Written by: Tami

Sometimes you just need a good old styled shoot to throw you back into event mode after a pandemic! No, but seriously, this shoot was already about a month ago, and I don’t think I have stopped moving ever since. I am happy though to take the time today to share the details with all of you because it really was such a magical day in a most beautiful location with a group of talented, diverse mama entrepreneurs! What more could I ask for? 

Hidden Garden LA is a hidden gem of a venue located in the West Adams Historic District here in Los Angeles. You should seriously consider hosting any event in this space. Its restored greenhouse is the perfect backdrop to any tablescape or wedding processional (see photo below), and check out all of this beautiful landscaping. I am obsessed!

You all know I am a sucker for gorgeous linens, and BBJ Linen has the very best selection! I chose this sultry pink silk for our tea party set up and can’t say I am mad at all about how it elevated this look. 

I don’t even know where to begin with the creative behind these florals. I have been in this game for a while, and Alexa of August Blooms completely blew me away! As you can see from these insane photos by up and coming photographer @painterofsouls, the flower arrangements Alexa created completely stole the show! 

Ok, now I feel bad that it took me to the middle of this post to mention this mama because she was the mastermind behind this entire shoot! MD of Pink Llama Entertainment hand picked this gorgeous group of women to work together on this special day, came up with the theme that inspired the whole look, and also provided her company’s tea set, tables, farmhouse chairs, lace linens, and more to bring it all together! I highly recommend renting items for your next event from MD! She’s adding beautiful bohemian specialty items to her inventory regularly and always keeping up with the latest event design trends!

I thoroughly enjoyed getting the opportunity to play around with these textures and floral patterns in creating this tablescape. It was the absolute perfect way to throw myself back into the events “Side” of things and remind myself exactly what I love most about my job! I get to create beautiful spaces for people to enjoy on their most special days.

What’s a bohemian tea party without a gorgeous tea set and treats? I really can’t say enough about the attention to detail this team of women had together in this shared project, providing ideas along the way such as incorporating actual treats into our tea party shoot …

… and a beyond stunning vintage inspired bar cart too (also from Pink Llama Entertainment)! This floral arrangement Alexa created with this bar cart in mind was my absolute favorite …

… But watching her craft this floral arch on the spot was my favorite part of the entire day! Alexa of August Blooms, you are beyond creative, and I cannot wait to work with you again real soon!

This team did not stop there, I know I am probably not supposed to share secrets from a styled shoot as the purpose is to create gorgeous content for all parties involved. However, the mission of this blog has always been to share what we (Side by Side Design) are a part of and what other creatives we come in contact with are doing, so I feel the need to share! In order to maximize our time and resources of the day, we decided to create one more vignette from the items we had on hand, and I am so glad we did! These photos showcase our abilities as a team to create a gorgeous micro-wedding set up. What a perfect location to be married in! All of these vendors are currently booking for upcoming events and are looking forward to speaking to you about yours today!

As I mentioned, this beautiful bohemian tea party styled shoot was a true collaboration between an amazing group of mama entrepreneurs. Shout out to the team; MD who organized and provided all rentals, Simi who provided the venue for us to set up in, Aris who photographed everything, Alexa who provided fresh and stunning florals, and me (Tami of Side by Side Design). I enjoyed spending the day getting to know each of you and what you do, sharing stories of our little ones at home, and creating the best content for our existing and potential clientele. The sky’s the limit ladies!

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