Bust out the Skinny Girl Margaritas loves because today is a Cinco de Mayo celebration and to help us get into the mood for a fiesta is this gorgeous shoot photographed by Carla Ten Eyck. She teamed up with Jubilee Events to craft a colorful affair perfect for this most festive of days. Sparklers, loads of pink and a rainbow of heels..can you say Viva Cinco de Mayo? Grab a gander at more of this pretty party in the gallery.
From Jubilee Events... This was a great photo shoot that derived from a more personal stance than most shoots. This was such a fun, personal photoshoot that was rich with color and details-- allowing us to express our fun side. Cinco de Mayo is a holiday full of life and energy—an element we wanted to portray. We coupled it with another tradition, Day of the Dead, and honed in on the spirit of this culture.
Our models, Alicia and Carlos were a great addition to our team for the day—hats off to those shoes that Alicia brought and, of course, the dress, expertly chosen by The White Dress by the shore! Tony constructed a bouquet and arrangement that, as always, was a beautiful hit and bursting with color! Your eyes can get lost for hours looking at all of the trinkets and pieces we included—each one with a different meaning and purpose behind it.
Our good friend and photographer, Carla Ten Eyck brought in several artifacts from her family’s history, like sugar skulls, masks, colorful lanterns and flags as a nod to the Dia de los Muertos altar, or Day of the Dead, meant to celebrate and remember lost loved ones. Both Carla and Tony Palmieri from Datura - A Modern Garden, brought special notes to include their mothers, quite easily making this shoot even more meaningful to our hearts.
Photography: Carla Ten Eyck / Model Styling & Jewelry: Beth Chapman of The White Dress by the shore / Wedding Dress: Melissa Sweet (Billie) via The White Dress by the shore / Flowers: Datura - A Modern Garden / Event Design: Diana Chouinard of Jubilee Events / Invitations: Coral Pheasant Stationery + Design / Beauty: Dana Bartone & Company / Bride's Head Piece: Twigs & Honey / Mini Gourmet Donuts: Tastease, Hartford, CT / Original Artwork: Carlos Hernandez Chavez