Click through to see the delish spread, some gorgeous florals, tabletop inspiration, and a sneak peek into the finished space.I set the food up buffet style under the pergola so guests could help themselves. The mini chicken and waffle bits were my fave! I ended up making these tables the weekend before the party. I had a marble dining table recently delivered to the studio and I repurposed the wooden crate it shipped in to make two 52” square tabletops. Then I went to Home Depot and bought 5, 8’ long, 2x4s and made the bases. Finally I painted the entire thing in “Equestrian Green” by Behr and attached the bases to the tops. I found these body pillows at Target which were big enough to accommodate two people and used 8 of them for the low fancy picnic style seating. I had 12 guests so we fit 6 at each table and it worked out pretty perfect (except the part where I forgot to make myself a place setting!). A wild ethereal centerpiece of blushes and greens, made the whole tablescape. Believe it or not this was the first time I ever hired someone to do flowers for an event (including my wedding!) and I am so so happy I did. Pulling this party together in a week meant it was one last thing to do (especially since I was wallpapering the studio myself at 11:00 at night the night before) and Moon Canyon obviously did way better than I could ever have dreamed to do. It is amazing how flowers can transform a space.
I always like handmade party favors so I sent everyone home with a small wood cutting board which also served as the first layer of their place setting. I have had my eye on these marble plates for a while and used the party as an excuse to purchase them, and I finished off the setting with blush pink napkins, a black salad plate, gold flatware, and a swatch of my pink wallpaper as a place card.
To see more photos from the day and more peeks into the new space check out the hashtag #sssbreakinthestudio. A full tour coming soon!
Shop the post: my top from Shopbop (old but find similar here or here) // my skirt by Acne Studios Marble Plates from CB2 // Black Plates from CB2 // Gold Flatware from West Elm // Blush PInk Napkins from CB2 // Wood Cutting Boards by Sarah Sherman Samuel // Pillows from Target
Florals by Moon Canyon
Photography by Mary Costa
Food by Heirloom LA
Thanks to Dasani Sparkling for sponsoring the party and giving us the excuse to #breakforbubbles
I just cannot wait to see the full post on your studio! It’s absolutely the most beautiful space I have seen in awhile. And your patio is a dream too. We live in SF, which is not always optimal for having a patio, but we have a pretty huge space ( wouldn’t call it garden) behind our house, but it has so much weed and a slight slope, yet I have been thinking of redoing it. Just cannot pull the trigger to start it. Any words of encouragement?
Hi Ana, amazing that you have such a big space in SF! Making it usable would be all the motivation I’d need. Haha so I say go for it! And just do it little by little if you want so it’s not overwhelming. Maybe terrace it so you have a couple different plateaus to hang on. Check out sfgirlbybay’s back yard bits gorgeous and so hilly. Would be great inspo!
What a gorgeous party and stylish group of friends!! xo
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Hello, Sarah! Amber here from Michigan. 🙂 Can you please let me know the dimensions of your pergola you built? I would really appreciate it. We will be making one for our urban yard in Flint. Thanks and happy making!!!!
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