An Elegant Garden Soiree

My fiancĂ© is a Chef and I’m a wedding photographer. We were supposed to have our wedding on Ram Island Farm in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, but because of COVID our plans changed. 

Since we couldn’t celebrate with friends and family this year, we decided to throw an intimate garden party under twinkle lights with a handful of close friends. The inspiration for the dinner came from our wedding inspiration and from the love of our gardens. My fiancĂ© used to work for Eventide Oyster Co. and Big Tree Catering, so naturally we’re obsessed with hosting. I love the idea of outdoor dinners, especially those nestled under a tunnel of twinkle lights. It’s something I’ve always dreamed of creating. 

Yellow Twist Floral Design spent time manipulating standard roses to give the appearance of a garden rose. The muted blush tone paired with a vibrant and creamy yellow allowed for either tone to serve as the neutral.  Roses, cosmos, and protea in soft shades of mauve and yellow provided a lush centerpiece down the table. 

This entire dinner party was a celebration of late summer and a reminder that even in COVID you can have elevated intimate gatherings and a reason to dress up!

Photography: Natalya DeSena Photography

Florals: Yellow Twist Floral Design

Rentals: One Stop Party Shop

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