March 13, 2012

Wine and Herb :: 2012 Cedarwood Style Show

Photos by Kristyn Hogan, Krista lee Photography, Dove Wedding Photography and Ace Photography

Sometimes less is more. Simplicity has a beauty all its own. Because it requires restraint in the use of floral and decor, styling a minimalist table is not as easy as it looks. In the case of our Wine and Herb wedding inspiration table at the Cedarwood Style Show, we started with our passion for herbs, lavender flowers, french farmhouse aesthetics and all things wine country.

The Cedarwood design team invited Jessica Sloane (former Cedarwood bride and lead designer/stylist for Lovebird Style) to co-design our Wine and Herb inspirational table with a modern, minimalist vibe. It’s fun working with Jessica to combine resources, and this table is a good example of our styling synergy.  Although our Wine and Herb table garnered some enthusiastic comments, not everyone could translate the styling to a larger scale Cedarwood wedding reception.  Read on…we’ll share how!

Create the look – two options for translating Cedarwood’s Wine and Herb style on a larger scale

I want my reception to look just like this
Cedarwood owns a limited number of farm tables, but you can rent similar elements.  Vintage My Wedding offers rental of  8-foot rustic wood tables and Liberty Party Rental rents gorgeous clear acrylic ghost chairs for $20 each.  Cedarwood‘s wine barrels be used as individual cocktail tables or combined with crates and tops for a creative wine country-inspired buffet display.

I want a more budget friendly version of this look
Consider using standard ivory or white tablecloths, paired with fruitwood chairs and maybe some cut tree branch risers to add the rustic touch of wood. Linen hemstitch napkins (used here) are available from Liberty Party Rental.  Clear glass Anemone vases are part of Cedarwood‘s decor  inventory, and lavender (either Spanish or French) and bulk herbs like rosemary can be ordered from Import Flowers all year round.

May we suggest – Adding a sprig of rosemary or lavender to napkins tied with twine for a thoughtful, rustic element. Add your personal wine cork collection to the decor and/or create some cork-inspired DIY elements. As showcased at our style show (and photographed below by Dove Wedding Photographywhy not let guests sign a magnum bottle of champagne or wine as a guest book alternative or as part of a toasting ceremony and then pop-the-cork on your first anniversary!  Our style show lavender-thyme lemonade is the perfect welcome drink to set the stage for a wine and herb styled wedding.

We love the following photos by Ace Photography of Jessica’s cool vintage wine rack and Cedarwood’s mason jar and antler chandelier!

We hope you enjoyed Cedarwood‘s Wine and Herb wedding inspiration!  Special thanks to Jessica Sloane for co-styling with the Cedarwood Design Team.

Thanks also to:  Liberty Party Rental, Import Flowers, and our amazingly talented photographer friends Kristyn Hogan, Krista Lee Photography, Dove Wedding Photography and Ace Photography for sharing these images.

Linda & the Cedarwood Event Team

Cedarwood Brides: Although wedding planning and event styling are included in your Cedarwood wedding package, Jessica can be hired to help provide creative direction before your Cedarwood planning begins; to help you pump up personal styling with DIY and detail recommendations and sourcing; and/or to style your engagement photo session.

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