We always love to start with a moodboard and brought Amber Whitehouse on board again this year to help us gather photos and brainstorm ideas! This is where we landed:
Let's start from left to right and show how each category came to life!
As a rental company, we love to provide strong base pieces that others can add their own twist to. For this display we wanted to highlight our 8-foot harvest table, NEW reclaimed 8-foot benches (coming Spring 2014!) and our NEW baker's rack! In the mix we also wanted to include pieces like our milk crates, silver plated flatware, NEW demijohn vases, NEW Turkish buckets, slate slabs (for apps), cheese boxes, small slate signs and glass pie plates! In this display we wanted most of our inventory to "disappear" and let the floral and food be the star! Give them a solid base to shine on...
Annemarie, owner of Bloom Bake Shop always does an incredible job! Here are the cake, cookies and rustic bars that she brought:
Next comes stationary and Heather of Sugar River Stationers always amazes me. Check out her incredible invitation suite, menu design (that was printed on kraft paper!) and place cards. Love!
Note, the great unbleached linen napkin under the placecard as well. These were courtesy of the awesome Sarah Gagnon of Midwest Textiles here in Madison. Be sure to check out her collection. It's fabulous!
On each side of the printed menu, we placed a dress from Marah's Elegant Bridal in Mount Horeb and a simple black suit with white shirt from Marah's as well. Note the accessories are from Marah's too!
Flora Designs by Jamae rocked the floral and brought the entire design together. Love the sweet boutineer above made of fresh bay leaves and rosemary tied with butcher twine. See below the garland she made with herbs as well! This was one of my favorite touches.
Here she is hanging them!
Yummy favors at each place setting from Quince and Apple, here in Madison, along with their cocktail syrups out for drinks. If you haven't tried their small batch preserves or syrups, I HIGHLY recommend you do. Pear with honey and ginger is one of my favorites, but you be the judge!
Madison Sourdough Co. is another gem in Madison and we highlighted their baguettes in our metal crates on the baker's rack. It was so hard not to just sit down at the display and grab a baguette, some cheese and preserves and start munching with friends. Have you been to their storefront yet? Just had lunch there today actually. Their beet and pear salad was scrumptious!
Good thing I JUST ate lunch because this post is making me hungry! A few last details that I hope you find inspiring...
Honey combs from Dancing Bee Honey Farm, LLC in Madison:
And cured meats from Underground Meats:
Lastly filled the cart with some fresh ginger, pears and artichokes. Amber lent us these bowls and jam container (thank you!).
We hope you enjoyed the details and are either hungry or thinking about how you will highlight food at your next get together or wedding!