This board is for my friend Cassie, who’s getting married on the Connecticut shore in October. She’s using a variety of greens and browns, and as I looked at the pictures she provided me (the cake, the bouquet, the bridesmaid dress, the bracelet), I couldn’t help but imagine tossing in a bit of yellowed-green, almost the color long grass turns in the fall. Some of her bridesmaids will be wearing one of my FAVORITE J. Crew dresses, and its sharp lines and classic, stylish details seemed representative of many of Cassie’s choices.
White compotes filled with hydrangea, ivy, Queen Anne’s lace, ranunculus, and roses would make lovely centerpieces, and the trailing ivy would make the centerpiece live larger than the size of its container would lead you to believe (meaning fewer centerpieces are needed — score!). A tone-on-tone striped tablecloth, if not possible for all tables, might be a nice splash of color for the cake or escort card table. A lemonade and mojito bar would be a welcome reminder of summer. And a few custom chalkboards will keep things from feeling too stuffy.
I hope this helps, Cassie!