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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!




  • [email protected]
    March 1, 2011 at 7:13 am

    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…)

  • Lisa
    March 1, 2011 at 7:52 am

    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!

  • Katie
    March 1, 2011 at 8:07 am

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

  • jenn
    March 1, 2011 at 10:11 am

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

  • Melanie
    March 1, 2011 at 11:32 am

    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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  • Rach
    March 1, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    Love this! :)

  • [email protected]
    March 1, 2011 at 12:56 pm

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

  • very married
    March 1, 2011 at 5:16 pm

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

    • Victoria
      March 1, 2011 at 7:17 pm

      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:)

  • Laura
    March 2, 2011 at 9:00 am

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

  • Sarah (A Paper Proposal)
    March 2, 2011 at 10:36 am

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

  • Stephie
    March 2, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    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

  • Amy @ Blowout Party!
    March 2, 2011 at 3:58 pm

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

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  • rivernorthlove
    March 22, 2011 at 7:38 am

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

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