I’m sure you are all looking forward to a long holiday weekend and 4th of July BBQs. I know all of us at B Floral sure are! I wanted to share some of my favorite 4th of July party inspiration finds with you guys. I hope it inspires you to throw your best bash yet. Enjoy the holiday everyone!
Last week we created 5 centerpieces to compliment tables designed by interior designers for JAB Anstoetz’s Spring Break Table-Escape event that took place during Spring Market at the D&D Building. The designers were given the opportunity to incorporate JAB Anstoetz‘s fabrics, Lenox tableware, and our flowers to create a tablescape that transported viewers to the designer’s favorite spring break location. As promised we have some beautiful images from the event shot by Evan Felts. To see more images head over to our Facebook page.
Since the holidays are filled with dinner parties and entertaining guests, we wanted to share some of our favorite easy tablescape designs that just about anyone can put together. Simple touches create a dramatic impact with these designs and the best part is they won’t take but a bit of time to put together.
1. Inexpensive pinecones and evergreens mingle with beautiful mercury glass votive holders and hand printed candles in this gorgeous tablescape from Stylizimo. The easy hand printed candle tutorial can be found here and would also be great for gifting.
2. I love mixing gold and silver together when it comes to holiday decor because it creates such an elegant look. Filling glass vessels with ornaments is not only easy but is visually stunning (via Style At Home).
3. Wrapping cinnamon sticks around a plain candle will not only create a holiday look but also will make your table smell amazing. Cluster together candles of varying heights and sizes for a simple yet elegant centerpiece.
4. If you’re looking to infuse a bit of color into your tablescape, these topiaries from Better Homes and Gardens, made out of cranberries, are just the ticket. They’re super simple, using just toothpicks, foam balls, and cranberries but have dramatic look.
5. Another one of my favorite color palettes is green and gold. What really makes this tablescape special are the gold dipped glasses.
Here’s a DIY tutorial to make your own gold dipped glassware that would also work perfectly for a New Years bash.
Or you can purchase the Midas Collection Glassware from Design Within Reach. Amazing, yes I know.
With Thanksgiving around the corner (probably one of my favorite holidays!), it’s time to start thinking about your tablescapes. Earlier this week we did a how to set the table post that you can find here. Now we’ll show you some of our favorite looks and design elements for a gorgeous Thanksgiving table.
One of my favorite looks for a table is a runner. The color palette and the simplicity of this runner and table settings work perfectly for a casual dinner. You can find a tutorial on how to make those adorable mini pumpkin candle holders here.
Another way to create a runner is using candles like this one with a more traditional fall color palette from Midwest Living.
Place cards are a nice way to personalize the settings and make guests feel welcome. I like to keep them seasonal so using things like pumpkins, wheat, leaves and pears are a nice touch.
I love the look of modern gold flatware. You can find a round up of gold flatware from Apartment Therapy.
Lastly, personalized touches like recipe cards for guests to take home and ways to make leftovers special, like this here, make Thanksgiving more special.
I cannot believe I am writing this but this weekend we celebrate a holiday that marks the unofficial end to summer, Labor Day. So make sure you celebrate this weekend and take advantage of one of the last weekends of summer and a day off of work. Here are some ideas that will help you savor the last bit of summer.
If you want to add a fun pop of color to your event but can’t decide where, why not with the chairs? Nowadays chiavari chairs can be found in just about any color imaginable and most rental vendors are able to customize them for you by painting them an exact match to a color swatch you provide.
B Floral is joining the party…Little Borrowed Dresses Wedding Party Wednesday that is! This week’s party theme is table scape inspiration. So much goes into making a table look finished, although at B Floral we’re partial to the flowers. Lately, I have been loving long rectangular tables, and although they require many more items to make the table seem complete, it’s a perfect opportunity to have these objects run the length of the table creating a more modern version of a table runner. Here are some of our favorite looks.
In case you didn’t know, today is National Tequila Day. I know, I know this is something that you’ll be forced into celebrating because really who even likes margaritas? I’m kidding of course! So invite a few friends over, enjoy the nice weather, and celebrate tequila with these recipes and drinks.
First off, we hope all you fathers, soon to be fathers and father figures out there had a great Father’s Day! We also hope everyone had a great weekend as well!
Saturday we had the privilege of creating the florals for the wedding of one of our favorite clients ever. To say that this girl was the sweetest thing ever would not be doing her justice. She was such a pleasure to work with and had a wedding filled with such sweet personal touches that you could simply not love it. The reception took place at Bayards and was filled with things like tissue paper flower escort cards “planted in vintage ceramic vessels the bride had collected, mercury glass bud vases, and personal items like a vintage brooch for the bride’s bouquet and little elephants to hold table numbers to represent the bride and groom’s first date to see the elephants parade down 7th avenue. Our favorite touch however, was the vintage cake plates that the bride collected complete with white cakes decorated with peonies to be the centerpiece of each table. How cute is that?! We surrounded the cake plates with mercury glass bud vases filled with bright buds of tulips, billy buttons, roses and freesia. The overall look was adorable and so beautiful.
A lot of people don’t realize that once a table is set and you have added special items like favors, space can be sometimes limited. We love using bud vases to decorate tables with and when you group various shapes and sizes of bud vases together the effect can be quite stunning. The best part is that they are easy to find and you can even use everyday items like mason jars and vintage cans. Here is some inspiration…
With Saturday being St. Patrick’s Day, we thought we would make this design post all about St. Patrick’s Day party inspiration. You can be festive in other ways then just putting some green food coloring in your guest’s beer. We love the idea of setting up a dessert bar stocked with green goodies like a pistachio cake and adorable cake pops. Give guests green cocktails like a shamrock shake (you can spike them for the adult guests) or a kiwi and vodka cocktail. Fun party items like the green mustache straws can be found on Etsy.
If you’re looking for more inspiration this St. Patrick’s Day Party shoot from tsj photography (photo below) is great and full of fun party ideas.