It all starts with the invitation
I studied the colors in our garden quite a bit before planning this party. My goal was to create a rustic and relaxed yet elegant garden party with the color focus being on the garden, not the linens. I chose the lavender/violet, bright green and natural stone colors from our garden as the color theme on the invitation knowing I’d use these same colors for the linens, floral arrangements, paper lanterns & cocktail napkins. The colors are repeated in the garden. I think the invitation should set the tone for the party because it gives the guests a feeling and impression about the type of party and how to dress.
Creating Inviting Outdoor Rooms
Finding Linens that work in your home
Setting up to welcome the guests
Something new, something borrowed and…
Rustic and Relaxed Elegance
Havana Faux Burlap Table Linens
The Havana Faux Burlap Natural Table Linens really set the stage for our party. They have a lovely weight, drape and texture. They are easy care, quick to dry and no ironing needed. This is what a 56″ round Havana Faux Burlap tablecloth looks like on a 30″ x 40″ tall cocktail table and how a 72″ x 72″ square tablecloth looks on a 44″ x 44″ table. With teak tables, I saw no reason to go long with the overhang. Again, thank you Premier Table Linens for your great product, availability of so many shapes and sizes in stock, excellent wholesale pricing, great communication, quick shipping and no sales tax! I am happy to recommend your tablecloths to all of my friends. Had I rented similar tablecloths at our local rental company, I would have probably paid the same amount and I would have needed to return them!
The Garden Party
Burlap is the natural choice
The Designer Faux Burlap, the Havana Faux collection table linens from Premier Burlap Boutique are fabulous! I love how they complement our umbrellas and natural stone so the color focal point stays on the garden. I purchased a 120″ round tablecloth which was very long on purpose to hide the ugly metal legs of the cocktail table then I tied together 2 -20″ (the largest size option) linen napkins in an overhand knot, cinched the waist and tied the same pretty knot on the other side, letting the triangle sections hang down in the center and gathered and adjusted the skirt to hang beautifully while covering the metal legs.
About the Author
Hi My name is Lori Hall
About me: Born and raised on the beautiful Central Coast of California in San Luis Obispo & living the SLO life as a wife, mother & more! I enjoy writing and photography, cooking, entertaining, decorating, travel, fine dining, wine, and spending time at home with my husband and family.
Background: For ten years, I worked for two Central Coast wineries located in the Edna Valley and Arroyo Grande Valley as a Tasting Room Manager, Director of Special Events, Sales, Marketing & Public Relations. I coordinated weddings and special events and was responsible for hiring caterers, style and menu planning, table settings, coordinating party rentals and entertainment. For two years, I worked as a Tasting Room Manager and Wine Buyer for a major Wine & Spirits retailer. My inspiration for party and special event planning came from my childhood friend’s mom, Rosemary; who’s gracious and relaxed entertaining style, menu planning and table settings made a long and lasting impression on me. I must thank my husband who’s critical eye for detail and style have helped me grow and develop my skills. Feel free to ask me any questions or opinion on any table linen decorating ideas you have in mind and I will respond through this post.
Thanks for checking in to take a look… Here’s to celebrating life with friends and family!