Saturday, 2 April 2011

divine dress up party...

Get ready for a serious dose of adorable! Lately, I have been finding myself endlessly inspired by beautiful birthday parties and this pretty vintage shoot is no exception. Marissa from {The Princess and the Pirate} has styled this whimsical dress-up shoot as I know that our blog readers will appreciate the amazing mix of vintage & eclectic style. From shabby chic furniture, pink cupcake stands, roses and pearls, the attention to detail here is fabulous! The lovely Marissa has shared below the inspiration behind this divine shoot.

Inspiration behind the shoot: We started planning this shoot to inspire the use of our dress-up girl themed invitations. Our aim was to create a real girly party, thoughts of a big chest of party dresses, feather boas, pearls and big floppy hats. In an attempt to lessen the cost of buying props we took a quick trip up to our grandmothers house which is not your typical grandma's house. Her little villa is filled to the brim with shabby chic furniture, pink cake and cupcake stands, roses and pearls all very tastefully done, if not a bit overboard :) With this one trip we knew all we needed was some sweet desserts and to borrow some of her furniture and we'd be set. And so that is all it took, we pottered around her villa pulling out the dresser from her bedroom and her lounge chair and took it out to her courtyard, filled it with some pretty sweets and desserts and it was just what we had imagined.

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  1. I Love it!! Thanks for sharing, I absolutely love all your party planning posts :) I actually started following you after a Star Wars Post and have yet to be disappointed. Love the tiered stand with a mix of sweet treats.

  2. I would love to win your contest for the printables! My favorite is the Damask Love Salmon and Mint. Its my daughters 1st birthday coming up and these would be perfect for it! Thanks!


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