Now that it's officially Spring, I'm ready for warmer weather and look forward to entertaining with family and friends. For me, Easter has always been a signifier of Spring and this year I decided to put together a tablescape that would work for the Easter holiday but would also transition into the new season without too much hassle.
When I think Spring, I think pink. I'll admit pink isn't my favorite color to decorate with, I much prefer neutrals; however, I wanted to make sure to add a few pops of color into the design to really stand out. It works perfectly for Easter too! I chose to accent with the placemats, flowers and votives. Small touches that add big impact. The runner also ties it all together (more about that later).
My Easter decor inventory is pretty much non-existent, and so I headed to Target (naturally) to stock up. I found the cutest rabbit salt and pepper shakers, a $5 watering can to utilize as a centerpiece and egg-shaped appetizer plates.
I hated leaving these adorable egg-shaped plates bare, but I wanted you to be able to get a clear look at them! It's the perfect setting for an adorable napkin fold or a place card for Easter brunch guests.
If you know me, you know I'm all about my sweets. Cupcakes, carrot cakes, cookies - I don't discriminate. In the Target dollar section, I found these adorable mini cake stands which were the perfect size for the gluten-free cupcakes I scored at Giant. And yes, these little stands were only $1.00. I know. I'm also obsessed.
I can't forget to discuss that adorable table runner. Also from Target (I have an addiction), I loved that this would be able to withstand a couple of seasons. It's got blue, pink, yellow and is an off-white shade so it'll really be able to transition into Summer too.
Aside from the fact that this tablescape works with seasons, not just one holiday, it also works for different occasions. I set it up for a brunch with some sweet treats but it could also work well for a night with the girls, a dinner (I'd recommend adding some more blue so that it's a little less bright) or a tea party for the little ones.
The Barn at Bournelyf, tucked back in the heart of West Chester, PA will surprise you. A 1700s Pennsylvania bank barn was modernized just enough to maintain it's rustic charm, while the adjacent Manor House has a way of making you feel at home.
On-Site Ceremony?: Yes. Primarily a ceremony location, Barn at Bournelyf hosts a variety of options for you to consider for the big day. The Barn itself, the courtyard out back, down by the pond... the options are truly limitless.
Catering?: Bring your own. The venue itself does not have an in-house caterer, but will certainly provide recommendations.
Parking: Ample parking available on-site.
Available spaces?: The Barn at Bournelyf offers a variety of locations for ceremony, pre-ceremony prep, photo opportunities and intimate ceremonies/receptions.
Event Types: Ceremonies (of all sizes - there's even a Grotto that is ideal for up to 8 people!), intimate receptions, holiday parties, etc.
Getting Ready On-Site?: Yes. The Barn offers a space adjacent to the Sanctuary for the groom and groomsmen to prep while the Manor House' second floor has two dressing rooms and a full bath. Need more space? Feel free to use the Manor House' lower level Parlor as well.
Vibe: Rustic. Barn at Bournelyf was once a farm, and not much has changed. The grounds are still sprawling, the barn is still charming and the Manor House is still inviting.
Perks: The venue allows you to book their Manor House for pre-ceremony prep even if you aren't getting married there and their Church Sanctuary is non-denominational so regardless of religion, you could still have a church wedding if you desire.
Interested in booking? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.