Table Manners

Botanical Eden throws an orchard wedding fusing old-fashioned details with six modern-day twists.

1. Procure Thrones

First up, plan a spot fit for a king and his queen. What better seats for newlyweds than a pair of vintage velvet wingbacks like this one from Refined Vintage Events.


2. Ditch the Banquet Look

Speaking of luxurious lounging, forget the picnic benches Provide quests with elegant perches like cross-back farmhouse chairs.


3. Add Height

Votives and pillars are expected but tapered candles add a tailored touch to a rustic scene. Hardcastle Photography captures every angle and without these flickering sticks the tablescape falls flat.


4. Vary Vessels

Stage fresh stems in vintage-inspired containers of assorted shapes and sizes. Milk glass urns and medicine bottles pair beautifully to showcase farm-fresh succulents, apples, clematis, Queen Anne’s lace, lavender and garden roses.


5. Mandate a Menu.

Wet guests’ appetites with a menu listing cuisine to come. Handwrite the offering or hire a pro like Karli Noel Calligraphy to pen the fare on raw-edge organic paper.


6. Display Dessert
Create a multi-level dessert vignette like Hansen did with Sweet Things Cake Shoppe, using creates, bud cases, and traditional cake stands.


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