Whether you’re treating your bridesmaids or planning a rehearsal dinner, we love the idea of an intimate, easy outdoor party with your nearest and dearest to thank them for being a part of your life and your wedding. The simple approach to this gathering allows the focus to remain on what’s important: good friends, good food, and laughter shared across a table. With a natural setting, the rest of the details simply come together: fresh produce, a softly woven table linen, and touches of natural greenery are all that you need to set a welcoming table and celebrate with loved ones as you prepare for your marriage.

One of the easiest ways to bring a touch of the outdoors in to your gathering, whether it’s your rehearsal dinner or wedding or so on, is to add fresh foliage from your surroundings. This works especially well when you’re planning an outdoor wedding! And if you want to keep this on a budget, why not pick up a pair of garden clippers and do a little foraging? If you find some vines, it’s simply a matter of lightly draping the stems across your table like this one from Ginny Au. Or if you have a little more time and expertise on your hands, check out some of our favorite table garlands here!

Photography: Elisa Bricker | Styling: Ginny Au | Rentals: 12th table | Hair and MUA: Amanda Gros | Floral Design: Caroline Jones for 12th table | Dress: Rue de Seine from Dress Theory | Workshop: Belle Lumière  | Cameras: Contax Rental | Venue: Bloomsbury Farm | Lab: Film Box

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