Wednesday, October 2, 2013

A bridal shower is a chance to celebrate your dear friend’s upcoming nuptials, but the prospect of planning and hosting can be daunting for any MOH. Never fear, we have a bridal shower inspiration shoot to share with you with all the ideas and little details for planning the loveliest afternoon imaginable for the bride-to-be!

Simply Put Vintage Rentals teamed up with Simply Jessica Marie to put together a vintage-inspired tea party bridal shower, which was recently featured on Wedding Chicks. Remember when you were a little girl and you would play dress up, inviting your friends over for a tea party and looping your mother’s pearls around your most honored guest, teddy bear? This charming shoot has the sweet nostalgic feel of those girly tea parties, combined with the romance of a vintage-era aesthetic and ladylike sophistication. And it was all beautifully captured by the talented Kait Winston Photography. So make a pot of earl grey and stay a while – this is bridal shower inspiration you won’t want to miss!

Our vintage-inspired bridal gown and bridesmaid dresses were used for the shoot, and they fit so wonderfully into the romantic vision for the shoot. The bride and her maids look elegant with soft curls, braids, simple make-up. The bride wears our Isla dress, one of our most popular bridal gowns for good reason! Crafted in effortless chiffon, it’s the definition of graceful simplicity. Our bridesmaid dresses featured in the shoot are perfect for a bridal shower or wedding with a blush, champagne and pink color palette.

As much as we love all the thoughtful details in this bridal shower inspiration shoot, from the letterpress invitations to the floral teacups, it’s the sweets table that we can’t stop ooh’ing and ahh’ing over! A great bridal shower needs pretty décor and mouthwatering cakes and sugary confections like those baked to perfection by Sweet Melissa.

One idea we can’t wait to steal from this styled shoot is filling vintage trunks with the freshest of flora. These pretty florals, with shades of pink and purple and green, fit in perfectly with the look and feel of the Tatton Hall grounds. And adding flowers to slender white vases, tea cups, and vintage silver pots gives a sweet garden party feel to the shoot.

We’re so smitten with this vintage tea party that we might not wait until a bridal shower comes along to throw one of our own!

Photography: Kait Winston Photography, Dresses: Ruche, Flowers: Embellished Blooms, Make Up: S. Davis Make Up Artistry, Hair: Gia Peebles, Cakes + Sweets: Sweet Melissa, Paper Goods: Winifred Paper, Robes: Plum Pretty Sugar, Jewelry: Palm Beach Vintage Jewelry, Design + Styling: Jessica Clinch, Furniture + Props + Design + Styling: Simply Put Vintage Rentals, Venue: Private Residence - Tatton Hall.


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