Summer is the season for engagement parties and weddings, and what a lovely bounty of late summer flowers was available for an engagement party that my business partner and I had the pleasure of decorating for. One of the most enjoyable aspects of preparing for the event was having access and cutting rights (of course!) to the glorious Southern garden at the beautiful home of Melissa and Jack Jackson. Melissa, an avid gardener and gracious hostess, makes giving a party seem almost effortless..
The photographs below only partially depict the majestic splendor of the Jackson garden.
Blue and lavender hues from drying hydrangeas along with Nandina berries added to the beauty of two urns of elephant ears at the front entrance.
A wreath of fresh eucaylptus, yellow roses, hydrangeas, hosta, and magnolia, centered with a miniature heart of preserved boxwood, made a welcoming display on the front door.
What a festive night of celebration! Lisa Green of Celebrations at St. Andrew’s Market place provided quite a delicious smorgasboard.
Photograph courtesy of Kyn Pickett
Congratulations, Elizabeth and Ben!