Orthodox Easter

Color, Color, Color!

This past weekend, DME celebrated Greek Orthodox Easter with our wonderful family and friends! Since Easter is our biggest holiday, we love to go over the top with the table design. This year, we decided to keep it casual, springy and fun, using lots of color on the table!

If you look closely, you'll notice that we used mason jars for the water glasses. If you didn't know already, mason jars are making a huge comeback! They're the latest rage, and its no wonder why! They were perfect for the casual springtime look we were going for, and they're not something you see everyday! Also - we decided to use our own dish ware, which matched perfectly with the theme, and added an extra personal touch since it was our own. The blue and white plates contrast so well with all of the different colors on the table! Since we used so much color in the flower arrangements, we wanted to use more clean, muted tones to balance the design.

For this Easter table setting, we decided to keep it very casual. Rather than using centerpieces that were packed tight and more formal looking, we used flowers that would be somewhat separated in the vase and almost fan out in a way. Using green leaves in the arrangement adds extra contrast between the colors of the flowers and the vase, really giving off that relaxed springy feeling. Also - notice the color of the vases? We used turquoise vases for the bigger centerpieces to add even MORE color and detail to the overall look.

Instead of using all large centerpieces for your table, switching it up by using smaller arrangements adds a lot of texture to the table! Specifically, using all different vases makes it even more detailed! We used different shapes, patterns and colors for the smaller vases. Some were silver (as you can see in the photo above), some were plain glass, and others had texturized designs.

If you're looking for a unique way to make place cards - look no further! As you all know, I am a huge fan of birch, and this is just one more great way to utilize it! Peeling off the birch bark in semi-small pieces is the perfect place card! It adds to the naturalistic look and is so much different than just using a regular paper place card! Your guests will LOVE it!

Now, as you probably know, DME is a huge fan of candlelight. Since we were using mason jars for the water glasses, we decided to stick with that theme and incorporate it into the rest of the design! Instead of using regular votive candles for the table, we used small square-shaped mason jar candle holders. We poured water 3/4 of the way to the top and placed floating candles inside the jars. This added a really fun touch to the springtime theme. Also, since these candles and jars are bigger than your average votive candle, it gave off a much more prominent glow than usual and left the table looking so gorgeous!

This table setting is most definitely my favorite so far! Using the relaxed but colorful centerpieces, the mason jar water glasses and candle holders, and the different textures of arrangements really made this table spectacular. More specifically, using this design atop a long rectangle farm table really gave a rustic but springy feel. This look is perfect for an indoor OR outdoor dinner party! We hope you got some great ideas from this blog and loved this look as much as we did!

*We want to give a huge thanks and special shout out to New England Country Rentals for the beautiful table runner, farm table and chairs!!!

No comments:

Post a Comment

What do you think? I would love to hear it!