Thursday, June 9, 2011

Robin Wood Flowers Spring Open House

"Garden Soirée" Inspired Table Setting

Robin Wood Flowers hosted a Spring Open House for our flower friends. We had a great time creating a tented landscape of seven different "Inspired Table Settings" complete with lighting to heighten the ambiance.  Camargo Rental provided the tent, stylish chairs, linens, place settings, and lighting. Elegant Fare brought delectable hors d'oeuvres and Piazza Discepoli Wine Merchants shared lovely wines with our guests. Interiors were by SPACES, and paper invitations, menu cards, and accents were provided by Designs By Dawson. It was truly a collective effort and was our largest event yet!

Garden flowers in French wire urns and aged Campo de Fiori  

California style "Wedding Banquet" table with exotic plants and flowers

The "Garden Soirée" utilized verdant garden greens and typical local garden flowers. We created a table runner with over 600 Galax leaves to underscore the arrangements.  An evening mood was set with a canopy of rice paper lanterns and glass "whirlie balls" with small flickering votives hung beneath birch branches.  The "Wedding Banquet" table, seating an impressive 18 guests, presented a California style tablescape of Protea, Succulents, Orchid varieties, Curly Willow, and flower spheres. Rich chocolate pin tuck tablecloths and square ceramic place settings were accented by large tropical Monstera leaves.

Festive and dramatic "Latin Barbecue" with tropical flowers and leaves

Our "Latin Barbecue" table held vibrant tropical flowers of Anthurium, Cymbidium Orchids, Dendrobium Orchid sprays, Pincushion Protea, and air plants nested in Malaysian driftwood. The colors were sparked by a brilliant orange topper. Chairs were tied with dramatic Monstera leaves and Orchids for each guest.  "Vintage Garden Swap" was a luncheon setting highlighting garden cuttings and local plant specimens in vintage pottery and charming wire caddies. Fiestaware, Bakelite flatware, vintage buttons accents on linens and paper goods, and heirloom seed packets echoed the primary floral color scheme.

"Garden Swap" with vintage pottery, garden cuttings, and Angel Vine topiary

Flower filled teacups, muffins and jam with lavish garden flowers

The "Birthday Bash" was a big splash of color with a fuchsia cloth, multicolored napkins, and a colorful bud vase at each place. Contemporary centerpieces were clusters of monochromatic blossoms in dark ceramic. The birthday cake was a tier of color on color flowers topped with candles. A sweet "Blue and White Shower" with fresh greens and yellows accented the blue and white scheme. Flower filled teacups and large, traditional garden roses, cabbages, hydrangeas and anemones lent a more lavish Victorian look to a charming table.

Vibrant "Birthday Bash" with contemporary monochromatic clusters of flowers

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