Glamorous Wedding Style Under the Trees

So here’s the thing about the Inspired Creations Contest. I just love seeing how different teams can take the same rules (spend no more than $500; incorporate a little glitter and glam; make something beautiful) and come up with such wildly different ideas. All beautiful. All unique. Today’s entry comes from Bella Rains Garden Studio and Lavender & Twine and was inspired by a gorgeous pair of emerald satin Badgley Mischka pumps. From there they created a stunning tablescape under the bough of a graceful old tree in a local park. Draped with crystals, beaded curtains, decadent white flowers and loads of shimmery glassware and metallic accents, this old picnic table becomes the epitome of glamor.

A gorgeous crystal chandelier is a stunning addition the backdrop of the bright green trees. No Coleman lanterns at this picnic! Sparkly pillows, metallic  chargers (stay tuned for the DIY!), glittery napkin rings, vases and fine china with a bit of glimmer and shine were paired with crystal cut wine glasses and pretty mercury glass. Emerald served as an unexpected and incredibly sophisticated accent to all of the white and silver, with all white flowers to keep the palette neutral and shimmering against the natural green backdrop.

I have to say, I just love this color palette. The mix of natural hues, metallic shine and jewel-inspired emerald is so chic while feeling really fresh and pretty for summer weddings. Much love to Bella Rains Garden Studio and Lavender & Twine for being a part of the Inspired Creations Contest!

Vendors –
Floral + event design: Bella Rains Garden Studio / Photography: Lavender & Twine / Rentals: Ventura Rental Party Center / Stationery: InspiraDesigns / Hair + makeup: Mitra

{Photos by Lavender & Twine.}



Amazingly beautiful scene…with the crystal swag draping down the tree limb…this is magnificent!

Gorgeous! Love how they incorporated the emerald tones but in a really subtle way.

oh wow! that is definitely glamorous!! love the crystal draping down!


love it all. beautiful. especially like the look of the menu’s sitting in the placesetting.

gorgeous…i love the hints of emerald

Lauren Snyder

Absolutely Gorgeous…I love that it’s earthy and glamorous all at the same time.

Ingenious! I absolutely love everything in every one of these magnificently beautiful pictures!

Lovely spring wedding! I love the splash of emerald!


I want a wedding do over!!! This is just the perfect combination of elegant and down to earth.

Lindsey Hockridge

beautiful… so glamorous and romantic… yet not over the top… very classy… I love it!!

Wow! Absolutely fabulous Wedding decor! Love the setting the photos are inspiring!!

Joan Lester

Just lovely! The photo’s were breathtaking, and the props gorgeous!

Rachelle LeMond

Loved the swag over the table. Great wedding-scape for a down-to-earth but very special occasion. Very nice details and great overall impression.

This is absolutely stunning! Great work!

So elegantly beautiful! Very creative, love the nature setting with hints of glam… Just perfect!

I LOVE THOSE SHOES! wow. I love the little peek of emerald.

Almost Mrs Scraggs


Love the beaded curtain!!


Absolutely GORGEOUS!


Great job! Love all the details. The colors are great! You have done such a nice job & have not forgotten a thing. I Love how you made the outdoor event seem more formal with the menus, place settings, decor & elegant wedding attire. Great Job!

I love everything about this shoot. The chandelier treatment is STUNNING, the brides hair is amazing, the mercury glass is a perfect fit, and I adore the anemone bouts. Such good work ladies!!

Vanessa P

Wow, wow, WOW!!!

Clean, woodsy, just beautiful. Lots of inspiration to be drawn from this.


THIS is perfect for my wedding! Thank you for the inspiration. I love the way the chandelier was carried through to the menu. It brings it all together.


Wow, where were you when I got married 30 years ago! Absolutely beautiful and so creative!

Amazing…a loss for words!

I love the mix of super chic chandeliers and the rustic outdoors!!!!!
Wonderful design by Bella Rains Garden Studio and fabulous stationary by InspiraDesigns!!!!

AMAZING and very chic! Love the emerald splashes of color. It keeps the decor fresh and modern! Wonderful and Inspiring work!


I love the menus! Everything is so beautiful. So romantic! Stunning!

This is gorgeous!! So beautiful, feminine, romantic..the crystals are gorgeous and the colors & photography are so inviting. I envy this bride!!

Elegant and tastefully done. Just lovely!

Julie Grant

Awesome! Every detail is so well coordinated! I love it!

How beautiful! At sunset, with the sun glistening off the crystal – WOW!

Fantastic pictures and a well put together blog

Love the ideas of using the trees as a backdrop for the chandaliers! Perfect balance of rustic and girly to make this the best landscape for a reception or wedding!

Arizona Weddings


Simple, elegant, stunning! Love it! Well Done!!

Very nice work!! Very elegant!

Wow… Beautiful styling…amazing combination of rustic and royal! Love the coordinating stationary and I really like the bride’s hair:) good luck in the contest!

You had me at crystal chandeliers – very glam, very romantic and sophisticated

Wow! I love the glamour in the natural setting. I absolutely love the chandelier! The flowers are beautiful! I will definitely be using this as inspiration for my upcoming wedding.


lovely style, natural beauty is so elegant. love the tree branch arch!


I am so inspired!!! I love the balance that was achieved between nature and glam. What I really appreciate about this entry is that I can use these ideas as inspiration to create the balance and mood given here in my own entertaining.

Gorgeous! Backyard weddings can be glamorous. A real inspiration.

Maygan Delanater

Absolutely beautiful. Great Job! :-)

the draping crystal is very nice.

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