I am playing around with ideas for a wedding in June what do you think? I love this simple tablescape.
Thanks for the pics Liz Donnelly.
I had the pleasure of speaking to the Piedmont Garden Club on April 11th. My topic was Orchid displays. As you know, I love orchids, so it was such fun. This was the nicest and most fun group of women, and I love meeting them.
I have attached the directions below but here are the step by step directions in photos.
2. Buy multi branch plants.
3. Choose a fun container.
4. Buy or collect decorative branches.
5. I like using more than one type of moss.
6. Add fun items to customize your arrangement.
Put it all together to get this!
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Last weekend, I had the pleasure of doing a winter wedding, with the addition of spring elements. I wanted to create a natural wonderland. The bride is a very attractive, simple, outdoors type, I wanted to reflect this in my design.
In the foyer, I greeted guests with two orchid displays.
The bridal bouquet was packed with orchids, David Austin roses, seeded eucalyptus, and peacock feathers.
I set the scene for the ceremony space with Quince and Curly Willow branches. I also used two of my antique columns, topped with candles and surrounded by urns filled with lavender & Ivy.
In the cocktail space I used bird & rock vases. I divided the dinner space from the cocktail space with 48″ vases full of grass, reeds, and peacock feathers.
For the dining room, I used french mason jars filled with beautiful fresh flower terrariums and finished with a shelter of reeds. I completed my vision by surrounding the jars with three mini vases, moss and birds nests.
Lastly, I decorated the buffets with urns filled with cascading flowers.
I hope you liked seeing my wedding decor, as much as I enjoy creating it. I adore weddings. I will even travel across the country to do weddings.
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PS Thank you Anne Sowles for taking these pictures for me!
I have made a new friend through my gym, and her daughter is getting married in February. Naturally I am helping with the wedding. You know I can’t pass up an event full of details…I live for the little the details.
Here are some of the ideas I am hoping to incorporate into her wedding.
3. Herbs and Moss will most definitely be a part of our rustic winter decor. I think herbs bring life to an event.
4. Since we are using the bird vases, and the peacock feathers why not add nests!
4. You must have mood lighting for a wedding, candles are a must. Mason jars are great candle holders!
5. The bride likes the idea of hanging arrangements. We are doing the event at a location that where hanging things might be tough but we could do these in the windows! We can have moss and candles in some of the globes and flowers in the others.
6. I am thinking the ceremony space will have these urns filled with flower, curly willow and peacock feathers. Something like the ones I did below.
7. The bride and groom would like to incorporate some personal items like a date board that records, first date, proposal and wedding.
8. Lastly the bride wants to incorporate loved ones who have passed away as part of the decor. This is the idea she sent from Pinterest, I was thinking of expanding on this idea by using a long wooden tray filled with green and Spanish moss, pillar candles, mini herbs and nests.
I think this wedding will be spectacular! I promise to take pictures and share them with you.
One of my readers Lisa asked me to give them ten ideas for floral arrangements for under $25.
I made all of these arrangements, and Liz Donnelly photograpred them for me
1. Succulents& moss in a tree root. This can be done any time of the year.2. I love this bird vase but any bud vase will do. I filled this with curly willow, seeded eucalyptus, and a few flowers.
3. Herbs wrapped in burlap…pretty about $12 total
4. Mason Jar of farm stand flowers. So simple and classic.
5. Spanish moss and seedlings.
6. Orchids…If you know anything about me you know I love orchids. Trader Joe’s has a great selection for under $20.
7. Market bouquet…yes you can go to your grocery store and spend $20 and make a beautiful arrangement.
8. Bulbs are well priced and readily available in the spring.
9. Grass, slabs of wood, candles and crocuses make this tablescape shine. Most of it was free!
10. At Christmas I like evergreens and white flowers. Roses from Trader Joe’s are perfect!
Ok Lisa thank you for your question I hope this gives you some direction!
