Audrey and the Sugar Plum Fairy

Christmas is a special time of year for many families, but for the Accardo family, it’s extra special because their little Audrey’s birthday is also right around the corner.  Like many families, theirs is filled with joyous traditions like seeing the Nutcracker Suite.  Audrey loves this magical ballet so much that she was inspired to have a Nutcracker-themed birthday party.  Her mother, Elissa, is a photographer and captured it all beautifully.

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Audrey’s dress was chosen to look like the nightgown worn by Clara, the main character, and the photo shoot was atop a pillowed Victorian-style bed with the sparkling sugar plum fairy tiara I made for her.  A birthday number medallion with a scroll of her name takes center stage, flanked by a vintage sugar plum fairy ballerina, nutcrackers, sugared candies and glittering snowflakes. Vintage flowers in pastels of pinks, blues and aquas trail down the sides with hand-cut holly leaves, all sparkling with silvery snowy magic.

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I feel so blessed that her mother would share these precious photographs with all of us.  I wish all my followers a happy holidays and hope sugar plum fairies dance in your dreams as well!

 

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