Sometime last spring, the editors of Southern Weddings Magazine asked me to put together a “Southern by Design” shoot to be featured in their 4th issue. In talking with the editors, they asked us to re-imagine the very southern classic “Cake and Punch” reception. I wrangled my darling/uber talented friend, Cortnie of Canvas and Canopy to help me style a beautiful shoot at Condor’s Nest Ranch! FILM photographer, Braedon Flynn brought his rad skills to the table and we had an absolute blast putting together a party that is both chic and totally doable! (Think of all the money you’ll save with a cake and punch reception instead of chicken and steak!)
For our sassy afternoon reception, we selected a short Marchesa gown from Gabriella New York Bridal Salon. For our Kate Middleton inspired headpieces, we enlisted Lo Boheme for custom pieces that added so much personality and spunk! Our hair and make up artist, Kacee Geoffroy helped us accomplish a fresh look with modern pops of color! We completed the looks with gorgeous jewelry created and provided by Noaki Jewelry.
Our Punch Drunk Love stationery was by MaeMae Paperie. The Gilly suite will be available to purchase when her new collection launches next week! Love those bright colors!
We nabbed really lovely furniture rentals from Urban Barn in Escondido.
Old mismatch forks were dipped in paint and we sourced tons of vintage punch bowls and cups from thrift stores! The punch cups served as place cards with calligraphy by Nancy Hopkins. The beautiful cakes were by Erica O’Brien with that ADORABLE “We’ll Have Our Cake and Eat It Too” cake server by Monkeys Always Look (who offers custom design AAAAND has a line coming out with Anthropologie very soon!).
We have so much more to share with you! Check back in later today for lots more images, a behind the scenes video AND some really fun recipes created just for us by Snake Oil Cocktails!