When Bliss contacted us to design a photoshoot for their cover they sent us a beautiful inspiration image of a woman pouring herself a glass of bubbly in a very 1950’s setting. We wanted to recreate that with a twist (of course!) for the modern woman looking to host a grand feminine soiree. What I love most about this shoot is how versatile it is– you can be inspired by the colors, textures, and details that our team pulled together for any kind of party– not just a wedding!
From the gorgeous Ivy & Aster gowns (and can we discuss that blush lace bolero?!) to the detailed and sweet paper from Coral Pheasant, this shoot has all the makings of what I love most! With a pink and gold color story, we brought in a lot of unique textures and shot this in a very raw construction space in downtown Hartford. In fact, it just so happens to be the first space our little creative team ever collaborated in (and was also on the first cover of Bliss Celebrations..!). I absolutely love Tony from Datura: A Modern Garden’s “classic” floral design. He made a container for our centerpiece out of boxwood (brilliant) and even created a mask bouquet for one of our models. Can you not see yourself toting a floral mask to your next party? I also love the boxwood trim that edged our gorgeous tablescape, which was overflowing with the prettiest cakes and macaroon tower from Confectionery Designs. The wide banded gold rimmed goblets to the individual raspberry trifles made for the most perfect setting. A special thank you to the amazing Beth Chapman of The White Dress by the shore who was our fashion stylist / director on this shoot and DD Nickel who is the artist behind the gorgeous beauty!
I want to extend a huge, opened arm hug to all our amazing vendors who prove time and time again that they are the best of the BEST! Be sure to pick up your copy of Bliss Celebrations Guide to see the images they chose from this shoot and head over to our galleries to see more!
Photography: Carla Ten Eyck
Model Styling + Fashion: The White Dress by the Shore
Flowers: Datura – A Modern Garden
Event Design + Planning: Jubilee Events
Beauty: d.d. Nickel
Invitations: Coral Pheasant Stationery + Design
Cakes & Sweets: Confectionery Designs
Rentals: Rentals Unlimited
Linen: La Tavola
Headpieces: Maria Elena Headpieces
Hat: Bijou Van Ness
Dresses: Ivy and Aster
LOVE Ring: Avanessi
Vintage 1950’s Sequin Party Dress: Tova’s Vintage Shop