{Styled Shoot} Hugo Inspired Bridal Shower

hugo inspired bridal shower

Clever.  Whitty.  Charming.  Parisian.  Sophisticated.  All these words describe this amazing styled shoot for a bridal shower.  This beautiful shower inspired by the movie "Hugo", is an odd choice, maybe, but clever indeed...all the above, in fact!  It is rather, genius!! 

The submission comes from Lizzi Photography and First Pick Planning, and we are so thrilled this came our way and now yours! The shoot takes place at POP Champagne and Bar, as well! What's better than champagne and dessert for a bridal shower?  It's perfect!

Here's a note about the shoot, with all the pretty deets:
This shoot was inspired by the Academy Award winning Martin Scorsese film, Hugo. After visiting POP Champagne & Dessert Bar in Pasadena I was inspired by the inside décor of the restaurant which reminded me of the 1930’s train station set on which the movie Hugo was primarily shot on. POP is a restaurant & event venue with an excellent food & drink menu (as its name indicates, it offers a great variety of Champagne and Desserts!) so I thought it would be a great place to host a bridal shower shoot. 

The overall theme of the bridal shower was to incorporate the landscape & time period of the movie which is set in Paris, France and also highlight the various love stories within the movie such as the main character Hugo's love for movies and clocks since his late father was a clockmaker and lover of films by Georges Méliès (hence the clocks incorporated into the centerpieces and vintage camera & movie posters as simple touches throughout the room). There is also a woman with a dachshund who sits at the café in the train station daily and her suitor who tries get close to her but the woman’s dog literally doesn’t allow him to get close. He ends up getting his own dachshund to provide her dog with a companion which then allows him to get near his love. 

My favorite love story of the movie is the station inspector who falls in love with the beautiful flower vendor. I decided to incorporate a flower cart and have the Bride & her Bridesmaids “pick a bunch” to take home as favors. This activity is fun but also practical as guests got to leave with the beautiful flowers that were designed by Primary Petals. 

Some other details included from the movie were the replica of the automaton heart key necklace worn by the Bride which was also incorporated into the invitation design by Jen Caughey Graphic Design. Special thank you to Melissa Abad Makeup for makeup on all the models and Anna Elyse Bridal for the dresses which the models wore.

Without further ado, behold this beautiful styled shoot designed by First Pick Planning, and photographed by Lizzi Photography:

wedding invitation suite
paris map stationery
vintage camera
hugo heart key
Paris table themebridal shower menu
champagne cork placecard holder
vintage ticket placecard
hugo rose sparkling wine
parisian bridal shower luncheon
Eiffel Tower Tag
french flower market standle voyage dans la lune
bridal shower ladies with flowers

So beautiful! I love the color palette, especially in the bridesmaid dresses.  Those nude shoes a perfect to pair with the dresses.

I cannot get enough of this theme! I'd love this theme if I was to go back in time, and do my own bridal shower over.  It really came together well, and with such imagination!  I love the vintage ticket placecards, held by the champagne cork placecard holders, so fun! Also including the heart shaped key and different images, as seen in the movie, was clever.  Of course I'm loving the nod to Paris, with the vintage maps of the city, Eiffel Tower...c'est magnifique?!

Many thanks to Lizzi Photography and First Pick Planning for the amazing submission!

Photography: Lizzi Photography//Event Planner: First Pick Planning//Floral Designer: Primary Petals//Invitation Designer: Jen Caughey Graphic Design//Makeup Artist: Melissa Abad Makeup//Restaurant: POP Champagne and Dessert Bar


  1. What a great inspiration source - I loved that book and movie!

  2. This is adorable. I love the dresses on the ladies!

  3. Stunning pictures... Beautiful dresses....


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