Flat lays are a great way to show off your invitation suite, paper goods, treasured heirlooms you might be wearing on your wedding day, or jewelry. Read on below for 5 tips on styling a fantastic flat lay!
This is your base and sets the tone for the flat lay! A crisp white background is always a safe choice that will be the supporting role for what you are trying to feature. The background is also a way to bring in different patterns and character to the photos!
Accessories are another great way to bring in different textures to give the eye multiple things to look at. These can include silk ribbons, velvet ring boxes, different props that match your wedding feel, and lastly florals!
Going off of using textures for interest, layering different components and props to bring in height can also provide the same effect. Giving the eye multiple things to look at using textures and heights creates a sensory overload in the best way. The textures bring in a tactile sense while height and different levels will give it depth – even as a flat lay! While it is a styled flat lay, layering your props can give it that effortlessly chic “this ribbon just fell in perfect tendrils across the paper” feel.
Choosing a color palette will also help dictate the style and mood of your wedding. You can use different hues of the same color for a chic monochromatic look, or use complementary colors to provide contrast and bring in an interesting pop of color. This is where you can have a lot of fun and play around with different ideas!
Use different compositions to show off your details! Whether it’s an entire overview of your suite, or a close up of the paper or jewelry, a great composition can highlight all the ideas you’ve put into your designs while showcasing the calligrapher or illustrator’s work. Some composition ideas include using a grid, leaving negative space, ordered chaos, rule of thirds, and so much more!
See how some of our incredible photographer friends styled flat lays for our Calluna brides!
Photo | Amy Caroline Photography
Designed by | Sweet Zion Paperie
Photo | Cassie Rosch Photography
Photo | Laura Murray
Design | Lana’s Shop
Photo + Featured Photo | Alp & Isle