Thursday, August 21, 2008

{ inspired entertaining: something old, something new... }


I am totally smitten with the simple elegance of this real wedding featured on the lovely junk drawer blog. It's loaded with wonderful DIY ideas and the table settings have provided the perfect inspiration for an end-of-summer/early fall gathering with friends (scaled down a bit of course).


The bride lined each table with burlap runners which she cut herself to help keep costs down. Her floral designer then alternated tables with orange and yellow flowers in various sized mason jars. {I see mason jars all the time at tag sales--throw them in the dishwasher and they're as good as new}. 

I adore the added touch of cut burlap on each mason jar-how utterly charming

In addition, simple votive candles were set amongst lemons, lemon leaves and apricots that coordinated with the flowers. The results are stunning, no? 


If you love to entertain, you can find oodles of additional inspiration on Snippet & Ink and in Ez's amazing collection of wedding inspired blogs.

{all images by studio nouveau}


Krissy | Paper Schmaper said...

wow. very stunning!

Robin said...

What a lovely and festive setting, she seems like a bride with some sense for a change! I'm guessing everyone had a nice, stress-free time, with nary a bridezilla in sight.

Cindy said...

the love the rustic elegance from combining the burlap and the white linens. very pretty.

Melissa de la Fuente said...

SO charming, simple and absolutely beautiful...

littlebyrd said...

What wonderful details. I really love the burlap and mason jars - so simple and so elegant!

Mrs.French said...

The burlap and the lemons!!!!!! Loving all of it! I need to get married Mr. French of course!

mondocherry said...

So simple and yet it has such impact. I would have like to be a guest at this wedding!

please sir said...

These are so lovely - seeing new party ideas is always fun!

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