Happy Spring! I am so excited to introduce The Spring Social - a party inspired by all things social - friends, & fun!
Featuring: Marissa from StyleCusp & Christina from OhSoGalm
Location: Paradise Hills Vineyard & Winery, Wallingford, CT
This party was set at the most gorgeous & hospitable winery! The minute I stepped on location (weeks prior to the event) I knew it would be the perfect place to host #TheSpringSocial. A perfect backdrop for my vision of a rustic but, pastel inspired spring scene. The natural elements of wood, stone, and wicker paired perfectly with the bold & bright seasonal colors of hemlock, violet, comfrey, and magenta.
The Invitation: You're Invited
Influenced by my love of the translucent envelope, this invitation was made to be simple highlighting the illustrations by Cricket Lane Studio (more to come on this)! Through the clear envelope - the potential party guest can see a small sneak peak of the exciting event to come!
Centerpiece: Flowered Birdcages
These birdcages were set on pedestals to add necessary height dimension to the tablescape. Although, I wouldn't normally create a centerpiece with so much height, due to the fact that they would be unrealistic for socializing purposes conversely, conversation could easily be conducted via the airiness and visibility through wire the cage.
Place Cards: Instagram Feed Photo
Is there anything more social then an Instagram photo feed?! I think not! These place cards served two purposes. The first way in which they were used was to distinguish a seating guide. Their second function was to be use as photo frames!
Party Favor: Social Agenda & Planner Cards
Every party should end with a take home gift for guests - it could be big or small just as long as it is fitting to the party theme. Partygoers at The Spring Social were presented with a Social Agenda, a booklet and planner cards - complete with a personalized illustration by Chelsey at Cricket Lane Studio!
The Tablescape: A Spring Time Setting
While considering this party was more on the side of formal, I wanted attendees to keep in mind the fun and easygoingness of being social! Mixing formal place settings with pastel and modern patterns - I combined the clashing patterns of light chevron and bold paisley this helped lighten the mood and achieve this relaxed yet, dignified look.
Hostess Marissa at StyleCusp dress: French Connection / Hostess Christina at Oh So Glam dress: French Connection / Illustrator Chelsey at Cricket Lane Studio / Venue Paradise Hills Vineyard & Winery / Photography Dean at Dean Robert Photography / Makeup Nina Midlik / Event Coordinator & Crafter Until Next Time Notes
For more behind the scenes fun - search #TheSpringSocial on Instagram!