So, as our wedding starts creeping closer, I’ve started collecting inspiration pictures (again) for what I want our tables to look like, and how I want us to do our flowers. The closer I get to this party, the more I realize that I want things simple, simple, simple. Once upon a time I thought that I would make table runners (ha!), and get together a flea market collection of vases (double ha!), and pick just the right linens (whatever that means). But the closer we get, and the more I hang out with you guys, the more I realize that what I really want is simple, joyful, and us. And that’s ok. With that in mind, here are some of the pictures I’ve collected lately.
What kind of linens do we want? White. How do we want the napkins folded? Simply.* What kind of tables do we want? Long, so everyone can chat more easily.
And we already know we want mixed, bold in season flowers… not simple flowers, just because we’re doing them ourselves. Nope: fun, mixed, wild, complicated flowers. Just like us.
But more then anything, I’ve realized that I care a whole lot less about the flowers, or the linens, or the table numbers, then I care about the food and the conversation, and the sense of joy and community around the table. We’ve spent most of our budget on simple organic locally grown food. It’s more expensive, for sure, but we were lucky enough to have the option of choosing it, and we thought that carefully prepared, local food was a more solid reflection of our values then any other single thing we could spend on. Because to us food equals love, community, and shared joy, and that is a heck of a lot more important to me then some fancy table cloths.
But just the same, all these flowers are super pretty, right?
*I swear to god, there is actually a clause in our catering contract that says “Meg does not want ruched linens. Anywhere.” (True. But hilarious that our caterer actually wrote it into the contract.)