(Closed) An Elegant Picnic?

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Definitely have a color scheme that is included in every element, that will make it look much more sophisticated and elegant! You could have lanterns or candle displays in the center of every blanket, and maybe put down some throw pillows to make it more comfortable. I think Snippet & Ink has some beautiful rustic/picnic-inspired boards that are still upscale and elegant!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Are the bottoms of the your blue bottles flat? I saw a Martha Stewart lollipop stand where they glued flat washers to the bottom of styrofoam cones to keep it steady. That might show with a clear bottle, though…

http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/article/lollipop-stand-how-to?&backto=true&backtourl=/diy-favors?&contentid=4388c5f0ba381210VgnVCM1000003d370a0aRCRD#slide_21

For pillows, IKEA sells really inexpensive white pillows that you could sew covers for, and that way it could be in your color scheme too.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

this might sound cheesy but show him pictures of “picnics” and outdoorsy events on ralph lauren / brooks brothers catalog.. a little stodgy perhaps but those are definitely elegant (and genteel!) – proof that it can be done!

how are you presenting the food? could you use china / non disposable serving ware for that? add garnish, decor – that might help dress it up some.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

To steady your vases go to a dollar & or craft supply store  and buy a few bags of coloured/clear glass beads [you see them with candles all the time] that match your theme or you can even get 1$ bags of small river stones of various sizes & colours. As long as they can fit in the vase they should do the trick.

 

If stones or decorative glass is too big what about sand? If you don’t actually want to buy any [or can’t find anything you like] you could always go ‘borrow’ some from a local beach or playground, then you don’t have to worry about what to do with it afterward, you can just give it back. Tongue out

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

How about having gingham tableclothes in an ivory/sapphire blue combo?  That would look great!  Also with some white tulips (has the white and green colors) and in blue glass vases?

If a tree is nearby or there’s a ceiling area, why not visit a thrift store and buy a chandelier and spray paint it ivory and hang some crystals from it and suspend some crystals from branches in the trees using fishing wire or clear wire?  That would lend a touch of elegance to the picnic!

Green denobrium orchids would look great in your colorscheme too! 

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