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Fall celebration, strawberry.

*Welcome to our fall celebration challenge. This weeks posts will feature a few of my favorite event designers & their visions for fall seen through a handcrafted celebration. Enjoy the inspiration and share why you love their work by leaving a comment below- you could even win something rad, details here.

Today’s design was created by Cyd of The Sweetest Occasion, showcasing her love of fall in the North East.

In her words: When I started thinking about this design, I instantly thought of all the gorgeous colors and flavors that are indicative of fall in Upstate New York where I live. I envisioned a farmhouse brunch that would be a celebration of not only fall and harvest but also of great friends and taking a moment to slow down and celebrate the season.

For me celebrating harvest is really all about allowing the food to take center stage. I chose an assortment of platters, serving dishes, plates and bowls in complementary colors made of sturdy stoneware and pottery – there is no fancy china at this party. Instead, big mugs of cider, a collection of vintage milk bottles and muffins on mini cake stands keep with the party’s farmhouse vibe.

Jars of homemade strawberry jam and apple butter are the perfect little gift for guests to take home. Covered with squares of pretty fabric and tied with jute they take on an extra special look with minimal effort.

I made a wreath embedded with pine cones and strung with a little note for each guest, it became a perfect finishing detail for our afternoon.

The brunch buffet table was set in front of a pair of rustic barn doors with a ticking stripe table covering and touches of jute, gingham and fall colors throughout creating a warm and very inviting scene.

PS. The DIY for the lovely guest note wreath coming up later today!


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  1. I can feel the cool crisp autumnal air and taste the farmhouse goodies from my desk. I would love to have an event like this in my backyard, I only wish I had gorgeous barn doors like that, they make a wonderful backdrop.

  2. We all know that autumn is one of the most lovely times of the year, and this spread proves it. Who wouldn’t want to indulge in some fluffy muffins and cool cider with the changing leaves as an exquisite backdrop?

  3. This table looks stunning! From the cloth-covered jam jars to the petite muffin stands, every detail is polished and fresh and makes the spread look so cozy and inviting. I love the range of colors, too – absolutely delicious!

Little swing peak…

A fall wreath & guest notes