This pastel springtime inspiration shoot was designed for Easter, but I think the soft colors, lovely desserts and beautiful flowers would be perfect for a spring bridal shower or rustic wedding reception, too. Carmen Santorelli Photography and Mimosa Floral Design Studio made the concept come to life!
I think good design and inspiration always begins with one or two items that are near and dear to your heart. Once you have these, everything else falls into place and the result is a cohesive and very personal design. So, when Carmen and I began brainstorming for our “Springtime Shoot” I immediately thought of a gift from my parents. Handmade in Vermont by R. John Wright Dolls, this little spring chick with felt purple posies on its back has a permanent home on my bookcase in Brooklyn, but made the trek out to Pennsylvania for our shoot.
Spring time always reminds me of dyeing eggs with my mom. As kids we would gather around the kitchen table for hours and create wonderful, crazy dyed eggs. This time around I wanted to create an egg tree at the center of the table. To hang the eggs, they had to be emptied instead of hard boiled. A pin prick on each end and then blow the yoke into a dish. Best to invite a few friends over and make a party of it. We then dyed the eggs and for an special touch, dipped them in iridescent glitter.
From these two components, our Springtime Shoot came to life. We chose to shoot outdoors on a table created from old farmhouse doors. For the florals we used recycled vintage bottles and jars with seasonal spring blooms. Included in the arrangements are: ranunculus, tulips, camomile, and dutch purple hydrangea. – Lilli, Mimosa Floral Design