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Tara Guerard Soiree by Liz Banfield

September and early October can be a transition period for floral selection. We are huge fans of decorating with greenery due to it’s heartiness in decorating in advance and the ability to go far on impact and less on cost. Liz Banfield photo

Tara Guerard Soiree by Liz Banfield

This chuppa fashioned from magnolia leaves and simple fern fronds could easily be replicated on a smaller scale by gathering greenery available in your neighbor’s or you yard. Liz Banfield photo

Tara Guerard Soiree by Liz Banfield

We used a stem with waxy leaves as both a place card and a natural decor element to liven up the table settings. Liz Banfield photo

Tara Guerard Soiree by Liz Banfield

In bouquets greenery like geranium leaves, mint leaves, hypericum berries, etc. can all add depth and dimension without coming off like a filler. It creates such a lush and full bouquet and again, a little goes a long away and doesn’t cost as much as blooms. Liz Banfield photo

Tara Guerard Soiree by Liz Banfield

This labor of love took the rustic cakes to the next level. The linen was covered in galax leaves hand glued over a couple of days, but it was well worth it! Liz Banfield photo

Tara Guerard Soiree by Liz Banfield

I love the idea of using leaves (these are monstera leaves) instead of doilies to hold food items into place. Also makes for unique presentation. Liz Banfield photo

Tara Guerard Soiree by Liz Banfield

Just a simple swag on the back of the bride and groom chairs, or even the head table can bring in a natural element that can be so lovely up against stark wooden chairs and lots of tables. Liz Banfield photo

Tara Guerard Soiree by Liz Banfield

So simple and easy, yet looks so thoughtful once it’s executed. Using many different types of leaves (aspidistra, fern, monstera) for decorating passed hors d’eouvres and cocktails is a favorite of mine. Liz Banfield photo

Tara Guerard Soiree by Corbin Gurkin

This wedding took place at a very old school yacht club… The building itself has some good points and some rough points you’d want to dress up a bit, but the scenery is breathtaking. We took lemon leaf easily available in large quantities and wove them into the old fireplace screens. Corbin Gurkin photo

Tara Guerard Soiree by Corbin Gurkin

This same venue has a very old school swing set for members’ children to play on, but not the most sightly and unmoveable item for a wedding. So, let’s make it pretty and maybe something the children will want to play on, or even some of the guests can escape with a cocktail and look out over the water…  Corbin Gurkin photo

10.22.17   |   TARA GUÉRARD
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