Blowouts, bubbly, and brunch, oh my! This styled shoot puts a fresh new spin on the traditional bridal shower and bridesmaids outing. Instead of the old standard, think outside the box when it comes to celebrating your engaged status with your gal pals. Jessica Garda Events loves the idea of getting pampered and then cheers-ing over mimosas, so she teamed up with Palermo Photo and Glow Blotique for this session. After hair and makeup at Glow’s Sewickly salon, the party moved to The Union Hall of Bar Marco. There, the girls feasted on sprinkled donuts, macarons, and other girly goodies at a table adorned with pieces from All Occasions Party Rentals. Flirty but classic paper pieces from Hello Rachel Creative were the perfect finishing touch. So raise your glass to this fun approach to a pre-wedding girls day!
From the stylist…
The idea for this shoot came about after a talk with GLOW Blotique. The whole concept behind GLOW is about turning the salon experience into a social outing, much like the salons of the 50s and 60s. I instantly fell in love with the idea of a girls’ day out styled shoot where a few gal pals get together for pampering and celebration for no other reason other than enjoying each other’s friendship.
GLOW was the setting for the first part of the shoot. The atmosphere there is so carefully curated with its clean lines and mixed metals that we left the décor as is and let it speak for itself. And how incredible is that gold feature wall ,which acted as the backdrop for our mini rosé station?!
Our second venue was The Union Hall at Bar Marco. It is essentially a blank canvas which let the colors of our brunch tablescape really pop. Karrie Hlista Designs provided the vibrant pink and orange centerpieces which featured parrot tulips, garden roses, ranunculus, and playful greenery in feminine milk glass vases. Their bright color palette was the perfect complement to the cobalt blue glasses and patterned plates provide by All Occasion Party Rental. The “Funfetti” table runner from Linen Hero added an unexpected touch of texture.
The balloon garland for our food station was created by yours truly, as was the donut-hole tower and the raspberry panna cotta. Bartram House Bakery provided the darling macarons. The entire shoot was beautifully tied together by Hello Rachel Creative’s invitation design and the fun and flirty wardrobe provided by Lex & Lynne.
Planning & Styling: Jessica Garda Events | Photography: Palermo Photography | Desserts: Jessica Garda Events and Bartram House Bakery | Balloon Backdrop: Jessica Garda Events | Hair & Makeup: GLOW Blotique | Florist: Karrie Hlista Designs | Attire: Lex & Lynne | Rentals: All Occasions Party Rental | Stationery: Hello Rachel Creative | Venue: The Union Hall at Bar Marco | Models: Rain Hoff, Kaska Komosinski, and Frances Del Duca
Planning & Styling: Jessica Garda Events | Photography: Palermo Photo | Hair & Makeup: GLOW Blotique | Rentals: All Occasions Party Rental | Stationery: Hello Rachel Creative | Venue: The Union Hall at Bar Marco