With Christmas being a mere 5 days away and the start of 2014 only 12 days from now, I think it’s high time to share my festive little New Year’s shoot I put together a little earlier this year. Back in September when I began dreaming this up and then in October when this shoot was actually brought to life, it seemed like the holidays would never come. Snow was a distant dream and I was still living in the memories from last Christmas.
More recently, however, I feel like we’re living in a snow globe! What I wouldn’t have given to have snow this day in October!! But instead the day was full of warm wishes and piles of tulle, glitter and ribbons.
The concept of “Hats Off to the New Year” was born in honor of my new Etsy store. Sequins, glitter, bows, tulle, champagne and all things bubbly and sparkly just seemed like the perfect way my new line of goodies (and the New Year).
This stunning home in historic Heritage Hill served as the perfect holiday backdrop. I simply fell in love the first time I saw all the dark woodwork and stunning crystal chandeliers and knew the house needed showcase something special. New Year’s through the decades began to unfold.
Cheeky Strut and the fabulous talents of Jennifer Houseman captured the perfect old Hollywood glam essence through hair and make-up, bringing my models to life.
I had so much fun digging up old New Year’s traditions and styles, like serving wassail with toast (who knew that’s why we ‘toast’ each other??), pairing the unexpected together, like gold succulents and felt top hats, and celebrating the start of something new.
Photography: Hetler Photography / Concept, Event & Floral Design: The Day’s Design / Hairpieces: The Day’s Design / Stationary: Crown and Clover / Venue: McCabe-Marlowe House / Desserts: Dana Wilmer-Lucus / Hair: Cheeky Strut / Make-Up: Jennifer Houseman
An enormous THANK YOU to all the vendors who made this party happen!! You can also see this feature on Oh Lovely Day. And whether you’re tying the knot or just planning an amazing bash, I hope you have a fabulous 2014!!