Because I am from the land of tea, I have to say this shoot hit me right in the heart strings! If you are trying to figure out a theme for an upcoming bridal shower, tea parties are definitely on the top of my list!
From Ashley: “When Laurie approached me to photograph this vintage tea party styled shoot, I couldn’t help but say yes! Her rental collection is bursting at the seams with character, flair and variety. The combination of her rentals, Pink Paisley Events’ pastel floral design, our gorgeous model in the dress she wore to her own summer wedding (Hayley Paige’s Londyn gown), the flawless calligraphy from Whimsy Design Studio, the custom linens from Pear Tree Rentals, the cute-as-a-button desserts from Langilicious Fine Pastries, and timeless hair + makeup from KimJ Beauty was absolutely perfect. The end result was superbly cohesive and I love the looks we created for spring brides.”
From Sarah:“I got my inspiration from Laurie’s vintage tea cups. After seeing her inspiration board, I saw she was going for a very vintage, feminine look. Her beautiful set of vintage tea cups inspired me to use bold blooms with a lot of greenery. I chose a cascade bouquet because that is a very vintage and classic and popular style of bridal bouquet used many years ago. It is slowly coming back in style.”
Flower recipe: Dahlias, white spray roses, garden roses, greenery and tulips.
From Laurie Kirkley: “For this tea party in the park shoot, I wanted to have a light, airy backdrop with an overall timeless feel. Cheesman Park’s Pavilion has fabulous Victorian architecture, enhancing the romantic vintage-chic touches. I was inspired by how lovely mismatched vintage floral china can come together to create a cohesive and feminine look. The details were equally as light, feminine, and pretty in their pastel color palette. Most importantly, I wanted to create an atmosphere of contagious happiness and elegance”
I may or may not be using vintage tea cups as a part of my wedding coming up September!!
Thanks so much to Ashley and all those involved in this wonderful shoot!
Photography: Ashley Kidder Photography // Vintage Rentals: Patina Preferred: A Vintage Rental Boutique //Flowers: Pink Paisley Events // Linens and Coverings: Pear Tree Rentals // Wedding Gown: Anna Be Bridal Boutique // Hair Stylist: Kim J Beauty // Desserts: Langilicious Fine Pastries // Stationery: Whimsy Design Studio // Location: Cheeseman Park, Denver Colorado