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.

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.


Comments (19)

Dana | Reply

OH.MY.GOD!!! This is so perfect, so sweet, so wonderful, so everything. I want more!!!

oh, my deer {chelsea} | Reply

i love, love love the apple butter jars. so so cute. and the ideas translate wonderfully to a dinner party, as well!

Lindsay | Reply

the bouquet full of roses is exactly what i’ve been looking for. i love this site and love this new feautre. i want more too please.

suann | Reply

amazing, chelsea! i LOVE it all…ever bit of it. you are so talented.

Ann | Reply

Chelsea and Emily! This is fabulous. Congrats on such a beautiful table and I look forward to the next one!

Amy | Reply

Totally gorgeous, but with Chelsea, I would expect nothing less!

joanna goddard | Reply

i LOVE this! chelsea is fab! thanks for this fun feature.

lucky designs | Reply

What a perfect table. I love the balloons.

kristina@lovelymorning | Reply

totally beautiful in every way.

megan | Reply

I really enjoy the vintage botanical feel that you created. This site is great!

Kate @Kids and Cocktails | Reply

That is so beautiful. I love this new feature!

Jeana | Reply

I’m a country girl so I really enjoy the country feel of this table trend. And there is nothing like great apple butter. Great job Chelsea, it’s beautiful!

Rachel @ Southern Weddings | Reply

Adore the stamps. And the ballons. And the milk jugs. Absolutely wonderful details!

jeska | Reply

I adore those stamps, lovely lovely setting.

Courtney | Reply

I am late in saying this, but I love, love, love this post! Chelsea, the table setting is so lovely and the photos are gorgeous (I used some in inspiration boards this week!)

Teresa | Reply

Those stamps are the perfect touch!

Meghan | Reply

OH my god- I am so excited about this- I am getting married next September and planning an apple/orchard theme wedding. this is AMAZING.