12 Fabulous Flatlay Designs
Ever wonder how magazines get their gorgeous details? One way is through photographers who employ flatlay designs as a method for capturing details. In fact, if you want your wedding published in a magazine like Martha Stewart, Elle or Vogue, you’ll have to have a lot of photos of details, including invitations that are photographed well. Below you will find 12 fabulous flatlays featuring wedding invitations from today’s top designers, photographed by our member photographers, Dana Cubbage, Kylie Hinson, Sara France, and Lauryn Kay. All of these artists ask their couples to bring full invitations to their weddings and they all say they bring their own props.
For our first three designs shown below, Dana Cubbage used her own styling kit which includes mats in a variety of colors, velvet ring boxes, small dishes, stamps, and other embellishments. She asked the florists to provide extra blooms when they delivered the bouquets because Incorporating fresh flowers is one of her favorite ways to create a cohesive look with the rest of the wedding details.
Take a look at all 12 of our stunning examples and see why editors everywhere are head over heels in love with these beautiful little works of art.
To create the following 3 designs, Kyle Hinson also had her kit on hand with ribbons, trays, and antique boxes and scissors. Hinson says these types of shots are critical for getting published in the biggest magazines, especially when the invitations show a personal touch. We love the way she incorporated greenery with the flowers and used bright colors to set her designs apart.
With a romantic take of flat lay design, Lauryn Kay, added marbled paper as a canvas for her designs and chose invitations from custom designers. Kay says designs like these have helped her get published. At weddings, while she does bring her styling kit she prefers to use the details and florals on hand to create a seamless look.
For Sara France, creating something tailored to the theme of the wedding means bringing various types of background including bamboo, suede, and a wide variety of fabrics. If the planner or the couple she is working with know they want the wedding published they may provide the details themselves, like florals, perfumes, lockets or other personal items.
Want to know the complete ins and outs of getting your wedding featured? Don’t miss our article on How to Get Your Wedding Published with everything you need to know to get an editor excited about your submission. And don’t miss our Details and Decor Gallery with gorgeous invitations and thousands of beautiful wedding designs and ideas.