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Photo Shoot : an eco-vintage fall themed bridal shower with mini cakes

CHALLENGE GUIDELINES . . .
color palette:
red, orange and brown
theme: bridal shower or wedding

I can't believe it, but it's already time for the October Wedding Vendor Challenges {if you are interested in signing up for challenges starting again in January, please let me know, I'd love to have you}. To kick things off this month - I have a lovely eco-vintage shoot from eco-stylist Michelle Savin. In this bridal shower inspired shoot Michelle decided to go vintage and use the natural colors from apples and pears. Invite Site provided paper free invitations that a bride can actually create herself. 

The location brought this fall bridal shower to the sea, at McKenna's on the Bay in Long Beach, CA. Michelle used a beautiful birch centerpiece by Nisie's Enchanted Florist. Natural wicker, autumn orange glassware, and natural palm wax candles from the Goodlight Natural Candles gave the table an autumn glow. The orange glassware illuminated with good ol’ fashioned sweet tea to accompany. 

The rich pomegranate red juice was presented in an antique milk jar, which Michelle found at a local vintage shop, along with much of the wood pieces. Michelle used many varieties of apples and pears to achieve color in her presentation. For dessert she presented minature wedding cakes, a cake trifle, and candied apples from Creatively CaramelIn this vendor challenge, Michelle proves that not everything has to be brand new for your bridal event and color can be achieved from natural sources.  

Vendor Credits:
Eco Stylist: Michelle Savin
Bridal Shower Invitations: Invite Site
Venue: McKenna's on the Bay
Event planner: Debbie Haggar and Christine Davies of McKenna's on the Bay
Birch flower arrangement: Nisie's Enchanted Florist
Candied Apples: Janine at Creatively Caramel
Minature cakes and trifle: Michelle Dozal
Palm Wax Candles: Goodlight Candle Company
Vintage finds: Orange Avenue Estate Salvage and Garden
Photography: property of Michelle Savin