21 Aug

Pastel macaroons

We’d be happy just sharing all the unique pastel party ideas in this shoot by Myles Katherine with everyone today. But the team behind this one also included 6 fabulous cocktail ideas to accompany said photos. Bonus, much? Joni of Mint and Mirth explains: As a wedding bartender, one of the best parts of my job is bringing the unexpected to a classic signature cocktail. I love to incorporate new drinks into parties, weddings, and styled shoots. Myles Katherine and I imagined a modern bride who wanted a fun bridal shower afternoon with her girls, complete with bangin’ cocktails, bright makeup, tattoos, and pops of pale and hot pastels—think the color palette of springtime, but with the volume turned up! 

Oh, we’re so on board with that concept. Don’t miss the yummy cocktail sprinkled throughout the post!

Vintage, pastel tea party inspiration

The team chose Portland, Oregon’s Commissary Café for their “badass bride and her maids” to setup shop for the afternoon.

Pastel macaroons

Vintage, pastel tea party inspiration

Vintage inspired cocktails

Northern Fjord
1 brandy
1/2 aquavit
1/2 orange juice
1/2 lime juice
1/4 grenadine
orange peel garnish

Pastel macaroons

Vintage inspired cocktails

Miss Margarita
1 1/2 tequila
1/2 cointreau
1/2 lime juice
1/2 peach shrub
salt rim or dash jacobsen salt

Vintage inspired cocktails

Pastel macaroons

Pastel macaroons

The team wanted to showcase the soft, whimsical pastels with a “hint of rebellion”. Perfectly executed, don’t you think?

Vintage, pastel tea party inspiration

Vintage, pastel tea party inspiration

Floral wristlet

Vintage, pastel tea party inspiration

Vintage, pastel tea party inspiration

Vintage, pastel tea party inspiration

Vintage, pastel tea party inspiration

What a braid!

Vintage inspired cocktails

Fresh Cut
1 1/2 gin
1/4 green chartreuse
3/4 lemon juice
dash rhubarb bitters
tonic
lemon peel garnish

or

Cherry Blossom
3/4 Luxardo
1 brandy
1/2 green chartreuse
garnish with cherry

Vintage inspired cocktails

Early Picnic
2 tequila
3/4 meyer lemon shrub
1/4 lime juice

or

Change Your Clocks
1 1/2 Hendricks gin
3/4 mint shrub
top with sparkling limeade
lime wheel garnish

Side braid

Vintage, pastel tea party inspiration

Vintage, pastel tea party inspiration

We had such a wonderful time putting together our rockin’ spring tea party and we hope modern brides find inspiration in it too! Many aspects of our afternoon can be DIYed as we described here so give them a shot and have FUN!  These cocktails, combined with our models’ tattoos, fun hairstyles and edgy attitudes definitely lets you know this was definitely Not Your Mama’s Tea Party!

Vintage, pastel tea party inspiration

Thanks to Joni + the team below for all the ideas!

Photographer: Myles Katherine / Venue: Commissary Café / Shoot Concept & Cocktails by Mint and Mirth / Styling: Kayla of CK Wedding and Event Design / Floral: Bella Bloom Floral / Hair & Makeup: Gina Campbell / Gowns: Lena Medoyeff

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Comments

  1. Gorgeous post! I am obsessed with the floral wrist corsage!!!

  2. These photographs are so gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration :)

  3. I love that tea pot! It would go so well with my china collection.

  4. Stunning! Beautiful! Gorgeous!!!

    It’s really an inspirational idea!

    Thanks
    http://www.perthweddinghireservices.com.au/

  5. […] Love this color scheme for a wedding….maybe I’ll renew my […]

  6. Amazing tea party.

  7. These photos are sweet enough to sip in a teacup! Love the girls’ attire and all the pretty tea ware.

  8. Lovely idea and details. Great inspiration.

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