View this beautiful winter editorial by Sarah Duckworth Events at Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens on BUSTLD here!
Venue: Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden| Florists: Weddings with Barbara | Planner: Sarah Duckworth Events | Photographers: Jessi Nichols Photography | Caterer: Flipside Catering | Beauty: Beauty Asylum | Rentals & Decor: Party Reflections & Old South Vintage Rentals | Paper Goods + Calligraphy: Three Little Birds | Attire: Hayden Olivia Bridal
“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.”