Sunday was International Women’s Day and what better way to celebrate ladies than have a picnic in the park?! The weather was perfect. The drinks and food were delicious. The company was lovely. For entertainment we had a dogs of all shapes and sizes. I made a quick punch consisting of chardonnay, champagne, crushed blackberries and seltzer water. My carpool buddy and I took the easy route with food and went to our local Kroger. She got chicken salad, bread bites, deviled eggs, potato salad and I got sushi (they have an in store chef and it’s surprisingly good!) and an apple pie for dessert. Elizabeth made cucumber strawberry salads she stored in mason jars for easy travel. In between laughter and story telling we made flower crowns from real flowers. Can you tell I have a thing for boho head gear?!
Caroline had the perfect idea to keep our wine and flowers upright, picnic hack!What a glorious day!
*Outfit details-Kate Spade shades, Anthropologie overalls, H&M top.
*Elizabeth’s awesome dress I’m sure you’re wondering about came from Asos!
Since our wedding date is over a year out, there’s plenty of time for planning. A fair amount of details I’m flexible with and others I feel firmly with incorporating. For example, having a floral covered arbor that’s all our own! The owner of our venue has several rod iron frames that are up for grabs and there was one with chipping white paint that I especially liked. I didn’t think I was that gal that would buy wedding magazines and follow wedding sites on Instagram but here I am, buying and following! One of my favorite sites, that has an equally good IG account is Style Me Pretty. I went far back on their thread to find my favorite arch inspirations —
I like the idea of adding fabric, gives movement.
Imagine strung flowers instead of paper swans, that’s what I’m thinking! Fan of using magnolia leaves, it’s a Southern staple.
Theme so far is white flowers with greenery, but if you see below, I also wouldn’t mind a pop of color.
Couple different options, one is to just decorate the corners or the other is go all the way around–that’s to be decided!
Like I mentioned there’s a good bit of time and as fast as my style changes, who knows I may want something different, but I doubt it, these rule!
All photos via Instagram/@SMPweddings