Summer Garden Party Inspiration
August 2, 2010
New England

When we think of summer in New England, this garden party inspiration embodies it to a tee. Between the yummy summer fruit, the pretty flowers and all of the lovely vintage detailing, we are ready to throw our own soiree, Maine style.  Photography phenom, Corbin Gurkin, teamed up with Meagan Gilpatrick of Maine Seasons Events and Judy Bourgeois of Flora Fauna to create this perfect, perfect inspiration wether you are having a backyard bbq or an outdoor wedding by the lake – there are plenty of awesome details to tuck away.

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{check out the FULL garden soiree in the gallery}

From Corbin Gurkin:

Inspired by the spirit of summer in New England, full of strawberry picking and trips to the lake, my dear friend Meagan Gilpatrick of Maine Seasons Events (who by the way is a total design genius with a flare for vintage styling) and and I put together a garden party style shoot. Judy Bourgeois of Flora Fauna designed the gorgeous fresh floral arrangements and pulling from her own collection of vintage lovelies, Meagan created the table design. Our lovely bride Whitney wore an amazing Elizabeth Dye gown from her new collection.

A few details from Meagan of Maine Seasons Events:

The design drew inspiration from fresh summer berries, peaches and cherries, a garden celebration, in the color palette of cherry red, pale blue, white and oatmeal. We added in elements of cotton eyelet fabric - for napkin adornments and candle holder wraps, red enamel dishes and a mix of vintage bakelite handled silverware with modern enamel silverware, vintage white milk glass & blue canning jar containers for luscious floral arrangements consisting of peonies, delphinium, yarrow, raspberries, lady's mantle, yarrow, and hydrangea. The table was covered in a vintage quilt layered with muslin and a red mattress ticking runner. The napkins were dressed with a band of red ticking, eyelet trim and a button. A hanging wire fruit basket "chandeliers" hung from the trees with wooden cafe chairs and string lights. The bouquets were created from strawberry leaves, roses, cockscomb, peonies, lady's mantle, daisies and iris, wrapped with red satin pleated ribbon and vintage trim.

Photography: Corbin Gurkin / Styling & Props: Meagan Gilpatrick of Maine Seasons Events / Floral Design: Judy Bourgeois of Flora Fauna / Gown: Elizabeth Dye / Model: Whitney Stone