It happens all the time, I am minding my own business shopping when BAM! inspiration strikes me, all the ideas flood my creative little brain and I must create something. This time I found the CUTEST cherry red, jumbo, heart shaped balloons with gold string and tangerine fringe. Done!
I contacted a group of fun, talented professionals and a Galentine's day inspiration shoot was born. I wanted a fresh little spin on the typical Valentine's Day colors so I chose to tie in the tangerine that was on the balloon fringe I saw. I wanted it to be bright, fresh, elegant and most of all fun! I ended up creating a color palette of cherry red, blush, raspberry, tangerine and gold accents. I chose to display everything on white trays to give a fresh, clean look to the sweets.
The girls started by sipping on Sparkling Grapefruit and Orange Sangria. The delicious recipe was created by my friend Nichole Crews of Casa de Crews . You cam find the recipe below.
The gals filled up on sweets, the latest gossip and their brutally honest opinions on the latest episode of The Bachelor, you know, the usual.
For party favors I used brass mailboxes. I filled them with EOS lip balm and nail polish in different shades of pinks and golds. I also added Pinch Provision emergency kits in a metallic pouches, the perfect addition to anyone's purse for little emergencies. I added in a variety of chocolates and voila, the perfect gift to thank your best gals!
Sparkling Grapefruit and Orange Sangria
+ 1 750ml bottle of rosé wine
+ 1 1/2 cups fresh grapefruit juice
+ 3/4 cups tonic water or club soda
+ 1 cup vodka
+ 1/2 cup raw honey
+ orange slices (for garnish)
Photography: Laura Foote Photography Design, Styling, hand lettered signs: Amber Veatch Designs Florals: Laura Helm, Ashton Events Hair and Makeup: Emily Gore, Makeup by Emily Ann Venue: The Regent Cake and macaroons: Chocolate Pi Linens and chairs: Kate Ryan Linens Gold flatware, chargers, goblets, serving platters: Set Event Rentals Sangria Recipe: Nichole Crews, Casa de Crews