Garden Tea Party Styled Shoot

I have always loved a good tea party – the dainty sandwiches, the bite sized desserts, and the pretty accoutrements that adorn the table. Kendall & Nicole of Cherry Kissed Events had the chance to design this lovely garden tea party photo shoot that has all the traditional elements but feels modern as well. Just in time for Spring Showers and Mother’s Day planning, there is some lovely inspiration here.

The ladies set up several vignettes that really create a party atmosphere and everything is so stylishly done. Here is what Kendall says about the design: “We have been planning a Tea Time photo shoot for some time now and finally got to put all our items and ideas together with several great vendors. Nicole’s family had left her various great pieces of china and a dear friend of our started a vintage rental company. We were so excited to use some of her pieces along with Nicole’s china.

We chose deep purple, gold, pink, and green as our main color palate for the day. Inspired by old world tradition, we incorporated old frames, bunting, burlap, glass bottles, and antique books for an added vintage feel.

Our neighbor’s back yard was just the right spot for our shoot. It came with some of its own interesting vintage pieces like an old bench, chairs, & a wheel barrel. We were also pleasantly surprised by the presence of many butterflies and a beautiful sunny day.

We decided to keep our flowers simple, buying wild flowers from Trader Joe’s and hand picking extra foliage from the neighborhood which made the most beautiful arrangements.

We knew we wanted a dainty pink cake (with mini bunting we made from scraps of paper), sparkling cupcakes, and some tasty jams and buttery scones to bring about the perfect feel for the day, enticing the most discriminating to relax and join in. The best part of our day was at the end of the shoot when we delighted in inviting our friends and vendors to join us and partake in all the yummy food.

We knew that no tea party would be complete without some games, so what better way to enjoy the beautiful day and our closest friends then by playing a game of scrabble!”

What a beautiful atmosphere for a tea party! See all the vendors who participated, below.

Styling – Cherry Kissed Events / Photography – Kiem Nguyen / Vintage Rentals – Sacramento Vintage Crockery / Florist – Flory / Bunting – Sweet Bambino / Cake – Sweet Cakes by Rebecca

 

 

 

About Chris

Chris Nease is a party stylist and home entertaining expert with over 15 years of experience. In addition to her work as founding editor of Celebrations At Home, Chris is an editorial stylist and contributor to Homes.com, Marie Callender's, and SheKnows. Most recently her work has been published in Woman's World, Yum Food & Fun for Kids, and Cottages & Bungalows.

Comments

  1. such a great use of garden decor! I love that wheel barrel.

  2. Those green wine glasses with the lace are simply beautiful! I love how they are lining the walkway.

  3. candice perera says:

    absolutely heavenly

  4. Love the set up! One request: Please tell me who did the teacup & spoon invitation!

    • Ms. Jay, we did not get information on the teacup invitations, but you can contact Cherry Kissed Events directly to see if they do them.
      I agree – they’re adorable.

  5. Beautiflf and poetic “tea time partiy”

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