If you go down to the woods today…
you're sure of a sweet surprise
To celebrate the release of my new woodland collection and to celebrate the launch of my creative party side I hosted a small woodland party.
I set the theme as "Bridal Woodland" - woodland because I love that theme and it is the perfect theme for ELK Print's first ever 'Party Photoshoot' and Bridal because I wanted the colours to be soft, pretty, feminine and romantic. It is a party rich with textures and soft rustic finishes and I hope it helps convey some of my vision when it comes to creating work that captures that spirit of celebration.
I asked Nikki Fitt from Nikki Fitt Photography to shoot the scene and she was wonderful to work with, very patient and understanding as we battled with windy conditions to get everything set up and find a spot where the shadows weren't too strong. These are all her photos and there will be more images coming through over the next couple of weeks as I launch into the shop the individual products from my new woodland collection.
For the photoshoot I was lucky to be able to work with some amazing Creatives and everyone really delivered some amazing products based on my initial brief.
Large Cake by Two Sweet Figs
Cupcakes, cake pops, cookies and chocolates by One Sweet Chick Couture Cookies and Cakes
Paper Flowers by Hanging Pretty
Flowers by Flowers by Teresa
Woodland Animal Cookies by Deliciously Sweet Gourmet Biscuits
Table Hire from Honeylane Events
All other styling props used were part of my own collection
I styled everything in the party myself and it was an experience I really enjoyed, styling for me is a natural extension of the design process. I am not particularly setting out to market myself as a stylist but I am definitely happy to offer some styling advice to any of my clients who have booked a full party package.
I hope from these images you can gain some inspiration for your own celebration and also some insight into the versatile different ways in which the ELK Prints party pieces can be used. They make beautiful styling props to decorate the side of a plate, to tuck into a bunch of flowers or to help fill a gap in the table with something soft and textural. Don't forget they can also be used as gift tags or tied to a favour that guests can take home to remind them of the event.
The Woodland Collection will be released for sale on Wednesday the 19th of August so check back here then if you would like order any of the new ELK Prints items featured here. I always open to taking custom orders and requests so head over the Contact page to enquire about those services or if you want to keep informed of any new party inspirations then also sign up to the newsletter on the contact page too.