Ok, all you Hunger Games fans! I know lots of you lovelies are excited to see the movie after falling in love with the books, so we have not one, but two Hunger Games Themed Shoots to share today! The first is in a fun interpretation of what Katniss + Peeta’s wedding might be like (if they got married) and the second post shows you how to incorporate elements from the books + movie into your own day! Super fun and so excited to share both. Even if you haven’t read the books yet , I think you’ll find things to love from both of these and possibly an idea to steal for your own day! Big thanks to Meghan Christine Photography for the photos.
A bit about the Hunger Games Styled shoot from Kellie Ann Events + Weddings who was the coordinator for the shoot:
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).
Pinecone flowers. Let just say the creative ideas can come from anywhere. Whether it’s your own thought, or you’re inspired by the world around you, or you put your own twist on someone else’s idea. I love creating things of beauty out of things found in nature, and I got particularly inspired by something I saw at the Flower Mart. To create these lovely Pinecone flowers I just took walk, I brought a bag with me and searched the neighborhood for fallen pinecones (remember, the larger the pinecone the better). To create these beauties, I started by pulling apart the pinecones I had collected until I had a mound of pinecone “petals”. I again used a wooden dowel I found at JoAnn’s, and started hot gluing the pieces from the inside out. I think that the finished product turned out quite amazing.
Wood Burning Details. 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.
Pretty cute ideas, right? Love the bouquet of heart arrows!! Big thanks to all these creative artists for sharing their talents with us today!
photography + concept: Meghan Christine Photography and Whitney McGillicuddy // coordinator: Kellie Ann Events + Weddings // china, flatware, glassware, and napkins: The Vintage Table Co. // paper products: One Handspun Day // cake and cupcakes: Kacee Forte // bride and groom attire: The Gown Swap // makeup: Beautiful Faces by Denise // hair: Laura Polsgrove of Butterfly Salon // models: Lukas and Susannah VanDyke