I just adore the terrace of my rental in Rome, in fact I love it so much I am going back for two weeks in early October. I can’t wait.
This trip to Italy inspired me to create the wedding below.
This is the result of my inspiration!
The lounge area for the wedding was very warm and welcoming, like my terrace in Rome. We used reclaimed wood tables and I arranged hundreds of colorful flowers!
For the ceremony I used herbs to line the aisle and then made a grapevine canopy for them to get married under. I also arranged succulents in beautiful rustic urns. It was such fun to re-imagine my vacation into an event!
I love traveling because there is so much beauty in the world. I walk as much as I can when I travel, because I don’t want to miss anything!
What do you like about traveling? Do you get inspired to incorporate customs, recipes, friends you make, or decor into your life like I do? I would love to hear from you!
Hope you are enjoying summer. I am taking an Italian class to prepare for my trip in October.
Arrivederci e ci vediamo!
If you follow my blog you know how much I love flowers, and that I also have a great affection for mason jars. Spring allows me to marry these two wonderful elements together! This is something I have shared with you before, but I never get tired of this look. The bulbs are so sculptural and fresh in the mason jars. Sometimes I line the jars with moss but most of the time I like to see the dirt…there is something nice about dirt.
In the photos below you can see that I used curly willow to support the mini daffodils. If you want to take the spring theme up a notch you could use pussy willow. I also tucked some birch bark in-between the jars, and mini birds into some of the jars to add another element to my table.
I am so excited that spring is coming! We are looking forward to getting outside again. I see lots of projects in my future.
Happy Spring I hope you are all well.
I think it is the details that make the difference between a great wedding design and a run of the mill wedding.
Liz Donnelly, 207.712.1837 www.mainephotoco.com, took all these photos and they are amazing.
The Wedding was at William Allen Farm www.williamallenfarm.com, the owners of this farm are fantastic to work with!
Here are some of my favorite photos
1. You know I love mason jars!
2. Burlap runners on white tablecloths are beautiful.
3. Simple place settings are the best as the look so crisp and clean
4. Lining your vases with Hosta leaves add a nice touch of color and hide the stems.
5. Cloches with twig balls and fairy lights add whimsy
6. Table numbers do not need to be boring these wood slices are awesome!
7. When surrounded by fresh flowers the flame-less candles look less fake 🙂
8. Floating orchids are a very reasonable and effective
9. I like to use tones of votives…you cannot have too much candlelight
10. Using simple pale flowers on the harvest tables makes them pop!
11. Do not forget to dress the walls, especially in a barn wedding~
12. I love these crates the owner of the farm loaned me
13. Soft seating is a must!!!!!!! Everyone wants a place to hang out.
14. Benches help with adding a casual feel to some of the tables
15. Here is one of the flood tables i created interest above with these grapevine displays and added spheres of lights to the table.
16. These shepherds hooks are great to define spaces in this case an outdoor seating area.
17. Ribbons are lovely they as they catch a breeze and add movement to a space.
18. I used black and white photos on the walls with flowers and candles to personalize the space
19. Old bottles and mason jars of flowers also add interest to the wall of the barn
20. The loft allowed Liz Donnelly to take these fabulous photos
21. Here is how we set up the loft, 2 wine barrels with stools and a sofa
I hope you enjoyed seeing my vision come to life! I am back to interior design for a while! Thank you for stopping by let me know your thoughts by commenting and liking the post!!!
Details make a wedding, here are some of my favorites from 2015. I can’t wait to start creating memories and décor for 2016.
Photos by Liz Donnelly
1. Bar Signs
2. Decorations that hang from the ceiling, I love these Babies Breath balls & lights.
3. Lanterns and Floral Arrangements
4. Herbs in arrangements
5. Herbs lining the aisle
6. Vintage metal urns filled with flowers.
7. Herbs and plants in burlaps…simple beauty.
8. Long and sleek arrangements the leave space for dining
9. Long tables filled with candles, moss, and flowers
10.Hanging Mason Jars
I am so excited that spring is coming, and that means summer is right around the corner.
