Monday, July 23, 2012

Outdoor Rustic Elegance

I can't tell you what an amazing experience it was to coordinate this wedding at a local ranch house venue this past weekend.  The couple chose a very elegant yet rustic theme, using an understated color scheme of gray and muted gold with accents of lavender.  During the reception, the focus of the decor was on the shimmering tablecloths under the low candlelight and twilight, making for a very romantic evening!

In a garden setting like this, let the environment guide you!  There's no need for large centerpieces or excess table decorations when you're surrounded by natural beauty.

Weddings don't have to cost an arm and a leg.  These elegant table settings make a statement, and the plates and flatware are entirely disposable.  (Or you can wash the plates and save them to entertain with in the future!)

Have the best of both worlds!  Save money by getting cupcakes instead of paying a caterer to cut your cake, and order a small cake top to save for your first anniversary.

I (and the bride) was enamored with this adorable lemonade stand made of wine barrels, a vintage door, and a burlap table runner.

After sunset, this venue glowed in candlelight and hanging paper lanterns!