“And the Spring arose on the garden fair,
Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere;
And each flower and herb on Earth's dark breast
Rose from the dreams of its wintry rest.”
― Percy Bysshe Shelley, The Complete Poems
In this shoot we wanted to capture the energizing and serene nature of the atmosphere of spring. The remarkable magic the Spring season awakens across the land, sea, and sky is celebrated around the world. This table is about emulating the fresh romantic spirit of something anew that brings a sense of hope and adventure. We decided on a natural color palette full of texture mixed with subtle hues inspired by the forest and the ocean.
The dining room was framed with windows on two sides with a mix of rustic and modern furniture. We chose to craft a ship for the centerpiece en lieu of traditional flowers because it reminded us of that crisp “wind-in-your-face” feeling. We used navigation inspired napkins, black accents, and moss to enhance the handmade table. A dear friend made us a special yet simple Vintage Cake which was then decorated with greenery.
We wanted this to be a relaxed gathering that included the children and decided that giving them their own sweets table was the order of the day. We adorned the girls in poplin dresses with a leisurely horse print and had tiny flower crowns made for them. The brightly colored macarons, petite fours, and signature choux puffs with strawberry meringue by La Patisserie Chouquette were remarkable. They added the perfect touch of whimsy and reminded us just how contagious childlike excitement can be.
Photography – Moondance Photography
Design & Styling – Lauren Field Design
Mini Desserts—La Patisserie Chouquette
Table, Buffet, & Cabinet—Anew Nature Furniture
Pantone Glasses – Table & Dine
Poem Hand Lettering -- Design by Kadie
Flower Crowns – Flowers to the People
Special Thanks to West Elm St. Louis.