Earlier this month we had the privilege to participate in a photo shoot with the marketing and storytelling studio, Char Co. The shoot was based on exploring what goes in to hosting a summer garden party and how to be a great hostess. Flowers are a great way to decorate when it comes to relaxing summer evenings with friends. We gathered some lush greens like ivy and tansy to make the base for this garland centerpiece, perfect for running down the middle of your garden party spread. Peonies are a favorite that were in full bloom early June and brought the perfect amount of blush color to the table.
We also had some late blooming lilacs available; they look so beautiful as garnishes for drinks and place settings! Peony buds are also a sweet touch.
You can never have too much natural garnish for the treats you're offering your guests. New buds and the small ends of flowers add just the right touch to set this dessert apart.
So how about you? It's not too late to plan your summer garden party! You can check out some more pictures and ideas from the shoot on Char Co.'s blog here.