Parties & Celebrations, Wedding Photoshoots

April 16, 2012

Graduation Photoshoot at Elizabeth Park in Hartford, Connecticut

When Beth from The White Dress by the Shore approached us all about doing this shoot, I went back to when I graduated-all the excitement, all the fun! I wanted to infuse every bit of that into this shoot and I wanted to bring in colors and details that made me feel this way. Now, a few years after I’ve graduated, I find myself looking forward to the next big party and wanted to design this so brides and their maids would find inspiration for a special shower or fun luncheon. Yellow and pink were easy to choose because they exude the energy and playfulness you will experience at either event!

The shoot took place in the beautiful Elizabeth Park Rose Garden in Hartford, so I took some inspiration from our surroundings. I wanted the flowers to play a role in everything! Our table was draped in pink, everything from the linens, chargers, and napkins right down to the chairs-it was a girly girl’s dream. Tony from Datura, A Modern Garden created a yellow rose runner down the table with pops of pink peonies. Hope from A Little Imagination Cakes not only designed individual cupcakes with colorful florets, she coupled them with an incredible pink and yellow-layered cake! Beth styled the models in fun sherbet colored dresses that played perfectly off the surrounding flowers. Throw in the charming paper details from Metal Mermaid Press and Carla Ten Eyck Photography and you have the day made!

Credit Reel

Photography: Carla Ten Eyck, Carla Ten Eyck Photography

Shoot Design: Diana Chouinard, Jubilee Events

Fashion Styling & Accessories: Beth Chapman, The White Dress by the Shore

Flowers: Tony Palmieri, Datura, A Modern Garden

Beauty: DD Nickel, DD Nickel Makeup Studio

Confections: Hope Wright Martell, A Little Imagination Cakes

Paper: Josh Bryant, Metal Mermaid Press

Rentals: La Tavola Linens, Party Rental, Ltd.

  1. Shaye says:

    Love the colors. It seems like a bridal shower rather than a graduation party!

  2. Amanda says:

    Wow! With a grad party like that, just imagine what her wedding will be like! So bright and awesome, and I’m not even big on girly, pinky stuff like this!

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