Favorites from Crate & Barrel For Outdoor Entertaining

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Spring is in full swing and we all know what that means! Breezy backyard BBQs, fun fiesta nights + copious amounts of outdoor entertaining! One of our go-tos for entertaining of any kind is Crate & Barrel, and today we’ve pulled together some of our personal favorites from their gorgeous + versatile Dining and Entertaining collection. With tons of great items to choose from – like whimsical textiles, sturdy acrylic tableware, and colorful decorative accessories – there are lots of great ideas to purchase for spring + summer garden parties or to consider adding to your Crate & Barrel wedding registry!

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The Backyard BBQ: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8 // 9 // 10

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Fiesta Night: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8

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Minimal Modern: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8 // 9 // 10 // 11

Not sure how to start building your own entertaining collection? Or need ideas on what to register for? Sign up to be a guest at one of Crate & Barrel’s informative + fun The Wedding Parties® Events and discover your perfect entertaining style with the help of an expert. Find + RSVP to an event in your area via this link. And to get into the entertaining spirit of the season, browse Crate & Barrel’s top rated Dining and Entertaining essentials, perfect for outdoor spring celebrating!

Happy Shopping + Happy Spring!

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Laid-back Australian Warehouse Wedding: Jen + Luke

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There’s something about the juxtaposition of a beautiful celebration held within the walls of a stark + industrial warehouse that will probably get us every time. Throw in the perfect long-sleeved wedding dress, some stunning, stunning florals, and a sweet confetti recessional and you better believe we’re gonna be smitten. As you’ve probably guessed, we’re talking about Jen + Luke’s beautiful, laid-back nuptials at Carriageworks in Eveleigh, Australia. These two did things right, with a fun celebration that was more reminiscent of a Sunday afternoon barbecue than a formal affair. We’re fans of that mindset! Let’s hear from Jen regarding their inspiration for the day:

We wanted our day to reflect us as a couple and where we are at in life. We also wanted it to reflect the both of us and not be overly feminine. We were inspired by native flowers and gum leaves which we used from the invites through to marking our the aisle. Having similar taste made it really easy to decide about how most things would look.

Dan O’Day, thank you so much for the gorgeous photos and Jen + Luke, big time congrats!

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Processional: First Day Of My Life – Bright Eyes (Performed live by a friend)

Recessional: All is Love – Karen O and The Kids

First Dance: L-O-V-E- – Nat King Cole

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We’re totally digging Jen’s whole look! Her gorge long-sleeved gown is by Lover, which she paired with a sweet floral halo made by The Fragrant Bloom.

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Jen: In between the ceremony and the reception we were able to sneak into an exhibition occurring at our venue at the time. The lights and the sounds of the installation kind of blocked out everything else and we had a really beautiful moment together just taking in the day and all that had happened

Luke: The few moments in the Ryoji Ikeda test pattern exhibition were awesome. We had the whole place to ourselves! We got this time together where nothing else mattered. It was real cool.

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The reception decor was the perfect balance of romantic + simplistic, and featured a fun seating chart + menus designed by Luke!

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Jen: Work out what to fight for and what to compromise on. If you're planning on a budget there will be lots of things you'll have to compromise on. But if you want your day to reflect you, there'll be plenty of things you'll have to fight for!! Make a decision early on about what's what.

Luke: It’s harder than I thought it would be. But it’s totally worth it!

photography: Dan O’Day // venue: Carriageworks Eveleigh, Australia // event design + planning: Luke and Jen // florals + hairpieces: The Fragrant Bloom // wedding dress: Lover // shoes: Phillip Lim // bridesmaid dresses: Individually chosen // make up: Steph Askew – stephmakeupartist@yahoo.com.au // hair: Bre Yackel – Brianna.Yackel@gmail.com // groom suit: J. Crew // paper goods: Designed by Luke – lukejohndavie@gmail.com // catering: Fresh Catering // cake: Made by the mother of the groom

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Bohemian Easter Wedding Inspiration

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This year is seriously flying by and this Sunday is already Easter! Lisa from Veil & Vine, the talented planner behind today’s styled shoot, wanted to design an environment that began with what Easter means to her: new life, wonder and joy. But the team also wanted to balance the rustic nature of the setting with classic sophistication + style, so brides-to-be could easily take an element they love + translate it into their wedding day design. From the hand-painted ombre paper mâché eggs to the lush + colorful springtime florals, we’re feeling the festive spirit of the shoot + thinking we just might try to incorporate some of these fun details into our tablescapes this Sunday!

A big shout out to Jenna Bechtholt for the pretty photos + to Emblem Flowers for the beautiful blooms!

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Seriously obsessed with the back details on this Claire Pettibone dress!

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Thanks so much to the creative folks below for sharing their talents with us today!

To those who celebrate, Happy Easter! See you all on Monday!

photography: Jenna Bechtholt Photography // planning + design: Lisa Leyda Petersen, Veil&Vine // venue: Horse Trails & Woods near Hansen Dam Equestrian Center Sylmar, California // florals: Emblem Flowers // makeup + hair: Chelsea Nicole Makeup & Hair // dress: Claire Pettibone (Ambrosia Dress, Charlotte Dress, Papillion Dress) // jewelry: 18K Gold Diamond Ring & Earrings from L’Dezen, Sprouts Bracelet from Urban Natures // clutch: Frosty in Champagne Clutch & Blossom Clutch from Ashlyn’d // stationery: Wedding Paper Divas // model: Simi Kamboj // styling + details : Lisa Leyda Petersen, Veil&Vine

This wedding features rad artists fromThe GWS Wedding Artist GalleryChelsea Nicole Makeup & Hair and Wedding Paper Divas are all Featured Vendors in the GWS Vendor Guide! Find more rad artists for your day in our Guide.

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