Inspired Creations – Strawberry Farm Wedding Inspiration

Jun 10

This morning’s Inspired Creations Contest entry is the first of two from Ashley Pepitone, a budding event designer. Inspired by summer days spent on her grandparents’ farm in Massachusetts, Ashley was inspired to create a design that would be reminiscent of frolicking about the fields and raiding the strawberry patch for fresh, sun-ripened berries. She used design elements and wares available locally in most towns for an easy, sunkissed look perfect for a sunny late spring wedding.


strawberry-red-green-farm-weddingAshley shares, “I imagine this wedding to take place on a warm day in late spring, the bride in a soft and flowing gown with her hair down in natural waves. I imagine the groom and his groomsmen to be dressed in comfortable linen suits, and the bridesmaids to carry bouquets of yellow tea roses and red berries accented with the unexpected but beautiful pop of white asparagus stalks, as mimicked in the centerpieces.”


red-white-centerpiece-inspiration“I wanted everything to feel very comfortable and organic, yet elegant. The local honey jars, a Goodwill find, add a personal touch to the floral arrangements. Each galvanized container harkens back to a day when things were simpler, people moved slower, and enjoyed their days more. The handmade napkin rings add a personal touch, and are an easy DIY project.”


green-red-strawberry-wedding-invitationsWith her beloved late grandmother as her muse, Ashley infused her design with her grandmother’s simple but chic style. I love the rattan covered drinking glasses, scored at a local HomeGoods, and the big decanter of strawberry lemonade. The galvanized tins came from Hobby Lobby and wine glass were purchased inexpensively at Dollar Tree. It’s a sweet, summery look achievable on any budget.



DIY Burlap Napkin Rings
* Burlap trim, found in the home décor section of any fabric store
* Buttons to match your theme
* Glue Gun

* Cut your burlap trim in 5” strips.
* Fold one end of each strip just a little and glue it down to create a finished edge.
* Glue that end over the unfinished edge, forming your “ring.”
* Turn over so the seam is on your work surface, and glue buttons in various shapes, sizes, and styles down the center of your napkin ring

Voila! Each yard of burlap trim will yield seven napkin rings. I paid 99 cents per yard, and $4.50 for 100 buttons. At those prices, if you have 150 guests at your event, you could easily make custom napkin rings, with four buttons each, for each place setting for a grand total of just $40!

Event Design – Ashley Pepitone
Photography – Janet Howard
Linens – Tamara Gollob
Rentals – Peachtree Tents and Events

{Photos by Janet Howard.}

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