Manicured Garden Soiree Ideas

I’m not saying this because green is my favorite color, I’m saying it because it’s true: green is an amazing color. Not just for events, though that is true too, but for all sorts of decor. Green is one of those few colors that is good year round, any season. It’s welcomed at just about every holiday, from a lively bright green to a dark and rich emerald green. It can soften and lighten a room, or intensify and enrich the space it is in. Shades of green have such a wide range of effects, it’s no wonder that green is always in style and often used at events.

This week I thought I would try to re-envision on of my earliest party idea boards, still found on my other blog, A Sparkly Life for Me (you can see the original idea board HERE). Partially inducing excitement, and the other part a bit of cringing (why the need for balloons?!), I like to look back and see what fresh new twists I could come up with on previous concepts. Plus, I think I’m on a green kick at the moment!

I thought I’d start with keeping that brilliant emerald green and gold concept from my original challenge, transforming it into a manicured garden soiree, still elevated, still formal, but with the emphasis on the emerald green. The gold, now with mirrors, would be subtle but well placed in strategic points throughout the decor. Boxwood hedges, cubes, arrangements, and topiary would be the defining decor at this event.

Here’s what I had in mind for this manicured garden party decor:

Manicured Garden Party Decor Ideas

Manicured Garden Party Decor Ideas

Be sure to see where each element of this week’s decor idea board was found:

Boxwood Wall Hedge with Mirror Seating Charts – captured by Dana Cubbage Weddings and shared on Borrowed and Blue

Boxwood Frames Covered in Mini Lights – shared on Instagram by HMRDesigns

Garden Topiary Stage Set with Twinkle Lights – also shared on Instagram by HMRDesigns

Twisted Topiary and Boxwood Entrance Wall – shared in a roundup post by BizBash

Mirror and Neutral Lounge with Topiary Accents and Boxwood Room Dividers – spotted on Pinterest

Green Chair Cover with Bustle and Green Flowers – available through Wild Flower Linen

Oversized Green Foliage Ring Suspended Above the Dancefloor – shared on Azumamakoto.com

Silver Compote Planters Filled with Boxwood Perimeter Decor – spotted on Pinterest

Pin your favorites for future reference:

I can see this boxwood and manicured garden themed decor working for a gala, fundraiser, evening corporate event, or even wedding.

What setting would you enjoy seeing this manicured garden event decor in?

 

 

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Starry Night Sparkler Wedding

Picture a magical evening wedding under the stars: twinkling lights draping down from a massive oak tree, suspended over the place where you and your loved ones are gathered to witness your wedding ceremony…..sparklers illuminate your reception, taking focus in your centerpieces, your cake, your send off, and even your photo opps. That’s what I envisioned when putting together this starry night sparkler wedding idea board. Something magical, something different, and something truly memorable. I think this week’s wedding inspiration board captures those things and so much more. Here’s what I had in mind:

Starry Night Sparkler Wedding

Starry Night Sparkler Wedding

Be sure to see where I found each of the elements for this week’s starry night sparkler wedding idea board:

Wedding Ceremony Under the Illuminated Tree – shared in a roundup post on Huffington Post

Sparkler Grand Exit – photo shared on Sparklersonline.com

Sparkler Centerpieces with Eclectic Vases – shared by Southern Living

“Let Love Sparkle” Sparkler Send Off Sign – chalkboard printable created and sold by HandsInTheAttic on Etsy

First Dance Surrounded by Sparklers – shared by weddingdream on Instagram

White Tiered Cake with Sparklers – shared in a round up post by Pop Sugar

Magical Starry Sparkler Light Wedding Photo Opp Under the Gazebo – spotted on Pinterest

Have you ever been to an outdoor wedding under the stars?

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Magical Midsummer’s Night Wedding Ideas

“Fairy dust is like love, it creates magic whenever you give it away.” I found that quote on Pinterest the other day, as I was browsing some stunning centerpieces. It inspired me to create a magical midsummer’s night wedding idea board to share with you this week. There are oh so many takes on a midsummer’s night wedding out there, filled with over grown foliage and floral blooms. I’m sure you’ve seen them all if you spend more than 5 minutes a week on Pinterest. To add my interpretation of this popular wedding theme, I opted for an ever so slightly more modern take. Instead of having blooming flowers and green vines everywhere, I decided to incorporate more aged and woven vines. You’ll see in a number of the inspirational images there are rich dark vines, often shown woven into unique shapes. And no garden party is complete without an abundance of fairy lights! Combined, I think these elements make for a spectacular evening wedding and reception.

Here’s what I had in mind:

Magical Midsummer’s Night Wedding Ideas

Magical Midsummer’s Night Wedding Ideas

Be sure to see where I found each of these images:

Overgrown Garden Wedding Altar with Vines and Greenery – shared in a roundup post on Huffington Post

Fairy Light Wedding Bouquet Ball – spotted on Tumblr

Midsummer’s Night Vine Wrapped Swing – shared in the Style Me Pretty Vault

Fairy Twinkle Light Arbor over Garden Estate Table shared on Bodas Y Weddings

Vines and Hanging Lights Tablescape – spotted on Pinterest

Hanging Vine Spheres with Fairy Lights – spotted on Pinterest

Hammock Swing Surrounded by Vines and Fairy Lights – spotted on Pinterest

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Do you like garden inspired parties and weddings?

For more garden inspired event décor, check out my Garden Party board on Pinterest.

Eggplant Purple and Flowers Wedding Ideas

I feel pretty, oh so pretty…….

Pretty would be the one word description to explain the direction I was going in when putting this design board together for you. I didn’t want anything TOO girlie, but I still wanted the wedding to be elegant with a light touch of femininity with all of the flowers.

Personally, I really love that guys are getting out of the “black, blue white and grey” color mentality for their wardrobes and trying something new with colors, but that is a whole other topic!

For this particular wedding, I envision it most likely happening in an enchanted garden, late summer or early fall. Maybe with some twinkle lights… Yeah, definitely add some twinkle lights. Twinkle lights make everything better!

 

Eggplant Purple and Flowers Wedding Ideas

Eggplant Purple and Flowers Wedding Ideas

 

Check out where I got all of these pretty pictures at the links below:

Floral Purple Tablescape – seen on this pin

Purple Wedding Ceremony Arch – shared on tumblr here

Purple Reception Dance Floor – spotted on Keith J Laverty

Flower Balls with Rhinestones and Crystals – by Elegant Wedding Décor on Etsy

Spring Peonies Table Numbers – by Sarah Coats Designs on Etsy

Purple Wedding Favor Box – by Sweetywedding on Etsy

Purple Pom Pom Wedding Cake – seen on this pin

Is this wedding pretty in purple or what?