Happy Valentine’s Day!


It’s here, it’s here! Happiest of Happy Valentine’s Days everybody! Since I’m going to go ahead and assume you already got your craft on for today, I’m finally sharing the full scoop on the Valentine-y shoot I did with Mary Costa Photography and the ladies of Garlic My Soul! You saw previews here and here, but this is the real deal! See that heart cake? AMAZING! You can find the full tutorial for that right here. Now that’s a cake that shouldn’t just be delegated to February 14th. Check out our cute little shoot and see if you can spot the DIYs too!

Valentines Day Heart Inspiration

But first, let’s start at the very beginning! Here’s the low down. Every year, inspired by I Am Baker, these ladies make a heart cake and this year I was lucky enough to help them out with a few DIYs to complement that seriously awesome treat! You can check out their shoot from last year, I’m kind of obsessed with it (There’s fringe streamers involved, people!). But this year we went outdoors (Thanks for being so awesome, LA!) and got our sunset on!

Ombre Heart Cake

Those napkin rings are cardboard tubes, wrapped with sequin trim and topped with a mylar fringe pom!

Valentines Day Table

Candy Conversation Hearts

Valentines Day Inspiration

Valentines Day Inspiration Shoot

LOOK at that cake!! AH! Remember, you can make it too if you go right here.

How To Make a Heart Cake

Heart Cake

Valentine Heart Cake

Aren’t these two adorable!? Oh how I wish I could pull off that red lipstick!

Glitter Photo Props

DIY Photo Booth Props

Valentines Day Attire

Giant Valentine Pinata

DIY Heart Pinata

Gold Heart Pinata

And there the was one giant shiny piñata, hanging out in the sunset.

Giant Gold Heart Pinata

All Photos by Mary Costa Photography

Photographer: Mary Costa Photography
Photography Assistant: Jeff Hayford
Heart Cake and Other Treats: Garlic My Soul
Decor (Gold Heart Piñata, Photo Props, Heart Confetti and Napkin Rings) Styling: Studio DIY (That’s me!)
Candy Cups + Straws: Shop Sweet Lulu
Hair + Makeup: Adina Sullivan

And a special thanks to our wonderful models, Scarlett + Jeremy!

For even more Valentine’s Day awesomeness, you’re going to want to head here.


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