Party Themes

Antebellum Bridal Luncheon

With wedding season quickly approaching, the coming days will see a slue of bridal showers.  But how often does a bride throw a party just for her loyal bridesmaids?  If you’re looking to honor your lovely ladies in waiting with a pre-wedding shindig, then take a page out of this fabulous group of vendors’ style book.  Here’s what photographer Nicole Ryan had to say about the inspiration behind this stunning bridesmaid luncheon shoot…

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’ lunch.  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 in a palette of mint, gold, peach, and cream.  

A Rococo settee in front of The Plantation House was the perfect sitting area for the bride-to-be in a floral and proper Souther dress.  Hobnail milk glasses were DIY’ed by dipping them in gold acrylic paint.  Unassuming juice bottles were turned into simple vases with just a coat of paint and washi tape.  Plate settings were perfected with mint green plates paired with goldware.  The party is not complete without a bar cart, perfect parfaits, peach bellinis, and the quintessential Southern dessert, pecan pies (in adorable miniatures, of course!).

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Photography:  Nicole Ryan Photography
Event Design:  Maureen Stevens
Rentals:  Sweet Sunday Events
Venue:  The Plantation House
Paper Products:  Meldeen
Catering:  Crave Catering
Hair:  Roar Salon
Makeup:  Makeup By Adrienne
Wardrobe Stylist:  Cristina Facundo
Model:  Emma Hefti

Sam Temsah-Deniskin

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the whimsical life of accidental photographer, stylist, & writer, Sam. Her approachable and fun style has received critical acclaim from such media outlets as The Huffington Post, Real Simple Magazine, PopSugar, and Buzzfeed. In addition to running a successful photography & content creation business, Sam also serves as a contributing writer for Liquor.com and Scary Mommy.

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3 Comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    Love the dress at the end.. where’s it from?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Gorgeous!

  3. I love it! very beautiful party and pictures, I design fascinators and jewelery and I would like to take pictures with you in the future! http://www.santirsopasion.com
    http://www.facebook.com/SANTIRSO

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