Brides come to me with all sorts of inspiration. Sometimes it is a color, sometimes an era, it can be a clothing designers collection or a window display for a store. Inspiration can come from anywhere really, it's about turning it into a complete environment. Recently I had a bride come to me with a vision of wanting a Fall themed event and specifically asked for pumpkins to be incorporated into the decor. I'll be honest when I think Fall the first thing that comes to mind is dried corn, different shapes and sizes of squash and pumpkin and bundles of wheat grass. Not very romantic, the challenge was trying to keep this event from looking like a Fall tabletop at a department store...
I decided to amp it up with the use of mercury glass, a lot of candles in clear and mercury votive holders, vintage jewelry boxes and fall colored rose petals (reds, oranges, yellows). We used orchids and roses for the stage, roses for the centerpieces and a mixture of orchids, roses and local fall stock for the entrance table. There's a little prep work coverage in here and then post completion. Pro photos will be incoming from Erum Rizvi, for now just bear through my iphonography, please.
I set up the flowers and pumpkins trying to think of how we're going to transform these Halloween icon's into a staple for this engagement party. I enlisted the help of my little feathered friend, she is always here to overlook production.
Getting everything unpacked and lined up, long tables full of shiny gold and silver metallic's, LOVE.
Our gold guilded pumpkins, mercury wine decanters and our crystal perfume bottles ready to be on display.
We filled our mercury goblets with a single fully bloomed rose bud and used them as accents in the centerpiece.
How darling are these favors of caramel popcorn with Manu and Karan's fingerprints arranged into a heart!
Once the event was complete, I had love in my heart for Fall themed accents for the home. I've had many situations where I've purchased something as part of my business and then also for my home because I am just so in love with a particular decor piece. I went online to my favorite shops and did a run through for a few accents you can add to your home and during Thanksgiving dinner to glam things up! Zara Home, Z Gallerie and Anthropologie are my absolute favorite for statement serveware pieces and home decor. Here are a few that caught my eye...
If you are into diy projects, below are a few accent pieces for your buffet table or for the entrance of your home. I'm not a big fan of having decor on the table for Thanksgiving because I don't like to have my guests get up for seconds, I try and keep at least a few dishes available on the table to keep that intimate family style dinner feeling.
Love these cranberries with a floating candle. You can actually buy glass cylinders and floating candles at the Dollar Tree, and if you don't find the candles there then Michael's will definitely have them. You can put a cluster of pumpkins (in gold) and leaves at the base of this to add some interest.
Share with us some of your Holiday decor inspirations in the comments below!
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