Whether it’s a Thanksgiving dinner or gathering of friends for no reason other than to enjoy good company, this year celebrate the natural beauty of the season, with a table that evokes a sense of nostalgia and togetherness. Complementary florals, furniture and fashion blend seamlessly into the gorgeous setting at The Inn at Serenbe in the Chattahoochee Hills of Georgia, a charming location perfect for counting blessings and feasting on nature’s bounty with family and friends. Any outdoor setting is bound to inspire the same joy. Images by Rustic White Photography.
DRESS THE PART
The hostess with the mostess should always look the part so dress for the occasion by matching your decor (subtly, of course) with a dress that incorporates your party colors and even a creative hairpiece.
Natural garland table runners might be the most organic way you can dress a table these days. Sprigs of leaves are weaved and wired together creating a long, bountiful display of color. They fill blank spaces beautifully and you can pick leaves straight from your yard to create the visual masterpieces. Add in some colorful flowers or even bird feathers to complete the look.
PLACE CARDS & SETTINGS
Designer Mandy Kellogg Rye got crafty with her place cards by spray painting pears with glittering gold spray paint and then pinning each guests name to the pear. A great idea to accentuate the decor and an easy breezy to-do. The rustic place setting is by Ross Sveback, available at WaitingonMartha.com. A gorgeous combination of wood grain pattern mixed with ivory scalloped edged plates, gold flatware and basketweave placemats makes this the perfect place setting for a harvest party.
Keep it classy by serving up the very best champagne mixed with St. Germain, an elderflower liquor that tastes amazing in almost anything. Top with your favorite berries and toast!
Life is short. Eat dessert first! Showcase your sweet masterpieces on vintage cake stands of all sizes. And get creative with the toppings! Naked cakes, ruffled frostings and fondant toppings are enticing eye candy.
Venue: The Inn at Serenbe | Planning & Design: Mandy Kellogg Rye of Waiting On Martha | Photography: Rustic White Photography | Floral: Gertie Mae’s Floral Studio | Furniture: Blue Eyed Yonder | Place Settings, Silverware, Linens, and Glassware: Ross Sveback, Boxwoods, Waiting On Martha, Tiffany, West Elm, Bloomingdales | Blanket: Hermes | Pillows: Brimfield | Cake: Anne Kathleen Cakes | Stationery: Ashley Buzzy McHugh | Fashion & Jewelry: Bloomingdales | Hair: Michelle McCoy | Makeup: Bluebird Makeup Artistry | Videographer: Imagine Video Production | Other: SweetWater Brewery