You may recognise Skylar from her cake smash photos on my blog. This weekend was her first birthday party which was held at the incredibly beautiful Beechwood Gardens in Hyde Park.

The party had a mermaid theme, and the decor was just perfect. The draping off the table was even in the shape of a mermaid tail!

If you’ve ever been at Beechwood Gardens you’d know how magnificent it is. I just love the whole garden setting… not to mention the amazing house. The events company erected a cover on the main lawn section so that there was some shade. But it was so hot that the tables were placed under the trees… it was so very cool there! The ponds, water features and all the secret pathways were heaven for all the kids. And to top it off, there was a water jumping castle to entertain the kids.

There are so many places in this garden to take photos! I could spend hours here on a portrait shoot.

Parties are too exhausting for birthday girls. Naps are a pre-requisite for a first birthday party.

This cake was incredible! I loved the mermaid detail. The little oyster macarons around the base where just perfect to offset the scales and gold and golden shells.

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