wedding parasol
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Painted Wedding Parasols are the latest and greatest wedding accessory/prop you can have. There are a few sources on ETSY that offer them and you can really have anything painted on them--from "Thank You" to "Just Married" to your monogram, the options are endless! I was so seduced by these umbrellas that I d... read more

Painted Wedding Parasols are the latest and greatest wedding accessory/prop you can have. There are a few sources on ETSY that offer them and you can really have anything painted on them–from “Thank You” to “Just Married” to your monogram, the options are endless! I was so seduced by these umbrellas that I decided to try to make some myself … I wanted to be different than the usual, so I found colorful parasols to paint on instead of painting on plain white ones like most people do.

Here are some of the cute ones I’ve found:

wedding details
wedding thank you
wedding monogram
wedding blog

And here is the fabulous one I made:

just married parasol

Since this the is the first one I made, I am giving it to one of my bride’s to use at her wedding later this month. I am excited to see how they use it in the pro photos!

Want to DIY a parasol of your very own? Here is my advice:

  1. Purchase a paper Parasol that is at least 28″ wide.
  2. Decide on your paint colors. If using a colored parasol, use black or white paint. If using a white parasol, pick any color/s you want!
  3. Layout the text: If you have computer design programs like Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator, make a large circle (the same diameter as your parasol) and lay out your text on it. Print on separate sheets and tape together to make one large word/symbol template. Tape the template paper sheets with masking tape (which you can later easily remove without damaging the paper) to the front of the parasol. Shine a light on the front of the parasol and trace with a paint marker the outline of your text template on the back/inside of the parasol.
  4. If you do not have computer programs, look up a font you like and then freehand it onto the front of the umbrella with a skinny paint marker.
  5. Fill in your paint marker with real paint of the same color. This will make the type POP off the umbrella in person and in photos.
  6. Allow to dry open overnight.
  7. Add a bow to the handle if you wish for added detail.
  8. Enjoy your umbrella and use it in lots of your outdoor photos!
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