Let me set the scene –  it’s the beginning of what will prove to be the best weekend your life, your friends and family are arriving, and the table is set for a fab Welcome Dinner. Now enter this inspiration full of greenery styled by Studio Fleurette + This Love Weddings and wine. Lots and lots of wine. It’s a relaxed yet totally elegant approach to welcoming captured by Laura Ivanova  that is sure to inspire.

From This Love WeddingsMany couples want to offer their guests a fun, relaxed yet stylish welcome to their wedding weekend. We took to creating a welcome dinner that’s sure to inspire. This romantic, organic, natural styled shoot was created at Minneapolis’ Uptown full service wine bar, Spill The Wine. We built the design around the elements of the beautiful space incorporating a wine tasting, chalkboards, and plenty of greenery.

We set the tone with a theme to have guests wine, dine, and unwind. Each place card included a note in beautiful calligraphy, “We pair well together, before we dine enjoy cheese and wine.” The pallette included a cheese and wine pairing featuring Rosé and red wines with a fun See-Swirl-Smell-Sip tutorial as well as wine tasting score cards. The table was dressed with a cascading garland of bay and olive branch mix with lush cream and ivory blooms. A bay, sliver dollar eucalyptus, olive branch mix was used to make the show-stopping chandelier.

Photography: Laura Ivanova Photography | Floral Design: Studio Fleurette | Cake: The Country Cake Cupboard | Stationery: Gretchen Berry Design Co. | Catering: Spill The Wine | Hair And Makeup: Laura Westrem | Calligraphy: Rosann Konieczny Calligrapher | Bow Ties: The Bow Tie Shoppe | Accessory Design: Jenny Packham | Bride's Dress And Accessories: l'atelier couture bridal boutique | Dress Designer: Lula Kate | Groom Styling: Nardo Wardrobe Consultants | Planning And Design: This Love Weddings | Rentals: The Vintage Type | Rentals: Midway Party Rental | Welcome Dinner Venue: Spill The Wine

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