Fall in love

Last last month I had the honor of styling a small, intimate engagement party for friends. We set up in the outer backyard (which seemed like the middle of the woods). The evening was spent mainly around a bon-fire pit where sweet stories of love were told, hopes for a new life together celebrated and caramel apples roasted. It was the perfect welcome to fall!

I used a hefty stack of wooden pallets as our treat table. They hit perfect rustic note for our evening, the contrast of sharpie written industrial notes and chocolate treats is heavenly.

I grabbed the palettes from our local Crate & Barrel, in the process I learned that many home stores have extras piled in back. If you show up with a nice smile and a truck, they will easily pass a couple off to you. Stack 6 high and you have the makings for an easy (& free) fall table.

While designing this party I couldn’t get past my absolute love for the summery mason vases and pretty flowers I’ve seen everywhere. To bring the look into fall I covered mason jars in burlap and wrapped twine around dark glass bottles. Filled with flowers, baby’s breath and herbs I created a small fall garden as our centerpiece.

Accented with a beautiful teal fabric flower found HERE.

Above the table Roger, our a porcelain deer head peered in from his spot wrapped around a tree. A whimsical “oh dear” banner hung from his antlers- I used a sweet download given by Creature Comforts in the creation of the banner.

The tree branches provided the perfect spot for hanging shelves with a bit of twine and a thick rope banner filled with colorful paper scraps.

The vintage crates I created became a lovely holding spot for all the apples we planned to roast. Along with roasted apples we served old fashioned pinwheels…

A scrumptious plate of ginger snap cookies and piles of caramel candy.

Plus a simple cinnamon sprinkled cake that hosted a handcrafted LOVE crate topper. I designed & created the topper to coordinate with the larger crates found throughout the space.

The sugary goodness was washed down with glasses of herb infused wine as we celebrated the joy a certain little diamond ring represents.

After filling everyone’s tummies with treats we made our way over to the bonfire where we roasted apples with caramels over a blazing flame.

I designed these caramel apple favors for our evening which were quickly disassembled to be warmed and eaten.

Congrats Devyn and A.J. – May your marriage be as welcoming as this years’ antler infused fall has been!

Photography credits: Jackie Wonders


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11 Responses to “Fall in love”

  1. Awesome party Vicky! Loving all the details.


  2. Yolanda says:

    Beautiful party. I’ve never heard of roasting apples over a bonfire. Sounds lovely.

  3. chelsea says:

    this is so so cute. Great job Vic. You’re so talented.

  4. Sandi says:

    beautiful! the apples sound delicious!

  5. Laura says:

    Wonderful party, Vicky. I love all the flower pieces and how fall-y you made them. Too cute.

  6. Feli says:

    I’m in love!

    Please tell me where I can get this wood cutlery!
    In Germany, I only can buy something like this: http://files.tradoria.de/2cc2070f242c5e3b561dd1af3d22f2dd/images/fd95a53c13643d2ef3a99ad291aea878.jpg

    Thank you soooooo!!!!

  7. Feli says:

    Oh! I’ve found: it’s from Seletti called Lunch


  8. Jessica Lynn says:

    gorgeous! you have such talent! what a lucky couple and a lovely party!

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  10. MommaHen says:

    Neat! I love this look of this party!

  11. Amazing party!Tha project is so cute and the decoration rocks!!
    xoxo :)