What New Orleanian doesn’t love a good party?! So, when we were approached to design a couple’s shower in honor of a bride hailing from Pennsylvania and a local groom, we envisioned it to be a chic summer celebration. We learned of the bride’s love for a good Pimm’s Cup, a refreshing and fruity gin cocktail that originated in England, and from there, our idea for a Polo-inspired, preppy chic garden party was born. Infusing soft cremes and dove greys added the perfect amount of warmth to the all-white color palette. Bright and cheery pops of orange and yellow also complemented the neutral theme and were achieved by incorporating citrus arrangements in the décor, cake and drink garnishes. As a nod to the preppy theme, we designed a custom crest for the couple that was replicated on the invitation suite and favors. All of the elements of the décor, from a custom built bar and floral boxes to the linens to the dessert table, were designed to be very tailored, neat and tidy. Silver trays and trophy vases adorned the tables and were reminiscent of the summer Polo matches of the English countryside. Guests nibbled on fruit ceviche, tea sandwiches and caprese skewers to keep cool and accompanied it with traditional New Orleans soul food. To integrate the couple’s native States, we created Pennsylvania and Louisiana themed favors complete with a sweet treat for the guests to take home.
We worked with some of the industry’s most creative event professionals to achieve our vision and their collaborations couldn't have been more perfect! Our shared commitment and passion for creating the distinctive and unexpected is the inspiration and driving force behind all of our celebratory experiences. We hope you feel the same way we do about this fabulous affair!
Here are a few of our favorite shots from the event. Enjoy!
Photography | Marissa Lambert Photography. Floral Design and Flower Crown | Ever After Events. Cake and Pastries | Melissa's Fine Pastries. Custom Linens | Designery 22. Invitations and Paper Goods | Baraya Hall. Custom Bar and Flower Boxes | Baraya Hall. Table and Chairs | Event Rental. Venue | the Taravella Cottage. Bride's Dress | BCBG. Hair | Ginger Dickey. Makeup | Megan Marks of Beauty Marks. Groom's Attire | ZARA.