Flower Friday: Backyard BBQ W/Petal Pixie

A few local vendors, including one of our fab florists {Petal Pixie}, collaborated together on an engagement backyard style shoot to inspire engaged couples to throw a small party sooner than later to celebrate that moment almost as amazing as the “I DO”. It was so cute we had to share! Love the casual yet not forgotten details making this a darling shin dig. Kim with Petal Pixie joins us on the deets!


I find that announcing the engagement of a couple has become somewhat of past tradition and is low on the priority list when you become engaged.  I wanted to create a shoot that is full of fun DIY details that are easy to create so the thought of one more party doesn’t seem so daunting.  I chose a country BBQ because to me there isn’t anything more fun than a backyard BBQ.  BBQ’s are fun, laid back, and usually stress free.  They are a time when friends and family can relax and have fun getting to know each other.
For the shoot I knew right off the bat that I wanted a quick and easy menu that almost anyone could do.  The menu consist of pulled pork sliders with slaw, corn on the cob, spinach salad, and baked beans.  For desert I created the cobbler-crisp mason jar pies that we displayed with an adorable butter cream cake created by Cake-A-Liscous.

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I created a menu and beverage display with a chalk board menu and mason jars with silverware wrapped in bandannas.  The mason jar was used for the beverages later on and the bandanna was the napkin.  I filled a wash basin with bottles of cream soda and root beer for the guests to enjoy while they mingled before dinner.

I wanted the table decor to be laid back and casual so I used a wood farm table and created a no sew bandanna runner for a pop of color.  I wanted to serve the food family style so I kept the floral arrangements fairly simple with a color scheme of red and yellow so I didn’t compete with the color of the bandanna or the yummy food.  I wanted the flowers to be country and to me nothing says country like big happy sunflowers.  I used them on each plate setting for a bright colorful accent along with the adorable “about him/her” paper detail which gives the guest some added information about the couple they might not have known.
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Alexis June Creative designed the most adorable paper suite that set the tone for the whole shoot.  From the brown paper to the bandanna envelop liner everything screamed “country and fun”.
Some added details for the guests to enjoy where a roping dummy as well as country dancing.  The Old McMullin House is the perfect location with its beautiful pastures, white picket fences, and the ever popular bistro lighting over the patio.