Thursday, May 29, 2014

Flamingo Pop: a bridal shower collab with BHLDN

Flamingo Pop: a fun & whimsical bridal shower collaboration with BHLDN and The House that Lars Built . Photo by Jessica Peterson.
Flamingo Pop: a fun & whimsical bridal shower collaboration with BHLDN and The House that Lars Built . Photo by Jessica Peterson.
Flamingo Pop. A bridal collaboration with BHLDN and The House That Lars Built. Cakes by Tess Comrie of Le Loup. Rose Lemonade from Pop 'n Sweets. Gold serveware from Anthro. Flamingos from BHLDN. Tablecoth from Anthro. Photo by Jessica Peterson.
Fiery flamingos and bursts of balloons are the name of the game for Flamingo Pop, the bridal shower I created for BHLDN, Anthropologie's wedding site. They asked me if I could come up with a fun and whimsical theme using some of their products and if I would be interested particulalry in their flamingo cake toppers. Ummm, yes I would thank you very much. These cute little guys ended up stealing the show!
Flamingo cake toppers from BHLDN. Wedding cake by Tess Comrie of Le Loup. Photo by Jessica Peterson.
Flamingo Pop. A bridal collaboration with BHLDN and The House That Lars Built. Top from Anthro. Dress from BHLDN. Jewelry from Anthro. Flowers by Tinge. Photo by Jessica Peterson.
Flamingo Pop. A bridal collaboration with BHLDN and The House That Lars Built. Table linens and chairs from Scene Makers. Flowers by Tinge. Photo by Jessica Peterson.
I recruited an amazingly talented bunch to make it happen and I couldn't be MORE THRILLED with the results. Let's talk details shall we? 

First off, the flowers. I mentioned to my gal Ashley Beyer of Tinge Floral, that I wanted to do a balloon installation of sorts but I didn't quite know how I wanted to incorporate florals thinking that the two might compete. Leave it to Ashley to suggest putting flowers IN the installation. Brava Ashley. Brava.

Then I knew I wanted something super lovely to play off the BHLDN and Anthro products and tone it down a notch. I worked with Allie of Scene Makers, an event styling/prop rental/space design company in Salt Lake City, who was THE BOMB. She took me on a tour of their warehouse showing me all their amazing props. She even walked me through the process of selecting linens for the tables and chairs. I ended up going with a gorgeous linen blush pink tablecloth with coral napkins, which I thought brought in all the colors wonderfully. She was even there to pick up the tables and chairs when we were done. They couldn't have been more accommodating. Locals, use Scene Makers! 

Flamingo Pop. A bridal collaboration with BHLDN and The House That Lars Built. Photo by Jessica Peterson.Balloons from Zurchers. Flowers by Tinge. Clothing from BHLDN and Anthro.
Flamingo Pop. A bridal collaboration with BHLDN and The House That Lars Built. Photo by Jessica Peterson. Candy from Zurchers. Bowls from Anthro.
I knew the balloons would be the trickiest to figure out because I didn't know the first thing about them. How many would I need? Would I want helium? How would I install it? Zurchers, a local party store stepped in and provided all the balloons and some delicious treats like the gum balls above. They have them in every flavor, both the balloons and the gum balls. I loved selecting the balloon colors. There's a menagerie the choose from. I knew I wanted them in a variety of colors and shapes and the employees were so helpful in giving me sage advice. I'll provided a more complete DIY on how to create this balloon installation later. 

