This is my favorite group of pictures from the series. Not sure why…I think it’s the awesome pops of pink paired with the dark suit. The AMAZING flowers that Nancy Liu Chin designed. The photography by Lisa Lefkowitz that is literally making my mouth water. Or maybe the picture perfect styling by Gloria Wong. Whatever the reason, it’s entirely delicious!
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We used a long, wooden table with a printed runner, vintage turquoise mason jars and bottles as vessels for bright pink peonies, pies, pinwheels, and colored candies to add whimsy. The pink, amber, and turquoise glass tumblers were scattered about the table and used as votive holders and we used mismatching old shabby chairs with printed cushions. Other details included rusty tin pails that were used to hold garden flowers, a vintage address number “8” tied to the back of a chair with brightly colored ribbon indicated table number (LOVE THAT) and a set of custom-packaged condiments found a home on each table. “A&R” steak sauce, tomato sauce, and mustard fit right in on the picnic-appropriate tables. All of the condiment packaging was by Good On Paper Design.
Each place setting received a different combination of patterns on its place mat, napkin, and flower cutout. Some place settings had gingham printed place mats with ditsy floral printed napkins. Others had ditsy floral place mats with large floral napkins. Each setting was different! The menu and place mats were also designed by Good On Paper Design, the letterpress was done by Flybird Press and the Paper flower cutouts by Anne Millett of Mira Aster.
PS…there are a TON of other vendors that worked on this shoot and we’ll be crediting all of them at the end of the feature.