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The Perfect Flat Lay

Photo Credit: Emily Kimbro Photography

Flat lays are also known as detail shots and that's exactly what they do. They beautifully showcase the details of your wedding day. Photographers creatively arrange small and meaningful items such as your wedding rings, invitations and shoes to create unique and aesthetic photos.

Photo Credit: Christina Soto Photography

Flat lays are like a mini mood board that captures your wedding vision. They set the tone for the rest of the photos you're about to see. It's a nice way to bring together your style and tell a story with small details from your big day.

Photo Credit: For Love in the Light Photography

Start by putting together a details box to bring your photographer on your wedding day. Don't be afraid to get creative. It's a great way to include family heirlooms and maybe start some of your own. Stick to a color palette and ask yourself "What do you want your flat lay to tell or represent?"

Photo Credit: Alyssa Denson Photography

Some photographers bring their own flat lay kit that includes accessories like ribbon, ring boxes, stamps, wax seals, etc. Discuss details with your photographer that way nothing is left out. Let them know the colors and vision you'd like to create with your flat lay. Don't forget to ask your florist for extra flowers if you'd like to include as well!

Photo Credit: Moody Bleu Photography

Here are some personal items that couples use for their detail shots -

  • Invitations, detail card, & addressed envelope

  • Rings

  • Perfume

  • Shoes

  • Vows

  • Jewelry such as earrings, necklaces, watches, etc.

  • Veil

  • Bouquet or fresh flowers

Some items to include for a little extra detail are -

  • Ribbon

  • Ring Trays

  • Stamps

  • Ring Boxes

  • Wax Stamp & Wax Seals

  • Background

Photo Credit: Unity reel Photography

Small details are what makes weddings personal and intimate. It is a sweet moment when you're able to look back on these details and connect how that played a part in your wedding. We love helping incorporate family traditions, special items, or ideas that you'd like a part of your big day. For more ideas, contact us at to inquire more about design!


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