Happy bank holiday Monday! I hope you are enjoying this fabulous sunshine. What better way to spend a bank holiday than checking out the latest wedding inspiration, sat in the garden with a lovely G & T (well, that’s my heaven anyway!). Today’s Indigo Shibori Wedding Inspiration has to be one of my new favourite wedding shoots. It’s bold, unique, and I just love it.

Shibori is a Japanese tie-dying technique, but if you’re thinking of retro tie-dyed t-shirts (I have to admit to having one of these in my youth), it’s much cooler than that!

Bride sitting at wedding table with indigo Shibori backdrop

Using watercolour elements is big trend for weddings right now, and the Shibori concept gives an almost watercolour effect. The indigo used for these styling details is just fabulous. It’s not a colour used that often for weddings, but it’s vibrant and bold, and I think it should be used more often.

Willow Lane Creative and Liesl Cheney Photography collaborated to create this amazing concept and show exactly how stunning an indigo Shibori wedding could be. So, grab that G & T and indulge yourself in this beautiful inspiration.

Beautiful and Versatile

“The concept of this wedding shoot arose from my love of indigo and Japanese shibori (indigo blue, watercolour prints, stormy patterns and hand-dyed textiles). I love the textures shibori offers, and I have had a slight obsession with indigo for a few years now. It is such a beautiful and versatile colour, but is often overlooked for softer wedding colour palettes.

“Courtney from Willow Lane Creative helped translate the vision of our shoot into reality. After much discussion, we decided to showcase indigo in two different lights – a modern and elegant look, and an industrial boho look.”

Bride sitting on chair

Bride with white flower crown Detail on wedding dress sleeve

Two wedding cakes on dresser

White three-tier wedding cake with watercolour stripe detail Gold and light blue wedding cake

Candles, macarons and lantern

Wedding decorations on dresser in front of indigo Shibori wedding backdrop

Indigo Shibori wedding backdrop and decorations

Bright flowers with gold and indigo blue wedding decorations Indigo Shibori style biscuits

Bride sitting at wedding table

Bride sitting at elegant wedding table Bride with flower crown looking down at wedding table

Wedding place setting with indigo Shibori napkin

Wedding place setting with gold details

Wedding table seen through chair Wedding menu on top of indigo Shibori napkin

Wedding table centrepiece of white flowers

Hanging floral installation over wedding table

Votives, flowers and gold details on wedding table

Bride wedding place setting

Indigo Furoshiki wrapped gift on wedding plate

Close-up of wedding menu

Bride sitting on chair with knees pulled up to her chest

Bride's white flower crown Bride holding wedding bouquet of white flowers and green foliage in front of her face

Back of bride's wedding dress

Indigo Shibori style wedding invitation Blue bridal shoes

“For the modern and elegant look we paired indigo with grey and white with accents of gold. For the second, more fun boho look, we paired indigo with bright pops of orange and pink, again using pops of gold. Each look brings something completely different to the table, but both are still feminine and elegant.

DIY Elements

“As weddings can be expensive affairs, we decided to use as many DIY elements as possible. We attended a Shibori workshop hosted by Tanya from Old Grey House, then hosted a Shibori party with some friends. We dyed the fabric needed for the backdrop, napkins and the Furoshiki wrapped gifts, and also spray-painted some plates and a vase gold.”

Colourful flowers in bride's hair

Bride with colourful flowers in hair Bride with hand under her chin

Bright and colourful wedding bouquet

Table with indigo Shibori wedding backdrop

Indigo Shibori styled wedding place setting

Indigo Shibori backdrop behind wedding table

Votives and colourful flowers on wedding table Bright, colourful wedding table flowers

Bride sitting at wedding table with colourful flowers

Bride sitting at wedding table with indigo Shibori backdrop Indigo Shibori style wedding invitation on plate

Blue ruffle wedding cake with roses

Ruffles on blue wedding cake Bright, colourful wedding flowers

Bride with flowers in hair

Bride standing in front of grey wall Bride looking over shoulder

Bride with flowers in hair against indigo backdrop

Photography and Concept Design: Liesl Cheney Photography

Concept Design, Flowers and Styling: Willow Lane Creative

Shoot Location: Studio 2, Leederville, Western Australia

Wedding Dresses: Loui Col Designs

Hair and Make-Up: Go-to-Gilly Make Up and Hair

Cakes, Macarons and Hand-Painted Shibori Biscuits: Sweet Layers

Tables and Chairs: Rustic Romance

Stationery: Lines and Squares

Gold Candlestick Holders: Matthew Landers

Cutlery, Glasses, Plates and Tablecloth: Hire Society