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Good morning…I hope everyone is having a great Tuesday and thanks for stopping by today’s Trend Spin Linkup!
Today’s trend is Spring Prints
This is the post I have been waiting to show you all!
This was a special event I threw two weekends ago to ask my girlfriends to be my bridesmaids. I was so inspired by the ethereal picnic-feeling garden parties that I was seeing all over instagram/pinterest and I knew that I had to create a a space that mixed masculine and feminine elements to create the perfect backyard space.
To start, we made the table out of pallets (yes we “borrowed” them from behind a store lol) and stacked two on top of each other to create a little more height to the table. If you needed to, you could also you single pallets on cinder blocks if you can’t find as many pallets, as they were harder to come by than I first anticipated.
For on top of the table, I got these custom craft boxes to “ask the girls the big question” and filled them with chicken salad sandwiches, sides, the MOST DARLING cookies and of course their own mini bottle of champagne. For an extra touch, I also added a card inside the box with important wedding dates for the girls to remember.
Instead of using traditional name tags, I decided to add more of a personalized touch by creating custom champagne glasses with their names on it (big shout out to my sister for her help with this), as well as putting out some of my favorite photos with each of them in front of their space, so they could easily find their seats.
Of course I can’t help but have my own dedicated section to the flowers!! One of my best friends, Natalie, who owns The Petal Coop helped create the entire dreamy scene. The table and surrounding area were filled with so many flowers…some tight and small…others with large petals and fully bloomed. But the mix she put together was absolutely perfect and romantic. I couldn’t have asked for anything more! xo
To help give the space some texture, I used a mix of jute rugs, Mexican blankets, fleece throws and lots of pillow (mostly borrowed or purchased from ikea) to make the space feel cozy and comfortable on the grass.
Since this was such a big day for me and really one of the first things that we got to celebrate, I knew that I needed the perfect outfit. Since it was a garden party, I wanted something that was mostly white, but with a pop of color in the flowers. I found this dress on Lulu’s and knew it was THE ONE! It was so flowy, sophisticated, and evoked the spirit of a bride. I can’t wait to wear it again on our honeymoon, or for even a fancy summer dinner.
This day turned out exactly as I had dreamed and I couldn’t have asked for anything more. The next few months are going to be filled with even more fun events and I truly hope they can all be this magical!
Next week’s trend is Dresses & Skirts
This is a trend I am HERE FOR!! I have a dress “skort” that I think I am going to pull off next week, as long as the weather stays good for a few days.
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