3.10.2010

Garden Party & Wedding Decor

Our weather is wonderfully springlike this week, inspiring thoughts of garden parties and weddings. I've collected lots of practical-yet-beautiful event decor ideas over the past few weeks, sharing but a few here.

Some call it bunting, some call it a banner, some call it a pennant. When I learn to sew, I'll be cranking these babies out like crazy. People will say I've gone mad. For now, I'll have to shop the many delightful banners that Etsy has to offer. Garden room found via Lisa Dawn Wedding Photography.
These pom-pom vines are great do-it-yourself project, even for the not-so-crafty like me. From Rifle Paper Co., instructions here.

This began as a decor post, but I just had to include the Peach Orchard Dress (also available in a longer version) from junejulyseptember. I want it.
Sweet little succulent plantings via Apartment Therapy. Pass them on to close friends and family members as favors after the occasion.
Lovely centerpiece via Apartment Therapy.
Looking for modern centerpieces for your event? Fill these tiny concrete planters from TortoiseLovesDonkey with succulents.
For quick, easy, and low maintenance centerpieces, try air plants. No soil, no mess, just rest the air plant in a little lotus bowl or your other favorite dish. These also make great wedding favors. Again, quite modern but also kind of prehistoric looking, yes? Plants shown are from TortoiseLovesDonkey.
Butterflies. Enough said. Via Martha Stewart.
Homemade jam! (yes, jam does deserve an exclamation point). These yummy wedding favors double as place cards.
Vibrantly colored glass bottles and vases allow for use of just one or two flower colors. So easy, and they make a stunning display! Found on photobucket.

9 comments:

molly YEH! said...

holy moly those butterflies are amazing.

xo, Alexi said...

my favorite picture was the butterflies. marth stewart, please just take over my life!
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Hello Lindello said...

The vines and butterfly bouquet are so AWESOME!!!

passport in my pocket said...

that butterfly bouquet is so precious!!!

Don said...

Broken record- the butterfly bouquet is great!

Lily Riani said...

geee.... so nicely put, you made me feel like i shud hv a garden party NOW....

Melissa Blake said...

The hanging pom poms are my favorite...so colorful!

Gabbi said...

LOVING your Summer inspirations... especially the Pompoms! Must make!!!

Down and Out Chic said...

i really like the simplicity of that sweet summer dress. my kind of dress for sure.