Today’s feature comes from the imagination of Ariella Chezar: a party created with the littlest wedding guests in mind, full of whimsy and butterflies…

Layers of texture and color plus pops of bright, girly color make for an utterly delightful setting.

Instead of flowers, how about a giant agate balloon for each of your young attendants? Tied with a beautiful ombre ribbon, of course.

The playful details extend to this sweethearts table, with a glittery table cloth, opalescent blue tumblers, and ribbon medal place cards.

Paper cones can be filled with anything from paper confetti to caramel corn to potato chips. Dress them up or down with colors and patterns that fit your theme.

I don’t know about you, but this is a party I would love to attend, no matter how old I am! A big thank you to Ariella Chezar and Meg Smith for sharing this story with us. You can see more from this shoot in the current issue of Sweet Paul magazine.

Also! If you love these beautiful photos, Meg Smith is collaborating with Lisa Lefkowitz and Suzy Clement (two more brilliant photographers) on a photography workshop in Sonoma in August. The venue is the gorgeous Twin Palms, which I can honestly say is one of the loveliest places I’ve had the pleasure to visit. Plus, I’ll be speaking on day two of the workshop, so I hope to see you there!



Photographer: Meg Smith / Concept, floral design, production: Ariella Chezar / Food styling: Abby Stolfo / Graphic design, paper products: Viola Sutanto, Chewing the Cud / Flower girl dresses: Ariella Bella / Event Coordination: Traci Steuteville, Napa Valley Celebrations / Edible butterflies: similar from incrEDIBLE toppers / 30-inch agate balloons: similar from Balloon Maniacs

  • Fairyland Flower Girls by Ariella Chezar

    20 June 2012
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    1. chandra ~ oh lovely day

      WOW! I want to go too :) Those balloons and butterflies are fantastic and what cute little girls!

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    2. Richelle

      This is the most beautiful idea for a wedding. The perfect idea if you have small nieces and cousins. What a great way for them to feel included on such a special day. Love the table spreads too!

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    3. Caribbean Wedding events

      Ever sooooo sweet! Love the butterfly cakes and the caramel popcorn cones. Great idea for birthdays, weddings…any celebration!

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    4. A Styled Fete

      This is absolutely stunning!! I can’t stop looking at the gorgeous pictures, fantastic job!

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    5. Moss + Isaac

      Wow! I love every single one of those shots. They are all so dreamy and beautiful! Great post. :)

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    6. Kristen

      Just gorgeous, festive and fun! The color palette is great-it’s so saturated and whimsical at the same time.

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    7. katie.

      So adorable! The photos are gorgeous. I would love to go to a party like this.

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    8. marta

      I adore the styling and photography. So creative and vibrant. Well done ladies :)

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    9. Plum Pretty Sugar Loungerie

      Just sweet and beautiful! Love, love it all!


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    12. absolute team

      That is the cutest party setting for girls!!! we love the fresh colors and display of food is just impeccable!

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    13. Amanda

      Love the cake stands. Please share where to find those.

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    14. red pumps

      Great post, great topic, I am always amazed by this.

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    15. mannyspoelstra

      Lovely flower girls! Everyone wore great dress! I would love to share a site where you can get lovely dresses as you can see in here and they all come with a very friendly price! –

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