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Nerissa’s Baby Shower: Westlake Village Inn

I so enjoyed photographing Nerissa’s Baby Shower at the Westlake Village Inn last week and all the pretty details were gorgeous! They decorated with pinks, browns, umbrellas, baby carriages, childhood photos of Nerissa and a candy bar complete with a cute diaper cake. Nerissa was beautiful in her lace cream top and looked so happy having her close friends and family there to celebrate their precious little girl.

Event Coordination: Tricia Dahlgren Events      Venue: Westlake Village Inn      Flowers: Charmaine Bouquet Canyon Florist      Cake: Jill’s Cake Creations      Photographer: Megan Hayes      Rentals: AV Party Rentals and A-1 Party Rentals


DIY Photo Backdrop with Paper Flowers

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  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • 3 Rolls Scotch Banner Paper, 30 inch x 15 feet, White (I got mine from Michaels for around $3 each)
  • Scotch Tape
  • Packaging Tape
  • General Purpose Spray Adhesive
  • 20-30 Pieces of 20×30 White Poster Board Sheets (I bought 2 packs of the 10 count packs at Michaels but probably could have used a few more sheets if I had the time to make more flowers.)
  • Background Support System (I have this one from Cowboy Studio.)
  • Clamps to hold up background. I have these ones and also some I’ve got at Home Depot before that are almost exactly the same.

How to Assemble Backdrop:

  1. Draw flowers & flower centers onto poster board. The larger flowers (which will be most of what you make) will need almost all of a single sheet of poster board. You can use a separate single sheet of poster board to draw several of the flower centers.
  2. Cut out flowers and flower centers.
  3. Glue flower centers onto flowers and curl edges of flowers by rolling the petals toward the center.
  4. Lay out 4 rows of the banner paper on a large and clean flat surface. Each row being 7-7 1/2 feet long. *Try to keep paper as flat and winkle free as possible when handling.*
  5. Tape the 4 rows of banner paper together to create one large piece.
  6. With the banner paper still laid out on your clean flat surface use the packaging tape to attach flowers to the banner paper.
  7. Using clamps & a helper lift your assembled backdrop and attach to your stands.