A Spring Inspired Birthday
By Sarah Ryberg
Posted: Friday, May. 30, 2014
Photo by Lora Denton Photography.
Originally from England, Sarah Ryberg has lived in Charlotte for the last 12 years and is a graduate of UNC Charlotte. After two whirlwind weddings - one in Charlotte and another in her homeland - Sarah is settling into married life and learning what it takes to be a Mrs. You can reach Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org
Birthdays are a big cause for celebration in our home. When I was little, my mum used to decorate the living room/dining area with banners, balloons, flowers, birthday plates, and more. We do the same for everyone in the house, and as Ive grown older and found my passion for events, I was eager to do something really special for my mum. With Mothers Day and my mums birthday in the same month, I knew May was the perfect time for a spring inspired birthday table.My mum loves pastel colors, dragonflies, and butterflies, so that started my inspiration. I used moss as a table runner to give that fresh, spring feel to the look. Bright yellow and white flowers continued to bring life to the table, which I complemented with dragonfly place cards (I really loved these), gold chargers, and butterfly plates. I also used a spring garland and butterfly clips to decorate the runner. As a final detail, I dressed up the chairs with pastel ribbons. I was working on a budget, but I think that worked in my favor. Keeping it simple made for a lovely design, and the most important part is that my mum loved it. Now I just have my brother and hubby to plan for! Where to buy:Moss, ribbons, flowers, spring garland, butterfly clips, and plates MichaelsDragonfly place cards TimelessPaper on Etsy
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