MK x Lime Tree Bower Part II

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Today I'm sharing part II of my collaboration with Helen from Lime Tree Bower. If you missed last week's collaboration, head on over to check out our baby shower invitations.

To continue on with our baby shower theme (and let's face it, another excuse to play with our floral x lettering collab) Helen and I styled a baby shower picnic. Setting up this picnic was a totally new experience for me and it was fascinating to see how our different crafts can work together to create and enhance a table setting for an event.

I worked with white acrylic paint along with my usual black ink to hand letter and illustrate on textured white card, black card and kraft paper. I created some signage, place cards and wrapping for Helen's floral cones. With so many lovely elements on the table, I wanted my lettering to slowly draw your eye toward certain details on the table and not detract from them. 

Much of my preparation for this collaboration happened prior (as opposed to on-the-day) which allowed me to witness Helen in her element while we were setting up. What she can do with florals is just magical and seeing her create the garland arrangement for the front of the table was certainly something. Isn't it just beautiful?

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We also got to work with some of the loveliest tableware I've seen kindly provided by a local Sydney ceramics brand, Chuchu.

Once we were all set up, our photographer Aundray Cheam, did a great job at capturing all the little details. It was a particularly drizzly afternoon so we spent much of our time styling, running and hiding beneath trees as a shower rolled by, then hurrying back out to capture some shots as the last bits of sunlight peeked through.

As I seem to be moving more and more toward lettering and design for events, I would love to see more of this kind of work. Working with other creatives is just the best and most inspiring feeling. Thank you so much to Helen for giving me the chance to work on this collaboration and for continuing to inspire with her amazing floral creations. Guys, please send Helen some love and let us know what you think. x

Photography by Aundray Cheam