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Picnic on a boat party inspiration

March 6, 2012

Row your boat gently down the stream, when you get to the end flip it over, use it as a table, and have yourself a picnic with friends! Sounds like the perfect way to spend a warm sunday afternoon, yes? Whether it’s a small gathering of friends to celebrate your engagement, an intimate birthday party or anniversary – this inspiration shoot, crafted and designed by The Simplifiers and She-n-He Photography and Design gets our stamp of approval for giving us a refreshing take on a celebration made for two – or three, or 10.

picnic on a boat

The pointy black frame glasses and bold stripe shirt la Matt Damon in The Talented Mr. Ripley exudes this cool dude’s classic side, with a slight edge of rebellion bubbling underneath. As for our lady, she’s wearing vintage head to toe in vintage earrings, a pale salmon kickpleat skirt, matched with a simple, yet elegant white lace camisole.

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Vintage china and tablesettings provided by Loot Vintage Rentals, make for an effortless soiree. Effervescent Perrier water and hummus on baguette with red pepper, caper, and olive spread make for the perfect brunch as the cool mist from the river brushes over the guests.

picnic on a boat picnic on a boat lanterns in water

At the end of the evening, guests were each given a wish lantern, personalized in calligraphy by Ahavah Design. The couple led the guests down to a magical spot in the river for them to release their greatest wish onto the Universe by setting it free into the water. A perfect way to cap a perfect day!

lanterns in water

So many fun new and creative ideas – from the mini model boats as favors to the brilliant idea of flipping over the boat to use as a table. Thank you to all the talent involved!

Photography: Melanie Grizzel of She-n-He Photography / Event planning + designer: Mary Baird-Wilcock of The Simplifiers / Floral design: Rachel Rehwinkel of Arranged / Fashion stylist + hair & makeup: Jenna Hollerbach / Vintage rentals: Anna Crelia of Loot Vintage Rentals / Catering: Megan Dubois  / Desserts: Queen of the FronTier – Sweets & Treats / Venue: Hideout on the Horseshoe / Calligrapher: Heather Kruger of Ahavah Designs / Bride: Cassidy Burke / Groom: Drew Walters / Officiant: Nathan Winant