Flamingo Pop. A bridal collaboration with BHLDN and The House That Lars Built. Flowers by Tinge. Balloons from Zurchers. Photo by Jessica Peterson.
Flamingo Pop. A bridal collaboration with BHLDN and The House That Lars Built.. Goblets and dinnerware from Anthro. Top and jewelry from Anthro. Photo by Jessica Peterson.
Flamingo Pop. A bridal collaboration with BHLDN and The House That Lars Built. Flowers by Ashley Beyer of Tinge Floral. Photo by Jessica Peterson.
BHLDN let me lived my dreams out and said I could select whatever I wanted to use. I stuck to a mint, coral, blush pink, berry pink palette and then incorporated some Anthropologie products too that fit the bill like a lot of the dinnerware. One important element was to bring in quirky pops of animals in every shape or form. Hence the elephant sugar holders, duck vases, praying mantis plates, and of course dash of flamingos.
Flamingo Pop. A bridal collaboration with BHLDN and The House That Lars Built. Dinnerware and flatware from Anthro. Name tags from BHLDN. Flowers by Tinge. Photo by Jessica Peterson.
Flamingo Pop. A bridal collaboration with BHLDN and The House That Lars Built. Dress from BHLDN. Earrings from Anthro. Flowers by Tinge.  Photo by Jessica Peterson.
Flamingo Pop. A bridal collaboration with BHLDN and The House That Lars Built. Pennant banners from BHLDN.  Photo by Jessica Peterson.
I loved adding in some of the BHLDN products like these paper pendants that come in a variety of floral patterns. 

One of my favorite parts was working with Tess Comrie of Le Loup cakes. Now, we can see that these cakes are truly gorgeous, but what you can't see is how DIVINE they are. I came home with a few slices of chocolate cake and let me tell you, it was perfection. The perfect consistency. Not too sweet (as Paul the European likes it). Just right. Tess, I'll take your leftovers any day! 
Flamingo Pop. A bridal collaboration with BHLDN and The House That Lars Built. Cakes by Tess Comrie of Le Loup. flowers by Ashley Beyer of Tinge. Photo by Jessica Peterson.
Flamingo Pop. A bridal collaboration with BHLDN and The House That Lars Built. Balloons installation by Brittany Watson Jepsen. Balloons provided by Zurchers. Flowers by Tinge Floral. Photo by Jessica Peterson.
Flamingo Pop. A bridal collaboration with BHLDN and The House That Lars Built. Dress by BHLDN. Hair by Jessie M. Flowers by Ashley Beyer of Tinge Floral. Photo by Jessica Peterson.
Flamingo Pop. A bridal collaboration with BHLDN and The House That Lars Built. Florals by Tinge. Dinnerware from Anthro. Flutes from BHLDN.  Photo by Jessica Peterson.
I selected the rose lemonade soda from the local candy/pop store (that's Utah's version of bars), Pop 'n Sweets. I love the color they added.
Flamingo Pop. A bridal collaboration with BHLDN and The House That Lars Built. Flamingos from BHLDN. Tablecloth, duck vase, gold serverware from Anthro. Cake stands from BHLDN. Rose lemonade from Pop 'n Sweets. Florals by Tinge. Photo by Jessica Peterson.
Flamingo Pop. A bridal collaboration with BHLDN and The House That Lars Built. Dresses from  BHLDN. Top from Anthro. Hair by Jessie M.  Photo by Jessica Peterson.
Flamingo Pop. A bridal collaboration with BHLDN and The House That Lars Built. Flamingo cake toppers from BHLDN. Cakes by Tess Comrie of Le Loup. Photo by Jessica Peterson.
Flamingo Pop. A bridal collaboration with BHLDN and The House That Lars Built. Dresses from BHLDN. Gold serveware from Anthro. Photo by Jessica Peterson.
Flamingo Pop. A bridal collaboration with BHLDN and The House That Lars Built. Cakes from Le Loup. Florals by Tinge. Photo by Jessica Peterson.
And, of course, I just love these models. Not only are the beautiful, but they loved helping than they loved modeling and for that I owe them my first born. Truly, they created such a fun atmosphere. And they were dolled up by the awesome Jessie M, who works magic.
Flamingo Pop. A bridal collaboration with BHLDN and The House That Lars Built. Balloons installation by Brittany Watson Jepsen. Florals by Tinge Floral. Dresses from BHLDN. Top from Anthro. Tablecloth from Anthro. Photo by Jessica Peterson.
Flamingo Pop. A bridal collaboration with BHLDN and The House That Lars Built. Balloon installation by Brittany Watson Jepsen. Florals by Ashley Beyer of Tinge Floral. Balloons provided by Zurchers Party store.  Photo by Jessica Peterson.
Flamingo Pop. A bridal collaboration with BHLDN and The House That Lars Built. Name tags, coasters, flutes from BHLDN. Dinnerware and flatware from Anthro. Photo by Jessica Peterson.
Flamingo Pop. A bridal collaboration with BHLDN and The House That Lars Built. Balloon installation by Brittany Watson Jepsen. Balloons provided by Zurchers Party store. Photo by Jessica Peterson.

