Rose Hill Plantation Styled Shoot 2017
Bridal showers are one of our favorite pre-wedding celebrations! This event is a sweet and oh-so-southern way of celebrating the bride to be. When it comes to decor, you can’t go wrong with fun and feminine, with the perfect personal touch. With that in mind, ever-talented Emily King of Whiskey and White Events chose to take a creative regional twist on a traditional ladies’ luncheon – a Southern version of an English High Tea!
You can’t think of the Rose Hill Plantation without imagining pure and simple Southern elegance. This quintessential mansion in Nash County is an emblem of a charming bygone era and set the perfect stage for this lovely fete.
The event design began with the decision to keep things delicate and feminine in the style of a traditional bridal shower. King chose a palette of neutral warm tones of tan, peach, and blushes with accents of gold, allowing the radiant blooms from Bloom Works by Catering Works to take center stage. Accents of lush red and citrus green intermingled with the ivory and soft pink flowers for a fun pop of color.
The team added another fun pop of color with the beautiful vintage teal glassware from Greenhouse Picker Sisters that coordinated perfectly with their teal bench seating and farm tables. Vintage china in hues of white and blue tied everything together and was topped with flowers at each individual place setting. Occasional seating offered alcoves of sweet conversation and intimate moments between guests and looked immaculate in the provincial setting of the Rose Hill mansion sunroom.
The darling stationery suite from Paper Buzz united all of these elegant elements. A lush blue watercolor background was accented by an organic floral design, inviting guests for what was sure to be a delightful day of celebrations.
To execute the Southern spin on the event’s high tea theme, Rose Hill created a heavenly menu of North Carolina favorites. Instead of hot earl gray tea, the guests enjoyed an assortment of refreshing flavored sweet teas. In lieu of scones and cucumber sandwiches, mini pimento cheese sandwiches and NC barbecue sliders. Other delicious finger foods included dainty mini’s of shrimp and grits, and crispy chicken and waffle bites.
For dessert, the sweet team at Slice Pie Company provided an enticing assortment of handheld desserts and succulent pies instead of the expected petit fours. All of your grandma’s favorites were represented. Mini pies included key lime with real zest, State Fair Blue Ribbon Apple Minis, latticed strawberry rhubarb, and lemon cream pie shooters with real lemons and zest with crushed State Fair Blue Ribbon crust, as well as a classic pecan pie and Slice Bites made of chocolate pecan pie.
In another unexpected detail, gorgeous greenery and flowers were pouring out of the drawer of the credenza that made up the dessert bar. We love this beautiful and organic element and the over-the-top visual that it created!
Love the Look
Planner – Whiskey and White Events
Photography – Joe Payne Photography
Venue – Rose Hill Plantation
Caterer – Rose Hill Plantation
Rentals – Greenhouse Picker Sisters
Florals – Bloom Works by Catering Works
Desserts – Slice Pie Company
Hair and Makeup – The Makeup Addict