Thought we’d send you off into the weekend with a healthy dose of sunshine… and this vintage-rustic style “Lemons & Lavender” theme is just the thing! It’s full of warm, sunny inspiration for everything from spring/summer bridal showers and weddings to a special Easter or Mother’s Day brunch!
Dreamed up by talented ladies: Cortnie of Canvas & Canopy Events and Vanessa of Alchemy Fine Events, this party is sprinkled with charming details like place settings topped with tiny bundles of lavender, chairs adorned with lemons & olive tree branches, and a make-your-own ice-cold Limoncello station!
Read on for lots more sunshine-filled pics and party details…
“With the warmth and sweetness of the Mediterranean sun in mind, Cortnie & Vanessa wanted to create a table that exuded the scents and senses of the European countryside. A rustic, white wrought-iron table & chairs set served as the charming foundation for this sunny tablescape. The tables were draped with vintage yellow linens, and centerpieces consisted of iron baskets & vessels from Found Vintage Rentals, which were filled to the brim with fresh lemons, limes & lavender. Vintage finials were the perfect accent to the simple, chic arrangements by Renae’s Bouquet.
The menus were designed with illustrations of lemons and lavender printed in soft pastel shades, and each place setting was topped with tiny bundles of lavender. For a fun twist on the traditional place card cameo, oval-shaped tags were tied onto clusters of lemon and olive tree branches that hung on the back of each guest’s chair.
For a creative and refreshing signature drink idea, a “citrus bar” offered up icy Limoncello and garnishes of mint and raspberries. Want to bring a taste of Europe to your ‘festa del sol’? Make your own limoncello at home with a few simple steps by The Food Network!”
MENU DETAILS from Petros:
Petros Horiatiki Salad
Vine-ripe tomatoes, cucumber, Epirus feta- the mother of all feta, Volos olives, avocado, onions, capers, EVO* and oregano*
Karpouzi Salad (the colorful salad pictured above)
Fresh watermelon, heirloom tomatoes, Epirus feta, manouri cheese, drizzled with Greek honey, mint and EVO*
Feta Crusted Colorado Rack of Lamb
Our Signature Dish – served with tomato olive jus and sauteed garlic broccolini