On a beautiful August afternoon, the Her Lovely Heart team gathered together for a little catch up in the form of an informal garden party. It was lovely to get together with old friends, and meet new faces, as there's been a bit of a baby boom among the HLH crew this year! We obviously also couldn't miss the opportunity to prettify things a little bit, what would be the fun in that!

Her Lovely Heart Styled Garden Party Mixer
Her Lovely Heart Styled Garden Party Mixer

DIY gold-dipped cups in the making. We used Elegant Metallic Gold to spray them.

Her Lovely Heart Styled Garden Party Mixer

At HLH, we only use pink canisters of helium to fill our balloons… obviously. We got these Ginger Ray White & Pink Balloons from Amazon.

Her Lovely Heart Styled Garden Party Mixer

These Ginger Ray Honeycomb Balls were super easy to put together and added such a cheerful vibe. Love them!

Her Lovely Heart Styled Garden Party Mixer

Fairynuff Flowers once again hooked us up with the most beautiful flowers.

Her Lovely Heart Styled Garden Party Mixer
Her Lovely Heart Styled Garden Party Mixer

The sequinned chevron runner from The Sweet Hostess added some glitz to a simple garden do.

Her Lovely Heart Styled Garden Party Mixer

Our logo was handlettered by Berinmade, and she organised it being cut out from a sheet of acrylic, which we then sprayed gold. I'll show you later on what we did with it afterwards!

Her Lovely Heart Styled Garden Party Mixer
Her Lovely Heart Styled Garden Party Mixer
Her Lovely Heart Styled Garden Party Mixer
Her Lovely Heart Styled Garden Party Mixer
Her Lovely Heart Styled Garden Party Mixer
Her Lovely Heart Styled Garden Party Mixer

At the last minute we decided to get some disposable plates and cutlery, just so there would be less to clean up afterwards. It's not the most ecological solution, but I think if it's a pretty rare thing it's ok to give yourself a break once in a while. We got these white silver rim plastic plates and a re-usable silver finish cutlery set from Amazon.

Her Lovely Heart Styled Garden Party Mixer
Her Lovely Heart Styled Garden Party Mixer

We hung some simple decorations to make things look a bit more festive, and I love how it all turned out, with really not too much effort. I especially loved the chevron bunting and the tassel garland by Ginger Ray.

Her Lovely Heart Styled Garden Party Mixer
Her Lovely Heart Styled Garden Party Mixer
Her Lovely Heart Styled Garden Party Mixer
Her Lovely Heart Styled Garden Party Mixer
Her Lovely Heart Styled Garden Party Mixer
Her Lovely Heart Styled Garden Party Mixer
Her Lovely Heart Styled Garden Party Mixer
Her Lovely Heart Styled Garden Party Mixer
Her Lovely Heart Styled Garden Party Mixer
Her Lovely Heart Styled Garden Party Mixer
Her Lovely Heart Styled Garden Party Mixer
Her Lovely Heart Styled Garden Party Mixer
Her Lovely Heart Styled Garden Party Mixer
Her Lovely Heart Styled Garden Party Mixer

A very easy way to add some colour and cute touches was to go for an inexpensive party set. We used matching chevron paper party cups, paper straws, ice cream tub bowls (which we filled with popcorn and nuts), party plates and paper napkins, all by Ginger Ray from Amazon.

Her Lovely Heart Styled Garden Party Mixer
Her Lovely Heart Styled Garden Party Mixer
Her Lovely Heart Styled Garden Party Mixer
Her Lovely Heart Styled Garden Party Mixer
Her Lovely Heart Styled Garden Party Mixer
Her Lovely Heart Styled Garden Party Mixer
Her Lovely Heart Styled Garden Party Mixer
Her Lovely Heart Styled Garden Party Mixer
Her Lovely Heart Styled Garden Party Mixer

Our pretty place cards were designed especially for Her Lovely Heart by Rose & Ruby Paper Co, who have also kindly offered to give all our readers a free printable download of not only this design, but also 7 others! Look out for them in the latest Goodie Bag.

Her Lovely Heart Styled Garden Party Mixer
Her Lovely Heart Styled Garden Party Mixer
Her Lovely Heart Styled Garden Party Mixer
Her Lovely Heart Styled Garden Party Mixer
Her Lovely Heart Styled Garden Party Mixer
Her Lovely Heart Styled Garden Party Mixer
Her Lovely Heart Styled Garden Party Mixer
Her Lovely Heart Styled Garden Party Mixer
Her Lovely Heart Styled Garden Party Mixer
Her Lovely Heart Styled Garden Party Mixer
Her Lovely Heart Styled Garden Party Mixer
Her Lovely Heart Styled Garden Party Mixer
Her Lovely Heart Styled Garden Party Mixer
Her Lovely Heart Styled Garden Party Mixer
Her Lovely Heart Styled Garden Party Mixer
Her Lovely Heart Styled Garden Party Mixer
Her Lovely Heart Styled Garden Party Mixer

All images by Marianne Taylor & Susanna Hauru.
 

Author: Marianne Taylor

Her Lovely Heart founder Marianne Taylor is a photographer, an educator, and a lover of colour & light. Her work has been published in blogs and magazines the world over and her personal photography has been part of an exhibition at Tate Britain. To work with Marianne, see the mentoring services she offers. Or, if you like the photography on HLH, you might want to check out her Product & Lifestyle photography services to see whether you could work together to help your brand grow. She is also slightly obsessed with her two cats, Astrid & Sofia, and loves Instagram.

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