Well, this was probably the most fun surprise party I have ever been a part of!  Our dear friend Kelly Cummings of Spindle Photography spent t w o months earlier this year in France (pretty awesome, huh?) and we wanted to welcome her back in style.  A group of creatives got together to plan and execute the perfect Sofia Coppola version of a ‘Marie Antoinette’ themed welcome home party for Kelly. [ If you have not seen this movie, have a girls night asap! You’re welcome! ]

Y’all – these ladies completely outdid themselves and created the most lovely party for Kelly!  Sweet Mary Margaret Smiths‘ captures are everything.  She is truly talented and unique.  From the beautiful florals by Marked to the location being the a m a z i n g home of Morgan Trinker, everything was perfection.  I adore the bright, fun colors of this party and hope it inspires you this summer season!  Happy Monday, lovelies.

This party was recently featured on 100 Layer Cake .




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Inspiration | Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette Movie

Photography | Mary Margaret Smith Photography

Planning + Creative Direction | Elle Affairs

Florals | Marked

Styling | Elle Affairs, P.E.W.S. + Morgan Trinker

Location | Morgan Trinker’s Home

Hand Lettered Invite + Welcome Sign | Calabash Card Co.

Hand Lettered Food Signs | Ragan House Lettering

DIY Wall Art | Morgan Trinker

Cake | Uprising Cakes

Macarons | Magic City Macarons

Decor Rentals | PropHouse Birmingham

Tables, Chairs + Linens | Event Rentals Unlimited, Birmingham

Guest of Honor | Kelly Cummings








One thought on “‘Marie Antoinette’ Surprise Welcome Back Party

  1. Kelly

    Love love love all the posts about this fabulous return-to-America party! Wish I lived in Birmingham!!!! (I SO need to come to a curtsy meeting.)


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