We did the shoot on March 5th - VERY early. Had we waited a couple weeks we would have been able to enjoy the fabulous Carolina spring blooms. (Note to self for next year).
We had a so-so/rainy day but the photos turned out fab-u-lous!
(As always when taken by Becca Bond!)
We designed the "Easter Has Sprung" printable collection with colors of chartreuse, aqua, periwinkle and tones of pink. We incorporated patterns that remind us of Easter - like polkadots and gingham as well as some unique festive patterns like a stitched stripe and a kaleidescope/pinwheel pattern.
We picked out several elements that remind us of spring and Easter and brought them into the dessert display. (Grass, Parasols,...and a LIVE bunny!)
Paper parasols from Luna Bazaar of coordinating chartreuse/pink and aqua were hung upside down over the shelving to symbolize spring, Easter, April showers bring may flowers.
The fabulous cake was designed by Mandie of Got What It Cakes. She matched our kaleidoscope pattern from our printable collection.
Patterned papers are included in the set, you know!?
Mandie also designed made a bunny silhouette to match our graphics for the top tier of the cake. Minnie Pearl loved her some buttercream!
Sweet Funky Vintage provided the dress and bow tie and Sweet Things Kids made the hair bow/head band for Arden.
We served cupcakes in small natural square fiber pots that we covered with white paint. We embellished these containers with ribbon and filled with natural kraft shred.
The cupcakes were served in pink baking cups from Hey Yo Yo.
Minnie Pearl also loved the printables! She sat so still by our cupcake topper display!
These fabulous exclusive fondant cupcake toppers are from Two Sugar Babies and are SO perfect with our printable set. They really added a pop of color onto the natural white butter cream and natural shred. They are available exclusively in her shop.
We displayed wheat grass in long glass display containers. This is an easy way to bring a natural element onto your dessert table. (and add a pop of color) We stuck treats into the grass (marshmallow bunnies and chicks (Dandy Delights), marshmallow lollipops with printable party logos and adorable coordinating cookies (Allyson Jane))
Here is Minnie Pearl with our coordinating invitation that is available in the shop! Perfect for Easter egg hunts, parties, or play dates!The top shelf held candies as well as adorable egg shaped cake pops from Terri's Party Treasures. The cake pops were displayed in tiny glass ramekins and were embellished with cute printable party flags from our collection.
Below is a better look at the adorable home made marshmallow bunnies and chicks from Dandy Delights as well as the egg cake pops from Terri's Party Treasures.
Glass apothecary jars were displayed on every other shelf and were filled with candies from Candywarehouse. We wrapped ribbon around the necks of the lids and added party logos from our printable collection.
Look at the beautiful cookies from Allyson Jane! She matched our bunny silhouette perfectly and I love the scalloped looking cookie shape with the polka dot border. TOTALLY fitting for Anders Ruff.
We displayed the cookies in aqua lacquer boxes that we filled with natural shred and lined the lid with our printable patterned paper.
In another lacquer box we displayed a classic chocolate bunny along with blown eggs.
We also showed our old fashioned Easter Egg Candy Button Sets that we made and topped the bag off with our printable patterned papers that are in the collection. Tutorial for the Old fashioned candy buttons in the easter egg shape coming soon.
The gorgeous ribbon topiary by She's Kinda Crafty was shown throughout the shoot (both outside and inside).
We displayed glass bottles with green and white paper straws in a matching aqua lacquer serving tray. We embellished the bottles with our printable drink wrap.
We also found favor bags at Michaels and added treats and put a printable party logo sticker on the front to spruce it up for Easter.
A great find were these adorable tin lunchboxes from Michaels that were gingham. The gingham was in the perfect colors to match our collection. We tied a favor hang tag from our printable collection to the side and added a party logo to the front to create an adorable favor container to display on the shelf.
Minnie Pearl (our bunny model) enjoyed nibbling at all the treats, but really loved her favorite food - carrots!
How precious are the outfits from Sweet Funky Vintage?!
We made our own (DIY Project!) Easter baskets using natural fiber planters that we painted with matte white paint. We drilled holes in the sides for the handles. Ribbon was wrapped tightly around wire to create the handles. We then embellished the basket with thick wired ribbon.
Our DIY Easter Basket project was also useful because we filled one with jellybeans and stuck long aqua/pink and white unicorn lollipops out of the pot and filled it with jelly beans and real blown eggs. This sat on the floor beside the shelving display.
We of course, had the traditional Easter Egg Hunt with plastic filled Easter eggs.
We showed a few ways to coordinate and fill your DIY Easter Basket - we used our printable bubble wraps to wrap the bubbles, which is a standard in every Easter basket, right?, egg shaped lollipop covers, egg wrappers and mini chocolate bar wrappers and printable treat cones.
We wanted to show the second half of our Easter shoot outside for a classic tradition....
an Easter Egg Hunt.
Arden and Pierson had so much carrying their
home made Easter baskets. They are very lightweight, which is great for young children.
We strung our printable "Happy Easter Banner" across the trees and it looked so precious!
The kids loved holding Minnie Pearl outside and running around the green in our neighborhood, finding eggs.
Minnie Pearl was loving the topiary from She's Kinda Crafty!
Arden loved blowing bubbles out of her special bubble bottle that was wrapped with our printable bubble wrap. She couldn't wait to open up the treat cone we assembled from our printable collection.
She looked so precious wearing the headband from Sweet Things Kids.
All in all, it was quite an amazing day!
“Easter has Sprung” Printable Design Collection
(Over 29 pages of Printable Designs!)
is ON SALE
available in our shop
for 50% off for a limited time!
– Event Styling, Graphic Design & Printables – Anders Ruff Custom Designs
– Photography – Becca Bond Photography
– Candy – Candy Warehouse
– Custom Cake – Got What It Cakes
– Cookies – Allyson Jane
– Cake Pops – Terri’s Party Treasures
– Fondant Cupcake Toppers – Two Sugar Babies
– Bunny & Chick Marshmallows – Dandy Delights
“Mini Pearl” as “Peter Rabbit”
(Special Thanks to Marce Savage for letting us borrow Mini Pearl for the shoot!)