Today’s party inspiration comes from Jenn of Bow Ti & Bustle where she translates her love for Montmartre into a perfectly styled shoot. I spent a summer in Paris and loved being reminded of the time I spent in magical Montmartre, will all it’s charm, whimsy and color. Jenn describes her inspiration for her shoot and details of how she created this beautiful setting,
“Montmartre is known best for the infamous and sexy Moulin Rouge (“red mill”), or as the backdrop for the adorable movie Amelie, Montmartre is full of dark, whimsical charm. It was also the home and inspirational foreground for some of histories best known and beloved artists: Van Gogh, Manet, Degas, Renoir and Picasso (just to name a few), making art ooze from every nook and cranny of the area, and putting it at the heart of my design.”
“I used a vintage green hutch to create a dessert “table” which was layered with the most mouth-watering French pastries one could imagine and mini jars of French jelly to complement the almond croissants. As a means to represent the many stunning balconies in Paris, the dessert table was highlighted with an antique window frame and red ranunculus hanging overhead.”
“My vision for the design of this shoot came wholeheartedly from my time in Montmartre. Red, green, yellow and black instantly took front stage in the design, as these colors are key players in this area of Paris. I used varying shades of colorful and patterned cardstock to handcraft the 500+ paper pinwheel backdrop. The pinwheels were incorporated throughout the shoot as a means to pay tribute to the massive and stunningly beautiful windmills throughout the hills of Montmartre.
“A distressed vintage picnic table was covered with pops of vibrant color, including jars of Bonne Maman jelly which were tied off with burlap and chalkboard tags as favors. Chalkboard detailing was included in many aspects of the shoot, including the dessert table banner, various signage and the paper goods, since this form of marketing is used all over Paris in the floral and food markets. French bistro chairs, textured pillows, a vintage clock, dominos, empty wine bottles and tiny glass vases filled with vibrant flowers completed the table design.
Event Design, Styling and Coordination: Bow Tie & Bustle /Photography: Mo Hines Photography/Floral Design: Cashmere Floral Design /Desserts: Tallant House /Makeup: Glamour Cris/Hair: Bartlett Bridal /Dress: Pricilla of Boston courtesy of Calla Bridal /Umbrellas: Bella Umbrella/Venue: Chalk Studios /Hair accessories and veil: bow tie & bustle /Paper Goods: bow tie & bustle