A variety of complementary vessels housed floral arrangements on each table. Lauren and her mother purchased tall mercury-glass jars for several tables. Silver candelabras and inverted vintage lampshades atop old-fashioned ice cream sundae cups topped others. Silver mint-julep cups with garden roses, stock, and freesia surrounded the focal-point pieces.
To create a look of antique elegance with a charming garden feel, floral designer Jen Bennett, formerly of Scenemakers, started with a base of antique green hydrangea, cream stock, and pale pink hydrangea. Show-stopping peonies in coral, yellow, creamy white, pink, and blush took the spotlight together with garden roses in peach and ivory. 'Trust,' 'Femma,' 'Vendella,' and 'Creme de la Creme' roses filled her color palette of buttery yellow, soft pinks, peach, and ivory. 'Ilse,' pink 'Majolica,' pale yellow and cream 'Sensation' spray roses, apricot and pale yellow French tulips, double white freesia, pink ranunculus, pale-pink sweet peas, tuberoses, hanging amaranthus, and scabiosa provided texture and the soft, loosely constructed, garden feel. Gardenias floated in footed bowls on the head table. And large, filigreed silver-and-pearl pins were put on some arrangements to add to the antique feel.