A few weeks ago, Rebecca Beach and Michelle Edgemont hosted a blogger social in NYC with special guest Victoria Hudgins of A Subtle Revelry. Along with the help of some amazing local vendors, the crazy-talented duo put together an afternoon that was fun, gorgeous and – if you ask me – worthy of a last minute flight to The Big Apple. Our whole team has been ogling the stunning photos from the day (captured by Chris Ozer) from the moment they landed on our desktop, and we were just dying to share them with all of you. Click through some of our favorite shots for a glimpse at what a blogger get-together should look like, plus the fun party video and a super easy DIY!
R: The venue we chose to host the party, M Wild’s Studio, is a stunning, all-white photography studio in NYC’s Chelsea district. The exposed beams, concrete floor, and open floor plan allowed us to embrace an industrial look and feel.
M: This studio was wonderful because it was essentially a blank slate, which let our creativity run wild!
R: Our vintage furniture came from our friends at Patina Vintage Rentals. We used their cafe chairs, industrial factory carts, scales, Wonder chairs, postcard display, old doors, work and study stools, and so much more! This furniture completed our industrial/cafe feel.
M: Tiny snacks are the key to a good party. No one wants cheesy dips dripping down their chins. Oh, and these desserts! So delicious!
Scratch Weddings provided perfect music (and a turntable DJ) for the morning, playing a mixture of indie, French cafe, and jazz songs.
Hanging Test Tube Installation
- Assemble your supplies: a branch, scissors, two screw hooks, fishing line, test tubes, white electrical tape, flowers/fresh greenery
- Screw the hooks into each end of the branch.
- Attach a length of fishing line to screw hooks to hang from ceiling. Temporarily hang branch (I hung it from the fence in the backyard!) to attach test tubes.
- Cut a strip of electrical tape (long enough to wrap around the test tube).
- Cut a length of fishing line to hang the test tube. You’ll want to make varying lengths and the length will depend on where you are hanging the installment and how high off the ground your display needs to be.
- Loop precut fishing line over the branch, then attach the fishing line to the test tube using the electrical tape. Press the tape firmly against the test tube. Repeat steps 4-6 for all your test tubes.
- Fill test tubes with water and fresh greens.
- Hang from door moulding or from the ceiling for your next special event. Enjoy!
We were blessed with wonderful door prize and goodie bag sponsors as well! Many thanks to Doodads and Noodles, Hipsters for Sisters, Brooklyn Slate, Curious Creatures, Miniature Rhino, Walker Standstill, Paper and Olives, Ravenna Girls, Tim Gibson Photography, Yes Jess Knits, Pins and Needles, Knot & Bow, Pink Olive