French Mod Dinner Party

Wedding Design

Can you believe it’s already nearing the end of December? In the midst of all our party planning, outfit arranging, and gift wrapping, we’re always happy to see some fantastic ideas — just like the ones seen in this styled shoot from Melanie Caskey and Sarah Donovan of The Stationery Bakery. The pops of tangerine, silver glitter, and rich pinks are sure to please — and don’t you just love the curling ribbon chandelier made by Sweet Sunday Events?

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orange table decor

From the photographer and stylist, Melanie Caskey: Our inspiration came from a desire to create an elegant but quirky winter wedding styled shoot suited for a New Years’ celebration.


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silver glitter invitations

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bride wearing silver

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burgundy green bouquets

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french reception tables

The styling was a team effort between Sarah Donovan with The Stationery Bakery and myself. The inspiration came from a shared passion for vintage detail and retro flair. What started with a few elegant French accents to dress up the dinner table and dessert display, turned into silver highlights of sequins and tinsel to play up our wintery New Years theme. To further portray a playful mood we utilized orange and pink components whose inspiration came from our love of mod detail. In order to keep a quirky touch we hand selected our dishes and small animal statues from local vintage stores, even our dress was rented from a well known boutique.


silver place cards

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newlyweds holding hands

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french dessert tables

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We incorporated a DIY seating arrangement using printed materials from The Stationery Bakery and supplies available from any craft store. The retro chandelier was created out of curling ribbon and made by another local vendor, Sweet Sunday Events.


newlyweds holding hands

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tinsel wedding decor


View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Shoot Location: Austin, TX / Photographer: Melanie Caskey / Styling: Melanie Caskey + Sarah Donovan of The Stationery Bakery / Stationery: The Stationery Bakery / Decor: Sweet Sunday Events / Makeup: Divaz Fabula / Florist: Gypsy Floral and Events / Wedding Cake: Blue Note Bakery / Desserts: La Patisserie by Luxe Sweets



8 comments
  1. erin marie

    so fun!! can you tell me where the dress comes from? it’s amazing!

  2. sarah donovan

    Thanks for the feature, Ruffled! Happy New Years!

  3. Kathlee

    Can someone please tell me who made the dress?

    Thanks!

  4. Bri

    Yes! Where is the dress from! Its gorgeous!

  5. Melanie Caskey

    Thank you so much for the feature! The dress was a vintage piece found at a rental shop in downtown Austin, TX.

  6. sadie

    thirding (or fourthing?) the request to know where the dress is from. i love it!

  7. sadie

    just saw your reply. i hope i’m lucky enough to get a great find like that someday! :)

  8. Marcy (Roses & Lace)

    Love the dress, florals and photography x

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