The rooftop of Brass on Baltimore in Kansas City, MO coordinated perfectly as the setting for this contemporary tea party with it’s city view and warm fire. Joanne and Michelle of Events by Elle collaborated with a few amazing vendors to conceptualize and bring the shoot to life. They share the inspiration and all of the details behind the shoot below.

We hear it all the time when there’s gossip to be heard… “Spill the tea,” or “I’ve got tea!” The first time I heard it was from a teenage girl telling her friend that she just HAD to spill the tea and from that point on, I heard it all the time.  People were making some serious messes with all that tea spilling and I’d laugh to myself every time I heard it. With laughter and smiles, inspiration is usually close by, thus a styled shoot was born. 

In the rooftop images look closely at the sign next to the piping hot tea and you’ll see that I nonchalantly gave credit to the saying that got our wheels turning.  Of course, we added lots of texture and pops of the color palette with blankets and pillows to give it that extra cozy touch. Ice blue and all the shades of white set the color palette, giving the perfect nod to a cool winter day. Even the vintage convertible played into the color scheme! The model, Chelsey was a true car lover and jumped at the chance to take that beauty out for a cruise on a 30 degree day with The Kind Collective taking photos the entire way!

The pretty didn’t stop at the outdoor rooftop and convertible.  We brought the winter inside too! The guest tables had silver sheen to give a proper wink to Jack Frost in the classiest of ways.  Heart and Soul Floral created flower magic with all the best textures and beauty that winter has to offer!

And to think… it all started from a teenage girl stating she had tea to spill!

Vendor Collaboration

Event Venue: The Brass on Baltimore // Transportation: Greg Foster // Model: Chelsey Bamesberger // Dress Designer: Joanna August // Dress Store: Bella Bridesmaids KC // Linens and Coverings: Nuage Designs // Jewelry: Kendra Scott // Makeup Artist: Hello Lovely // Bakery: Adorn Cakes // Equipment Rentals: Pretty Things by Joy // Invitation Designer: Nellie Sparkman Events // Floral Designer: Heart & Soul Floral Design // Design and Decor: Events by Elle // Photographer: Atley + Liz Collective // Submitted via Two Bright Lights