When I said that we have a week of pretty on SMP, I definitely wasn't doing this feature justice. It's the prettiest inspiration you've ever seen and is sure to give you those butterflies that you get when you know you hit the wedding jackpot. Designed by Jenny Steffens of Occasions by Jenny, this is Fall inspiration with a soft, totally girly approach. And I love every bit of it. And to make it even sweeter, Jenny is sharing a few insanely simple DIY projects that would translate beautifully into any wedding during any season.
photos by Visionaire Studios
I spent a fun day in my front yard and put together a fantastic inspirational/do-it-yourself table setting – perfect for a flirty Fall wedding. I chose soft, feminine colors (instead of using the typical orange, golds and yellows that are used in Fall weddings) of ivory, pink, blues and natural colors. Little Black Book member Natasha’s Mulberry & Mott made the fabulous Bee Hive Cake for the table.
photos by Visionaire Studios
Gorgeous, right. Well the best part is that the look is actually really easy to achieve. Here are some super simple DIY Projects that Jenny did...
1. Pumpkin Place Cards: To make the sweet and seasonal place cards, I spray painted mini white pumpkins a soft shimmery gold. I snipped the stems and inserted a small name card (printed on textured cardstock) into each pumpkin. A very simple, but special looking project.
2. Rose & Wheat Bouquet: Using creamy garden roses and soft pink tea roses and 10 stems of wheat, I gathered the flowers into a bouquet – taping the stems together with floral tape. Next, I added wheat around the roses, creating a collar. For the wrap, I used a small piece of burlap (that matches the table runner – and is super inexpensive!) and secured it with pearl pins... I love the mixture of rustic and refined elements.
3. Table: I used a variety of linens to achieve a luxurious feel – natural oatmeal linen as the base, a wide brown burlap runner and topped with a classic ticking stripe runner. To bring more seasonal elements to the table, I added Blue Hubbard squash on each side of our “Bee Hive” Cake created by Black Book Member Natasha’s Mulberry & Mott (Kansas City). Each place was set with vintage gold plates, classic hemstitch linen napkins, and, of course, the pumpkin place cards. For added ambiance, I added single rose blooms in bud vases that bring some floral whimsy to the table – without a big investment!
I am totally smitten with this really sweet approach to Fall decor. Who says Fall inspired weddings have to be burnt orange and reds. They can be just as sweet and pretty as any Spring or Summer affair, simply by approaching the design and the color palette differently. It's SO cool to see a seasonal style in such a different way! LOVE. Make sure to check out Jenny's blog for even more goodness.