this weekend we celebrated my sister-in-law Jamie's 28th birthday with a "wine and dine" party in her backyard. we chose classy with a taste of rustic as our theme for the evening and let the ideas grow from there. we put several tables together to create the "family style" effect and then crisp white table cloths with burlap runners to combine our two design concepts. black, white, and red were our color selections for the event, so amber arranged some red roses and white hydrangeas in square glass vases with ribbon embellishments. the stark contrast between the crisp lines of the vases and the soft feel of the flowers was perfect. we used as many candles as possible to give the whole backyard more of a romantic feel and created a playlist including lots of jazz and cool tunes. it was a wonderful evening that was enjoyed by all!
and in case you wondered, it was a cocktail party - so although you can't see my outfit at all - i was dressed for the occassion!