February always gives me something to look forward to as it’s the month in which two of my favorite holidays take place.. Any takers on guessing what they may be? Galentine’s Day and Valentine’s Day, of course. I know, definitely a tough one to guess. 😉 Naturally I wasn’t going to let the month get away from me without putting together one or two Galentine’s Day styled shoots. Last month I curated a Galentine’s Day brunch and pajama party. Check that out if a brunch with your best friends in your pjs sounds up your alley.
This month I’ll be sharing more inspo for you & your gals, with a romantic, old world card making Galentine’s Day soirée. Because hello, who says card making is solely reserved for elementary school kids? I think it’s time for a fresh take on this fun activity. Throw a party for your besties with a dessert bar, romantic vibes, a full card making table and a little bubbly. And did I mention we decorated with beautiful antiques? Does that not sound like the perfect girls day? Read more for all the details below!
A Romantic, Old World Card Making
Galentine’s Day Soirée
Before we dive into just how exactly to put together a card making Galentine’s Day soirée, I’d love to share with you the many talented creatives involved in putting together such a beautiful shoot! It certainly takes a team of innovative, talented gals to put a work of art like this together.
Event Stylist: Yours truly! 😉
The Space: We were lucky to shoot in Sapphire & Lace Event Design’s darling cottage, which is available to rent for intimate occasions of up to 20 people.
Florist: The talented ladies over at Sapphire & Lace created our floral arrangements.
Calligraphy: Rach Kay Calligraphy
Models: Bloggers; Ashley of Ashkcaptures, Karley of Threads & Thrive, Tiffany of Breakfast at Tiffany Maries, Caitlin of Ginger and Grae and yours truly!
Bakery: Our beautiful spread of desserts is thanks to Mediterra Cakehouse.
Boutiques: Whiskey Moon Boutique and Socielle.
Hair Salon: Lab Salon + Brow Studio
Makeup Artist: Our models gorgeous glow was done by Bongiorno Bella.
Vintage Furniture Rentals: The charming vintage furniture was lended to us by Old Souls Vintage Rentals.
How to Decorate With Old World Charm & Romantic Vibes:
There were a couple of particular components that really drove the old world charm home. From velvet ribbon, to romantic calligraphy printed elements. Each piece drove home the romantic, old world charm I had aimed to create. If you wish to emulate a similar look for your Galentine’s party, try incorporating the following pieces below. Whether that be by decorating a dessert bar with antique gold candle sticks, laying velvet ribbon out as a complimenting piece of decor or incorporating beautiful blooms!
The Materials I Used to Decorate / /
– floral arrangements
– calligraphy elements
How to Put Together a Dessert Bar:
Don’t stress over what to serve your friends. Opt for a more effortless option and serve them what they really want…sweets! For pretty presentation value, try curating a pretty little dessert bar. I did so by utilizing a shelf at the cottage, displaying all the little desserts and containers of various heights, sizes and looks. Think outside the box and consider serving desserts with mini cake stands, depression era glass and even a brass glass hinged shadowbox I found at Joann.
What I Served / /
– raspberry meringues
– mini layered naked cakes
– conversation heart french macaroons
– fresh rose & lemon garnished rosé with rose lemonade