Thursday, September 2, 2010

Summer floral details

By: Jessica Robinson
For a summer wedding, I love the look of lots of candles, preferably beeswax candles.  The light aroma of beeswax is romantic and subtle.  Then adding flowers that remind me of sun filled summers at our farm as a child.  Things like zinnias, statice, salvia, sunflowers, sage leaves, fresh lavender and fresh mint, simply placed in vintage mason jars.

I love the look and feel of long tables.  You could never imagine, unless you attended a romantic dinner party how the simple family-style tables bring so much conversation to any event.  If you have a small wedding you can have one very long table, an intimate gathering of your close friends and family.  With larger parties, you'll simply have multiple tables.  Still creating that intimate environment and connecting more people together.

With late summer and early fall weddings, I love the idea of an early afternoon wedding with luminaries strung overhead and lots of pillar candles clustered on the patio or gardens.  Loose blooms in various mason jars and vintage drinking glasses can be simple but very romantic.  As the autumn weather cools the air off I love the look of deep purples with touches of earthy sage green then creamy colors mixed in.  Try adding some height with branches in glass cylinder vases, copper glittered leaves hung and of course, lots of candles.  Nothing can be more romantic than tons of candles.  I'm looking forward to some very gorgeous weddings this fall.

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