Call it "a stroke of artistic ingeniousness" (hehe) or "designer gone totally bonkers"...because for my newest Nautical Party Collection, I decided to style the same printable collection, in two distinctive party styles:Rustic and Preppy!
The inspiration was our local fishing ports and marinas here in the French coast, with their "old" sailors and "vintage" boats! And the fabulous, bespoke party wreath from The Knock Knock Factory really helped to bring my ideas together! It's such a unique piece and it also inspired the styling in a way.
I wanted to style this shoot in a way that would appeal to both a child's or adult's party, (maybe for a 4th July Party too!) with a relaxed outdoors feel. A small get together over some yummy, sweet treats - Perhaps after a day in the sun, having fun! So water bottles (embellished with our printable wrappers) are off course a must as well as cupcakes for their practicality.
I used a lot of informal design elements to create a rustic, mini-desserts table with plenty of cushions for all the guests to sit and relax. The items used for the decor also retained a rustic, nautical charm with the use of seashells, sailor's lantern's, home-made star fish (from salt dough: tutorial coming soon), nautical rope and re-purposed food can as favor "boxes" decorated with the "bottle wrappers" from the Nautical Party Collection - Full of sweet treats for guests to take home!
Hope you too feel inspired for your next shindig! :)
Maylene from the fabulous Malu Boutiques has been not only a sweet friend, but also one of our fabulous blog sponsors for a while now, and when she contacted me for a Minnie-Inspired Polka Dot Party; I knew we were in for a treat!!
Malu make the most stunning, handmade, party creations and has actually used some of our pink polka dot party printables, for this fabulous Minnie Inspired "Bow-tique" Birthday Party!! Check out the all cuteness below...
Thanks again my sweet friend, for including me in your beautiful project!! :)
* Styling,Photography, Sweets and Handmade Paper Goods: Malu Boutiques
* Printable Drink Tags and Water Bottle Lables: Bird's Party