French Outdoor Wedding Inspiration with Design by Joy Proctor

From Joy Proctor: Totally inspired by summer, Kelly Kaufman of Florette Designs and I set out to create a sweet French inspired outdoor wedding inspiration. We chose a soft palate of peach and blush and paired it with some great neutrals. To infuse that romantic old world feeling, we shot at an old estate in a grove of 150 year old olive trees.

We draped the dining table with La Tavolas amazing Tuscany linen in natural, which served as the perfect combination of rustic and elegant. Opting for a truly romantic look, we used Town & Countrys Montecito line of furniture for guest seating around the table and used a mixture of their Provencal china and Cambria glassware to complete the look. Our fabulous calligrapher, Leslee Sipress did the most incredible work on our champagne flags which quoted the famous Dom Perignon quote, "I am tasting stars." For the seating assignments, we used these cute white paper frames and attached kraft paper to the middle, where Leslee write the guests name. Kelly used old silver urns to display the most amazing floral arrangements she created using peach garden roses, dahlias, and passion vine. We scattered antique mercury glass candle holders between the arrangements. For the bridal bouquet, Kelly made a really loose and sweet garden style bouquet wrapped in burlap and tied with a sweet ribbon. The grooms boutonniere was also wrapped in burlap.

Since the French often serve cheese for dessert, we set up a cute cheese station on an old farmhouse table, displaying french cheeses, breads and wonderful Peach Vanilla jam made by Santa Barbara Preserves. Sweet & Saucy Shop was kind enough to create the most beautiful lacework cake with a peach base and intricate ivory lace.


Styling & Design Joy Proctor  |  Floral Design Florette Designs  |  Rentals Town & Country Rentals  |  Silverware The Tent Merchant  |  Calligraphy Leslee Sipress  |  Cake Sweet & Saucy Shop  |  Jam Santa Barbara Preserves  |  Linens La Tavola Linen