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How to Style a Ladies Luncheon
Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 | By Emily Coates
One of life’s sweetest pleasures is spending an afternoon around a table sharing a delicious meal in the company of your dearest friends. Spoil your best girls with a lavish ladies luncheon.
We’ve pulled together seven tips on throwing the ultimate ladies luncheon, with stunning images as featured in HOORAY! Issue 12.
1. Arrange fresh florals
Lush floral arrangements, made up of bougainvillea, peonies, garden roses, berries and accents of opium poppy and greenery create a lush and instantly feminine vibe.
2. Add interest with plants
Individual potted succulents, cactus and aloe vera plants add additional personality to the design and make for perfect keepsakes once the event is over.
3. Add something unexpected
Play around with this design and add spunk in unexpected places. Why not set up a fun little tequila bar for your guests with a mixture of three different tequilas for tasting, plus salt and lime.
4. Go overboard with colour
Colour is everything when it comes to achieving this look. The floral centrepiece is the main detail that takes the colour palette and brings it to a whole new level of wow, defining the entire tablescape.
5. Light candles
Small votives en masse filled with tealight candles add an instant, and incredibly cheap, touch of elegance.
6. Add volume
Suspend handmade (or Etsy purchased) papel picado over the dining table to add a festive touch.
7. Complement styling with a metallic accents
Warm copper accents seen in the flatware and vessels, set against a distressed white table, creates the perfect juxtaposition between rustic and contemporary. Plus, everyone needs a bit of copper in their lives!
Photography by Steve Steinhardt | Event Styling by Modern Dame | Catering by Haute Chefs | Florals + Stationery by Meet The Foleys Event Design + Studio | Glassware by West Elm | Flatware by Anthropologie | Dinnerware by Restoration Hardware | Napkins by Apolis