“Oh So Pretty” Alpha Kappa Alpha Party Inspiration by Chantell Event Design

Kunbi O / Saturday January 14, 2017

Just in time for Founder’s Day we’re sharing this beautiful styled shoot by KeAira Gamble of Chantell Event Design. “I am a girly girl and a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated,” says KeAira. “One day while chatting with my fellow sorority sister Natalie, the confectionary artist Deja vu Sweets, we discussed how fun it would be to create a shoot inspired by our beloved sorority. We desired for it to be timeless, feminine, fun, and oh so pretty.”KeAira designed around elements that were familiar to Alpha Kappa Alpha such as: pink roses, pearls, ivies, and mirrors, but could easily serve as inspiration for a birthday party, bridal shower, or afternoon tea. The stationery by Papered Wonders set the tone with layered pink and green paper, floral print and pearls that was so feminine and so classic. The statement piece of the shoot was the mirrored centerpiece sitting in a bed of flowers. Ten23 Designs and Swanky Celebrations collaborated on this unique element.

Greenery played a huge role through ivy plants and hydrangeas. The ivy plant crown by Swanky Celebrations worn by the model Jasmine was a fun twist on the popular floral head pieces.Pairing green with pink is a great way to show the versatility on Pantone’s 2017 color of the year.

For the dessert table, The Buttercreamery created a pretty trio of cakes with ivies, pearls, and roses. Deja vu Sweets created an array of detailed desserts: pears, macarons, strawberries, cheesecake shooters, and Oreos. Don’t miss the little frog accents! AJ Shorter was the wonderful photographer on this oh so pretty styled shoot:

Vendors: Event Design: Chantell Event Design |Photography: AJ Shorter Photography |Floral Design: Swanky Celebrations | Furniture Rentals: Decora Furniture Event Rentals |Custom Decor (mirror centerpiece and decal, place cards, drink stirrers):Ten23 Designs | Stationery: Papered Wonders | Cake: The Buttercreamery | Desserts: Déjà vu Sweets | Model: Jasmine Love | Hair: Epic Hair Studio | Make Up: Simply Cre8eve