What do you get when you combine an ice cream bridal shower, amazing colors, and one of our favorite vintage style eras? Pure magic of course with a cherry on top!

For this shoot we took inspiration from the vintage Mod style and sprinkled it into our decor and fashion choices. The shoot location was in the downtown Norfolk Arts District or sometimes called the Neon District of Norfolk Virginia. It could couldn’t have been more perfect with it’s brightly colored fence as a backdrop.

The goal wasn’t to copy the well known Twiggy style, but to bring in hints of it so you could feel the influence when looking at the images.

Color played a big role in defining this classic look. Bright, bold color is splayed in geometric patterns and vintage influence. The style focuses on color blocking, hints of bright yellow, orange, pink, and pastels.

The subculture brought about a more playful approach to makeup and the use of color. Different elements of the 60’s hair and makeup trends were chosen for the models, voluminous hair, lots of eyeliner and large bright accessories.

Mod Inspired Ice Cream Bridal Shower

Vintage Soda 60's Photo Shoot

Mod Inspired Ice Cream Bridal Shower

Ice Cream Bridal Shower Decor

Event Candy Bar Inspiration

Bridal Shower With Ice Cream

Colorful Bridal Shower Decor

Macaron Ice Cream Sandwiches

Vintage Bridal Shower Styled Shoot

Ice Cream Party Decor

Wedding with French Bulldog

Floral Balloon Arch

Floral Dog Collar Design

Frenchie with Flower Collar

Pastel French Macarons for Party

Bridal Shower with Ice Cream

French Bulldog Wedding

Ice Cream Party Decor Ideas

Pastel Balloon Arch with Flowers

Ice Cream Bar for Party

Ribbon Chair Decor

Pastel Party Inspiration
Macaron Ice Cream Sandwiches

Macarons with Ice Cream

Vintage Ice Cream Party

Vintage Ice Cream Photo Shoot

Vintage Decor Styling
Pastel Bridal Party

Macaron Ice Cream Sandwiches


1. Have no fear! Don’t be afraid to pull decor and style elements from famous time periods or favorite themes. But try and think about how you can adapt these ideas into your event designs and still keep it current and make it your own. Rather than just copying the original idea.

2. Get creative with your food. Fancy cupcakes were used inside the waffle cones for this shoot for both impact and longevity. If you want something on your dessert or food tables that will look beautiful but also last sometimes it’s helpful think outside the box. Choose something creative and tasty that you might not have thought could be used in that way before!

3. Mirroring decor elements. Sometimes you have a feature at your event venue that offers a serendipitous addition to your decor. In this shoot the multicolored fence was perfect for the theme but I wanted to connect the fence to the shoot more. Colored ribbons were used as a fun backing for the heart shaped bistro chairs and played off the vertical lines of color on the fence. Many times taking advantage of decor elements from your venue will help unify your whole event aesthetic and could save you a little money in rentals.

Decor Styling & Shoot Coordination | Lustre Theory
Photography | David Schwartz Photography
Styling Assist | A Lively Affair
Makeup | BlushTones
Hair | Flawless Onsite by Amberly
Florals |  Black Iris Floral Events Co
Macarons & Ice Cream | Hummingbird Macarons & Desserts
Vintage Rentals |  Mad Hatter Vintage Rentals
Vintage Trailer |  Skylar Wyatt Photography
Models |  Skylar Wyatt Scott, Tiffany Cobb, Sade Graham
Doggy Model |  Winston Klimesh
Location |  The NEON District • Norfolk VA