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Photo Shoot : a sweet bridal shower with antique + rustic touches

It's Day 6 of the April Wedding Vendor Challenges - where did this week go? I can't believe tomorrow  is already the last day of the amazing bridal shower photo shoots with inspiring tablescapes and dessert displays. Today's talented team created a beautiful tablescape with this month's color palette of bubble gum pink, mint green and robin's egg blue. The photo shoot took place in Wisconsin with The McCartneys Photography {Kelsy + Butch} and Kim of The Event Essentials creating all the lovely paper goods.

Once I shared the details for this shoot with Kelsy, she said she "had visions of a scene that was very feminine and fun. I wanted to photograph this tablescape outdoors, but in Wisconsin things are still quite brown at this time of the year. That is where the vibrant tablecloth came in! The tablecloth is the bottom half of a prom dress, which we happened to find at a second hand shop in the perfect color! My husband (aka my planning side-kick!) helped choose a location that was interesting with rolling hills, and we let the color of the table fill the space."

Kelsy went antique shopping and found rustic vintage flatware which was also perfect for the DIY cupcakes and petite plates she used. Plus, all of the wear and tear marks they had tied back into the rustic surroundings of the shoot.

Kelsy writes, "To bring in more green and pink amidst all of the blue on the table, I made pink lemonade and gave it a few pops of green with limes and cucumber slices, and also decided that the DIY Cupcakes in a Mason Jar would be cute in pink."

Kelsy said she "wanted to incorporate vibrant candy in some way, which came through in the form of salt water taffy hanging in little jars from the gorgeous canopy-style floral centerpiece! Initially I planned to attempt the dessert display myself. That came to a screeching hault (thankfully!) when I was able to connect with a handful of awesome shops on etsy who were thrilled to paricipate in this challenge. The cotton candy fudge, pink, green & blue truffles, blue bitty bites, and floral napkins are all compliments of their own unique etsy shop owner and I am grateful for their support."

DIY FREEBIE: Kelsy made the super adorable DIY Cupcakes in a Mason Jar per these instructions from My Cakies. However, Kelsy used white cake mix from a box, and added food coloring to bring it to the bubblegum hue she desired. I LOVE the presentation with the sweet label from Kim of The Event Essentials and the spoon tied on with ribbon.

Wedding Vendors:
Photographer: The McCartneys Photography
Paper Goods: The Event Essentials

Flower Centerpiece & table: Evolutions in Design

Cupcakes: Sweet Lola's Cupcakery & BakeShop

Robin Egg Blue Floral Cloth Napkins: The Artists' House
Bitty Blue Bites: The Fetching Hound

Pink, Green, and Blue Easter Truffles: Hits the Spot
Cotton Candy Fudge: Jewel of the Lion