Mossy Donna Wilson inspired tablescape

moss runner with succulents

Continuing on with the Donna Wilson theme, I asked Matthew Robbins and his team if they would be interested in trying their hand at interpreting a tablescape inspired by Donna…they not only did 1, but 2 inspiring tabletops, but today we’ll focus on this spectacular one utilizing moss & succulents.  It was actually inspired by a rug that Donna had seen while in Milan, and really does make for a striking centerpiece…so ethereal and whimsical!  Be sure to check back tomorrow when we take elements from this tablescape and make an entirely new one!

moss runner

moss runner with succulents

radish place holder

moss runner with succulents

moss runner with succulents

moss runner with succulents

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[images from Brklyn View Photography]

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4 Alternative bouquet ideas [& a class!]

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Flowers are always lovely, but it’s hard to make a real statement with the bouquet you choose for your big day. Here are a few bouquets that are a bit different and will leave a lasting impression.

  1. Oversized tropical flowers
  2. Simple bundle of lavender
  3. Just one flower
  4. Lemon bouquet (so fun!)

by Brittany Jepsen of The House That Lars Built 

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PS….Our very own Brittany is teaching a paper flower class on Skillshare next week…if you’ve been itching to make some paper flowers ever since seeing the giant ones she made for her wedding, this is the class for you!  Sign up here.

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Succulents in your modern wedding

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You know how succulents are totally in right now? Well, in my humble opinion, they ain’t going anywhere! This trend is here to stay! I love seeing how people can apply them in various creative ways (psst: just came across this informative site, Succulents and Sunshine, which tells you everything you need to know about them.) I think they are so refreshing in a wedding. They’re crisp and minimal and simple, perfect for a couple who wants to do things a bit differently.

Use succulents in so may ways like the following:

  1. Succulents in a floral arrangement for centerpieces
  2. Succulents in a monogram letter
  3. Succulents in a bride’s bouquet
  4. Succulents as party favors
  5. Succulents as name tags
  6.  Succulents on a wedding cake (how cool is that, right?!)

Would you ever consider using succulents at your wedding? How so? Comment below!

by Brittany Jepsen of The House that Lars Built 

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Wild centerpiece inspiration

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I caught sight of these unique vessels & flower arrangements a while back and was so inspired by their colors I just had to share them here.  Artist Kate Rohde created these resin vases as part of a L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival exhibit, with florals done by the talented Cecilia Fox.  They’re all so wild and carefree, and would make great inspiration for centerpieces.

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wild centerpieces

wild centerpieces

[images via The Design Files]

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6 ways to use billy balls at your wedding

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I’m loving how billy balls are so in right now. They are the perfect dash of happiness and cute, yet used in the right way, they can also be a modern. The long line of the stem creates a unique height and the perfectly round pop of yellow adds an unexpected quirk. Try adding them into your wedding in some unique ways: boutonnieres for the groomsmen, a bouquet with succulents, a more modern bouquet with lots of them together, use one on it’s one for a place setting, use three to act as ring stands, or group them on their own for a centerpiece.

Have you used billy balls before?

by Brittany Watson Jepsen of The House That Lars Built 

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