The wedding reception may be the party of all parties as far as weddings go 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.
A Rococo settee in front of The Plantation House was the perfect sitting area for the bride-to-be in a floral patterned Southern-inspired dress. Hobnail milk glasses, done DIY, dipped in gold acrylic paint were turned into simple vases with just a coat of paint and washi tape. Place settings are perfect with mint green plates with gold accents. Menu items are marked by vintage hardware and the favours are soaps in a decorated box 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 (made miniature).
Photography: Nicole Ryan Photography | Coordinator, Designer & Creative Director: Maureen Stevens of The Inglenook Decor | Florist: Luanna Cole with The Plantation House | Rentals: Sweet Sunday Events and The Inglenook Decor | Paper Elements: Meldeen | Venue: The Plantation House | Wardrobe Stylist: Cristina Facundo | Hair: Erica Rae | Makeup: Makeup By Adrienne| Food: Crave Catering | Model: Emma Hefti | Jewellery: Jeannie Vianney