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Can a Backyard Wedding Be Glamorous? Hang a Crystal Chandelier in the Tree and You’re on Your Way…

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This glamorous backyard wedding tableau was designed by Southern California’s Bella Raines Garden Studio and the photography team of Lavender & Twine.

A pair of chic satin Badgley Mischka pumps inspired the scene, including the color scheme of white, silver, and emerald green.

The details include crystal chandeliers, beaded curtains, piles of white flowers, sparkly pillows, metallic chargers, chic menu design, crystal cut wine glasses and vases of mercury glass.

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Source: The Sweetest Occasion
Flowers: Southern California’s Bella Raines Garden Studio
Menu: inspiraDesigns
Photography: Lavender & Twine
Shoes: Badgley Mischka


Plumosa Greens Garland Source Fiftyflowers-com

Garland on the stairs. Source: Fiftyflowers.com


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For a Romantic Table Setting, Consider Toile

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Last night at a re-launch party for the Washington, DC edition of the Perfect Wedding Guide (you can find local editions of this free guide in lots of cities), one detail jumped out at me: a red toile tablecloth on a sample table setting. Very dramatic. Very romantic. Very gorgeous.

Toile (pronounced twahl) fabric is printed with a pattern of pastoral scenes. It’s reminiscent of the French countryside; a kind of refined rustic. In fact, the full name of the fabric, Toile de Jouy, refers to a town in France, Jouy-en-Josas. The fabric has a romantic feel to it, especially because the scenes on them depict romantic subjects, such as a young couple sitting on a garden bench or picnicking under a tree.

You’ll see toile printed most often in red, blue, or black, and last year for the first time I saw versions printed with brown and lavender.

Toile not only softens a formal table, it elevates an informal table. Picture the toile shown in the photos printed not in red but in blue, on a table under a backyard tree. Breathtaking.

For a romantic table setting, consider toile for the tablecloth or table runner.

The flowers on the table are by Petal’s Edge Floral Design. The party was held at The Madison hotel in DC.

More about toile | DIY a table runner

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