So I imagine this as the scene for the wedding ceremony. Something out under the trees with strings of white paper birds radiating from a point above and behind the couple’s heads. We just tied ours into the branches the tree provided. This modern/rustic/minimalist look is all about using humble materials in simple and understated ways.
By the way, do you remember a little while ago when we asked for some readers to come shoot with us in Santa Ynez? Bethany and Caleb answered the call all the way from Virginia Beach! They were so great in this mini shoot. And be sure to check back in Wednesday…you’re gonna melt when you see what happened in their other shoot! :)
Here’s a template for the doves if you’d like to make this yourself.
INSTRUCTIONS: Just print these onto 11×14 card stock, cut them out and string them up! We used white cotton twine from a hardware store and poked two little holes in the center near the front and back to thread each bird. To help create the feeling of flight, I folded a crease along the middle of about two-thirds of the birds and left maybe a third flat . For half of the folded birds, I created a little paper bridge that attached to each wing and strung the twine through the bridge and that made the birds whose wings are up. Thanks to Jessica Carberry for drawing the template and cutting out all those birds!