I can’t tell you how excited I am to welcome our first blogger for our “Table Trends” series, Chelsea Fuss. Chelsea is not only the amazing editor behind Frolic, but also an incredible floral designer and stylist. I was so humbled when Chelsea accepted my invitation to kickstart this series because if you read Frolic you are more than aware of her impeccable talent at planning parties and floral design. When I received the images below in my inbox yesterday I was so giddy I literally fell out of the front of my chair trying to get a closer look at her images. I really can’t thank Chelsea enough for lending her talents to Once Wed for this feature and am thrilled she will be joining us again in the near future for another table. Her table concept is really more than I could have ever hoped for and then some. So, without further ado we present “An Orchard Wedding”….
An Orchard Wedding:
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.
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.
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.
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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This simple bridal portrait session in the mountains is made beautiful and amazing by many different factors, but our very favorite is the breathtaking location. Swap a city skyline for a mountain ridge, lake view, orchard, or garden and we'll take that any day!