A Backyard Homecoming Dinner Party

Produced and Styled by Libbie Summers (as published in and with permission from The South Magazine)
Photography by Cedric Smith
Fashion Styling by Brooke Atwood
Hair and Makeup by Dollface by Jules

The title that woke me up in the middle of the night: A Homegrown Homecoming.

I was inspired by the images of prom queens riding atop festive floats I’d seen in my grandmother’s high school yearbook when I designed this editorial party. Who says you can’t build a homecoming float in your backyard and have a dinner party on top of it right? A partial drum line and baton twirler though…that’s just showing off!

Think outside the dining room for your next dinner party. The fun is in the unique and unexpected.

Cedric Smith 2013© HC020


Cedric Smith 2013© HC021






Custom Crown and Florals by Jenny Long
Assistant to Libbie Summers: Anna Heritage
Grips: Zach Graber and Jon Spicola
Production Assistant: Autumn Van Gunten
Baton Twirler: Kayley Jacobs for Marylin Youmans School of Dance and Baton Twirling
Drum line courtesy of Savannah State University: Jarrod Jackson, Jamal Howard and Jordan Clarke
Photo Gear Courtesy of Nick Gant
Models: Savannah Christine CawleyMadison Bildahl for Rise Model Management Lauren Davis for Halo Models and Talent GroupDavid Maximilien Colas,  Sam Stratton for Rise Model Management, Brian Warnekros


Fashion Credits:

On Madison Bildahl:
Vintage pink layered tulle ball gown (worn as a skirt), $225 by Lisa’s Pieces Vintage @ Wright Square Antiques. Vintage bullet bra, stylist own
Vintage reworked necklace w/pin, $320 by BAZZdeGRANT @ ShopScad. Rhinestone triple chain necklace, $380 by BAZZdeGRANT @ ShopScad.  Chandelier earrings, $180 by BAZZdeGRANT @ShopScad.  Quartz cocktail ring, $260, by Kristen Albrecht @ShopScad, Rhinestone crystal chandelier necklace, $75 @ Wright Square Antiques, Custom hand made crown by Jenny Long
On Lauren Davis:
Red Vintage tulle strapless gown, $225, Lisa’s Pieces Vintage @ Wright Square Antiques, Mareika Tulip silk coat, $748, Marc by Marc Jacobs.  Resin shapes necklace, $250 by Tina Frey @Extant Fair. Orchid double ring by Ananda Heller, $400, @ShopScad
On Savannah Christine:
White vintage tulle strapless gown, $200, Lisa’s Pieces Vintage @ Wright Square Antiques, Green Fur, $390, Marc by Marc Jacobs
On David Maximilien Colas:
Vintage Fedora, $35 and Bow Tie, $18, Lisa’s Pieces Vintage @ Wright Square Antiques. Black suspenders, $ 14  and Tailored button down shirt, $198, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Linen tux pants, $315 and jacket, $365 by Assembly New York  @Extant Fair
On Sam Stratton:
Pensacola Bomber jacket, $798, Marc by Marc Jacobs. Robin blue button down, $198, Marc by Marc Jacobs. Jeans and shoes, models own.  Wool socks by Antipast, $32 @Extant Fair
On Brian Warnekros:
Cotton twill navy suit jacket, $468, and pants $258. blue check skinny tie, $46. White button up shirt,  $198, all by Marc by Marc Jacobs.  Black perforated leather shoes, $385 by Rachel Comey @Extant Fair

Take a peek behind the curtain: (Note: We shot this on a 98º day in August with 98% humidity)
Video by Juwan Platt

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