Hello lovelies! Today, we’re inviting you to step into a secret garden and pull up a chair at this enchanting tea party. The brain child of several creatives, “The Pretty Project” was a one-day workshop geared towards educating those in the wedding niche. Attendees were welcomed to classes on styling + design with Forrest and J, photography essentials with Wisteria Photography, and floral design with The Bloemist. Making things *EXTRA* special and eye-catching, Jenny of Forrest and J designed the tea party tablescape, that is giving us serious heart eyes. Florals were big and bold, details were colorful, vibrant, and some even celestial-inspired!
We could go on and on about all the delicate + dainty details, but we’d rather show you! After all, it was called “The Pretty Project” and meant to be shown off…
It was all about the details for this pretty project! Take a look at all the colorful brushstrokes on the invitation by Lazy Creative Designs, and how it carried through to the envelope lining! So, so fun!
Hello, glittering Badgley Mischka shoes of our DREAMS.
And then… there was this ethereal Orion star dress by Watters. Glam, celestial-inspired, yet still carefree… Oh, we are over the moon for this style!
The Whimsical Garden
Holy SMOKES, all the greenery! Nicole of The Bloemist focused on cutting edge floral trends… and in case you didn’t notice because you were blown away by the florals, this served as the Escort Display! Yup, all the names are listed on the cement pots. This table later served as the floral workshop station, too!
Bringing it back to the star-covered dress, Lazy Creative Designs created this watercolor moon backdrop.
As if the whimsical garden wasn’t enough, the team put together this stunning “Wild and Free” backdrop, complete with a blooming floral arch.
That neon detail from Neon Dive Bar gave the backdrop a fun and unexpected pop.
The Tea Party
So many fun textures + pops of color! Lazy Creative Designs hand-painted menus + crafted place cards for our tabletop that really tied the whole look together.
Wicker chairs topped with asymmetrical florals — be still our boho-lovin’ hearts!!
Um, all that rosy gold flatware needs to be in our kitchen STAT. You too? Find some of our selects below:
Is your mouth watering? Hatch Eatery provided breakfast and lunch for everyone. YUM!
We seriously cannot get over this bouquet + all the pops of florals for the day! Poppies, antique roses, and so much texture?! The Bloemist deserves a serious round of applause.
In case you weren’t impressed by the spaces above (but let’s be honest — we’re in AWE of everything here!), Golden Arrow Events designed this cozy Airstream space.
We could TOTALLY hang out here all day!
The Sweet Treats
Macaron topped cupcakes, served in ice cream cones… does it get any cuter than this?!
How positively gorgeous was that?! Want to really immerse yourself in the day’s activities? Peep on this video re-cap from Kelly Balch:
photography: Wisteria Photography // venue name: Retreat Malibu, Malibu, California, USA // event design: Forrest and J // florals: Nicole Lourie // wedding dress: Watters 'Orion' // hairpiece: Nicole Lourie // bride's shoes: Badgley Mishka 'Katrina Embellished Tie Sandal' // bridesmaid dresses: For Love and Lemons // hair stylist: Shannon-Ashlea Joyce // makeup artist: Raven Makeup // groom attire: Stitch & Tie and Neck & Tie Company // videography: Kelly Balch // paper goods: Lazy Creative Designs // calligraphy: Lazy Creative Designs // catering: Hatch Eatery // cake: Elise Cakes // desserts: Sugar Crush Sweets // tabletop rentals: Anthropologie // furniture rentals: My Lovely Events // linen rentals: La Tavola Linens // models: Katie Villbrandt, Zack Zerrenner, Ashley Petrone and Tenley Starr // balloon installation: Golden Arrow Events and Design // laser cut sign: Creative Amme // neon sign: Neon Dive Bar // assisting photographer: Jillian Rose Photography // 2nd makeup artist : Jackie Makeup