I thought it fitting to end summer with a modern take on a picnic inspired wedding. I originally wanted to use flowering plants for the centerpieces. I still think geraniums would look super cute. But then I spied theses snappy zinnias and couldn’t resist. You could even use sunflowers, which also signal late summer. The key is to use one variety of flower and pack them together for visual impact. I felt it was import to add some black to the table to make it pop and not come off as overly sweet. Adrienne at Bespoke Affairs had the brilliant idea of using the red folding chair. Often couples think to choose a colored napkin to bring interest to the table but now I’ve become a bit obsessed with doing a colored chair as well. It would look amazing in white airy tent or loft space.
The treasure trove of goodness that is Etsy provided the lovely paper goods. I’ve always loved the look of white lettering on black paper. The fun and whimsical designs by Ello There completely fit the bill. I actually first became aware of Bambirdy’s work on Brooklyn Bride. Instantly I knew their irresistible mini banners would make a perfect detail. And of course no picnic would be complete without pie. I remember years ago I was a guest at a wedding where instead of serving a wedding cake they had a gorgeous table of homemade pies. Brooklyn Pie shop, Five and Twenty Black Birds provided the most scrumptious pies for our photo shoot. I can personally attest to their supreme deliciousness.
Have a great end of summer. I’m looking forward to sharing fall and winter inspirations! – Denise
Concept and floral design: Denise Fasanello Floral Design
Coordination and planning: Bespoke Affairs
Photography: Tory Williams
Pies: Four and Twenty Black Birds
Invitation: Ello There
Rentals including chairs and napkins: Party Rentals Ltd.
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