Garden Party Inspiration by Amy Majors Photography
November 5, 2010

Inspiration comes in all pretty shapes and sizes and today it is coming at us in the form of a whimsical garden party shot by Amy Majors Photography. She teamed up with A Day in Provence who designed all of the colorful and perfectly paired florals and Cocoa and Fig who was the mastermind behind the delectable dessert table as well as a bevy of other fabulous vendors in Minnesota. This shoot is bright, shiny, happy and the absolute PERFECT way to ring in TGIF. Be sure to head over to the gallery for even more inspiration for your next garden soiree.

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From Amy Majors Photography...

The inspiration for this shoot began with a small piece of scrapbook paper which had a design in tiffany blue and orange. I loved the way these colors worked together so the search was on to find fabrics that reflected and coordinated with this color scheme. Once found, these fabrics set the tone of the event as a lively, outdoor garden party. In retrospect it is fun to consider how the whole design took shape, as one detail determined the next. Tara, the florist of A Day in Provence, did an amazing job of mixing sweet and whimsical flowers with brightly colored fruit to draw out the colors of the pattern in the floral fabric of the table runner. Each place setting was further adorned with dainty ranunculus blossoms. In order to pull in the colors of the overall scheme, Tara used tiffany blue ribbon on the bridal bouquet covered with crocheted lace. The floral print from the fabric was also repeated on the paper pieces designed by Sarah of A Milestone Paper Co. The playful invitations she designed captured the feel of the event with hand-stitched embellishments and intricate calligraphy by Rosann Konieczny. Personalized drink stirrers replaced the usual place cards for a creative twist. Sarah also carried out the vision I had of attaching baskets to the bride and groom’s chairs as a way to drop in sweet love notes for each of them.

Of course, no wedding inspiration shoot would be complete without a lavish sweets table. Laurie of Cocoa & Fig created all of the lovely (and delicious!) desserts complete with an elegant two-tiered cake, coconut garnished cupcakes, french macarons in just the right shade of orange, fabulous lemon and raspberry trifle dessert shooters, and cake pops drizzled with orange icing. Because the overall feel was more casual, it seemed that a wedding dress for our model with clean lines, enhanced by special extras would be the perfect fit. From the a.b. Ellie jeweled sash to the cropped veil and stunning jewelry by Erica Koesler to the Lila Couture dress to the Benjamin Adams shoes, all were graciously provided by Posh Bridal Couture. Amber of Smart & Chic Bride finished the model’s look with amazing hair and flawless makeup; combining playfulness and elegance.

Photography: Amy Majors Photography / Floral Design: A Day in Provence / Invitation & Paper Design: A Milestone Paper Co. / Calligraphy: Rosann Konieczny / Cake and Desserts: Cocoa and Fig / Dress and Bridal Accessories: Posh Bridal Couture / Hair & Makeup:  Amber Brenke of Smart & Chic Bride / Models: Lydia Livingston & Sean Mailen