Bridal Shower

Antebellum Inspired Bridesmaids’ Luncheon ~ The Perfect Outdoor Spring Time Affair

I am all kinds of swoony in love with this gorgeous styled shoot!  Firstly let’s discuss the bridesmaid luncheon, if you have not really heard of it {sadly a tradition that has largely slipped away from us} it is a petite party thrown by the bride herself where she plays host to her bridesmaids & close friends/family to thank them for their support through out.  Typically brides will host this event close to the final fitting, sometimes even the day before the wedding itself.  I adore this idea and would love nothing more then to hear of this tradition picking back up again!  Your lovely ladies are there for you throughout so many ups & downs, its a wonderful treat to thank them with a sweet party, to really  let them know how very much you value them by your side.  An incredible team of Texas vendors crafted a stunning styled luncheon, inspired by the wonder of the Antbellum era.  Light lovely colors hallmark the day while flowing fabrics & soft pastel florals served up some gorgeous imagery.  Never one to stray from the sweet south, treats like pecan pie & peach bellinis greeted the guests.  This shoot is pure spring eye candy, the kind that makes you want to throw your own adorable fete straight away!


Novella of the Design…

The wedding reception may be the party of all parties as far as wedding events for the couple and bride-to-be. But for the bridal party, family and friends; pre-wedding parties are momentous celebrations. With this premise, we staged a lifestyle shoot that revolves around a very important but often neglected pre-wedding party: the bridesmaids’ luncheon.

Our luncheon celebrates the beauty and glamour of the Antebellum era in a Modern Plantation Garden soiree. It’s all about the sweetness of the South with modern and DIY details, in a palette of mint and gold, with touches of peach, cream, and white. Simple touches like teacups and roses, sweet pies and peaches to Victorian compotes.

A Rococo settee in front of The Plantation House was the perfect sitting area for the bride-to-be in a floral and proper Southern dress but with a modern edge. Hobnail milk glasses were DIY’ed by dipping in gold acrylic paint, unassuming juice bottles were turned into simple vases with just a coat of paint and washi tape. Plate settings are perfect with mint green plates with gold rim paired with goldware. Menu items are marked by vintage hardware and the favors are soaps in a decorated box with with handmade peach-pink paper roses. The soiree continues to the pool area, and the party is not complete without a bar cart, perfect parfaits, peach bellinis, and the quintessential Southern dessert, pecan pies (in adorable miniature, of course!)

Vendor Love

Venue: The Plantation House | Wardrobe Stylist: Cristina Facundo | Makeup Artist: Adrienne Pitkin | Hair Stylist: Roar Salon | Caterer: Crave Catering | Florist: Luanna Cole with the Plantation House  | Event DesignerMaureen Stevens | Prop Rentals: Sweet Sunday Events | Paper Products: Meldeen | Handmade Goods Designer: Maureen Stevens | Model: Emma Hefti | Photographer: Nicole Ryan Photography