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Last Week on Instagram: Black, White and Silk Ribbon - The Lesser Bear

Last Week on Instagram: Black, White and Silk Ribbon

A look at the last week on Instagram, focusing on Black and White images and black and white weddings, including black, white and silver or grey silk ribbons, and velvet bows. Some of my favorite images are of white ribbons tied on wedding invitations, on bouquets and much more.
This week I focused on black, white and grey/silver images.

Naturally Dyed Silk Ribbon

In my Core Color Collection, you will find a large selection of whites, greys, silvers and blacks. All of these silk ribbons are naturally dyed by me in my small studio and are perfect for all sorts of wedding projects from wrapping an invitation to wrapping a bouquet, from tying up a vow book to wrapping a wedding present, from creating a seating chart, to decorating the couples head table chairs and so much more.

Black White and Silk Naturally Dyed Silk Ribbon by The Lesser Bear, Photo by Maria Siriano Styled by Auburn and Ivory Creative
You may not know it, but black is a difficult color to achieve using natural dyes, but I have been able to create a deep dark black in my Ebony silk ribbon that is perfect for a black and white wedding or for wrapping a boutonniere. 
Creating this deep dark black takes a combination of multiple plants, mostly foraged in my local area and days of dyeing and over dyeing until it is the perfect color and depth for your wedding. 
Two Brides with Bouquets at Franklin Park Conservatory Naturally Dyed Silk Ribbon by The Lesser Bear Photo by Nicole Clary Florals State and Arrow Styled and Planned by Meggie Francisco

Mrs. and Mrs.

Oh, I am so in love with this image from a styled shoot at Franklin Park Conservatory. What could be better than two beautiful brides with gorgeous wedding outfits and amazing bouquets?! 
Well, this photo is also pretty perfect, with the heart created between the chins and shoulders of the brides.
Planning and Design by Meggie Francisco
Photography Nicole Clarey Photo
Florals State and Arrow 
White Silk Ribbon by The Lesser Bear
Hair Britt Bru Hairstylist
Bridal Gown and Bridal Suit by Luxe Redux Bridal

Black and White Wedding

Ebony Habotai Silk Ribbon Naturally Dyed Silk Ribbon by The Lesser Bear
As I mentioned above, this black silk ribbon is naturally dyed by me and is perfect for a black and white wedding. It is dramatic and fun at the same time.  
Shown here is Ebony silk ribbon in habotai silk. If you are looking for something a little different, you might also check out my ebony silk twines, which are perfect for wrapping wedding invitations.

Silk Ribbon Samples

Silver and Gray Naturally Dyed Silk Ribbon by The Lesser Bear Ribbon Samples, Wax Seals
Don't forget that you can now purchase samples of the Core Color Collection of silk ribbons. You can purchase single colors or a full collection booklet.

Parisian wedding and Velvet Ribbons in Her Hair


Velvet Hari Ribbon Naturally Dyed Silk Velvet Ribbon by The Lesser Bear Photo by Morgan Newsom Photo Styled by Amanda Writesman The Bridal Theory
Everything is dreamy in this Parisian styled shoot at Sacre Coeur. Aside from the amazing view (making me want a French destination wedding of my own), just check out the embroidery on the back of this wedding dress and the miles of lovely little buttons.
Amanda did a great job here, opting for a simple pulled back hairstyle topped off with a classic velvet bow. I just love it, and she created this look with my Antique White Velvet Ribbon.
Photographer Morgan Newsom Photo
Creative/Styling Amanda Writesman from The Bridal Theory
Wedding Dress Top Bridal Paris and Rara Avis Group
Hair and Makeup Julia Goetz

Letterpress Wedding Invitations


Letterpress Wedding Invitations by CheerUp Press with Naturally Dyed Silk Ribbon by The Lesser Bear and Wax Seals
You have heard me say this before, but I just love everything that Alaina at CheerUp Press creates. 
Here is just one example of her beautiful letterpress wedding invitations. The things that I love about it are: the handmade paper with deckled edge, the off center text with the sweetest floral illustration in the lower righthand corner, and of course the antique white crepe de chine silk ribbon fastened with a monogrammed was seal. 

Silver Silk Ribbon


Naturally Dyed Silver Silk Ribbon by The Lesser Bear
I couldn't help but share this little photo of a closeup look at Platinum Silk Ribbon. 
I just think that there is nothing more beautiful than yards of silk and the soft colors made by plants in the natural dyeing process.

Columbus Weddings 

I have shared this styled shoot at Juniper Rooftop before, but I simply love this dramatic image, it feels like it is straight out of a Hollywood movie.

Bride at Juniper Rooftop in Columbus Green Silk Ribbon by The Lesser Bear Photo by Jenny Haas Florals State and Arrow Styling and Planning Auburn and Ivory Creative
I love the fresh and simple bridal look with swept back hair and the big bow on the back of this bridal gown in just a hint of blush.
If course, I also love the deep green ribbon.
Photo Jenny Haas
Design/Planning by Auburn and Ivory Creative
Florals by State and Arrow 
Make Up Angie Warren Artistry

White Silk Ribbon

Antique White Gauze Silk Ribbon Naturally Dyed by The Lesser Bear
Last, is an image of my Antique White Silk Gauze ribbon.
I love to layer silk gauze ribbons. They are great layer together to pick up multiple colors in the bouquet, or layered with habotai or crepe de chine ribbon, to add volume to the bouquet, without too much density. It is also a great way to create three colors with two silk ribbons as the silk gauze is translucent and combines with any color that it is layered over.

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