If you have followed me for a while, you'll know I'm fanatical about 2 things... Jo Malone and flowers. As I absolutely love peonies, and my favourite scent in the world is Jo Malone peony and blush suede I figured, why not combine the 2 and share with some of my favourite people for an evening of candlelight and cocktails. I managed to capture a few images to share with you too before retiring the camera for the rest of the evening.
As it was also the last week for peony's, it was even more reason to go out with a bang.
I own every single item from the peony and blush range (apart from the newly introduced peony and blush diffuser). The scent evokes the best memory's for me as its been a part of some of my most memorable life moments... planning our wedding and in fact my wedding day. Its the scent I wore throughout our honeymoon and my go to scent for the home for any party's or gatherings I have. To me. its romantic, warm and feminine.
I can't tell you how amazing the scent smelt wafting through the house on a warm summery evening. Im lucky enough to own the large 4 wick candle peony candle which was one of the best gifts ever given to me as the fragrance is so full yet delicate. The candles flickering away, bathing the floral in simmering light was so pretty, my guests absolutely loved it.
I lined the centre of the table with fresh peonies and roses in cream and pink shades and than accentuated with candlesticks, and votive's to create an ambient and romantic feel. For favours the guests received Jo Malone soaps which looks so lovely on the table. For drinks I served lavender cocktails to keep in with the floral theme which the girls loved.
As the sun started to set we lit as many candles we could find (un fragranced to ensure the peony scent wasn't diluted) I can't tell you how amazing the scent smelt wafting through the house on a warm summery evening. The candles flickering away, bathing the floral in simmering light was so pretty, my guests absolutely loved it.
I absolutely love how the addition of candle light changes the look and feel of the tablescape. From pretty and fresh in the daytime to glamorous and sensual in the evening. Magical
What an enchanting evening!! Do you have a favourite scent for you special moments
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So if you saw my previous Easter tablescape post, here is how I switched it up for some of our other visitors over the Easter weekend... cause life's to short to do the same table twice right?
Using the same floral arrangement's, and many of the same accessories and tableware. But I switched in a different table cloth and now we have a very different feel all together. I changed the location from the front patio of the house, to the back terrace for a more intimate feel.
And instead of using my pink occasional cushions, iv accessorised with green/ blue cushions.
I hope this gives you some ideas for Easter entertaining and also for how to mix it up without too much hassle if you are entertaining multiple party's
Wishing you all a fabulous Easter
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We celebrated Easter Sunday last year with an alfresco dinner in the Garden. The weather was so lovely despite Easter being 2 week earlier than usual, so we decided to make the most of it and enjoy our outdoor areas
If you have read my blog for a while, you'll know I love celebrating Easter, and last year was no exception. I like to decorate the house and create a beautiful tablescape for the celebrations. Its just so much fun and seeing a creative vision come to life gives me so much pleasure.
I set the table up at the front of the house which is actually my favourite area to entertain guests. When dinner is finished we can retire to the back terrace and enjoy totally new views of the house.
Surprise, surprise I went for a pink theme once again... I literally can't help myself, but it is my favourite colour. However, I do think it looks different to last years table, which is all that matters right?
I lined Square pink vases down the centre of the table and Filled them with various shades of white and Pink roses and Ranunculas (one of my favourite flowers). I also used a rose pink table cloth to make the look extra pretty and feminine. I wanted to grey shutters to add a contract to the pink, so I accentuated with a lilac/ grey colour plate.
Is there anything more enchanting than candles flickering in the warm evening as the sun comes down?
I hope my post gives you some Easter inspiration this year!
A travel, beauty and lifestyle blog with the occasional afternoon tea by Angelina Belle
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