Planning and designing this pink garden floral theme dinner party was extra personal for me. That’s because it was for a friend of mine, Margaret of Leaf and Petal, in honor of her five-year business anniversary!
Margaret’s one request for the party? She wanted a garden in full bloom, with shades of pink flowers and candles everywhere! I did her wedding a few years ago (you can see it right here!) and so I had a sense of Margaret’s style but I knew this dinner party event had to look and feel different.
To get that beautiful, natural pink garden floral theme, we started with the perfect event space: the Beauregard Keyes House and Garden. The house has this beautiful garden full of lush greenery and a beautiful fountain that we knew would be the right backdrop. With a color palette full of shades of pink (from light to medium), I begin to work on the design.
We started by creating a focal point around the garden fountain and arch and filling both with gorgeous flowers in all shades of pink. We partnered with Lovegood Rentals and collaborated in selecting the perfect vintage furniture pieces to include a pale pink bar, black-and-white striped umbrellas, a blush lounge vignette and bistro tables, creating this amazing contrast and colors that really just popped in the garden.
The table was set with gilded shades of pink stemware, clear candle sticks and blush candles provided by House of Modern Vintage. Eglantine Rose Letterpress designed the custom paper suite and floral-patterned menus with the Leaf and Petal logo. Each seat had its own floral crown and a place card attached. Top with a Rose Velluto linen from Nuage Design and chairs provided by Lovegood Rentals.
Take a look at the photos below, captured by Mo Davis Photography, and enjoy!
I really believe that when you design an event, it should be beautiful but it has to be created with the guests in mind at all times. The evening was not only beautiful, it was intimate and meaningful.
As guests arrived, they were greeted with Rose Spritzer garnished with floral ice made by Margaret herself. As guests took their seats for dinner they were invited to enter Margaret’s garden by wearing the floral crown that was placed at their seat. Once dinner was over, guests were ushered to the garden for floral cocktails and cupcakes. Then, toward the end of the evening, each guest was handed a gift: floral smudge sticks (a signature creation from Margaret herself) as a thank you for joining.
Cheers to you Margaret on hitting the 5-year mark. I can’t wait to celebrate the next 5 with you!
Planning + Design | Michelle Norwood Events
Photography | Mo Davis Photography
Rentals | Lovegood Wedding and Event Rentals
Florals | Leaf + Petal NOLA
Catering | Little Bushel Catering, Co.
Lighting | House of Modern Vintage Nola
Paper Suite | Eglantine Rose Letterpress
Linens | Nuage Designs