Now this is nothing like the AMAZING Halloween shoot that Sofia at BrancoPrata did (see it here if you missed it, and trust me - you don't want to miss it!). I absolutely adore Sofia, her work and her fabulously inspiring blog! And am thrilled that I can call her my friend. If you are not following her...YOU NEED TO!
My concept all started with my homemade post last week when I showed you how to make the "cast a spell" bunting. From there, I decided to do a "concoct a potion" bunting too...and the inspiration was born. But I still needed something to cast a spell on, and concoct a potion for. Hence the white diamond spider, and the protection potion (this sounds funny now that I think about it..not THAT kind of protection...protection against spells).
However, I do want to point out that a handful of the elements used here were under $5.00! I know this is Halloween based but the little books and birdcages were $1.00 each at Michaels. How cute would it be to use those books as escort cards with your guests names on the front, a story page, a menu page, and a cocktail recipe page...so CUTE! And you could easily use these birdcages to hold place cards, as decoration, to hold votives, to hold sweets or for favors. The two black goblets were $2.99 each at Target, and the black charges were on sale for $1.49 at Michaels. Add to that two bags of spanish moss at $2.99 from Michaels and viola - the basis for a fabulous soiree! The test tube holder and magnifying glass are from Ethan Ollie (love her Etsy store), and were a little spurlge that I purchased a couple months ago...before this photoshoot was a thought in my head. Okay, I'll stop chattering....here you go...
Have lots more pictures to come in part II...but I probably won't get them up until tonight or tomorrow morning. I'm a tired girl and need some beauty sleep. Really, I do! But PLEASE check back! Happy Thursday my dears!
...concept, styling, design & photography all by me