Flamingo Pop. A bridal collaboration with BHLDN and The House That Lars Built. Cakes by Tess Comrie of Le Loup. Photo by Jessica Peterson.
Flamingo Pop. A bridal collaboration with BHLDN and The House That Lars Built. Balloon installation by Brittany Watson Jepsen. Florals by Ashley Beyer of Tinge Floral. Balloons provided by Zurchers. Photo by Jessica Peterson.
Flamingo Pop. A bridal collaboration with BHLDN and The House That Lars Built. Florals by Ashley Beyer. Table linens and chairs from Scene Makers. Photo by Jessica Peterson. Photo by Jessica Peterson.
And last but certainly not least, Jessica Peterson, the photographer, who I've now worked with numerous times and have loved every experience. She's one of the most passionate persons you will meet and knows how to capture the human soul.
Flamingo Pop. A bridal collaboration with BHLDN and The House That Lars Built. Dinnerware and accessories from Anthro. Photo by Jessica Peterson.
Flamingo Pop. A bridal collaboration with BHLDN and The House That Lars Built. Florals by Tinge Floral. Dinnerware from Anthro. Table linens from Scene Makers. Photo by Jessica Peterson.
Flamingo Pop. A bridal collaboration with BHLDN and The House That Lars Built. Balloon installation by Brittany Watson Jepsen. Florals by Tinge Floral. Photo by Jessica Peterson.
Flamingo Pop. A bridal collaboration with BHLDN and The House That Lars Built. Dress by BHLDN. Earrings from Anthro. Florals by Tinge. Photo by Jessica Peterson.
Flamingo Pop. A bridal collaboration with BHLDN and The House That Lars Built. Chandelier made from paper straws. Straws from BHDLN. Photo by Jessica Peterson.
Flamingo Pop. A bridal collaboration with BHLDN and The House That Lars Built. Balloon installation by Brittany Watson Jepsen. Florals by Ashley Beyer of Tinge Floral. Photo by Jessica Peterson.

Flamingo Pop, a bridal shower in collaboration with BHLDN
floral coasters, pennant garland, dresses (here, here, here), cake stands, straws, champagne flutes from BHLDN
floral top, jewelry, praying mantis plates, mint goblets, mini bowls, elephant sugar holders, duck vase from Anthro
Models: Michelle Christensen, Morgan Sidwell Owens, Anna Grimmer
Assistants: Hillary Gallup, Melissa Leavitt, Karlee Bronson, Leslie from Dylbug

Styling and creative direction by Brittany Watson Jepsen for BHLDN
Stay tuned for more DIYs and tutorials on how to achieve this look

38 comments:

Kathleen Ballos said...

Oh my goodness, this is incredible! So lovely, I want to stare at these photos all day long.

Ashley Fossile said...

So vibrant and fun! I loved the "behind-the-scenes" look at this collaboration.

Lexy @ The Proper Pinwheel said...

Brittany. Brittany. Brittany. I will honestly keep coming back to gawk at this for the rest of the day, if not the week! This is absolutely stunning. Such talent! Great work! xo

MarySue said...

