It seems that matte black accents are popping up everywhere these days. From kitchens to decor details and now parties too. And it's a thing of beauty. For this Fall dinner alfresco, Ragan Wallake of Beauty in the Bite and Molly Schoneveld of This Yuppie Life upped the moody glamour and wined and dined their friends with layers of black and metallic plus lots of good eats. See even more captured by Carla Choy right here and a video by Anneke Schoneveld below.
Ragan Wallake of Beauty in the Bite (www. Beautyinthebite. Com) and Molly Schoneveld of This Yuppie Life (www. Thisyuppielife. Com) bring back their Lovely Dinner series with a glamorous fall dinner party al fresco.
Our color palette was green, black, and gold, and we chose a minimalist look for the florals, using simple, yet intricate fern leaves mixed with white clover in bud vases, letting the tall black tapers in midcentury brass tulip candle holders take center stage.
We layered the plates white over black, with a black linen napkin and white menu card with black lettering, and sat them atop a simple fern leaf. Giving the place settings such dimension really made the table look elegant and expensive, but was really quite affordable.
We invited ladies from a variety of backgrounds including travel, blogging and small business owners. Guests were greeted with Kikori Whiskey cocktails including a Shishito Sour and Kikori Mule, and little bites, and then a three course dinner was served, all homemade by Ragan.
On the Menu
French Butter-Dipped Radishes w/ Jacobsen Salt Co. 1st Course
Buratta with Olive Oil Cured, Oven-Roasted Heirloom Tomatoes
Pumpkin Gnocchi with Crispy Sage and Toasted-Walnut-Infused Crème Fraiche Sauce
Dark Chocolate Rose Tart
Photographer: Carla Choy | Food: Ragan Wallake | Favors: Kitchen Grips | Black Plates: World Market | Brass Candle Holders: Etsy | Cocktails: Kikori Whiskey | Decor: Molly Schoneveld | Flatware: Classic Party Rentals | Menu: A Modern Soiree | Video : Anneke Schoneveld | Water Glasses: CB2 | Wine Glasses: Classic Party Rentals