Inspired by a bit of Liberty fabric and a visit to an apple orchard, I created a casual wedding for a sunny and crisp Fall day. This wedding is all about pretty patterns and sweet old-fashioned touches.



The Invitation:

A beautifully crafted invitation sets the tone with an all-over vintage floral pattern letterpressed on one side and with wording on the other. Vintage stamps collected in the same colors of the wedding finish off the envelopes. By Black Pearl Press.

The Bouquet:

A casually gathered bouquet of “Augusta Louise” and “Sonya Rykiel” garden roses is tied with vintage picot-trimmed plaid ribbon. It’s fragrant, simple, and sweet.

The Table:

Family style tables are scattered throughout an orchard or garden, dressed with yards of linen and topped with baskets of apples. Runners are made from old-fashioned kitchen linens. Big white, round balloons are tied with baker’s twine and bunting is attached to trees for a touch of whimsy.  Each place setting is set with simple white dishes, glass hobnail plates, vintage utensils and hobnail glasses. Apple cider is served in old milk jars with retro red labels. Chivari chairs make it feel extra special.


Each place setting is topped with a jar of homemade apple butter (I like this receipe from Gourmet Magazine). The jars have cute tops of liberty fabric and baker’s twine. The guests’s names are written on the labels.


Invitation and vintage stamps: Black Pearl Press. Flowers: Created by Chelsea Fuss, stems purchased from Ink and Peat. Ribbon on Bouquet: The Button Emporium. Linen for tablecloths, towels for runners, fabric for pink gingham napkins: Mill End Fabric Store. White bowls, basket, vintage utensils: from Chelsea’s personal collection. White plates, hobnail dessert plates: Crate and Barrel. Hobnail glasses: Anthropologie. Baker’s Twine: Flood Street Curiosity Shop. white balloons: Lippman Company. Chivari chairs in natural finish: West Coast Event Company.The liberty fabric for the jam jars is from: Josephine’s Dry Goods.

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Comments (4)

Nancy Nicholson | Reply

Love this idea. So fresh and pretty. We’re thinking of an outdoor fall wedding with apple crates, apple candles and family tartan ribbons. Our idea was homemade jam, and shortbread cookies tied with tartan. Thanks for the inspiration!

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