Tag: Kids

Feature Friday: John Deere Flatbed

If you are a thrifter or vintage shopper, every once in a while there’s a piece you stumble upon that is so unique you just have to have it. That’s Johnny Deere here.  I know my way around vintage items and I haven’t seen anything like him, isn’t he darling? He’s a mini John Deere Flatbed Truck and he is perfect for your event… pinky swear! And I’m not just talking a country wedding- I’m talking birthday parties, barn dances, and everything in between. Here’s just some ideas of how to use a gem like Johnny.

Mini John Deere Flatbed... so cute for a buffet! Love the other ideas too.

1. As a buffet, like the photos in this post! Recognize these shots? They’re from our Kids at Weddings shoot. We love that Johnny is just the right size for little ones to help themselves!

2. A gift table. Since it’s lower, it would be so much easier to stack on and around. Plus, how cute is it that Johnny would be loaded up with all the love from your guests?!

3.  Kids Craft Table. Why not set up a little craft or activity station for the kiddos at your wedding or event? It’s the perfect size and even little boys would jump on crafting if it was on a John Deere Flatbed.

4. If you haven’t picked up on it… it’s the perfect height for kiddos. Set it with silverware and have the wee ones at your event seated at the flatbed!

5. If you have favours for your guests, why not display them on Johnny Deere!? They’d looks o lovely spread out along his flatbed and that table full of takeaways you were trying to figure out how to decorate? No need, Johnny looks great with or without decor (look at that rich wood!).

6. Last but not least, this would make a wonderful spot for treasured photos and family history. We love when brides and grooms display childhood photos in leu of a slideshow. Stack our wooden backdrop with photos pinned to it or large photo frames along Johnny and you’ll have a dynamite photo display!

Mini John Deere Flatbed... so cute for a buffet! Love the other ideas too.

So, let’s hear! What do you think of Johnny Deere? Are you as in love with him as I am?  I’d love to hear your brilliant ideas of ways we could use him in an event or wedding. And as always, if you have a request for a feature Friday collection item- please send me an email or leave a comment! I love to hear from you.

Spoil the Kiddos: Styled Shoot

Kids at Weddings- Some gorgeous ways to spoil them!

The never ending debate: to include children in your wedding or to opt for an adult-only celebration? I’m not going to tell you which is best for you… but if you do decide that you’d like the muchkins at your shindig… I AM going to show you some of our best ideas to spoil them rotten! Prepare yourself for a truck load of gorgeous kid-friendly inspiration!

Kids at Weddings- Some gorgeous ways to spoil them!Kids at Weddings- Some gorgeous ways to spoil them!

You may or may not know that one of my favourite ‘business people’ in Vancouver to have coffee with is the lovely Stephanie from Sweet Heart Events. Her sense of humour and passion for weddings make me love what I do even more (if that’s possible?). When she mentioned that she had been asked some questions about ideas for kids at weddings- we decided this would be the perfect follow up. Why just give you ideas when we can show you, in pretty, pretty photos? Everything you’re about to see was hand selected by Stephanie and I, and I could not be more proud of this session!

To make it even more dear to my heart, that sweet braided girl is my niece Stella (remember her from the Frozen Party?). This was also Bespoke Decor’s first feature at Style Me Pretty (surreal)! Stephanie talks a bit about what this shoot is all about over there if you’d like a read.

Kids at Weddings- Some gorgeous ways to spoil them!

We started dreaming up this shoot based around our John Deere Truck… we wanted a lemonade stand and that gorgeous vintage trailer from Tin Can Studios. It all grew from there. The idea behind the shoot was not just to spoil the kiddos during the wedding (and keep them happy- which means happy parents) but to keep them entertained throughout the evening. We decked out the Tin Can with comfy blankets and pillows (and gifted each of the littles a personal favour- a teddy bear!) so the littlest guests would have a place to snooze while their parents killed it on the dance floor.

Kids at Weddings- Some gorgeous ways to spoil them!Kids at Weddings- Some gorgeous ways to spoil them!Kids at Weddings- Some gorgeous ways to spoil them!Kids at Weddings- Some gorgeous ways to spoil them!Kids at Weddings- Some gorgeous ways to spoil them!Kids at Weddings- Some gorgeous ways to spoil them!Kids at Weddings- Some gorgeous ways to spoil them!Kids at Weddings- Some gorgeous ways to spoil them!Kids at Weddings- Some gorgeous ways to spoil them!Kids at Weddings- Some gorgeous ways to spoil them!

I don’t know if I have a favourite part of this session, friends! It was all crafted with love… but I have to say that those little cookie place markers are adorable… I’d like someone to mark my name at dinner every night in cookies. What’s your favourite part? Do you have any ideas for kiddos we didn’t think of? Spill!

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Stylist/Decor:Bespoke Decor Rentals | Creative Director/Coordinator/Stylist: Sweetheart Events | Photography: Kelly Brown Photographer | Flowers: Flowerella | Stationery: MegWhite Designs | Boy’s Attire: Bowties/Suspenders/Fedora: Tiny Mr. | Cake In A Jar: Pink Ribbon Bakery | Cookies: The Whisk | Country Club: Southlands Riding Club | Girl’s Attire: Bijou Baby | Jewel Headband: Olivia | Makeup And Hair: Gems Hair And Makeup | Mason Jars/ Glassware: The Jar Girl | Pin Wheels: Hip Hip Horrah | Retro Camper: Tin Can Studio |