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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Fabulous Bridal Shower Shoot: Tickled Pink With a Splash of Bling

I hope you are enjoying the photo shoot entries for this year's Annual Backstage Bridal Pro Academy Scholarship Contest as much as I am. Wedding Pros from across the United States submitted entries for a chance to win a full scholarship to Backstage Bridal Pro Academy this September at the number one resort in the nation, Pelican Hill Resort in Newport Beach, California where they will join other wedding professionals in elevating their wedding planning business at THE best educational experience around. (no passport required).

Today, I begin with a pretty little bridal shower concept. Are you a girly girl? This this shoot is for you! Keshia Johnson of Butterfly Kisses Events in Atlanta, Georgia, used white and various shades of pink with touches of crystals and diamonds to bring a little bling to look, "Ticked Pink with a Splash of Bling". Be sure to leave your comments if you are in love with Keshia's entry. Your votes can help her get to Backstage Bridal Pro Academy!
Inspiration Board Credits (left to right, each row): 
Michael L'Heaureaux |  Jessica Claire | Mimmo and Naz | Charlotte Jenks Lewis | Steve Steinhardt | 4Eyes Photography | {red}ivivus  Photography |  Jacqueline Photography
All images were found on the Style Me Pretty Gallery
Keshia shares how she articulates a fabulous and graceful look for this intimate bridal shower design. "In my experience with working with brides it has taught me that they LOVE bling and all the fabulousness that comes along with it. For the color scheme I used white and various shades of pink with touches of crystals and diamonds. The overall look is elegant and graceful allowing for the soon to be bride’s personality to shine through."
"I set a single oval table big enough for four with an elegant fuchsia satin table cloth and rose petal covered placemats. How do these lovely ladies find their seats you ask with diamond card holders displaying their name of course? These four women will find a personalized handwritten menu nestled in their napkins and fuchsia chargers underneath all white plates."
"In the center of the table is a fabulous classic pink rose ball sitting on a clear vase dripping with crystals. I posi-tioned two smaller vases displaying floating candles accompanied with four tea light candles."
"My final decorative touch of fabulousness came in the form of a beautiful pink and white candy buffet set to please any sweet tooth. The Tickled Pink tasty treats candy buffet is decked out with gumballs, sixlets, cupcakes, chocolates, and tickled pink homemade lemonade. Dangling above the candy buffet are three fluffy pink decorations hung at different levels to play with the eyes. This candy buffet makes for a great party favor."
The Texture: Smooth as satin and light as a rose petal. I enjoy playing up the contrast of textures in my parties. In tickled pink, I went with the smooth soft feels of satin and the light feel of rose petals. When you run your hand over the placemats you feel the soft delicate feel of rose petals. To ramp up the glam factor a few notches, I brought in rhinestones for the chair covers and menus, crystals for he centerpiece, and diamonds for the candy buffet.
The Taste: Think Pink. If pink were a flavor, I am pretty sure it would be sweet and delicate so there was no doubt that the menu for the party would be both these things. These women enjoyed Chilled Strawberry soup served to them in individual goblets rimmed with sugar. The main course was pan-roasted salmon with mango salsa and Frisee Salad. To wash their food down they enjoyed Pink Cocktail Sparklers made up of pink lemonade, white cranberry juice, chilled sparkling cider and vodka and for dessert, decadent Vanilla Bodice Cake was served.
The Scent: Sweet as Sugar. This Bridal Shower was tailor-made that every sensation the guests experienced would blend perfectly with the design of the space. Surrounded by different shades of pink, crystals and a sweet candy buffet, what fragrance would be more fitting other than sugar. On the table are four sugar fragrance tea lights that fill the air complementing the candy buffet also located in the room.
The Sound: Soft instrumentals and laughter creating unforgettable memories. Music is the gateway to our souls; it has the ability to take us down memory lane and keep us there for hours and who better to share that moment with other than your three best friends that have been along on the ride of life with you. For this Tickled Pink Bridal Shower, I went with a more soothing soft instrumental sound for music. I downloaded hours of soft insrumental on an iPod to ensure in skipping from a CD so that these ladies would have nonstop entertainment. As the women sipped on their Pink Cocktail Sparklers and filled the air with laughter, they reminisced on just how Fabulous their life has been as they celebrate a milestone for a good friend. Who said that all parties need large groups of people and loud music? Sometimes all you need is an intimate elegant setting with a few close friends of great tasting food.

Keshia used the following resources to create this look: 

Total shoot cost = $367.91

Be sure to visit Fabulously Wed a bit later today as Keshia shares her DIY instructions for creating this beautiful pink centerpiece and ruffly petal placemats!

Are you loving Keshia's interpretation of Fabulous and Graceful with a bit of sparkle? If so, please be sure to leave a comment over at Backstage Bridal Pro Academy HERE. Your comments may help her get to Backstage Bridal Pro Academy!

Until Next Time, Stay Fabulous!
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