courted by Ralph • A Subtle Revelry

courted by Ralph

A few months ago, I had the wonderful opportunity to partner with a few of my favorite local vendors to produce wedding inspiration based on the fashion icon Ralph Lauren, for Nonpareil mag. We took cues from his classic line and used traditional pieces in a fun and unexpected way.

Setting up the design court-side gave a whimsy to our timeless table, and the use of beautiful spring colors are a perfect welcome to March. Hooray for spring! The beautiful cake was created by Melody of Sweet and Saucy.

Leigh Anne owner of The Floral Lab created a couple of amazing floral tennis balls, they were the perfect accompaniment to our table. She also chose Calla Lilies to represent the clean and traditional inspiration of the day. The mirrored table top was a lovely way to bounce light around and show off the flowers. We had a bit of fun placing it around the court for a few special photos.

Our table held the makings of a classic champagne bar, see the bar with classic champagne recipies and drink labels here. Favor tags can be downloaded here.

Tennis racket “bunting”, sweets, pretty florals, the perfect drinks and gorgeous photos taken by Jackie Wonders make this shoot a perfect way to welcome spring together.

PS. Thanks for the emails yesterday, I do know my comment button is broken at the moment. So sorry. If you’d like to leave a comment while it gets fixed, simply click the post title and you will have the option below. You are all the best. Happy March!




  1. I absolutely love these fresh colors and clean style. Spring is coming!! ;)
    (BTW…come by today to enter a giveaway for an airplant terrarium. I think you’ll love it, Victoria…)

  2. Lisa

    1 March

    This is so fresh and fun. My boyfriend could be the Ralph Lauren poster boy, so he would absolutely love this!
    Have a wonderful day!

  3. Katie

    1 March

    This is just stunning! Also, I didn’t know it was possible to be in love with a cake, but I am!!!

  4. jenn

    1 March

    This is gorgeous! You capture Ralph so well! And, I love the addition of green with yellow and gray. Fabulous combo :)

  5. Melanie

    1 March

    I think this may have been my favorite shoot for the magazine. It’s perfectly preppy and fun. Love the cake and the setting.

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  7. Rach

    1 March

    Love this! :)

  8. This is wonderful and it gives me hope hat spring is near :)

  9. i know i say this every time but, come on! how do you find all these great ideas???

    • Victoria

      1 March

      You are all so very sweet, it means so much to me! Thanks. I find a lot of my ideas in very random places and often in my head at 2am:)

  10. Laura

    2 March

    So bright and fresh! Just what my eyes needed. Thanks!

  11. So bright and lovely! I love the “Courted by Love” theme attached…cute without going overboard cheesy.

  12. Stephie

    2 March

    I wondered what had happened! Victoria, this looks amazing! I love it! It looks so fresh and I love the old tennis raquets on the fence. Clever you! Stephie x

  13. Wow, this is gorgeous! So clean cut and original. Super stylish!

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  15. Love this! The tennis theme is perfection! Can’t wait to share, thanks!

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