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Winter Garden Turned Summer Night with Bright Colors and Fruit

Dec 4, 2018

Garden and vintage themed styled shoot with fuchsia, orange and coral at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden near Charlotte, North Carolina

With color making a statement this year, this styled shoot has us swooning for all the bright things. From the linens and china to the hanging flowers and the fruit on the table. Even the signature cocktail was colorful! 

Even though the color was one of our favorite parts about this shoot, we loved all the other thought out and unique details like the bar cart, fruit-inspired paper goods and the ring.

“This shoot was inspired by both my grandmother and the well-known A Midsummer Night's Dream, but with a winter spin,” explained the styled shoot’s planner. “I wanted to showcase the fruits and berries of the season, while also promoting the idea of a family style meal, going along with the traditional holiday gatherings around the table during the holiday season.”

The Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden set the perfect backdrop for the shoot. With the ivy and twig wrapped white columns holding up the wooden pallet overhang, surrounded by their lush garden bushes and plants every which way you looked, it was magical. 

Set in the middle of it all was a rectangular table with the brightest fuchsia linen. There were gold and black Chiavari chairs on one side and a rustic wooden bench on the other side. Two totally different looks, yet they worked together so well. 

Aside from the natural greenery all around, over the center of the table was a hanging installment of greenery with cream, yellow, pink, coral, and every shade in between, colored flowers. Down the center of the table was a little greenery sprinkled that then trailed down of the side of the table into another large arrangement matching the one that was hanging overhead.

At each place setting was a colorful vintage dinner plate topped with a gold foil rimmed salad plate. There was vintage gold silverware laid next to it all and a shiny golden mustard knotted satin napkin on top of the plates. 

Woven throughout the greenery on the table was an assortment of bright fruit and a family style meal, inspired by the planner’s grandmother. There were grapefruits cut in half, whole oranges and lemons, pears and pomegranates, charcuterie boards, bowls filled with salad, bread bowls filled with soup. 

“My grandmother would always receive gifts of fruit baskets and they took over her home with color,” said the planner. “She was also a great cook and often had us over for dinner, all items beautifully displayed in the middle of the table to help yourself and share with the one next to you.”

The bride appeared and took her seat at the table to enjoy the meal. She wore a strapless trumpet gown with a faint sweetheart neckline. It was simple on the bodice and then flared out with the most beautiful full tulle skirt. Her hair was pulled back in a romantic loose low do and her bright pink lip complemented the whole tablescape. Her flowers matched the ones hanging above her and cascading below her, and the fur stole was the perfect winter-inspired addition to her look. 

Our favorite accessory though was the vintage rectangular ring that was featured. The large stone was an aquamarine color and sat on a gold band. The ring was actually a gift the planner got from her grandmother years ago. With the shoot being inspired after her grandmother, it seemed like a perfect time to showcase the ring!

Another amazing accessory was the paper goods in this styled shoot. We love the fruit-inspired invitation and escort cards with its green vines, lemon and oranges. The invitation had a purple lined envelope for the perfect pop of color. 

The fruit theme and pop of colors continued onto the colorful bar cart. The gold cart was dripping with greenery and brightly colored flowers, as well as more fruit. Next to it all was a colorful bubbly drink and even though we aren’t exactly sure what is in it, we know we would love it!

There was no shortage of color or food at this winter garden turned summer night and we loved every second of it. 

Looking for the perfect place for your wedding? Check out Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden here!

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