Paint Inspired Party

art inspired party

I’m very excited to have this guest feature on the blog today. This paint inspired bridal party was conceptualized and brought to life by GATHER Events and it’s FILLED with fantastic details. This styled shoot is geared toward the DIY bride, but it could also be incorporated into a kids party or an art lover’s baby shower.

The team at GATHER set this shoot up as a bride hosting a brunch for her bridesmaids, and then putting them to work making crafts for the wedding. A little champagne and fun is also in store. Check out the photos, details, and collaborators of the design below. You don’t want to miss a single thing!

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Seated Table Details:

  • Tools and crafts became a central concept in the design of the brunch table. The color palette was developed around painter’s tape blue, and the table is set low so that guests sit on pillows on the floor.  TIP:  Place a large piece of plywood on top of crates to make a low table for the day.
  • Paint cans and a collection of brushes were re-purposed as flower vessels.
  • Paint rollers became candle holders!!
  • Mini canvases were re-imagined as seating cards displaying a playful name for the day {Paint Princess, Glue Goddess, etc}.
  • A separate name “card” is made using the lid of a paint can, and placed on each pillow. TIP: Paint the lid with acrylic craft paint and let it dry. Write guests name with a contrasting marker {white, silver or gold looks great against the colors}.
  • A drop cloth is cut into a decorative table runner and decorated with paint polka dots. A full size drop cloth is placed under the table & pillows and is decorated with paint splatters.
  • Painters palettes served as plates, and paint swatches were sewn together to house wooden cutlery.
  • The bride gifts each of her guests/crafters a crafting apron to use during the production party and to thank them for all of their efforts. The girls each choose a project and disperse throughout the property to tackle their jobs.

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  • A light meal is served before the crafting commences. Small quiches, muffins, danishes, and scones are part of the selection.
  • Cocktails are readily available. Take your pick of Watermelon Bellini or Tangerine Mimosa.
  • Paint trays act as serving trays.
  • Paint chips are cut into circles and turned into food markers.

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Craft Table:

  • Not only do the girls bond over a lovely brunch, but they whip up super fun and imaginative wedding decor in the process. The tool table is reminiscent of a dessert display where every crafting tool imaginable is prettily displayed in glass vessels and on cake stands.
  • A paint brush party swag is easy to create and looks whimsical at the front of the table.
  • Artists easel is the perfect sign holder.
  • Guests have some photo fun between crafts as they create silly lips and mustaches on face masks.

What did I tell you? Is this party amazing or what! Have a great day!


Design Production & StylingGATHER Events / Photographer – The Why We Love / Venue – 1342 / Floral DesignHoney and Poppies / Calligraphy – Jimin Bruen for Petite Pig chocolates / Hair & MakeupFiore Beauty / Cocktails – Redclay / VideographyTower Films

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  1. This party is just over the top on design, color and talent! I love it and sooo unique! Just when you think “it’s all been done”! Blam some fresh ideas!

  2. Holy crap – I am in LOVE with this party! Painting is one of my all time fave things to do. I paint ALL the time! I would LOVE for someone to throw me this party. I’d be so stoked! My most favorite part is the paint brush bunting – LOVE that! Genius!

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