It's funny what might inspire you to do a Styled Shoot, and everyone seemed to be talking about Pantone's Color of the Year, Greenery Green. Truthfully, my inspiration came the instant I got an email from BBJ Linen featuring Aquarelle! I was hooked! The pattern evoked Joy, with an abstract nod to Florals, then the colors made me think Bold and Fun!
I love perusing the Pantone website... truly, who doesn't? In researching the names of the colors I wanted to highlight, I realized these were their picks for Spring/Summer 2017! Match made. Kismet. It wasn't going to be an easy task to balance this variety of colors, so I decided not to take it too seriously, and get creative!
So often Styled Shoots are intended for brides, so I took the spirit of Joy and Fun, instead deciding on a Birthday theme.
You can't celebrate a birthday without cake! Lizzie's Bakery, took on the artistic brushstrokes of the linen and paired that with the colors Island Paradise and Niagara. Elegant, and yet I loved that it made me think of my favorite pair of blue jeans.
Next up - the centerpiece. It was definitely a challenge to see what flowers could complement this - so many bold colors and still a risk of it camouflaging into the background. Sibyl Sophia Floral Design had the bright idea of separating the flowers from the table - a hanging arrangement! Fun! Her combination of ranunculus, tulips and poppies brought even more energy to the shoot. I'll definitely be dreaming in Flame orange and Pink Yarrow for the next few weeks.
Onto the rentals! I simply couldn't decide between Classic Party Rental's Contempo Blue and Italia Glassware patterns... So why not both? Fun, whimsical & bold.
I added my own colorful touches with gift boxes, balloons, a birthday bear and greetings by Calligraphy Nerd. The final surprise element was the Birthday Girl! Sophie didn't tell any of us that she was spending her birthday morning with us - how special!! Needless to say, we sent her home with the cake and balloons to celebrate with her loved ones.
Bravo to our photographer Julia Silva for capturing the brilliant joy and bright energy of our morning together. It was so much fun collaborating with such a fantastic team, and I look forward to the next one!