What are you panning this summer. Do you have a wedding coming up?
Let me know.
All photos by: Liz Donnelly www.portlandphotocompany.com
I have been asked to do the table decorations for a monthly series of dinners at Flanagan Farm, which is a beautiful barn in Buxton, Maine. http://www.flanaganstable.com/
This months chef was Justin Walker from Earth www.hiddenpondmaine.com/earth
Earth is based on the popular farm to table concept. I thought my décor should reflect this philosophy as well.
The table was about forty-eight feet long. I used fresh herbs, orchids, mason jars with floating candles, set on a green burlap runner. I filled in the gaps with moss, birds nests and a few other natural items.
Here are the photos…
I love these plants they are so sweet.
I hope you enjoyed seeing this tablescape as much as I loved putting it together. My photographer Liz Donnelly is so talented at capturing the mood of the event.
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PHOTOS: Liz Donnelly
My dining room is our formal entertaining space. The rest of our house is open concept but the dining room is closed off by French doors. It allows me to have my own decorating playroom. I have my great grandparents dining table that seats 12, in its heyday it sat 16 (but people were smaller then). I have a fireplace that was faux painted to look like wood inlay, and lots of sideboards to fill with decorations.
This year my dining room theme is silver and white. I want to use as much of my silver as possible.
For my mantel I have used silver glitter lit branches*, mini candle chandeliers*, white bottle brush trees with silver balls*, silver trees*, silver birch vases*, vintage style silver decorations*, little birds*, and silver NOEL* stocking hangers.
On the buffet I added greens*, silver ornaments*, crackers* and polished up the silver for a simple yet pretty look.
The dining table is my favorite. In my vintage looking cages* I have faux flicker candles* and greens, I love the snow flakes* I have hanging in the windows and between the cages, I have 3 simple silver hurricanes*, 4 mini rose arrangements, silver votives*, and my collection of mini silver boxes and figures.
I love Christmas decorating today I am off to a clients house to do her table and kitchen. I will have more photos coming!
I hope you enjoyed this post. Let me know your thoughts by commenting or liking the post.
1. Lit Branches-Home Goods, Mini Chandeliers-Simply Home Falmouth, ME, Bottle Brush Trees-Skillins Falmouth, ME, Silver Trees-Nest Brunswick, ME, Vintage Silver decorations-Dwellings Falmouth, ME, Birds-Home Remedies Portland, ME, NOEL-Pottery Barn
2. Greens-Skillins Falmouth, ME, Silver Ornaments & Crackers-Home Goods
3. Cages-Zentiques, Flicker Candles-Pottery Barn, Snow Flakes-Cultural Intrigue, Hurricanes-Simply Home Falmouth, ME, Votives Pottery Barn
Oh boy where has the time gone? It is already time to decorate for Christmas. I decided to start with the outside with the doors and work my way inside to the mudroom and windows.
1. I made this wreath with Boxwood, Ribbon, Starfish and Sand Dollars. This was taken during the day but I put lights on it too, and I just love it! It cost about $23 total.
Photos: Liz Donnelly
2. Just inside this door is our mudroom, this is a very busy space! The dogs hang out here and so do all shoes, and backpacks. Here I have used a 36″ magnolia wreath, sugared pears, and burlap ribbon. It kicks off my holiday décor in a big way. Olive our little dog loves the new addition to the space…our Lab is not sure it suits her, so she is still hanging out on the benches.
3. The next step was to decorate the windows. I love these silver glittery reindeer, I added mini silver Christmas balls all are hung with fishing line. On the windowsill I have used pine branches, extra silver balls and a small arrangement of Peonies. It is simple but very pretty.
I have gotten a lot done over the last few days. The next post will be on holiday table-scapes. I hope you like my doors, windows and mudroom!
Thank you Liz Donnelly for the photos!!!