Martina's 40th Birthday Party - 1940's Style - Blenheim

I love it when I am invited along to a special occassion to record and photograph that moment in time. Martina's birthday party held at their incredibly stunning home in Blenheim, was a party inspired by the classic era of the 1940's. Well I can say I am a huge fan of this era and Martina's family and friends pulled it off beautifully! Firstly I would like to say how talented at stylising Martina is, the effort and thought was extraordinary. The details did not dissapoint, the black & white movies playing in the lounge, the music and the amazing food and drinks! All I can say bring back the teacups! Everything was collected by friends and op shopping, there was a little story in every little detail. Everyone looked incredible, honestly they looked like they had all stepped off the 1940's train. Womans fashion was breaking new grounds in the 1940's with the rationing of fabrics brought shorter hemlines and more masculine shape but with still maintaining a feminine silhouette. Also lets not forget the furs, they were drop dead gorgeous! The guys looked the part with a dapper/Gangsta vibe happening. It really was a special era in history. Below I have put together a small gallery of some of the images for you to feast your eyes on. Thank you Martina & Khalid for having me along. 

1940's Quotes

A doll in Washington once got a fox fur out of me - Laura 1944
Heres looking at you kid - Casablanca 1942
Round up the usual suspects - Casablanca 1942
Martina 1940's styled Birthday Party | Blenheim Wedding and Portrait Photography | Carmen Peter Photography
Martina's 1940's Style 40th Birthday Party Blenheim | Carmen Peter Photography
1940's Style Party Blenheim | Carmen Peter Photography
Party and event Photography | Carmen Peter Wedding & Portrait Photography
Martina's 40th Birthday Blenheim 1940 style | Carmen Peter Portrait Photography .jpg
Grazing Table 1940's Party | Carmen Peter Photography Blenheim
Party fun at 1940's styled 40th birthday party | Carmen Peter  Wedding and Portrait Photography Blenheim
NZ Salmon on table at Martina's 40th Party Blenheim | Carmen Peter Photography
Sweet table at Party 1940's style in Blenheim | Carmen Peter Photography .jpg
Martina's 40th Party Blenheim | Carmen Peter Photography
Ladies in red at 40th Party - 1940's style | Portrait and Wedding Photography| Blenheim | Carmen Peter Photography
1940's style party at Martina's Birthday Bash Blenheim | Carmen Peter Photography.jpg
Friends at 1940's style party | Carmen Peter Photography