We wholeheartedly believe that you don’t have to have a specific reason to throw a dinner party; there is always something to celebrate. Whether it’s a joyous communal gathering of friends, a way to welcome the shift in seasons (hello Fall!), or just because you found pretty flowers that need to be seen by all – a fabulous fete is always in order.
And that’s why we absolutely love this late summer soirée! It served as a time for friends to gather round and enjoy each other’s company, and their beautiful creations – simply because life + friendship are things to celebrate. The gorgeously manicured garden patio at Stable Café in San Francisco set the stage for this upscale summer supper, perfectly planned by Ruby & Rose and designed by Ruby & Rose along with Amanda Vidmar Design. A rustic reprieve from the hustle and bustle of city life, the team created a serene sanctuary – complete with natural + elegant floral arrangements by Amanda Vidmar Design, and refreshing dishes by LRE Catering (you’ll definitely want to add these to your recipe repertoire).
And Kayla F Photography did such a magnificent job capturing all the little details that truly tied the whole event together…let’s take a look!
How darling is this set by Brown Fox Calligraphy? The addition of calligraphy invitations + menus refine any event, adding a simple touch of elegance.
Loving that lounge setup from One True Love Vintage! Perfect for a drink before dinner.
We’re loving the palette of the peachy pinks and washed blues, especially with the sporadic sprinkling of dark magenta. The large floral centerpiece, framed by the tall candles, gives it a bit of an old world kind of charm, don’t you think?
The way that fabric drapes over the edge elongates the tablescape and brings more dimension to the space. The pretty silverware, gray glassware, slate china, and ivory votives are all by Chairs and Cups. The candles and candlesticks are from CB2 and that gorgeous silk runner? It’s by Silk and Willow.
So CUTE + clever! We love the way the vines wrap around the chairs, making them seem like they’ve been basking in the sun all summer long.
All of the color on the plate! Our taste buds are dancing in deee-light over the stone-fruit filled salad garnished with edible flowers, perfectly grilled Bavarian steak, and succulent potatoes.
Now this is one garden party we would definitely like to re-create. Perhaps a “FALL, you’re finally here!” soirée? Or maybe opt for the “We’re throwing a dinner party because we like dinner + friends” reasoning. Whatever the case, there’s always a reason to celebrate and we’ll surely be looking to emulate this gorgeous late summer supper… After all, “one cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well”.
photography: Kayla F Photography // venue name: Stable Cafe, San Francisco, California, USA // event design: Ruby and Rose // planning: Ruby and Rose // florals: Amanda Vidmar Design // calligraphy: Brown Fox Calligraphy // catering: LRE Catering // tabletop rentals: Chairs and Cups // furniture rentals: One True Love Vintage Rentals