Nov, 11, 2012

engagement tea party inspiration shoot
featured on style me pretty

We are so excited to share this photo shoot with you.  Back in April, Lisa Allain, Paras Mehta and I started scheming about working together on another inspiration shoot.  We first combined creative energy on the “French Twist” shoot that was featured in the current issue of WedLuxe magazine.  We had such a good time producing together, that we decided to do it again – this time, with a little less “luxe”, and a whole lot of charm, with an emphasis on fresh and pretty.  It didn’t take long before our tea-themed garden engagement party began to take shape.  Everything came together amazingly well – we all arrived on the day of the shoot with all of our odds and ends in hand, and realized quickly, that despite doing all of our planning on the phone and via email, we were totally on the same page with the look and the feel of this shoot.  It was whimsical, it was vibrant, and it was definitely fresh and pretty.  It had just the right amount of tea themed items, and the colour palette was lovely in shades of yellow.  Sarah Locke, co-owner and chef at Yorkshire Pudding Catering provided all of the gorgeous and perfectly colour-coordinated (and very delectable) sweet treats.  Steve and Jane, the owners of Lakewinds Country Manor in Niagara-on-the-Lake were gracious enough to allow us to use their property as our setting. With its manicured gardens, lovely pergola-covered patio and small patch of woods in the back,  it couldn’t have been more idyllic.  The weather also was on board – it was a perfect day.

xo Krista

Thank you to all who participated in bringing this shoot to life:

Venue:  Lakewinds Country Manor, Niagara-on-the-Lake

Producer:  Lisa Allain

Designer: Paras Mehta

Shoot Coordinator: Ginny Chau

Dessert Items + Fine Cuisine: Sarah Locke

Vintage Tea Chest + Tea Cans: Mother Parkers Tea and Coffee

Charger Plates, Refreshment Dispensers, Galvanized Pails, Ice Cold Drink Buckets + Glass Pitcher: Pottery Barn

Side Plates + Tea Mugs: Crate and Barrel

Wine Glasses: Anthropologie

Cake Stands + Tea Pot: Putti Fine Furnishings

Table + Chairs: Hofland

Fabrics: Designer Fabrics

Model: Courtney Lodder, bride-to-be

Make-up: Sarah Smith