Oh my goodness, y'all. My heart is overflowing with joy today. The vintage tea party inspired bridal shower styled photoshoot that I planned and designed with my friend Kaitlin of Simply Put Vintage Rentals in May was featured on Wedding Chicks today! One of my biggest reach-for-the-stars goals that I wrote down at Making Things Happen was to have a styled shoot featured on one of my favorite wedding blogs, and today that goal and dream came true!
The inspiration for this styled shoot came from Kaitlin and I reminiscing about playing dress up in both of our mom's old fancy dresses when we were little and having tea parties with our best friends and teddy bears. Back to a time of imagination and all things pretty and whimsical. We wanted to recreate these memories, and knew that a bridal shower would be the perfect way to do so!
Planning this styled shoot allowed us to have the chance to work with the most amazing vendors. It would not have been possible without the gorgeous photography by Kait Winston Photography, videography by Katy Steele, the insanely gorgeous Tatton Hall private residence, the lovely robes from Plum Pretty Sugar, the delectable sweets by Sweet Melissa, the gorgeous paper goods from Winifred Paper, the flowers by Embellished Blooms, the dresses by Ruche, hair by Gia Peebles of Aura Salon & Boutique, Makeup by S.Davis Makeup Artistry, jewelry by Palm Beach Vintage Jewelry, and of course the vintage rentals by Simply Put Vintage Rentals!
Check out some of my favorite images from our shoot here, and make sure to read the full feature on Wedding Chicks!
The bridal shower started as any shower does, with gorgeous invitations! I had so much fun styling this image with various elements from the shoot including the adorable Scottie dog cookie and beautiful blooms.
Once the girls arrived, they had fun picking their outfits while lounging in their Plum Pretty Sugar robes. Our bride loved posing with the prince of the party, the teddy bear that I adorned with a gold bow tie and crown!
Once they were dressed, the girls headed over to our vintage tea station. One of my favorite projects for this shoot was creating the liquid gold leaf tea bags to hang from strands of lace on the SPVR pie safe that we turned into the tea station.
After sipping on tea, the girls enjoyed our sweets station filled with delicious goodies by Sweet Melissa. Can we just take a second to appreciate the fact that Kaitlin gold leafed the entire sweets station? She is so incredibly talented.
Finally, the girls took their tea and sweets over to our garden party table to chat about how excited they were for our bride's big day! The funny thing is, our "bride" was actually a bride-to-be herself, so they really were chatting about her upcoming wedding! It was adorable.
After finishing their sweets, they headed inside the incredible 1930's home to relax. How divine are those chevron floors? It's amazing to see how trends repeat throughout the years.
Take a behind the scenes look at our styled shoot with this video taken by Katy Steele!
The biggest thank you once again to all of the vendors who participated in this shoot, and to all of my supportive friends and family for encouraging me to make this dream happen! It couldn't have happened without y'all. And of course, thank you to Wedding Chicks for featuring our shoot!
And Kaitlin, I had the best time with you! I hope to style another photo shoot together sometime again soon!