Friday, February 11, 2011

Valentines Day Inspiration Shoot Full Recap {+ Downloads from Cut the Cake Designs}


As I mentioned earlier this week, I styled a Valentines Day inspiration shoot for Brenda's Wedding Blog in collaboration with Tara Lee of Cut the Cake Etsy/November 7 Blog {Paper Design}, Miriam Corona of Glam Candies {Sweets Inspiration/Creative Collaboration} and Gladys Jem {Photographer}.  As promised, here is the full recap minus a few photos, as they will be featured in an upcoming eZine that Brenda is pulling together :)

Please note, all images are (c) our amazingly-talented photographer, Gladys Jem - if you choose to use any images elsewhere please credit them appropriately to Gladys and our shoot for Brenda :)

Our vision was a romantic seaside picnic {turned proposal!}  Here you go!

A vintage picnic basket...




A lovely backdrop...


Some Moet rose...


Homemade raspberry cupcakes with ruffled frosting made by yours truly...


I love the detail in this shot!


A gorgeous bouquet of pink and white ranunculus...


Pretty masons to hold the hot cocoa and marshmallows with doily lids tied with bakers twine, accompanied by custom labels from Cut the Cake Designs (click here to download!)...


Peanut butter & jelly sandwiches wrapped in a doily with custom label and placemat from Cut the Cake Designs...


And a surprise message waiting under the china plates...

Lots of yummy details...


Gladys is a whiz with photoshop because she was able to get my tattoo right off! :)


Notice the recipe box?  I can't quite reveal the story behind that just yet, but I can tell you it was custom made by my dad using one of my grandmother's drawers from an antique desk!  More to come on the recipe box someday soon... :)

Click here to download the paper templates from Cut the Cake Designs!

Want to know where it's all from?
Monogrammed Mugs - Anthropologie
Picnic basket & quilt - vintage family heirlooms
Sweets Stand - Food Network
Barona Silver Tray - Pottery Barn
Monogrammed Silver Napkin Rings - Pottery Barn

28 comments:

  1. So lovely! What an amazing background and little sandwhiches, paper, and shots! I love that you set the cupcakes and raspberries on the plates with the candy, so cute! The first photo is so amazing with the Golden Gate, what a beautiful place to live! Love the story behind your recipe box! :) Congrats!

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  2. Looks amazing Jacin and those cookies are so perfect! :)

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  3. Gorgeous! I love it all... and I didn't notice the proposal 'place mat' (?) (there has to be a more romantic word that my brain is just not finding, here) the first time! What a cute proposal that would be!

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  4. my heart could break from the sheer beauty of it all!

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  5. Ohhh I want a pretty picnic like that! Everything is so perfect, down to the lovely little details ;)

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  6. Jacin you guys did an AMAZING job!!! Everything looks just fabulous. And a picnic in the park with that view...sigh!

    xoxo
    kristi

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  7. So was this actually used as someone's proposal or was it just set up for the shoot?

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  8. what's not to love about this over-the-top cute table setting! I love SF! I grew up in the Bay Area myself! Miss it! Love the location! And what's not to love about that color palette?

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  9. Hello, heaven! This is absolutely GORGEOUS!

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  10. gorgeous and planned perfectly to a T! filled with lovely little details :)

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  11. I love everything about this sweet shoot! Amazing job :)

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  12. Those ranunculus are too lovely and the stationery so sweet!

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  13. I keep looking at these pictures over and over! They make me want to have a party. The colors are perfect and everything goes so well without being too matchy-matchy. I love them!

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  14. Specially wrapped PB&J: LOVE. This is a fabulous design!

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  15. gorgeous - i love every little bit of it - well done! :)

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  16. That is THE best picnic ever! Love the backdrop.

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  17. I really really love this and it's so fitting for the holidays! Especially LOVE the pb&j boxes, too cute, and the backdrop is simply stunning! Bravo!

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  18. Oh my goodness adorable!! The secret message placemats are just fabulous. So many wonderful details!!

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  19. Very pretty, and you really can't beat that backdrop!

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  20. beautiful! now i'm craving sweets :)

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  21. So so cute! I love valentine's day!

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  22. I am in love with this shoot. It's just so inspiring and romantic. Gorgeous!

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  23. oh so yummy & gorgeous! love the location and all the lovely details :)

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  24. Oh, i just bought a bunch of pretty ranunculus this morning. Love those flowers!

    Such a lovely and girly shoot.

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