Hello, hello Sometimes Sweet readers! My name is Melissa and I run a blog called The Loveliest Day. I’m so excited to be sharing a guest post with you as Danielle is welcoming baby Henry into this world!
In addition to running my blog, I am also an event designer and stylist. A few months ago, I put together a bridal shower photo shoot for an awesome wedding blog called Ruffled, and today I’m going to share it with you! Though it was designed with a bridal shower in mind, the ideas could easily be translated to a baby shower, birthday party, or any shindig you have in mind!
The inspiration behind the shoot was Ladurée and the pâtisseries of Paris. We had a decadent dessert table filled with French pastries and other confections, and a sweet little tea bar with a selection of several different delicious tea blends.
The ribbon curtains, which hung behind the dessert table, were inspired by an image of the gift packaging station at Ladurée. Rolls of pastel ribbons cascaded down the wall, ready to be snipped off and used to tie up a gorgeous package of fresh macarons. In between the ribbon curtains I hung a vintage window pane, which I painted white. To me, the window helped bring in the feeling of a Parisian storefront.
Do you love that darling pink ruffle cake as much as I do? The talented baker behind it, Melody of Sweet and Saucy Shop, posted a video tutorial on how she created it!
What are pastries without a delicious cup of tea? The tea bar offered something for everyone, from a bold black tea to a mild herbal tea. Each variety of tea had its own custom colored label. The beautiful chalkboard menu, hand drawn by Jane of Olive Hue Paper, identified which color tea tag coincided with each tea. Written across the top the chalkboard was “heure du thé," which translates to tea time.
Cute little tags reading “sucré” were attached to the end of a toothpick and stuck into the top of sugar cubes. Just pick one up and stir it into your tea!
Many of the items I incorporated into this shoot and other projects I work on are pulled right from my own home. Keep that in mind when planning a party! If you use items you already have not only does it help to cut costs, it also adds a pop of personalization and character.
If you want to see more from this shoot, hop on over to my blog! (editor's note: there are many more beautiful photos over at The Loveliest Day, so definitely click the link to view those!)
Design + Styling: Melissa Huber of The Loveliest Day
Photographer: Ashley Rose Photography
Pastries + Cakes: Melody Brandon of Sweet and Saucy Shop
Stationery: Jane Jeon of Olive Hue Paper Goods
Rentals: Found Vintage Rentals
Thanks so much for letting me share with you today. It was an absolute delight!