Monday, November 30, 2009

"Falling" in love, II

As if our gorgeous feature of Jenny Steffens's girly Fall inspired post wasn't fabulous enough, today we are featuring some of her fantastic DIY tips, via Style Me Pretty, that are so easily approachable for everyone! I am so excited to incorporate these fantastic ideas into my many upcoming projects!

From Jenny:
I spent a fun day in my front yard and put together a fantastic inspirational/do-it-yourself table setting – perfect for a flirty Fall wedding. I chose soft, feminine colors (instead of using the typical orange, golds and yellows that are used in Fall weddings) of ivory, pink, blues and natural colors. Natasha’s Mulberry & Mott made the fabulous Bee Hive Cake for the table.

Rose & Wheat Bouquet: Using creamy garden roses and soft pink tea roses and 10 stems of wheat, I gathered the flowers into a bouquet – taping the stems together with floral tape. Next, I added wheat around the roses, creating a collar. For the wrap, I used a small piece of burlap (that matches the table runner – and is super inexpensive!) and secured it with pearl pins… I love the mixture of rustic and refined elements.

Pumpkin Place Cards: To make the sweet and seasonal place cards, I spray painted mini white pumpkins a soft shimmery gold. I snipped the stems and inserted a small name card (printed on textured cardstock) into each pumpkin. A very simple, but special looking project.

Photo Credits: Visionaire Studio

Table: I used a variety of linens to achieve a luxurious feel – natural oatmeal linen as the base, a wide brown burlap runner and topped with a classic ticking stripe runner. To bring more seasonal elements to the table, I added Blue Hubbard squash on each side of our “Bee Hive” Cake created by Natasha’s Mulberry & Mott (Kansas City). Each place was set with vintage gold plates, classic hemstitch linen napkins, and, of course, the pumpkin place cards. For added ambiance, I added single rose blooms in bud vases that bring some floral whimsy to the table – without a big investment!



Gina said...

Jackie! My mom just told me about your blog and I've just spent the afternoon reading through just about every post! :) I love the ideas, especially for someone like me who would never think of these things! ~Gina

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