celebrate | with an elegant photo shoot

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Finally!  The party pictures are here (with details below)!

My friend Wendy and I planned this pretty celebration for her daughter's 15th birthday.  After an evening of brainstorming, we settled on a subtle color scheme of grays and pinks.  And we decided to make the entire party one big photo shoot.  What 15 year-old doesn't want her picture taken?  Did somebody say "F-A-C-E-B-O-O-K photo-op"?  Ha!

Wendy made elegant party hats.

 
Parisian macarons made by me; scrumptious cupcakes made by Wendy.

Glamorous!

The birthday girl. 

Gorgeous!

My favorite photo progression! 


Peekaboo!

They decorated the birthday girl.

Lexington - the dog - had to be a part of this one.

Glittery numbers and all dressed up.

Lexington with antlers.

The party's over!

Here are details:

Food
- for dinner, we served plain cheese pizza, BUT to make it special, served a variety of toppings in silver  and glass dishes
- for dessert, we served homemade cupcakes and Parisian macarons, which was on display throughout the day
- pink lemonade in glass bottles
- pink and red candy in pretty bowls

Decorations
- homemade happy birthday banner (like my glittery birthday numbers)
- homemade party hats
- lots of light pink, magenta, silver and white balloons
- tons of confetti
- pink, white and gray fabric hanging as backdrop
- homemade paper flower garland
- ribbon from Hagerstown, MD ribbon factory

Activities
- all we had planned was dinner and the photo shoot (we asked the girls to bring an assortment of outfits, all in the gray//pink family)!

Props
- party hats
- antlers
- homemade canvas flags
- scarves
- rain boots
- hair accessories
- fabric balls
- large cardboard swizzle stick decorated with ribbon

Enjoy!!

till tomorrow,

Rebecca

All photos by Rebecca Beach for A Daily Something, except above photo by Robert Thomas.

18 comment(s) - I love hearing from you!:

  1. Hi Rebecca! I'm back from my hols :) This looks such a great party & I'm so impressed by the homemade macarons xoxo
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  2. These pictures are all wonderful! What a great theme! And the macarons and cupcakes look really delicious!

    I really enjoyed you blog! It's adorable :)

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  3. LOVE the dogs collar! You look beautiful Rebecca.. as always :)

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  4. oooh! the party looked like so much fun! you and wendy did a great job planning and decorating!

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  5. What a gorgeous party! Love it and the antler photo booth, you are brilliant.

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  6. Wow, you did SUCH and amazing job! I love the color scheme. So you ACTUALLY made the macaroons? I've heard they are super time consuming to make. Good for you!

    - Sarah
    http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com/

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  7. Beautiful! I think I'm going to have a dress code for my next party, everyone looks so pretty!

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  8. Such an awesome birthday party! You guys did a wonderful job!

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  9. it so turned out perfect :) love the party hats.

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  10. Amazing job Rebecca! Love the pictures! And I'm going to try to do the dancing GIF!

    XO
    Lenore

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  11. That looks like a blast! What a gorgeous, sweet party! You are so creative in your planning, and everything turned out just perfect!

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  12. Oh Rebecca, this is amazing! Great photos and looks so fun! You are definitely headed in the right direction : ) Love this!

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  13. the one of the dog with antlers is worthy of a frame on the wall! and the one of you should be in a magazine - you're beautiful! i bet every one of those 15 year olds had a dream come true to model for the day. thank you for mentioning the cheese pizza - a good reminder that you can do simple along with fancy!

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  14. VERY CUTE PARTY!! I love the HATS!! Would love for you to share the DIY tutorial on my blog for the HATS! Thanks for stopping by "Be Inspired"! Your blog is lovely!

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