Sensational Sunflowers

 I love the rustic charm of this wedding by Gloria Wong Design. You know my philosophy: take the big ideas from big events, and bring them down to scale for your own celebrations. These photos are great inspiration for creating an autumn gathering centered around sunflowers, and rustic but charming elements. Perfect for a birthday, or engagement party!
 Take-away ideas:
  1. Use bronze-colored metal buckets and vases for flower arrangements, holding drinks on ice, holding fruit, holding small gifts, etc.
  2. Use chalk boards and blocks of wood to create signs throughout the space.
  3. Use small vintage suitcases to add height to any table arrangement, or leave the lid open and display something inside, such as vintage post cards, well wishes from guests, favor bags, etc.
  4. Keep the dining table unfussy with a simple runner(burlap maybe?), sunflowers and fruit centerpieces, and napkins wrapped with twine.
  5. Display a ‘Popcorn Bar’ for take home favors or late night snacks. Offer several flavors, some savory and some sweet. Popcorn can be a more economical choice than a large candy display.
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About Chris

Chris Nease is a party stylist and home entertaining expert with over 15 years of experience. In addition to her work as founding editor of Celebrations At Home, Chris is an editorial stylist and contributor to Homes.com, Marie Callender's, and SheKnows. Most recently her work has been published in Woman's World, Yum Food & Fun for Kids, and Cottages & Bungalows.

Comments

  1. This is cute and very fallish! I like the popcorn bar idea.
    pk @ room remix

  2. Natasha @ Fête Fanatic says:

    This is beautiful!

  3. Gorgeous! Sunflowers are so fabulous for fall!

  4. Susan Crabtree says:

    I love the rustic beauty of this party! Have a great giveaway this week-would love if you stopped by & checked it out!

    http://puertabella.blogspot.com/2009/10/allmoderncom-giveaway.html

  5. Tori {Thoughtfully Simple} says:

    So cheerful! This is a great party theme, you could use these ideas in so many different ways.

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