Post # 1
We love hunting and we had our wedding at a hunting lodge… well outside of a hunting lodge. You wouldn’t know what it was unless you went inside, lol. I wanted to include something along that theme without it looking redneck or tacky, so I decided to have colorful deer antler sheds.
Some of the antlers when they arrived:
Using photoshop to plan how to paint them:
I used spray primer on them first and taped off the areas I wanted to look natural:
Putting the paint on layer by layer:
Post # 3
Those look really nice. How do you plan on using them?
Post # 4
Those are cute. I’m also curious to know how you will be using them
Post # 5
They were part of my centerpieces! I don’t have my pro pics yet, but here are some of my friend’s pics
Here’s a pic inside the lodge at the venue. It was very hunting/rustic themed.
Post # 6
Those are awesome. Way to think outside the box.
Post # 7
Very nice!!! You looked beautiful btw 😀
Post # 8
I wasn’t sure what to think when I saw the title of the post, but those look AMAZING! I really like them, what a creative idea. In the picture, are the antlers supporting/ holding the flowers? I love when a couple shows their personality like this! The blue, gold, and natural together look fantastic.
Post # 9
@Pearberry: yes, the antlers are propping up my bouquet! The bridesmaids had their bouquets propped on antlers the same way. Here’s a pic of a couple of the antlers from the head table:
I know antlers aren’t really for everyone, but even our non-country guests loved these!
On a separate note, almost all of them are sheds so they were cruelty free! The deer are probably still roaming around out there somewhere, lol. My husband is very responsible and respectful with his hunting (being selective about the animals, only taking shots that won’t make the animals suffer, and using all of the animal possible for food and decoration to not be wasteful) so I didn’t want to get antlers that may have been collected irresponsibly.
Post # 10
That’s so great they were cruelty free. My friend’s dad hunts and he follows the same ethics as your husband. Plus, deer jerky is SO good! The head table antlers are so whimsical! I love your headband too- what a beautiful, unique wedding!
Post # 11
- Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House
@calypso522: Did you buy the sheds online or how did you get them?
Post # 12
@Mrs. Eagle: I bought them on ebay and etsy. I had to order mule deer only due to some laws particular to my state about wildlife native to the state.