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Beach Déjeuner Photo Shoot by Hello Darling & Amanda Hein Photography
May 3, 2011

Okay, so if you're like me, your probably thinking, what the heck does "déjeuner" mean? But have no fear my pretties because I totally googled it for you and it means "brunch." And after you check out these photos by Amanda Hein and the gorgeous styling by Hello Darling, you'll be thinking that it means the most amazing, beautiful, beach brunch you ever did see. Get ready to pin theses pretties, because once you see the flowers here, you're gonna want the same for your big day. And, as always, there is tons more in the gallery!










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From Natalie Walsh of Hello Darling: Hello Darling is endlessly inspired by the allure of French romance, the timelessness of hand-picked vintage collections, and soft seasonal blooms which create uniquely tailored décor for the most sophisticated and fresh celebrations.  Using that inspiration we designed our breezy beach déjeuner shoot.

This bohemian bridal party began their day with a barefoot walk on the beach, strolling along the sand in ethereal Jenny Yoo gowns in soft spring tones of honey, coral, blush and white. They held ladylike parasols in coordinating tones with the bride carrying her sweet something blue.  Their feminine bouquets in sunset hues of peach and blues combined some of our very favorite blooms using textural antique hydrangea, garden roses, scented geranium, ranunculus, tulips, dahlias, brunia, bunny tail grasses, and hypericum berries tied with a golden satin deco moiré ribbon.

The perfectly poised paper suite invited guests to the elegant nuptials of Amelie and Francois.  Signage was sweetly hung from vines guiding the guests along the stonewalled walkway to the intimate afternoon fête that awaited them.  Dining tables were covered in the very fanciful “Spring Kyoto” linen from BBJ paired with alternating copper and champagne lamour napkins.  Guests sat on gold chiavari and opera chairs topped by alternating copper and champagne satin caps. The tabletop was set with a vintage mélange of place settings with delicate floral and golden touches paired with gold flatware.  The pièce de résistance was the rolling centerpiece set in a vintage white milk glass collection overflowing with soft, lush springtime blooms of antique hydrangea, garden roses, scented geranium, lisianthus, dahlias, hypericum berries and stock in coordinating tones of peach, yellow, blush, ivory, and blue. We love how these vase collections can create fresh variations on each guest table making the event anything but cookie cutter.  The colorful menu card, place cards and table numbers coordinate with the invitation suite, save the dates, and event signage to create a chic yet playful collection.

We were so lucky to have had our beautiful afternoon shot by the lovely Amanda Hein who captured all of the light and airy décor and floral details including the paper goodies by Linda Junge at Greenstar Creative.

Photography: Amanda Hein of Amanda Hein Photography / Floral and Décor Styling: Natalie Walsh of Hello Darling / Paper Goods: Lynda Junge of Greenstar Creative / Bride and Bridesmaid Attire: Jenny Yoo / Parasols: Cultural Intrigue / Chairs & Place Settings: Tablescapes and vintage settings from private collection / Linens: BBJ Linen / Location: Glencoe Beach, IL