All About Design - Day 3

Today, we're back with a post about the Tuscan Dinner/Surprise wedding we were so privileged to be a part of. The idea was to have guests think that they were attending a Tuscan style family dinner. Lots of rich, fall colors both in the flowers and the linens. This is where we pinned the linens for a layered look on the tables. A chocolate brown silk underneath a very cool orange linen with a purple thread in it. I love this linen and it changes colors depending on how the light hits it. It also has a ribbon flower motif sewn directly on to the fabric so there is a lot of texture to play with. To tie that in, we used amethyst mercury votives and amber votives to warm up the tabletop with glowing candlelight.

Bright fall colors were used in all the flowers. We had fun incorporating vegetables, pods, herbs, and looping the long calla lily stems throughout the centerpieces. Tall candelabras were covered in twigs with calla lilies looped throughout for a modern take on a rustic look. Hanging grapes played to the feel of the party.

I didn't get to snap a photo of the bouquet we had waiting for the bride. One of my favorite's of the season by far. We had fun designing with ivory, blush and pale green blooms to create a bouquet with texture and looped with ivy. I can't wait to see the images that Claudia Kronenberg Photography captured (especially of how the guests reacted!).

Tomorrow - turning the Sconset Casino in to a 1920's speakeasy.

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