric is dry, lightly iron and pin your template to the fabric and cut.
4. Fray the edges by pulling a minimum of four strands on each side to create a weathered look.
5. Take your long piece of cotton cording and pin each flag in place along the cord.
6. With a sturdy cotton thread, do a running stitch along the top of each flag, making sure to go through the cording on the edges.