From the moment I stepped into Nothing Bakes Like a Parrott’s new bakery I was immediately inspired. The space transported me back in time and I couldn’t help but hum the theme to Happy Days while salivating over the delicious treats. During my visit, Jessica and I discussed collaborating on a style shoot and the wheels were set in motion for a retro 1950’s inspired surprise Valentine proposal/engagement shoot.A trail of red hearts on the black and white tile floor leads our couple to a table for two. The white wire bistro table is adorned with a tulle and baker’s twine canvas, topped with pink carnation and red craspedia nosegay cones and felt heart chargers. Crinkle fans handcrafted from festive tissue create a vivid backdrop against the pink and white striped wall of the bakery.The couple’s attire draws modern inspiration from that of the 1950’s with hints of red and hearts. They feast on festive sweets from the bakery’s dessert table and sip hot cocoa with heart marshmallows, all the while enjoying one another’s company.When the treats are consumed the beau asks his girl for her hand in marriage via a secret message Valentine with a heart shaped decoder cookie. A ring is then presented made of a conversation heart “Marry Me?” along with two conversation hearts to reply, “Yes” or “No Way”.Engagement photos of the couple are then captured in a photo booth, calling to mind the good old days. The couple also takes photos interacting with the dessert table treats to use for their save the date.
Photography: Meredith Perdue
Design, Styling and Tablescape: Sarah Goodwin, daisies & pearls
Dessert Table and Venue: Jessica Parrott Robitaille, Nothing Bakes Like a Parrott
Paper Goods: Sarah Parrott Bianculli, Parrott Design Studio
Photo Booth: Parrott’s Photo Booth Company
Hair and Makeup: Michelle Wheaton, ENVY Hair Salon
A special thanks to our adorable models, Chris and Lindsey, for lending their smiles and entertaining us with their own love/engagement story.