Earlier this year I was looking for someone who could dress up as Tinkerbell and friends to come and be a part of my Fairy Tale Sessions. I thought it would be so much fun for the girls to have a real life fairy princess there. I was referred to Seattle’s Princesses and contacted them right away. The owner Elizabeth reached out to me right away and was just amazing right from the start. She showed me pictures of her princesses and I was blown away by how real they looked. Once we finalized the details for my Fairy Tale shoot she asked me if I would be interested in photographing a High Tea she was having for a group of girls. My answer was an immediate YES!! I LOVE Disney and all things princess. I’m not much of a girlie girl except when it comes to Disney Princesses.
Attention to Detail
I walked into the Painted Palace in Redmond and was once again blown away. This was amazing. I could not believe all the attention to detail and how beautiful everything looked. Elizabeth did an amazing job finding such great pieces that you could tell were great quality. She had everything from china pieces and tea cups to having tables decorated for each princess and what we would associate with each. I can’t even put into words how well done this was. Even the food was perfect. Everything you would expect at a tea party.
And then the princesses started coming out, they were laughing and chatting and gorgeous and just so nice. Honestly, they even looked like what I expected they would look like. At this point my inner four year old girl was squealing in delight. I had about an hour before all the little “princesses” showed up and I just spent that time taking it all in and trying to capture the ambiance of the event.
Tea Party Time
Once the young ladies started to arrive I saw some real magic. They had all of the girls line up and then they were announced by a prince and then escorted to their tables by the princesses. You could see the sparkle in these girls eyes. Seeing magic through the eyes of a child is like nothing else. Each princess walked around and talked with the girls and just visited. They asked questions and really made the them feel wanted and important. Now coming face to face with Cinderella or Belle or Elsa was just pretty special.
It was time for food and tea and the girls were served by the princesses and it tea to tea cakes to cucumber sandwiches to cookies and mini pizzas. Elizabeth really went all out. I had so much fun just being there and being able to capture this event. The little princesses were even treated to twirling lessons, a lesson in princess manners and songs. It was a day to remember. I went right home and signed up my daughter for the next tea party.
My Daughter’s Tea Party
Being on the other side of this event was pretty special too. My daughter wanted to dress up as Cinderella which pleased the “real” Cinderella to no end. Seeing Julianne’s eyes light up made it all worth it even more. As each princess came around and spoke with her and hugged her I could see her opening up and talking and just in awe of where she was. I just can’t tell you how special it was and how they went above and beyond to make her feel like a princess. She loved every second of this event and has been talking about it since. She keeps asking to go back and when her next tea party is. LOL I think I may have to have a princess birthday party for her this Fall.
If you have a little girl who loves her princesses like mine does you need to check out Seattle’s Princesses and the Painted Palace. They have a location over in Redmond Town Center. They do birthday parties, story times and of course their tea parties!
So for my next Fairy Tale Event they will be there for sure. Who is your favorite princess?