A Very Stylish Garden Party – L’Auberge Hotel Styled Photo Shoot

“Would you like an adventure now, or shall we have our tea first?” – Peter Pan

Tea first please! I am so excited to share with you this styled shoot. This Shabby Chic inspired photoshoot can serve as your inspiration for your next charity event, bridal shower, or birthday party!

The shoot took place at, L’Auberge Hotel in Del Mar, California, which was recently rated as the #1 hotel in Southern California. After this photoshoot, I know why! The grounds were breathtaking, lush greens, English Countryside style cottages, and lots of room to soak up the Southern California sun which we are known for. Beata, of BZM Photography, photographed all of the perfect props provided by Events by Gisele, rentals by APR Rentals, and florals by Jolie Fluer (who did an exceptional job).

A pastel damask table linen draped the large table, which featured cushioned the Louis XIV Oak Wood Rattan Chair. On the table were floral tea pots and cups, overflowing with fresh florals. Bright pink flowers made a statement in between the pastel roses and white florals. One of the reasons why I loved this shoot so much, was that if you are looking for some ideas for your Shabby Chic bridal shower or charity tea event, you can pick and choose each detail and you will still have a complete and full look for your tablescape. Each tea accessory adds to the overall look, rather than crowding it, same with the florals. I would love to see this look adapted for an elegant and chic bridal shower, which I guarantee will transform a normal bridal shower into a unique experience.

Each place setting was as full of delicate details as the centerpieces. Gold silverware sat elegantly by each gold and white charger plate. A burlap napkin with a lace border was placed on top, which went well with the wooden and rustic wicker chairs. Each place setting had a unique tea cup and saucer, which can speak to each guest’s personality and serve as a topic of conversation. And let us not forget, a single orchid for each guest. Again, each detail is pretty on its own, and even prettier all together. If you are not able to complete this exact look, pick and choose the details you like, in order to create your own shabby chic or rustic inspired event!

Styled photoshoots provide me with so much inspiration that I cannot wait to give my clients. It allows me to work and build relationships with vendors, and exchange ideas. I hope this photoshoot serves as inspiration for your next event. Tag #eventsbygisele on Facebook and Instagram and show me your Events by Gisele inspired look!

 Location – L’Auberge Hotel – Magazine Publisher – Heather Winfield of Fine Magazine – Photographer & Art Director – Beata Pevny of BZM Studio Photography – Event Stylist & Coordinator – Events by Gisele – Hat Designer – Aimee Fuller of Aimee’s Boutique – Dress Designer – Giti of GK Le Fashion – Boutiques – Tre Boutique and Peaches en Regalia – Wardobe Stylist – Christine Valdez – Makeup – Liz Margin of Sedona Beauty Team – Hair – Victoria Sexsmith of Studio Savvy – Florist – Alyta Milana of Jolie Fleur – Linen and Props – APR Boutique Event Rentals – Models – Sophia Alsadek, Aimee Meals, Michelle Mirandon, Sarah Z. Sleeper, Carrie D. Woodland