Is there anything better than Flowers, Wine and Friends? Normally I’d say no, but in this case, there actually is… I’m talking the BESTEST of friends, amazing rosé cocktails and the prettiest DIY flower bouquets you ever did see! Brace yourself, I’ve got a load of pictures to share with you! 🙂
*A Big thank you to FiftyFlowers.com and Personal Wine for partnering with me for this event!*
Lets start with the location and set up for my little shindig!
The place – my In Laws carport.
The set up – 2 tables covered in vintage sheets, decorated with bits and pieces from my home decor. Hubby made me the “farmhouse” benches (LOVE them!!). Also had a few smaller tables set up and covered with vintage sheets for the foor and wine. That backdrop? Yarn hand dyed and tassels made by me, tied to an 8 foot poll and hung from the rafters of the carport. I knew that the carport was going to need something special to make it a little more pretty and a little less practical. When enjoying Flowers, Wine and Friends, one must have a lovely spot to do it in. Since the hubby made me several farmhouse benches from some reclaimed wood we had, I used a spare bench to store/display all the pretty flowers I recieved from fiftyflowers.com.
The food: I grabbed a few random snack things from the grocery store and gave Brandless a try for a few other things too (I’m offically a fan! The Coconut Lemon Creme Cookies and Olive Oil & Sea Salt Hummus Crisps were huge hits!)
The wine: Personal Wine sent me a some bottles of their house label rosé. I served it as a DIY spritzer and boy was it delicious! Allowing my guests to add their own cocktail ingredients let them fix it to their specific tastes. We mixed lemonade, the wine, frozen pureed strawberries cubes and a little grenadine – the perfect spring time wine spritzer to sip with friends!
I also have to say a HUGE thanks to my BFF Taylor for helping with the staging and making everything look so pretty! Her skills as an incredibly talented event stylist definitely came in handy!
The flowers and bouquet making – The whole point of this little get together was to get creative and let our inner florist out! We had a little girl chat, drank a few cocktails and then dove into playing with the prettiness! It was fun to see how each of our own styles and preferences came in to play as we selected flowers and created our arrangements.
As far as I’m cincerned we could all get full time jobs as florists because our bouquets all turned out BEAUTIFUL! That might have a little something to do with the quality and amazingness of the flowers we were given to play with… but I’m gonna stick with us being florists 😉
All in all it was a marvelous day, and I can’t wait to host another event or get together for my gal pals again soon!
When was the last time you enjoyed some Flowers, Wine and Friends?
wendy hutton says
I love all the flowers, this looks like a great friends get together
Stephanie Z says
These are really beautiful flowers. What a fun time for all of you!
Christa Sloan says
This seemed like the perfect day to enjoy an event like this, and i’m sure all your friends loved being there.
Kim Pincombe-Cole says
Wow – you did an amazing job! The backdrop, the buckets full of flowers… SO GOOD!
Lori Pierce says
Someone tell my kids that I would love to get some Carnations for Mothers day please. lol
Terra Heck says
Sounds like a fun event to do together with some gal pals. Love the set-up and those flowers are very pretty.
Steve Weber says
This should be followed by… these are a few of my favorite things!
fun blog post!
Those flowers are gorgeous…especially the ranunculus!
Donna Wilson says
Beautiful flowers and great pictures! Thanks for sharing.
Sarah L says
What a wonderful party. Love the flowers.
Michele Morin says
Yes, those flowers were amazing, and the whole setting was beautiful.
Jodi Hunter says
Such Pretty Flowers.
Can’t go wrong with wine, and flowers! Pretty. Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party @DearCreatives pinned, and sharing. See you again soon.
Deb Pelletier says
I love the flowers, and you can’t go wrong with wine. 🙂