Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Hen's Picnic

Last week I was asked to help out my cousin, Mel, with decorations and all things beautiful for a high-tea themed Hen's picnic, which was held in Melbourne's beautiful Fitzroy Gardens.  For those who want details, there is additional info below.

I had an absolute ball putting this together for the bride-to-be and am soooo excited to be helping with creating, designing and styling on her Big Day!

Good luck and congratulations on your up-coming wedding, Bec & Scott! xx

Parisian styled keep sake box with somes of the goodies
bursting with pink goodness

prettied-up sparkling pink drinks for each of the Hens

heart shaped food labels

peony and daisy headpiece,
with doilies and serviettes
pom pom gardlands to be hung
from the surrounding trees
Hens game - how well do you know...

Hens-like anything was banned from the day, so I started with 3 garlands of miniature tissue paper pom poms in similar colours and some paper bunting in a vintage pink and green colour palette.

The Hen definitely needed to stand out and, since she wasn't going to be wearing a flashing veil on her head, I put together this beautiful peony (silk ones, of course – if only these beautiful blooms were in season all year round!) and daisy headpiece, which looked stunning.

I wanted each of the 24 Hens that were attending the picnic to be greeted with something special too, so I sourced bottles of pink mineral water, wrapped them in a doily, designed a gift tag with each of their names on and finished it off by attaching a pink striped paper straw.
Mel sent through details of the amazing catering they had organised, so I made food labels in the shape of hearts (as seen in this post here) and kept with the pink striped theme.

For the Hens to borrow for the day, I included a pink floral table cloth, a white birdcage which I wrapped it in pink roses, some parasols and vintage milk bottles with white silk peony roses.

This was all wrapped up in a beautiful Parisian-styled keepsake box with an "inside this box" note, which she can use for all her future wedding bits and pieces too.


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