Pardon my manic sensory overload today but I am ridiculously head over heels in bridal-bliss adoration at the moment. It’s a Antebellum-style bridesmaids luncheon that could potentially be the most fabulous, feminine & dashing soirée ever created and yes, I’m fully aware that is saying a lot. I will also go on record and say that every last ounce of this I want to borrow because it’ s just so divine and perfectly sweet all while dripping in southern charm that it’s simply too irresistible not to put in my little back pocket of ideas and I’m sure you’ll feel the same once you take a glance at all the pretty goodness below!
From the Event Designer, Maureen Stevens…
“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 occasions. With this premise, we staged a lifestyle shoot 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 soirée. It’s all about the sweetness of the south with modern and DIY details, in a palette of mint and gold, with touches of pink, cream and white.”
“A Rococo settee in front of The Plantation House was the perfect sitting area for a bride-to-be in a floral and proper southern dress but with a modern edge. Hobnail milk glasses were DIY project 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 my vintage hardware and the favors are soaps in a decorated box with handmade peach-pink paper roses. The soirée 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 miniatures of course!).”
THE PARTICULARS // Photographer: Nicole Ryan Photography //Caterer: Crave Catering //Wardrobe Stylist: Cristina Facundo // Makeup Artist: Makeup by Adrienne //Jewelry: Jeannie Vianney // DIY or Handmade Goods Designer: Maureen Stevens // Invitation Designer: Meldeen // Florist: Luanna Clara with The Plantation House // Concept, Planning & Design: Maureen Stevens //Hair Stylist: Roar Salon //Rentals: Sweet Sunday Events & The Inglenook Decor// Model: Emma Hefti // Favor boxes (filled with soap): Meldeen