Inspired by Thumbelina

Today’s post is a modern twist on an old fairytale – Thumbelina. I think there are some great ideas for a bridal shower here – and the whole shoot just has a fun, magical feel to it. From Crissy Farah (the photographer), When creating this shoot we wanted to do a modern twist on an old fairytale. Thumbelina just seemed to offer the best of all worlds since we could incorporate our love of over-sized things like flowers, dandelions, and strawberries, as well as adding that soft feminine fairytale charm. What we ultimately wanted was to create a realm that embodied childhood fantasy and brought imagination to life. Perfect for an afternoon with your girls!

thumbelina weding

thumbelina bridal shower

How cute is this table? Love the stools :)

thumbelina bridal shower

thumbelina bridal shower

thumbelina flowers

thumbelina bridal shower


thumbelina drifting by dress anthropologie


styling & design: Sugar & Fluff
hair and make-up: Chad Whelan & Andrew Vascot of The Factory Studio
florals provided by: Blue Leaf Studio
photography: Christine Farah
dress: drifting by dress from Anthropologie

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  1. oh my freaking goodness, this is AMAZING. jenn, by far my favorite feature on here in a long time. it’s so fresh, creative, whimsical, etc, etc… gorgeous! thank you for sharing!

  2. what beautiful photography (especially those last two pictures with the big flower). I’m also taking note of the make up for my own wedding!

  3. OH MY – these are amazing! – just amazing! – i’m speechless!!!

  4. Ahhh all these details are so lovely! The chocolate covered strawberry nestled inside a heart shaped leaf? Genius! This is true inspiration for any fairytale bride.

  5. Beautiful pics! really creative & fresh photos

  6. so whimsical! i just love this post!

  7. Where is the second dress from? The white strapless one.

  8. The last photograph is my absolutely favorite. I love Queen Anne’s Lace. Stunning.


  9. Love how whimsical this is! The floral work on the table is amazing!

  10. This is fan~bloomin~tastic, a beautiful whimsical wonderland if i do say so myself :) Fabulous feature!! xx

  11. Thank you Jenn for featuring us on your website! and of course thanks to everyone else for such kind comments!

    @Brooke…the dress is from H&M’s Summer/Spring line I believe!

  12. What an elegant thumbelina! These images are so lovely..x

  13. AWESOME job…. so so lovely. The mood is just right!

  14. These are AMAZING!!!!! does anyone know where the head piece is from?? love the strawberries! soooo cute x

  15. This just looks like it would have been fun to create! Many of the details could transfer on to a wedding/shower so thanks for sharing!

  16. this is so so cool! i love the picture of her with the huge white flower and the bright sun.


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