This has been a mile marker year for us at Willow & Wine. From expanding our team and its bi-coastal operations, to opening up our very first studio space, to some of our biggest event design projects yet, we have quite a lot to be thankful for this year. Without a doubt, we could not be where we are without the love and support of our family and friends. After all, at the end of the day, what is any success without having people in your life to share it with? So this year, we hosted a Friendsgiving dinner at our Studio in Costa Mesa, and let us tell you, we are still riding the high of thankfulness, and love, celebration, and togetherness. Take a peak to see the invitations we designed, the tablescapes we created, and so much more…
We created the invitations with a minimal theme and muted colors (aside from our pop of color on the envelope). Our thick cardstock, locally printed invitations were a soft pink, to match our newly painted pink wall in our studio. What can we say, we love a good theme. We then tied the invitation and details card with twine and some fresh rosemary. We also addressed our envelopes by hand with white watercolor paint. Festive and oh so dreamy.
Muted neutrals, feminine touches, and warm tones were our key design elements. We first laid white tablecloths to create a clean base, then draped a romantic taupe gauzy linen runner down the center of the tables for some dimension and warmth. Add in some gold flatware, and vintage brass taper candles, as well as hand-made Willow & Wine napkins—and you’ve got a dreamy harvest feeling tablescape.
The floral designs we created were inspired by the same feels: muted neutrals, feminine touches, and only warm colors. Pampas grass was a key element for texture in both our installation and our centerpieces. Berries, very light pink roses (basically a warm white), mustards, and tanned maroon colors were all important colors in our floral design, in addition to all the textured foliage.
It was truly the most life-giving and magical night celebrating everything we have to be thankful for with so many of our close friends and family. A night we will never forget in our new studio home. How will you all be celebrating? Will you be doing a friendsgiving or a more traditional family get together, or maybe both?! However you celebrate, you can never have too much love, or too much thankfulness. We hope you might get a little inspiration from our celebration if you are hosting your own, but more importantly, we hope you all have a magical and grateful thanksgiving, shared with those you love most.