Before I start with this post that I've been sitting on, waiting to share, I want to tell you about one of the best groups I've been added to this year, Rising Tide, a collective of creatives that believe that community over competition is better than going alone. The Tuesdays Together groups are an extension of the main Rising Tide group, where we meet, hang out with other creatives, artists, entrepreneurs and get together to encourage, talk about business goals, educate ourselves on all things business and converse over coffee, tea & some really good munchies.
This June our local Rising Tide (RT) Tuesday's Together group was presented with the challenge to do a styled shoot for the national RT blog. Kelly Marleau (Fiddle-Leaf), our fearless local RT leader, presented us with idea & Suse jumped in from Fringe & Festa began organizing all the details to bring the shoot together. As it happened, she had an engagement celebration to plan for, which we graciously were able to piggy back onto, adding our own unique flair from our groups talented members.
Our group may not be huge compared to some of the other RT/Tuesday Together Groups, but I feel like we rose to the challenge to bring this together. The original intent was to shoot outdoors but the weather network changed our plans and rain was on the menu for the day. With some quick handy work, Suse and her team reassembled the shoot in her home! Way to go Suse! .. and a big thanks to her son .. we kind of took over his playroom!
Fringe & Festa planned out our "Party like a Pineapple" shoot with bright pops of colour making the rainy day a lot more cheerful! Hits of yellow, accented with black and white stripes and cute pink flamingos. Clothing and jewelry were styled by our talented members; Zoe of From Harper made cute little rompers with stamped designs on them from House of Posie. Featured above is the green bottom romper with yellow straps. House of Posie created the T-shirts with pineapple stamps & stamps on the green/striped rompers, She Cuts Vinyl rocked it out with white T's with Pineapples, the black T's with gold pineapple, along with the glassware with the gold pineapples! (she does amazing work and really makes an event personalized!)
Mini Street Kidswear brought the super cute denim skirt in stripes, striped shorts and green shorts with suspenders. (Suspenders on kids are so unbelievably cute!) And, String For Pearls created the beautiful teething necklaces worn by Zoe with From Harper.
Desert Table & Styling was done by our talented Suse from Fringe + Festa, sugar cookies and the flamingo cake by Rachelle of Milk & Cookies Bake Shop , the heavenly Macarons were from Contessa French Macarons & a beautiful double tier cake with gold top (not shown) was done by the talented Triple L Cakes. And to complete the look of our event, the Chalkboard Poem was done by Athena from over at The Salty Almond!
Our Participating Models were: Suse and Liam Luzio; Mia and Sofia Miniaci; Miss FM ; Missy and Little Miss Ross; Athena and Fitzgerald Raypold; Amelie, Isaac, and Xavier LeMessurier; Zoe and Harper McRorie
Links to Vendors and Photography Team : Fiddle Leaf Photography & Laurie K Jensen Photography // House of Posie // From Harper// Mini Street Kidswear // She Cuts Vinyl // String For Pearls // Fringe + Festa // Milk & Cookies Bake Shop // Contessa French Macarons // Triple L Cakes // The Salty Almond //