Bright On

Organic Greens and Vibrant Oranges Add Zest To Your Table
From: Spring/Summer 2012 edition
A lush mix of tulips, garden roses, billy buttons, ranunculus, miniature calla lilies and dahlias

“THIS IS MY TAKE ON A MODERN ENGLISH GARDEN,” explains Los Angeles-based planner Rachel Hollis of Chic Events, which has created amazing events for many celebrity clients, including Sara Rue, Disney and Yahoo. Known for her easy-going demeanor and ability to transform any idea into a gorgeous, high-end affair, Hollis loves choosing one palette, in this case a deep kelly green, and building on it with different shades to create contrast and depth. “Green is such a gorgeous base for the table, as any bright flower is going to pop so beautifully off of it,” says Hollis.

Apothecary jars and floral arrangements of bright tangerine orange and sunny yellow are nestled among layers of moss to create the feeling of a lush conservatory. And, as Hollis points out, it’s the details that make a tabletop special. “Little touches like the basket-woven chargers, the moss, and the apothecary jars really bring the décor together.” Taking inspiration from Kate Spade’s beautiful botanical dinnerware, Hollis added green gingham napkins, ribbon-wrapped favor boxes, dainty silverware and a variety of chairs to add interest. “We’ve seen muted colors for a few years now, and brides tend to flip and go in the other direction,” notes Hollis. “Now we are beginning to see bold colors, like this bright green and orange.”


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