Delighted and smiling over your creativity and beauty.

Ashley Bagley Nielson said...

You just blew my mind.

Ashley Collett said...

An incredible shoot! Wonderful!

Miss Abby Lemon said...

This is unbelievably adorable. Literally everything is perfect!

Tegan Klenner said...

these photos are beautiful, what a lovely event!

Valerie said...

I cannot wait for the DIY on the balloon arch. I told my aunt I would try to recreate your masterpiece for my cousin's bridal shower... She said I was crazy. Excited to try. Stunning... Absolutely stunning.

Allie Citron said...

Bravo, Brittnay. Thank you for including me and your kind words. Would love to help/collab anytime :)
XOXO,
Allie Kesler/Scenemakers

Tiffanie said...

The most epic THTLB post. Blown away!

Jamie S said...

Wow this is so incredibly stunning! I'd very much like to sit at that table or underneath that magical balloon arch and eat a piece of pink frosted chocolate cake. (or the whole cake)

Sara said...

I'm so totally obsessed with everything about this. Love it! AND just bought that awesome peplum top from Antho :-D

Erin Francois said...

Wow. This is STUNNING! Incredible work by a talented team. Congratulations Lars!

Anonymous said...

This is the cutest shoot I've ever seen. Love it!

Kim said...

This is so crazy fun and beautiful!

Miracle Spyer said...

WA-HAYYYYY TOO AMAZING!!! <3 Definitely my favorite colors!

-Nash Khan @Craft A Doodle Doo

paulahisel said...

this is absolutely to die for!!! i love it

Briana said...

Where are the adorable elephant planter/vases from? Love them!

Anonymous said...

Simply lovely!

The House That Lars Built said...

@Briana, The elephant sugar holders are from Anthro! I couldn't seem to find them on their site though, but I found them in their stores right now!

Nikki @ Tikkido said...

That balloon and flower installation is outrageously awesome!! Stunning! I can't wait to see how you did it, and see if it matches up with the ideas spinning around in my head. ;-) Spectacular, all around!

everydayshine said...

dying over this. Can we have a hair tutorial for the amazing blonde braid?!

Lisbet / *LLL og Co.* said...

Picture perfect! :-)
Love it ...

Jenny Keane said...

I've just stumbled onto this post and I'm so happy! I've been wanting to throw a flamingo party (without the tack) and you've given me so much inspiration!

thank you,

Ashley said...

Those plates don't have crickets on them. They are praying mantises.

Anonymous said...

I have to know how to make the balloon arch. Simply amazing.

Katie Meyers said...

This is beyond stunning! Love the festive pops of color (that aren't too 'over the top') and keep the party chic! Nice work, Brittany.

Anne Lee said...

You've singlehandedly made balloons cool again. I used to work at a party store in high school and we made balloon arches, but this is so far beyond that! Please post the DIY instructions soon, I'm interested to know how long it took you to assemble! Beautiful, creative work. Thanks.

Jacquelyn | lark & linen said...

This is unbelievable. I need that balloon streamer in my life every day!

Anonymous said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. The daughter of a friend of mine has her rehearsal dinner party and I wish I could do this kind of decoration. I'll suggest and hope they accept my help. Thank you SO much for sharing. And please, please, publish the DIY soon!!!
:-)

Leah said...

Beautiful!

Tracy Laverty said...

What an inspiration!! I love every image. What a feast for the eyes- absolutely incredible colors and creativity everywhere. Great job!

Miss D said...

This is truly magical, OMG..no words...

Sharon said...

Beautiful! I especially love the balloon installation with the florals. Everthing is just perfect.

Anonymous said...

I am so ready for the balloon tutorial~~ GREAT JOB!!!!

Wishesbridal said...

The shoot is really sweet and amazing!I like the sweet wedding cake,such delicious.

Alexandra {The Bijou Bride} said...

Too pretty for words, I need a balloon installation permanently in my life