My little brother Justin will be getting married Friday! Since the wedding is now here I thought it would be appropriate if I posted about their engagements. I took their engagements and of course used garage sale props. Since they are getting married on Friday the 13th they wanted to do a bit of a superstitious theme. They wanted pictures of them holding a broken mirror and under a ladder. I knew this would be a tricky photo session and that if I was not careful no one would understand what they were trying to convey. I also knew we couldn't use just any ladder. I wanted it to be an old ladder. Unsure about whether we would find something like this at a garage sale I decided I would make one. I will be guest posting my DIY ladder over at Little Mudpies July 20th! Check it out then!
Here are their engagement pictures! The chalkboard frame was a mirror my mom bought at a garage sale for .50 cents. I painted it teal, bushed some white over the top and used chalkboard paint right over the top of the mirror. The stool by the tree my mom found for $1 and the rusted teal pot I found for $1. The fabric we used to drape over the ladder, the tree and as a blanket was found on craigslist! We bought 30 yards of it for $20 dollars.
The gold frame I bought at a garage sale for $1. I went to Jones Paint and glass (best prices out of anyone!) to get the mirror made. The mirror cost me around $2.50.
I was also hoping to be able to find an old bike at a garage sale. I saw one about 6 months ago that was so cool. The lady wanted $75 for it. I had this feeling that I should try to talk her down and buy it. It would look AWESOME in pictures but even if I talked her down to $50 I still thought it was a little too much. I didn't buy it and a few months later I needed one just like it!!! Thank goodness I was able to borrow one from a friend of a friend!
This was my brother's FAVORITE picture of all the engagements! It shows his personality well I actually think it's even on their announcement! Ha!
Even some of the flowers were found at garage sales!
The total cost of the props in this photo session was about $25 dollars and everything will be used as decor in the wedding!